The traditional stomping ground of XCR legend Steve Moneghetti, Lake Wendouree once again provides the backdrop for this fast-paced event, with Open completing 15km courses and Juniors 6km. After the race, stay on and enjoy the best the city and surrounding Goldfields have to offer, including the Eureka Centre, Sovereign Hill, the Gold Museum and the Botanical Gardens.
*Please note Juniors will be starting their race 15 minutes earlier at the revised 1:45pm time.
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 26 July:
- 2017 Max Package (Access to both XCR & Track & Field seasons)
- XCR’17 Package (Access to XCR’17 only)
- Individual Event Entry
Event Entry Guide
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 8 Anglesea Ekiden Relay
- Date: Saturday 12 August 2017
- Entries Close: 12pm (Midday), Monday 7 August 2017
XCR’17 Rd 9 Burnley Half Marathon
- Date: Sunday 10 September 2017
- Entries Close: 12pm (Midday), Wednesday 6 September 2017
|12:00pm||Bib purchasing & Membership collection opens|
|1:15pm||Bib Purchasing closes for Race 1|
|1:30pm||Bib Purchasing closes for Early starters|
|1:45pm||Race 1: Women U14, U16, U18, U20
Men U14, U16, U18, U20
|6km Road Race|
|2:00pm||Early Starters: For athletes who cannot complete the course within 90min time frame.||15km Road Race|
|2:00pm||Bib Purchasing closes for Race 2|
|2:30pm||Race 2: Open Men & Women, Masters Men & Women.||15km Road Race|
Presentations will be made as soon as possible after each event.
Car parking and road closures:
Plenty of Car Parking is available near the start line and administration area at Lake Wendouree, as well as surrounding streets. No cars are to be driven onto the course; all cars must park in allocated car parking area.
Food Vendor: Ballarat Region will be providing food and drinks throughout the day.
Clubs are encouraged to bring club tents to Lake Wendouree. The area for club tents is adjacent to the finish line, please look for signage. There is strictly no pegging allowed, all tents must be weighted down. Any tents that are pegged will be asked to be removed or replaced with weights.
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.
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 Lake Wendouree:
We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Lake Wendouree 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
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.
Early Starter Athletes who have failed to begin their final lap by 3:15pm will be asked to remove themselves from the course.
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.
Three separate races will be conducted on Saturday. The respective start times are:
|Time||Age Group Race||Distance/Laps|
|1:45pm||Junior Men & Women||6km/Turning point along lake.|
|2:00pm||Early Starters Men & Women||15km/2 laps including turning point.|
|2:30pm||Open Men & Women
Masters Men & Women
|15km/2 laps including turning point.|
On the Day Entries: On the day entries will be accepted at Lake Wendouree 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 12 July, 2017, will have their 2017/18 AV bib numbers available for collection at Lake Wendouree.
Athletes who registered prior to 12 July should check with their club representatives as they will have been collected at Albert Park.
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 region is required to provide (40) club helpers to assist with conducting the event:
Please contact Craig Morrow (email@example.com) if you have any questions regarding club helper duties.
All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials no later than 12:30pm.
Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL of their teams disqualified.