April 5, 2016
JELLS PARK RELAYS ON SATURDAY WEEK
The XCR’16 season will commence with the traditional Jells Park cross country relays.
Please let us know about your availability for this popular event. We plan to enter teams in all age groups. To compete in this event you must be registered for the new 2016/17 athletics season. Register online now from the AV website.
Please let us know this week if you are available to run, so that we can enter the correct number of teams.
We will also need helpers to do the timekeeping, please let us know if you can help.
CLUB 5K HANDICAP THIS SATURDAY! Enter Now!
The annual Club 5k handicap will be held at the usual venue along the trail beside Gardiner’s Creek, near Deakin University on the morning of this Saturday, April 9. Everyone is invited to race, run or jog and then join us for brunch afterwards. If you wish to run, please let us know as soon as possible so that handicap marks can be calculated.
DATE: Saturday, April 9
TIME: 9:00am for a 9:20am sharp start
VENUE: Meet at the car park of the Bennettswood Bowls Club, Station St. Box Hill South.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME, STAY FOR BRUNCH AFTER THE RUN!
Round 1 – Jells Park Cross Country Relay Date: Saturday 16 April
6km legs for open and overage, 3km for juniors
Round 2 – Wandin Park Cross Country Date: Saturday 7 May
8km for open men, 4km for open women, various junior distances
Round 3 – Cruden Farm Cross Country Date: Saturday 21 May
16km cross country for open men and 6km for open women, various junior distances
Round 4 – Lake Wendouree Road Race Date: Saturday 4 June
15km for open men and women, 5km for juniors
Round 5 – Bundoora Cross Country Champs Date: Saturday 18 June
This day incorporates the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships and also serves as the selection trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships. The open and overage men’s race covers 12km while the women’s race covers 10km. Juniors race over 3km, 4km, 6km or 8km.
Round 6 – Sandown Road Relay Date: Saturday 9 July
6.2km legs for open ages, 3.1km for juniors
Round 7 – Albert Park Road Race Date: Sunday 17 July
10km open race, 3km junior race
Round 8 – Anglesea Surf Coast Ekiden Relay Date: Saturday 6 August
Round 9 – Victorian Half Marathon Date: Sunday 4 September
21.1km along Burnley boulevard (no junior races)
Round 10 – Tan Relays Date: Saturday 17 September
Each runner complete the 3.8km lap of the tan
REGISTRATIONS DUE, APRIL 1
Registrations for the new 2016/17 athletics year are now open. Register online via the Athletics Victoria website.
Note that AV have introduced a new fee structure.
In short, you will pay one fee to join Athletics Victoria and another fee to join the club. You can then pay an XCR fee which gives you free entry to all AV cross country and road events or a Track and Field fee, which gives you entry to shield competition (or you choose the “maxpack” which gives you entry to both XCR and Shield).
There are four options for members in each age group.
Option 1 is recommended for those who plan to run XCR and Shield competition (we hope this includes most of our distance runners).
Option 2 is for those athletes who only compete in summer.
Option 3 is for those who wish to only compete in the cross country and road events and not the summer season.
Option 4 is for athletes who wish to only compete in winter relay events and/or pay an individual entry fee for each event, or those who do not wish to compete in XCR or Shield competition.
Note that you can upgrade your membership at any stage throughout the year.
Option 1: $390 [$100 (AV fee) + $90 (Club Fee) + $200 (XCR + Shield)]
Option 2: $315 [$100 (AV fee) + $90 (Club Fee) + $125 (Shield)]
Option 3: $315 [$100 (AV fee) + $90 (Club Fee) + $125 (XCR)]
Option 4: $190 [$100 (AV fee) + $90 (Club Fee) + Individual entries (no shield)]
Junior (under 20 years of age as of Dec. 31 2016):
Option 1: $300 [$80 (AV fee) + $70 (Club Fee) + $150 (XCR + Shield)]
Option 2: $250 [$80 (AV fee) + $70 (Club Fee) + $100 (Shield)]
Option 3: $250 [$80 (AV fee) + $70 (Club Fee) + $100 (XCR)]
Option 4: $150 [$80 (AV fee) + $70 (Club Fee) + Individual entries (no shield)]
Dual Registration with Little Aths
Option 1: $125 [$50 (AV fee) + $0 (Club Fee) + $75 (XCR + Shield)]
Option 2: $105 [$50 (AV fee) + $0 (Club Fee) + $55 (Shield)]
Option 3: $105 [$50 (AV fee) + $0 (Club Fee) + $55 (XCR)]
Option 4: $50 [$50 (AV fee) + $0 (Club Fee) + Individual entries (no shield)]
Family discount $15 per person available when three (3) or more Open or Junior athletes reside at the same address and register at the same time.
Life members and international representatives should contact the Club to organize their registration.
Please let us know if you have any questions about registration.