Cross Country

The Cross Country season runs over Winter, from April to August each year. The cost of running Cross Country is included in your summer fee. A ‘gold coin’ donation ($1 for Athletes) for participating each week will assist and help contribute to PB Choc Frogs and Trophy Presentation Day.

Croydon Little Athletics competes with Yarra Ranges Little Athletics during the Winter Cross Country season. Races are held on Saturday mornings, at various locations around the eastern suburbs from 8:45am for warm ups and generally finishes at 11am.


Cross Country venues change each week, rotating between the following four local venues;

  1. Morrison Reserve – Mt Evelyn (Yarra Ranges Athletics Track)
  2. Lillydale Lake – Lilydale
  3. Margaret Lewis Reserve – Coldstream
  4. Elizabeth Bridge Reserve – Durham Road, Kilsyth

How far do they run?

Junior athletes have a defined distance for their official race. The distances run are:
• U6: 500m
• U7 – U8: 1000m
• U9 – U10: 1500m
• U11 – U12: 2000m
• U13 – U16 and Open: 3000m

Region Events

Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic) offer Region and State events throughout the Winter Cross Country season. For more information on the events on offer see link to the LAVic calendar below.

New Athletes

If you haven’t competed in Cross Country before, come and give it a try! For information about joining up, see the Register page.