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NSW Cross Country Championships

NSW Cross Country Championships

Sunday 26th June 2016

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Tuesday, 8 March 2016/Categories: Events, ANSW Events

Event date: 26/06/2016 Export event

The 2016 NSW Cross Country Championships is an amalgamation of the Athletics NSW and Little Athletics NSW Cross Country Championships. Races in the U7 - U11 age groups will be conducted under Little Athletics NSW rules and races in the U13 - 75+ age groups will be conducted under Athletics NSW rules. The Championships will be hosted by the Nowra Athletics Club at the popular but challenging Willandra Course.



Click here to enter online. Online entry closes midnight on Wednesday 22nd June.

The online entry fee for the U7 through to U11 age groups is $10.  Online entry for U13 and above is $20.

Family entries (2 adults and any number of children) across all age groups will be accepted up to the closing date for online entry by emailing a manual family entry form (click here to download) to Athletics NSW, via email, The family entry fee of $45 does not apply to on the day entries.  

On the day entries are available but close 45 minutes prior to the event that the athlete wishes to enter. On the day entries cost $20 for U7 to U11 age groups and $30 for U13 to 75+ age groups. 



Click here to view the entry lists for the U7-U11 year races.

Click here to view the entry lists for the U13-75+ year races.



There will be a variety of official limited edition 2016 Cross Country Championships merchandise available to buy from the Edgewear tent during the event. Items include hoodies, tees and much much more. To check out what's on offer click here



Only ANSW members (or other athletes registered with another state member association) or LANSW members may compete in NSW Cross Country Championships. Any athlete including non members may compete in the club conducted fun run held in conjunction with the Cross Country Championships.



Entrants in the U7 - U11 age groups must wear their Little Athletics NSW centre uniform.

Entrants in the U13 - 75+ age groups can wear either their ANSW senior club uniform or Little Athletics NSW centre uniform. 



Click here for a history of the NSW Cross Country Championships.



Click here to view the rules for the 2016 NSW Cross Country Championships.



Click here to view the race schedule.



An athlete’s age in the U7 – U11 age groups are as per Little Athletics rules.

An athlete’s age in the U13 – Open age groups are as of 31 December 2016.

An athlete’s age in the Masters age groups are as of 26 June 2016.

The NSW Cross Country Championships is conducted in the following age groups:



U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U20, Open, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.


U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U14, U16, U18, U20, Open, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+.


Due to the cross over in age divisions between Athletics NSW and Little Athletics NSW there will be no U12 division. Athletes that are 10 years old as of 1st September 2015 are eligible for the U11 race. Athletes who are 11 as of 1st September 2015 of turn 12 in 2016 are to compete in the U13 race. Please refer to the below table:




Under 13

Born 2004 or Later

Under 14

Born 2003 or Later

Under 15

Born 2002 or Later

Under 16

Born 2001 or Later

Under 17

Born 2000 or Later

Under 18

Born 1999 or Later




In the U7 – U11 age groups the team format follows the Little Athletics rules.

The team format for the U14 – 75+ age groups follows the Athletics NSW rules.

In the U14, U16 and U18 age groups, ANSW members and dual members represent their senior athletics club. Runners that are registered with LANSW only, represent their Little Athletics Centre. 

Click here for age-gender form.  This form is to be used by clubs who wish to create teams with members who do not fit naturally into the team.  For example an 55+ woman who wants to be in an 35+ club team should be listed on this form, and the form submitted BEFORE the race begins.


Click here for a Course Map.



Medals will be presented to all individual medalists after the conclusion of each race. Team medals for the U7 - U18 categories will be awarded on the day. All other team medals will be sent to clubs in the week after the NSW Cross Country Championships.



Browns Mountain Road, Tapitallee - Nowra

Click here to view the location map.

Entrants are welcome to inspect the course on Saturday 25th June between 2pm-4pm.



Click here to view additional important information.


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