Cross-country season begins in early May, and runs through to the end of July - the full list of dates is published below.
Unlike track and field in the summer, the venue for cross-country events moves around, with locations including the Abefeldie athletics track in Essendon, our track at Keilor, Coburg, Preston-Reservoir, and Sunbury. There are also regional and state championships.
Cross-country involves athletes running one event, with (approximate) distances listed below. Keilor joins in with a group of other clubs to hold these events.
Cross-country events are never cancelled for wet or cold weather - instead please ensure that your athletes are dressed appropriately, which can include long black pants, and warm black tops under the Keilor top. Subway name patches are still required.
There are also cross-country and road relay events, over the same distances.
Keilor members who have have joined for the summer track and field season can compete in cross-country without paying additional registration fees, although event fees may be payable.
In addition athletes who did not register for the summer season can join for the cross-country season only, for just $65 per athlete, via the link below:
Some preliminary dates
(Note that on some dates there are both local and state events - athletes will need to choose between events.. Keilor normally tries to arrange teams for as many state events as possible)
4th May 8:30am Essendon
11th May 9:00am Essendon
18th May 9:00am Keilor
25th May 9:00am Sunbury
1st June 9:00am Coburg
1st June State Cross Country Relay Event Cruden Farm, Langwarrin
8th June 10:00am Division One Open Day at Essendon
15th June 10:00am Sunbury Open Day
22nd June 10:00am Region Cross Country at Essendon
29th June 9:00am Coburg
6th July 9:00am Keilor
6th July State Road Relays Sandown Racecourse
13th July 9:00am Coburg
20th July 10:00am Essendon Open Day
27th July No cross-country this weekend
3rd August State Cross Country Lake Dewar, Myrniong
10th August 9:00am Super Handicap & Presentation Day at Essendon
Cross country distances:
U6 Boys & Girls 500m
U7-8 Boys & Girls 1000m
U9-10 Boys & Girls 1500m
U11-12 Boys & Girls 2000m
U13-16 Boys & Girls 3000m
Typical cross-country venues
Preston Reservoir Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir