Athletics Victoria’s XCR series is a cross country and road racing platform which includes runners of all ages and abilities. The idea/vision behind XCR is to bring Victoria’s most enthusiastic long distance runners together for a competition series which allows athletes of a beginner, intermediate and experienced level to compete at some of the best trail and road courses on offer within Australia.
Becoming affiliated with a club allows for a team experience where long-lasting friendships are formed as well as developing pride in knowing you’re able to accomplish something that many others can’t. XCR isn’t simply about winning or losing but more so the rewarding experience. It’s the perfect stage to build fitness and confidence on – with the ultimate goal of completing the Melbourne Marathon becoming a reality at seasons end.
Athletics Victoria’s XCR series is considered one the most prestige distance competitions in the world. Over the years, it has been the stepping stone for athletes who have gone on to represent Australia at the highest level including the Olympics. Rain, hail or shine, competitors are known to always front up and compete for themselves, their club and for the love of the sport.
With an average last year of 750 competitors, there’s no doubt the electric atmosphere formed by friends, family, team mates and officials is what keeps athletes coming back for more. There simply is no better feeling than crossing the finishing line knowing you’ve given it your all and have had fun (for lack of a better word) completing a breathtakingly beautiful Victorian course.
For someone who has found the passion for running – whether it’s through fun runs, corporate triathlons, charity events, or simply running around the Tan with friends, then XCR is the perfect platform to take that passion to the next step. Regardless of a competitor’s ability, Athletics Victoria encourages everyone to give it a crack. Who knows, you may even be the next Steve Moneghetti…
Don’t let a new experience be a burden tomorrow. Embrace it today.