The 2023 Region Cross-Country Carnivals are an individual Cross-Country event that also serves as a qualifying event for the 2023 State Cross-Country Championships held at Lake Dewar.

Although it is an individual event, there is a Teams element. The Teams event will be conducted concurrently with the individual event and is based on the results of the first 3 athletes from each Centre across the line.

In order to participate at the State Championships, the entrant must have ‘Competed and completed’ the relevant event at the Region Cross-Country Carnival (* as per Competition Regulation – Rule 602: Participation requirements for Region & State Competitions).

Entry Fee: $27.50 per Athlete – This entry fee covers the athlete for both the Region & State events – no further entry or fee is required.

Date: 29th July 2023

Age Groups: U9 – U17 Athletes

Location: Region Specific (see table below)

Registrations Open: Tuesday, 27th June 2023

Registrations Close: Monday, 24th July 2023 at 11:00am

Please Note: Dogs are NOT permitted within the venue. Dogs are not permitted at any Little Athletics Victoria event, please ensure you remind your parents, as they will be asked to leave if they arrive with a dog. 


Region Location / Timetable Date
WMR Bacchus Marsh Grammer, Staughton Vale Saturday, 29th July 2023


The distance for each age group is listed below.

Age Group Distance
U9, U10 1.5 km
U11, U12 2.0 km
U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 3.0 km

Note: These are the optimal distances and may vary depending on the location and layout of the course.

Age Groups

Athletes in the U9-U17 age groups only can enter into the Region Cross-Country Carnivals. Athletes must be registered financial competitive member to register and compete.

Age Group Promotion

Athletes must only compete in events listed for the age group in which they are registered.

Note: Athletes cannot be promoted from the U6, U7 or U8 age groups.


Draft timetables for each Region Cross-Country Carnival will be made available on the table above of the event page. The final timetables will then be available upon the close of entries.

The timetables will also be published and sent to all athletes as part of the Athlete Information document in the week of the event.

Event T-Shirt

Athletes will have the opportunity to purchase a 2022/23 State Cross-Country Championships commemorative shirt to mark the occasion – athletes and their families should be extremely proud of their efforts in participating at the State Cross-Country Championships.

Please note: Shirts are only available for pick up at the 2023 State Cross-Country Championships at Lake Dewar.

State Cross-Country Shirt