A fast and flat 10km road race, starting and finishing at the Lakeside Stadium precinct which includes two laps out and back from Lakeside Stadium to Junction Oval on Lakeside Drive. The Albert Park 10km Road Race is the perfect opportunity for athletes to run a fast time or to just enjoy the surrounds of the lake. With some changes to XCR this season the Under 20 women will join the men and run the 10km.
What: XCR’18 Rd 6 – Albert Park Road Race
Date: Sunday 22 July, 2018
Location: Albert Road Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206 (Melway Ref 57 H3) (Google Maps)
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.
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.
Entry Information: Athletes must register via the Athletics Victoria website.
For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered with Athletics Victoria and approved by their club with one of the following packages purchased no later than 11:59am Wednesday 18 July:
- 2018 Max Package
- XCR’18 Package
- Individual Event Entry
Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 18 July, 2018
Invitational Entries will be available on the day at the administration tent. On the day entries will be $50 and close 30 minutes prior to the event start time.
Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 18 July cut off time, otherwise athletes will compete via invitation.
If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date.
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 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, U20 & Masters||10km||10km/2 laps including turning point on Lakeside Dr.|
|U14, U16, U18 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’18 Package, Max Package or individual event entry, will have their 2018/19 AV bib numbers available for collection 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 2018/19 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 (timing tag bib) and back (cloth bib), at all individual 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.
*NB: Athletes that require temporary or replacement bibs can purchase them up to 30 minutes prior to their scheduled event start time.
|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
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, U20 & Masters
Men U18, U20, Open & Masters
|10km Road Race|
* Start times and race format for this event may be adjusted once entries are closed. A Risk Assessment will be made and members
notified following the closure date.
Presentations will be made as soon as possible following the completion of the race.
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:
Diamond Valley, Frankston, Knox Athletics, Maccabi (2), Malvern Harriers, Victorian Masters
Please contact Andrea Hallett (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 17 July, 2018.
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.
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
Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’18 events.
XCR’18 Rd 7 – Lake Wendouree 15km Road Race
- Date: Saturday 4 August, 2018
- Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 1 August, 2018
XCR’18 Rd 8 – Anglesea Ekiden Relay
- Date: Saturday 18 August, 2018
- Entries Close: 11:59am, Monday 13 August, 2018