Major Sports Carnival

2024 Cross Country Championships

The 2024 Cross Country Championships will be held on Tuesday 30th April 2024

Cross Country Info

Starting times for events are to be:

Arrival 9:30 am
Pre race address 10:15 am
Event 1 13 yr Junior Girls 3km 10:30 am

10 Competitors

Event 2 13 yr Junior Boys 3km 10:55 am

10 Competitors

Event 3 14 yr Junior Girls 3km 11:20 am

10 Competitors

Event 4 14 yr Junior Boys 3km 11:45 am

10 Competitors

Event 5 15-16 yr Intermediate Girls 3km 12:10 pm

10 Competitors

Event 6 17-20 yr Senior Girls 3km 12:35 pm

10 Competitors

Event 7 15-16 yr Intermediate Boys 4km 1:00 pm

10 Competitors

Event 8 17-20 yr Senior Boys 4km 1:25 pm

10 Competitors

Presentation 2:00pm
Departure 2:30 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.

First Aid

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.

Dress Code

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.

Promotion & Relegation

The two schools with the highest average across all 3 categories in Division 1 will be relegated to Division 2. The two schools with the lowest average in Division 2 will be promoted to Division 1.  For 2024 they are:

Division 1

MacKillop College

St Monica’s College

Salesian College

Marymede College – SM

CRC Sydenham

CRC Caroline Springs

CRC North Keilor

Thomas Carr College

Division 2

CRC St Albans

Penola College

Emmanuel College

Marymede College -DOR

Antonine College

Caroline Chisholm

St Francis College – MEL

St Francis College – COB

Kolbe College


Medallions will be presented to the first three placing’s in each race.

Pennants will be awarded to winning school in the following categories for each Division:

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 for each Division:

Junior Aggregate Intermediate Aggregate Senior Aggregate