Athletics Victoria have shared the provisional calendar for the 2022 Cross Country (XCR) Season. After two stop-start years, XCR returns with 12 events spread across five months.
Western Athletics will be competing in premier division for both men and women. We will also have teams in the lower divisions and junior divisions.
Kicking off with the traditional Jells Park Relays on Saturday, May 7, we then include two rounds of Schools Cross Country before returning to the regular season on May 28.
The well-loved venues of Cruden Farm and St Anne’s Winery feature in Rounds 3 and 4 respectfully before we return to Sandown and Bundoora in the lead up to the 2022 Lakeside:10 at Albert Park planned for Sunday, August 7.
If you’re looking to do the 2022 Nike Melbourne Marathon, we have the perfect lead up in Rounds 8 and 9, with the Ballarat 15km and 6km, followed by the Burnley Half Marathon on Sunday, September 4, which also features the 5 km run on fully closed roads.
The XCR season is capped off with the Tan Relays on Saturday, September 17.
No matter your running abilities, our XCR season features a range of distances and locations from inner-city courses to farm-land rolling hills.
XCR is the perfect event to get outdoors, challenge yourself, and do your best with friends.
Membership options open in mid-April, and we’ll provide further information about XCR 2022 in the coming weeks.
See you there!