When and where?
NDLAC's cross country season will be held at Foxglove Oval commencing Sunday, 30 April 2017 (one week earlier than shown in the Handbook). Our 5th season will run for eight weeks and conclude with handicap races and a presentation of awards on 25 June (no meet Sunday 18 June due to State Cross Country Championships). Races on the Queen's Birthday weekend will be held on the Monday instead of Sunday.
There is NO cost to athletes already registered with NDLAC, other Little Athletics centres or senior athletics clubs* for the 2016-17 summer season. New athletes are welcome to join NDLAC for the 2017 winter season at a cost of $50 per athlete.
Winter 2016 age groups are the same as those used for the 2016-17 summer season. That is, the athlete's age as at 30 September 2016 determines their age group. For example, if an athlete was 9 years old at 30/9/16, they are still in the 'Under 10s'.
The likely weekly program is:
- 4.00pm: 2000m (U11s & U12s) and 3000m (U13s to U17s & open*);
- 4.25pm: 500m (U6s & younger**);
- 4.35pm: 800m (U7s & U8s) and 1500m (U9s & U10s).
While winter season awards will be based on athletes' achievements in the designated distance for their age group, athletes may choose to compete in other distances and/or more than once per week to complement their training program for the schools' representative cross country season. Note that the 500m race is reserved exclusively for U6s and U6s may not compete in other distances. **Registered Tiny Tots may compete as U6s.
Uniforms are not compulsory.