A fast and flat 10km course finishing within Lakeside Stadium precinct with a spectacular finish. The two laps of the course takes in the breathtaking views of Albert Park from Lakeside Stadium to Junction Oval on Lakeside Drive.
For Non-Members wishing to compete at Victoria’s fastest 10km race, pre-entries are availabe for $40 and on-the-day entries will be available for $50. So don’t be afraid to head to the Athletics Victoria Members portal to pre-enter! Or wait until the day of competition and just turn up!
Note: For athletes to be eligible to compete and score points for their team, they must be registered with Athletics Victoria and approved by their club with one of the following packages purchased no later than 12pm (Midday) Wednesday 12 July:
- 2017 Max Package (Access to both XCR & Track & Field seasons)
- XCR’17 Package (Access to XCR’17 only)
- Individual Event Entry
Athletes who have not purchased one of these packages will not be eligible to compete and score points for their team.
Note: If you have purchased either the XCR’17 Package or the 2017/18 Max Package, you do not need to complete an entry for this event.
Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’17 events.
XCR’17 Rd 7 – Lake Wendouree 15km Road Race
- Date: Saturday 29 July, 2017
- Entries Close: 12pm (Midday), Wednesday 26 July, 2017
XCR’17 Rd 8 – Anglesea Ekiden Relay
- Date: Saturday 12 August, 2017
- Entries Close: 12pm (Midday), Monday 7 August, 2017
|7:00am||Membership collection opens|
|8:00am||Bib purchasing closes for Race 1|
|8:10am||Bib purchasing closes for Early Starters|
|8:30am||Race 1: Women U14, U16, U18, U20
Men U14, U16
|3km Road Race|
|8:30am||Bib purchasing closes for Race 2|
|8:40am||Early Starters: For those who cannot complete the course within the 70min time frame||10km Road Race|
|9:00am||Race 2: Women Open & Masters
Men U18, U20, Open & Masters
|10km Road Race|
Presentations will be made as soon as possible following the completion of the race.
Due to the grandstand, there is no room for Club Tents to be set up, however clubs are encouraged to bring their club flags and banners to put up in the grandstand.
Road Closures will take place from early Sunday morning, please see below the roads and times of these closures.
Albert Road Dr – 6:00am – 11:00am.
Lakeside Dr – 7:00am – 11:00am.
Food Vendor: Lakeside Canteen and coffee van will be open through the duration of competition.
Car parking and road closures:
Plenty of Car Parking is available around the Albert Park precinct. No cars are to be driven onto the course; all cars must park in allocated car parking areas. Please be aware that ticketed parking may be in force. Athletics Victoria is not responsible for any fines that may be issued.
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.
There are toilets located under the grandstand in the back straight of Lakeside Stadium for athletes and general public to use.
Looking after Lakeside Stadium
We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Albert Park. Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:
- Dogs are not permitted at Lakeside Stadium
- 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
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.
Please Note: Athletes will be asked to remove themselves from the course if they are still running when roads are re-opened at 11:00am.
An early start time will be offered for those athletes that cannot complete the course within the 70min time frame. Any athletes who run in the Early Starters but finish before the leaders, will be held at marshal point 10 and will not be able to enter the stadium until the leader’s enter the stadium.
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.
Three separate start times will be conducted on Sunday. The respective course configurations are:
|Age Group||Race Length||Course Laps|
|Men Open, Masters, U18 & U20||10km||10km/2 laps including turning point on Lakeside Dr.|
|Women Open & Masters||10km||10km/2 laps including turning point on Lakeside Dr.|
|U14, U16, U18, U20 Women||3km||3km/1 lap including turning point along Lakeside Dr.|
|U14, U16 Men||3km||3km/1 lap including turning point along Lakeside Dr.|
On the Day Entries: On the day entries will be accepted at Albert Park for non-members at a price of $50.00. Athletes will be required to sign up and purchase their entry and bib numbers from the administration tent. For AV Registered members that have not purchased a package or an individual event entry, they can also enter on the day for a cost of $50.00. They will be required to wear the bib number they are given on the day and will not count towards team points.
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 (email@example.com) 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.
Athletes who have purchased an XCR’17 Package, Max Package or individual event entry, since 5 July 2017, will have their 2017/18 AV bib numbers available for collection at Albert Park.
Athletes who registered prior to 5 July should check with their club representatives as they will have been collected at Sandown Road Relays.
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 2017/18 season, please do not throw out your numbers. 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, at all rounds of XCR’17. 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.
*NB: Athletes that require temporary or replacement bibs can purchase them up to 30 minutes prior to their scheduled event start time.
Team Manager Information
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 Essendon, Maccabi (2), Malvern Harriers, St Stephens Harriers (2), Victorian Masters, Western Athletics
Please contact Craig Morrow (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 11 July, 2017.
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.