XCR’18 Round 4 – Bundoora Park

Event Information

This bumper day of cross country racing incorporates the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships and also serves as the selection trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships. Both the men and women races cover 10km of the gruelling slopes of Bundoora Park, while juniors race over 3km, 4km, 6km or 8km.

What: XCR’18 Rd 4 – Bundoora Park (Incorporating 2018 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships)

Date: Saturday 16 June, 2018

Location: Bundoora Park, North off Plenty Rd, (veer right after entering the park) (Melway Ref 19 F4) (Google Maps)

Events: All events will start at the time listed above, please arrive early as the start will not be held for athletes who are running late.

In the Open Men & Women’s races the Premier Division team athletes (6 men & 5 women) from the 10 clubs in each gender will be eligible for a priority start in their respective races. Athletes are asked to make their way to the front of the pack before the race. Please speak to the officials on the day if athletes are unsure about this process.

If an athlete fails to make their event start time, please go to the AV Administration tent to seek advice on joining another race as an invitational athlete for no points. The competition director is the only person who can approve an athlete changing age groups or races on the day of the event.

Event warm-up is not to be conducted in front of the start line. Athletes are not allowed to front filter into this area, they MUST approach the start from behind the line. Any athletes caught front filtering may be asked to move to the back of the pack by officials.

The 2018 Victorian All Schools championships will be held in conjunction with this round of XCR. All athletes competing in the U14 – U18 age groups will compete for their school, please note these athletes MUST have registered to compete in this event prior to the June 4 entry closing deadline (XCR Packages do not cover this event for these age groups). Under 20 athletes will compete for both their school and club if both of these apply to those who have entered. Medals for this age group will be awarded to the first three Athletics Victoria members in the XCR’18 Rd 4 event and the first three placegetters in the 2018 Victorian All Schools event also.

Non-finishing athletes: Any athlete who cannot complete the course for any reason and pulls outs before crossing the finishing line MUST report to the competition director or an official at the finish line. This is to ensure all athletes are accounted for on the course before event pack up begins.

Food Vendor: Mocha Monkey will be on site selling coffee, tea, cakes and snacks. Doncaster Athletics Club will also be providing food and drinks throughout the day.

First Aid: St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be situated at the start/finish line and also out on the course. If anyone needs first aid please ask an official/club helper to radio through and first aid will be out to help.

Club tents: Clubs are encouraged to bring club tents to Bundoora Park. The area for club tents is adjacent to the finish and start line, please look for signage.

Competition Rules

Course Configuration: Ten separate races will be conducted on Saturday. The respective start times are:

Time Age Group Race Distance/Laps
10:00am Girls U14 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:20am Boys U14 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:40am Girls U15 & U16 4km/2x2km course
11:05am Boys U15 & U16 4km/2x2km course
11:20am Girls U17 & U18 4km/2x2km course
11:45am Boys U17 & U18 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:20pm Women U20 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:55pm Men U20 8km/2x4km course
1:35pm Women Open & Masters 10km/1x2km, 2x4km course
2:35pm Men Open & Masters 10 km/1x2km, 2x4km course

Race results: In order to facilitate the prompt publication of the finalised results, team scores and ladders, all results queries must be submitted to Athletics Victoria’s via email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) within 72 hours of the first set of published results. All queries submitted after this time will not be included in the final event results.

Timing Bibs:

Athletes will have their 2018/19 AV bib numbers available for collection at St Anne’s.

The timing tag will be attached to one of the bibs (this is to be worn on the front). Athletes do not need to wear their timing chip from previous seasons for individual races anymore.

Please Note: This is your bib number for the entire XCR’18 season, please do not throw out your number with the timing tag attached to it. If athletes lose or damage their bib numbers there will be a charge associated with reissuing new numbers. All athletes MUST wear their current AV bibs, front and back (timing bib on the front and cloth number on the back), at all rounds of XCR’18. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the administration area to purchase a replacement set no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the administration tent on the day of the event.


10:00am Race 1: 3km Cross Country Under 14 Girls*
10:20am Race 2: 3km Cross Country Under 14 Boys*
10:40am Race 3: 4km Cross Country Under 15 Girls, Under 16 Girls*
11:00am Race 4: 4km Cross Country Under 15 Boys, Under 16 Boys*
11:20am Race 5: 4km Cross Country Under 17 Girls, Under 18 Girls*
11:45am Race 6: 6km Cross Country U17 Boys, Under 18 Boys*
11:50am Bib Purchasing Closes for Women U20
12:20pm Race 7: 6km Cross Country Under 20 Women**
12:25pm Bib Purchasing closes for Men U20
12:55pm Race 8: 8km Cross Country Under 20 Boys**
1:05pm Bib Purchasing closes for Women Open & Masters
1:35pm Race 9: 10km Cross Country Women Open & Masters
2:05pm Bib Purchasing closes for Men Open & Masters
2:35pm Race 10: 10km Cross Country Men Open & Masters

Presentations will be made as soon as possible after each event.

Team Managers

Duty clubs:

The following clubs are required to provide three (3) club helpers (unless specified otherwise in bold with the number required) to assist with conducting the event:


APS United, Athletics Waverley, Box Hill, Coburg Harriers, Collingwood Harriers, Diamond Valley, Melbourne Universit


Frankston, Glenhuntly, Knox Athletics, Mentone, Mornington Peninsula, St Stephens Harriers, Williamstown.

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Wednesday 13 June. All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL of their teams disqualified.

Course Map


Toilet facilities

A number of toilet blocks are located close to the finish area. It is the responsibility of clubs and athletes to ensure all toilet facilities are left in a respectable state.

Looking after Bundoora Park

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Bundoora Park. Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it
  • Do not litter any rubbish along the course. Please use bins provided
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’18 events

XCR’18 Rd 5 – Sandown Road Relays

  • Date: Saturday 7 July, 2018
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Monday 2 July, 2018

XCR’18 Rd 6 – Albert Park 10km Road Race

  • Date: Sunday 22 July, 2018
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 18 July 2018.