Cross Country Season Is Here

Cross Country season events are held each Saturday mornings in April through August. Several venues are used offering a range of running conditions. It’s an 8.45am warm up and races commence at 9.00am sharp and generally are all complete by 11.00am. In addition to the regular Cross Country runs you might like to consider participating in one or more of the many Open Day’s offered by various Little Athletic Centre’s. Each season we attend Knox Open Day and the Hills challenge at Cockatoo.

In the event of wet or inclement weather if a Program is cancelled it will be run the following week (sequence is always Program 1, 2, 3)

1)     Morrison reserve – Mt Evelyn (Yarra Ranges athletics track)

2)     Lilydale lake – Lilydale

3)     Margaret Lewis Reserve – Coldstream

Sometimes if it is not possible to run the scheduled Program we may elect to run certain events.

Also for this season there will be a 1 off run at Durham Road in Croydon.

For this season it will be a minimal cost of $1 per race for the kids to compete and if adults want to run with the kids it is $2 per race for them. Also the adults will need to pay $25 for the season to cover them for insurance purposes (e.g. ambulance).

If anyone is interested in doing any training at all, we are welcome to train with Jamie Strudley at Morrison Reserve (Yarra Ranges athletics track). Training is on a Tuesday and Thursday 6.00pm till 7.30pm. The Thursday training is at Lilydale West Primary School in the gym.

The age group categories are as follows:

U6 500m

U7/U8 1000m

U9/U10 1500m

U11/U12 2000M

U13/U14/U15 OPEN 3000m

You can choose to run in just 1 race or even all of the events. You do not just have to run in your age bracket. PB’s are recorded at each venue and rewarded with lollies/chocolate.

First Round of the season is on April 8th at Morrison Reserve. Hope to see you all out there!!

For the full seasons calendar look in the Calendar link on this webpage.


New members of all ages and abilities will always be welcomed at the club. Please go to or on our Facebook page for more information, results and training times.