2024 State Cross-Country Relay Championships

The 2024 State Cross-Country Relay Championships is a Teams event, where 3 athletes complete a Relay over a Cross-Country course. The distances are less than the individual Cross-Country distances to allow greater flexibility and formation of Teams. Athletes do not carry a baton; they start and finish within a transition zone.

Date: 8th June 2024

Location: Cruden Farm, Langwarrin (Google Maps)

Age Groups: U9 – U17 Athletes

Registrations Open: Friday 3rd May 2024

Registrations Close: 11:00 am, Monday, 20th May 2024

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.

Events

U9 & U10: 3 x 1km
U11 & U12: 3 x 1.5km
U13, U14, U15, U16 & U17: 3 x 2km (2 laps of 1km)

Multi-Class

U9-U10: 3 x 1km
U11-U12: 3 x 1.5km
U13-U17: 3 x 1.5km

Timetable

10.30am: U12 Boys & Girls
11.00am: U11 Boys & Girls, Multi-Class U11-U12 & U13-U17 Boys & Girls
11.30am: U13, U16 & U17 Boys & Girls
12.15pm: U14 & U15 Boys & Girls
1.00pm: U10 Boys & Girls, Multi-Class U9-U10 Boys & Girls
1.30pm: U9 Boys & Girls

Events and Team Composition

The Team must consist of 3 athletes from the same gender, except for Multi-Class.

Athletes can only run one leg of a Relay, and athletes cannot compete in more than one Team.

The Multi-Class Teams must consist of 3 athletes, they can be a Mixed Team of any combination of boys and girls, or all from the same gender.

The Age group types for Multi-Class are, U9-U10, U11-U12 and U13-U17.

Region Teams

A Centre must make every attempt to form Relay teams using athletes from their own Centre, including age group promotion. If there are still athletes wishing to compete but cannot form a Centre team, then a Region team may be formed with athletes from other Centres within the same Region in the same situation. Each team will be subject to the following:

(a) Region must submit the names of athletes comprising each team for each event to the organising body prior to closing date and time of entries.

(b) Team composition and age group promotion as per Centre team composition above.

Age Group Promotion

– Except for an athlete promoted to a higher age group, athletes must only compete in events listed for the age group in which they are registered.
– Athletes cannot be promoted from the U6, U7 or U8 age groups.
– Athletes can be promoted as follows:
1. All age groups except Multi-Class: no more than 2 age groups
2. Multi-Class athletes: can be promoted into all available age group types

– A Team may consist of any combination of age groups providing at least one athlete in the Team must be in the age group for which the Team is entered, and no athlete will have been promoted to more age groups than permitted.

– A promoted athlete must be listed in a Team on the Teamsheet as a promoted athlete.

Invoices for entries will be issued once entries have closed.

Payment is to be made by Direct Deposit or Centre/Region Cheque only – details regarding both will be specified in the invoice.