Victorian Little Athletics Cross Country Update

Metro Melbourne
Victorian State Government has announced an extension of COVID-19 lockdown until 11.59pm Thursday 10th June for metropolitan Melbourne Local Government Areas. Sanctioned Little Athletics activity – competition, training and coaching – within metropolitan Local Government Areas will remain banned for this period.

Region Cross-Country Carnivals – all 7 Regions
Due to restrictions advised in the RADs for Regional Victoria, the settings for which
Community Sport can recommence, it has been decided that under these conditions, our Region Cross-Country Carnivals cannot proceed once Metro Melbourne is released from lockdown, with any degree of confidence or certainty.

The Region Cross-Country Carnivals have been cancelled. The State Cross-Country Championships, on Saturday 31st July at Lake Dewar, will now be direct entry. All the current registrations will be moved across into the State Championships, and the portal will remain open until Monday 5th July.

To recognise the performances that would have been achieved at the Region Carnivals, Region medals will be presented in addition to the State medals, based on placings. A portal for athletes to withdraw from State will also be set up, refunds will be provided.

A full copy of the Memo is available to download from our Resources Page.