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2019 Waratah Run Series - XC Relays

2019 Waratah Run Series - XC Relays

Saturday, 25th May, 2019

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Friday, 15 February 2019/Categories: Events, ANSW Events

Event date: 25/05/2019 Export event


PLEASE NOTE all ANSW and DUAL MEMBERS MUST wear their 2018/2019 competition bibs (cloth bibs) on the front & back of their club uniform at tomorrow's XC Relays event.

Timing chips will be given collected by Team Managers at least one (1) hour prior to the start time of each event, for all of their relays teams in that event.


The Waratah Run Series is a rebranded and remodelled set of XC, road races and relays events. These events are for participants of all ages and abilities, and focus on participant enjoyment and on the day entertainment. 

Formally, this series is known as the 'Athletics NSW Winter Series,' combining a community based social event with a championship component. 

XC Relays
The event is held over the undulating hills at Miranda park in the heartland of the shire and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Waratah Series XC Relays is not only a team based event, it also caters for individual participators as well, offering distances of 2-4km. 

On top of this, the event will play host to on the day activations, food and drink stalls, captivating race callers as well as entertaining music. 

The 2019 event will be hosted by the Illawong Athletics Club and doubles up as the NSW Cross Country Relay Championships.


Saturday 25th May, 2019



Miranda Park, 639 Kingsway, Miranda



Individual Fun Run (2km), Individual 3km, Individual 4km - ALL AGES for all individual distances
Relay distances - 4x2km (U12/U14) | 4x3km (U16/U18/U20) | 4x4km (Open thru to 80+)


Please click here to view all club team relay entries (as of 5pm, 22nd May)

Please click here to view all indiviudal entries (as of 5pm, 22nd May)

If there are any issues with the listings above, please email

Manual entry forms will be provided to all clubs/running groups who submit at least one team via email on Wednesday afternoon, 22nd May.

It would be very much appreciated if these team forms were completed and sent to by 3pm, Friday 24th May.

Changes to team entries may be made up until one (1) hour prior to the event, however we ask club administrators to submit provisional teams to the competitions email provided above, to assist with on-the-day processes for all staff/officials/club administrators involved.


Teams that are eligible for team medals and winter points must compose of the following:

- ALL four (4) runners must be financial with Athletics NSW for the 2018/2019 season, (excluding Little Athletics NSW athletes in the U12 age group ONLY)

- ALL four (4) runners must wear correct senior club uniform (excluding U12 age group, who may wear Little Athletics Centre Uniform)

- ALL four (4) runners must be of the correct age group (as per age group specifications via the 2019 Winter Handbook)

- AT LEAST two (2) runners must be male athletes, if the team is running in a male division event


A team MAY comprise of the following composition, however they will not be eligible for team medals and winter points:

- One (1) or more of the runners are not financial with Athletics NSW for the 2018/2019 season (excluding U12 age group ONLY) - these teams will be listed an an "exhibition"/non-member team, see Entry Fees section for non-member entry pricings)

- One (1) or more of the runners are not financially active with the same Athletics NSW club/Little Athletics NSW centre as one (1) or more of the other runners from that team (these teams will be listed as an "exhibition" team)


For more information regarding the team composition rules, please click here to view the 2019 Winter Handbook (relevant pages, 14-19)




12:00 pm U12, U14, Male & Female (4 x 2 km)  
12:40 pm U16, U18, U20, Male & Female (4 x 3 km)  
1:35 pm 50+, 60+, 70+, 80+ Male (4 x 4 km)  
1:35 pm  Open Female, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+, 80+ (4 x 4 km)  
3:00 pm  Open Male, 30+, 40+ Male (4 x 4 km)

Individual events will be run in conjunction with the relay events
i.e. 2km individual event @ 12pm
 3km individual event @ 12:40pm
 4km Women's individual event @ 1:35pm
 4km Men's individual event @ 3:00pm


The entry fees are as follows:

Member team entry $38

Non-member team entry $70

2km/3km/4km Individual entry $10 (must run 1st leg of a relay race)



Become a RunNSW Member to receive half price entry into this event and all other Waratah Run Series Events. Members also receive free entry into RunNSW Series Events. For more information, please click here.



Members are to be registered with Athletics NSW (or other state member association or Little Athletics NSW) for the 2018-19 season and wear their club uniform with their bibs worn front for the duration of the event. 


Please note that Little Athletics NSW members only need to wear their registration number on the front of their uniform.

Non-members simply enter and race and will be provided with a competition bib and timing tag the registration table.  


Team medals will be awarded at the conclusion of the races.



Please click here to view the 3km course.

Please click here to view the 4km course.

The 2km course will be 1 lap of the 4km course.



Parking is on-street along the Kingsway, Sylvania Road and nearby streets.


2019 Australian Cross Country Championships - NSW Team Selection

The Waratah Series Relays is one of the eligible events that will allow Under 14/16/18/20 and Open-age athletes to be eligible for NSW Team Selection for this year's 2019 Australian Cross Country Championships.


Please note that all athletes who wish to be eligible for NSW Team Selection will need to compete at the NSW Cross Country State Championships, as part of the Waratah Series Challenge, to be held in Nowra - Saturday, 22nd June.



The 2019 NSW Winter Handbook, with the competition rules relevant to all championship events. 

To view a copy of the 2019 Winter Handbook, please click here.



Athletics NSW Competition Team

02 9746 1122.


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