Welcome to the Team SA Hub for the 2024 Australian Cross Country Championships.

Here you will find all your State Team information.  

This year Athletics Australia is holding the Chemist Warehouse Cross Country National Championships in Symmons Plains Raceway, Tasmania.

Visit the Event Website (below) for further information, including results, technical regulations and venue map 

August 31 - September 1, 2024 - Launceston, TAS

Chemist Warehouse Cross Country Championships


 

TEAM INFORMATION

Please visit the link below to access the information pack for the SA Australian Cross Country Championships team:

ASA Cross Country Team Information

 

Information for athletes who have been selected as part of the SA Team for the Championships can be found here:

COMING SOON

 

In 2024 Athletics Australia and School Sport Australia will be hosting separate championships.

School Sport SA will be selecting athletes born in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 for their 12 and under team travelling to Yarra Glen, Victora from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 August 2024.

They will also be selecting athletes for their 10 to 19 years multiclass team who hold a classification.

For more information on how to nominate for the School Sport Team head to the link below

SSSA Championship Team

 


ELIGIBILITY & QUALIFICATION

Qualification for the Individual National Championships is achieved through competing in Athletics SA events.

**Note: To be eligible for the State Team, athletes must hold a membership with an ASA recognised club.

The eligibility criteria and selection policy can be found here.

ASA Cross Country Selection Policy


 

AGE CATEGORIES

The age categories for the 2024 Cross Country Championships are:

  • Under 11 - athletes must not have their eleventh birthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must be born in 2014 or later).
  • Under 12 - athletes must not have their twelfth birthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must be born in 2013 or later).
  • Under 13 - athletes must not have their thirteenth birthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must be born in 2012 or later).
  • Under 14 - athletes must not have their fourteenth birthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must be born in 2011 or later).
  • Under 15 - athletes must not have their fifteenth birthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must be born in 2010 or later).
  • Under 16 - athletes must not have their sixteenth birthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must be born in 2009 or later).
  • Under 17 - athletes must not have their seventeenthbirthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must be born in 2008 or later).
  • Under 18 - athletes must not have their eighteenth birthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must be born in 2007 or later).
  • Under 18 - athletes must not have their twentieth birthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must be born in 2005 or later).
  • Under 20 - athletes must not have their twentieth birthday on or before 31st December 2024 (i.e. must e born in 2005 or later).
  • Open - athletes must be turning 16 years of age and be no older than under 50 years of age as at the 31st December 2024
  • Masters - athletes 30yrs + as at the first day of competition (31 August 2024)
  • Para - age groups will be Under 13, Under 15, Under 17, Under 20 and Open.

*Athletes MUST turn 10 in the year of competition to compete in these Championships. Athletes can only enter in one age group*


 

ATHLETE INFORMATION & ENTRY

Please visit the link below to join Team SA:

Open & Age Group Cross Country Championship Nomination Portal

COMING SOON

For the Australian Cross Country Championships, it is the responsibility of the athletes and coaches to manage their own travel, accommodation and transport to event. 

Please also find the forms below relevant to your entry process. If you need to submit a Medical form please send it through to development@athleticssa.com.au

Athlete Agreement Form

Medical Form 


 

CROSS COUNTRY MIXED RELAY CHAMPIONSHIP

The relay will consist of teams of 2 men and 2 women each running one loop of the course. The order is Male, Female, Male, Female. Masters will have their mixed relay on Saturday, while all other age groups (including UniSport) will have their relay on Sunday. Athletes can only compete in one team. Athletes must be 10yrs of age to compete in the Relay Championships. The minimum age for the Open relay is 12yrs in the year of competition.


Entries will be accepted from Clubs, Schools (Single sex schools need to combine) and Universities. University teams – to be eligible for a Unisport medal, must be made up of eligible university athletes (as defined by UniSport Australia). This will be done via an Athletics Australia online entry system, available on the Athletics Australia website.


The 2km lap will be used. The takeover zone will be 20m long of which the scratch line is the centre. No baton will be used. Entrance and exit of the takeover zone will be marked according to World Athletics rules.


 

State Team uniform can be purchased through Athletics SA's official supplier VIVA Global Teamwear.

The minimum requirement for our State Team uniform is the competition kit (top & bottoms) as well as the State Team polo. 

Refer to the Technical Regulations for uniform requirements as they differ for open and under age athletes. SA athletes should wear their Athletics SA walkout polo to the venue and when not competing. When competing, athletes should wear their competition tee/singlet/crop top with Athletics SA tights or shorts.

Address: 14 Desmond Avenue, Marleston SA 5033 (they should have uniforms on site if you would like to try them on, or have any queries)

Website: https://vivaglobal.com.au/ (they have an online shop for you to purchase and have items delivered)

E-mail: sales@vivaglobal.com.au

Ph: (08) 8371 1814