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 U/12 years of age to over 69 years old. 

All club senior events start at 2:30pm, athletes to report by 2:15pm. The junior race for U/12 Novice athletes will start at 2.15pm. 

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.

In addition to our Saturday afternoon competitions, the Wendouree Athletic Club conducts Junior Cross Country runs for U6, U8, U10 and U12 age groups on Friday evenings. Athletes will meet at the North Gardens Reserve, with races scheduled to start at 4:30pm start. Children can enjoy Cross Country running in the Lake Wendouree, North gardens and Botanical gardens precinct. Junior athletes are welcome to contest senior distances on the Saturday they would like to.

2019 Fixture 

Download 2019 fixture here. 

Download Athletics Victoria XCR-19 Handbook via Athletics Victoria website(coming soon)

Download all 2019 maps here (single 13.5Mb file.)

DateEvent NameInfoMapResults
March 27Summer Lap of the LakeInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
March 30Brown Hill PreludeInformationRecordsMapResults
April 6Presidents 3km - Lake WendoureeInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
April 13Buninyong Winery 5km InformationRecordsn/aResultsSuitable for walkers
April 20Club 5km Championship - Vic ParkInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
April 27BRAC - Road Relays (Vic Park)InformationRecordsn/aResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
May 4AV Jells Park Relay - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
May 4Eureka ChallengeInformationRecordsMapResults
May 11BRAC - Wal Brown 8km / 4km (Inc.McLennan Handicap InformationRecordsMapResults
May 18Kingsley Curtis HandicapInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkers
May 25BRAC - S Moneghetti & R Brisbane - Lap of the LakeInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for wheelchairs
June 1St.Anne's Winery - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/aResults
June 1Johnstone Handicap InformationRecordsn/aResults
June 8Schnyder Handicap - Nugetty Dam InformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkers
June 15AV Bundoora Park - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
June 15Pax Hill Handicap InformationRecordsn/aResultsSuitable for walkers
June 22AV Ekiden Relay - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
June 22George Eppingstall Handicap InformationRecordsn/aResults
June 29King & Queen of the MountainInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
July 6AV Sandown Racecourse - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
July 6Brown Hill HandicapInformationRecordsMapResults
July 13Lindsay Burgoyne HandicapInformationRecordsn/aResults
July 14AV Albert Park - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
July 20Graeme Quick Handicap (3km, 6km)InformationRecordsn/aResults
July 27AV Lake Wendouree (5km/15km)InformationRecordsMapn/aSuitable for wheelchairs
August 3BRAC - Charles SuffrenInformationRecordsMapResults
August 10The Gong Handicap 4/8km InformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkers
August 10Cruden Farm - Refer AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
August 17Don Briggs 3km - St.George's LakeInformationRecordsMapResultsSuitable for walkers
August 24Gudgeon 10km Championship & 5km RaceInformationRecordsMapn/aSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
August 31BRAC - Fed Uni RelaysInformationRecordsMapn/a
September 7Intersport HandicapInformationRecordsMapn/a
September 8AV Burnley Half Marathon - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
September 14McCaulay Cup - Handicap Lap of the LakeInformationRecordsMapn/aSuitable for walkersSuitable for wheelchairs
September 21AV Tan Relays - Refer to AV HandbookInformationRecordsn/an/a
September 21Club 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.