Cross Country 2020
Question: What do Little Athletes do in Winter? Answer: Cross Country!…and here’s why:
Improve your fitness, make new friends
Represent Kew LAC as an individual & as part of a team (if there are 3 runners from Kew in your age group & gender)
Get to know other families from the centre and surrounding centres
Prepare those who are more interested in longer distance events
Prepare for the inter-school cross country competitions
Even compete for medals (Open Days, EMR Cross Country & State Championships)
Did you know you know your Summer Track & Field Season registration means that you are automatically registered for Cross Country? (no additional fees!)
If you’re interested, read on……
The season runs from nd April to late July 2020
Come and Run for Kew Little Athletics Centre in the Eastern 7 Cross Country Competition
Events are on Sunday mornings from 9.30am to about 11.00am, at a variety of parks in the eastern suburbs (NB. State Championships and some Open Days are Saturdays)
Clubs in the Eastern Metropolitan Region compete each week, taking it in turns to organize one or two events each.
Regional Championships will be held on XXXXX and State Championships will be held on XXXXX.
You don’t have to stay for the entire duration of the program, and you don’t have to come every week.
Cross Country training will start in term 2 on a Wednesday afternoons at XXXpm (TBC)
Course maps are displayed on the day. Competitors and parents can walk the courses (marked with flags, witches’ hats and signs) if they have enough time before their event. Cross Country does not usually get cancelled in winter due to inclement weather unless the event is marred by lightning. Contact the Cross Country Co-ordinator if in doubt.
The Calendar above shows the Eastern 7 Events (unshaded) and other events (Shaded green), as well as weekends where there is no competition (shaded pink) during the 2018 season.
All registered athletes must wear their Subway registration patch with their personal barcode to each XC meet
Registered athletes must run in their Kew centre uniform (see picture) - maroon singlet or crop top, black shorts or leggings (no pockets or logos). To purchase uniforms please email us with requirements so the right size uniforms can be brought along on Sunday mornings during cross country.
Kew LAC will be required to provide volunteers for our own Cross County Event (29th April) as well as the Eastern 7 Rewards Day (15th July 2108), and EMR and State Cross Country Competitions.
Cost: Your current LAVic registration also covers you for the Cross Country season. If you are not currently registered a Cross Country Registration is available ($XX).
Come and Try: If you have friends who would like to try Cross Country they are welcome to do one Cross Country event.
Awards: Participation/Season Awards will be given to all KewLAC athletes who compete in at least 5 of the Eastern 7 events (unshaded in above table)
EMR Qualification: Athletes are strongly encouraged to represent Kew in at least 2 Eastern7 events in order to run for KEW at EMR and state comps.
State Qualification *: It is a requirement that athletes must compete in the EMR Cross Country Championships to be eligible to register for the State Cross Country Championships on XXXX 2020 (venue TBA).
INQUIRIES/HOW TO JOIN CROSS COUNTRY
Existing Kew Little Athletics Members (i.e. have completed 2019/2020 summer season)
If you would like to represent Kew in the Eastern 7 Cross Country events and join the Kew Cross Country email distribution list to be kept informed of weekly race information, click yellow registration button. There is no extra charge/LAVic registration for athletes who were registered over the Summer Track and Field season.
Want to join Kew Little Athletics for Cross Country season?
If you were not registered for the Summer season, click here for the Little Athletics Victoria website. Registration for Cross Country season only is $XXX.
Once you're on the Little Athletics Victoria website:
Click on "Register Now", then 'renew', 'join' or 'change' (centre).
Enter "Kew Little Athletics Centre" as both the Centre and Club
Click here to calculate your athlete's age group.
Print the invoice/receipt (to show to your cross-country co-ordinator)
Click yellow registration button above to to finalise cross country membership with Kew LAC, join Kew Cross Country email distribution list to be informed of weekly race information and ensure you're all set for the next event
Please bring Proof of Age to your first competition e.g. birth certificate, passport etc. so your registration can be completed and you can collect your barcoded registration patch.
Please allow time to have this completed before your event starts.