Cross Country

Cross Country Season will commence after the Little Athletics Summer season concludes in April 2020.

What’s Cross Country?

Cross Country (XC) is our Winter Athletics season and registration is included as part of your Little Athletics fees. It is family orientated and we encourage and allow all members of the family to participate. We join with Berwick LAC and run and race on all types of tracks … through puddles, bush trails, mud and open grass and in all weather conditions.

We encourage all abilities and reward PB’s (personal bests). It’s not just how fast you run, it’s how much you can improve.

We participate in a number of team events, competition events and Open Days. We also have a Championship event where all kids receive a medal or ribbon and a presentation night to cap off the season where trophies are awarded to all children who have run a minimum of 6 events.

Each Saturday we will run events with the approximate distance:

Under 6 to Under 7                       1000m

Under 8 to Under 9                       1500m

Under 10 to Under 11                    2000m

Under 12 to Under 16                    3000m


Saturday mornings 9am to 10am, from April to August.


Tuesday 5.45pm – 6.45pm at Casey Fields Regional Athletics Track


Most events will be held in the grass areas surrounding Edwin Flack reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick. To make things interesting, we also run in local park lands such as Cardinia Reservoir, Lysterfield lake and Aranmore lake.


Open to ALL ages from 5-16 years. Mums, Dads and under 5s are invited to have a run/walk too but will need to sign a waiver.


  • Improve your fitness or build fitness for other sports
  • Be outdoors in winter, away from the computer/TV/phone screens
  • Be with your friends and create new friends
  • To be healthy, create good habits and improve yourself
  • Training for Little Athletics Championships or School events
  • Park run is too long or doesn’t offer enough variety
  • Or just because you love running and being active!

How much?

  • Free for registered athletes in the summer season – already included in track & field season cost
  • New members, only $80.00 – covers all our costs of running the season, insurance, season end trophies and medals/ribbons on our championship event.
  • Small fee applies to those entering region/state events or open days

For further information please email or lodge an enquiry via our online enquiry form here.