Major Sports Carnival
2023 Cross Country Championships
The 2023 Cross Country Championships will be held on Tuesday 2nd May 2023
Cross Country Info
Starting times for events are to be:
|Pre race address||10:15 am|
|Event 1||13 yr Junior Girls||3km||10:30 am||
|Event 2||13 yr Junior Boys||3km||10:55 am||
|Event 3||14 yr Junior Girls||3km||11:20 am||
|Event 4||14 yr Junior Boys||3km||11:45 am||
|Event 5||15-16 yr Intermediate Girls||3km||12:10 pm||
|Event 6||17-20 yr Senior Girls||3km||12:35 pm||
|Event 7||15-16 yr Intermediate Boys||4km||1:00 pm||
|Event 8||17-20 yr Senior Boys||4km||1:25 pm||
Cross Country Start Line
Schools are allowed to have three students on the start line and the rest of the team is to line up behind those students. In the event there is more room on the start line (i.e. senior races) it will be at the start official’s discretion as to how many students will be allowed to line up on the start line. These places will be rotated each year.
All competitors are to remain in finishing order at the finish line.
Placing’s in team events are decided by totalling
a. The first 6 competitors from each school in the Junior events;
b. The first 6 competitors from each school in the Intermediate events and
c. The first 6 competitors from each school in the Senior events.
These placing’s are totalled and the school with the lowest total is the winner.
In the event of a tie, the team whose last scoring member finished closest to the winner takes precedence. If a school fails to have the full number of runners in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior events complete the course, then the school shall be awarded the place/s after the final runner has completed the course.
Each school should bring a basic first aid kit and mobile phone. St. John’s Ambulance or the equivalent will be booked for the event.
Each school is to provide staff for supervision and the assigned roles as advised by the Executive Officer.
Each school shall ensure their team wears the correct uniform. Students may compete in school sports short, running shorts or compression tights.
All competitors are to attach the bibs to the front of their shirt/ singlet.
No spikes are to be worn. Any competitor wearing spikes will be disqualified.
Medallions will be presented to the first three placing’s in each race.
Pennants will be awarded to winning school in the following categories:
|Junior Boys||Junior Girls||Junior Aggregate|
|Intermediate Boys||Intermediate Girls||Intermediate Aggregate|
|Senior Boys||Senior Girls||Senior Aggregate|
A Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the winning school in the following categories:
|Junior Aggregate||Intermediate Aggregate||Senior Aggregate|