General Information

Cross country events are conducted each Saturday from April until September with distances from 3km to 21.5km.

There will be a shorter distance provided at club events that are over 6km in distance.

Events are conducted on a handicap style at various locations around the Ballarat area and cater for all athletes with ages ranging from 5 years to over 69 years old.

Athletes under 14 contest junior competitions conducted in conjunction with the senior competition over distances ranging from 400m up to 3000m depending on the junior athletes age and individual requirements. Junior athletes are welcome to contest senior distances if so desired.

All club senior events start at 2:30pm, athletes to report by 2:15pm. Unless otherwise stated U/14, U/12, U/10, U/8 and U/6 events start at 1:30pm

Wendouree Athletic Club also participates in Athletics Victoria and Ballarat Regional Centre events and Championships for under 14 to 55+ age groups.

Full club uniform including numbers must be worn in all B.R.A.C. and A.V. races. Club singlet must be worn in all other senior races unless exemption is otherwise granted prior to the race by a minimum of two adjudicators who will consist of the Cross Country Convener, the designated Starter, the President or in the absence of the President, either the Treasurer or Secretary.

All invitation athletes and/or exempted athletes are to ensure that their status is documented on the start list prior to the event commencing. Failure to comply will result in invitation only points being awarded.

Athletes acting in an official capacity may receive invitation points at the discretion of the executive or cross country convenor.

2017 Fixture and Results

Download 2017 fixture here. 

Download Athletics Victoria XCR-17 Handbook via Athletics Victoria website

Download all 2017 maps here (single 13.5Mb file.)

DateEvent NameInfoMapResults
March 15Summer Lap of the LakeInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
March 25Gong Reservoir 4/8km (non-point scoring)InformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkers
April 1Presidents 3km - Lake WendoureeInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
April 8BRAC - Road Relays (Vic Park)InformationRecordsn/aResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
April 15Club 5km Championship - Vic ParkInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
April 22AV Jells Park Relay - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/aResults
April 22Eureka ChallengeInformationRecordsMapResults
April 29Buninyong Winery 5kmInformationRecordsn/aResultsSuitable for walkers
May 6BRAC - S Moneghetti & R Brisbane - Lap of the LakeInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for wheelchairs
May 13Johnstone Handicap InformationRecordsn/aResults
May 13Wandin Park - Refer AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/aResults
May 20Schnyder Handicap - Nugetty DamInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkers
May 27Cruden Farm - Refer AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/aResults
May 27Pax Hill Handicap InformationRecordsn/aResultsSuitable for walkers
June 3Wal Brown - incorp. McLennan 8/4km C/ShipInformationRecordsMapResults
June 10Kingsley Curtis HandicapInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkers
June 17George Eppingstall Handicap InformationRecordsn/aResults
June 17AV Bundoora Park - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/aResults
June 24BRAC - Charles SuffrenInformationRecordsMapResults
July 1King & Queen of the MountainInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
July 8AV Sandown Racecourse - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/aResults
July 8Yarrawee Trail HitoutInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkers
July 15Burgoyne HandicapInformationRecordsn/aResults
July 16AV Albert Park - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/aResults
July 22Pipeline ClassicInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkers
July 29AV Lake Wendouree (5km/15km)InformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for wheelchairs
August 5Club 10km Championship & 5kmInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
August 12Graeme Quick Handicap (3km, 6km)InformationRecordsn/aResults
August 12AV Surf Coast Ekiden Relays - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
August 19BRAC - Long RelaysInformationRecordsMapn/a
August 26Handicappers Handicap (Double by-pass Run)InformationRecordsMapn/aSuitable for walkers
September 2Don Briggs 3kmInformationRecordsMapn/aSuitable for walkers
September 3AV Burnley Half Marathon - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
September 9McCaulay Cup - Handicap Lap of the LakeInformationRecordsMapn/aSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
September 16AV Princes Park Relays - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
September 16Club Cross Country PresentationInformationRecordsn/an/a

Suitable for walkers Suitable for walkers
Suitable for wheelchairs Suitable for wheelchairs

Information Info including location, start time, uniform or numbers required, registration, team selection.
Records Course male and female records.