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XCR'15 Round 1 - Cross Country Relay Championships

Date: Saturday 18th April 2015 

Location: Jells Park

Start Time: 

Entries close: Monday 13th April at 12:00pm

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XCR Racing once again kicks off in the beautiful surrounds of Jells Park in Melbourne’s south east with the Victorian Cross Country Relay Championships. The challenging and undulating 3km course traverses both open grassland and dense pine forest, with open and overage competitors completing two laps per leg and junior competitors one lap per leg.

XCR'15 Round 2 - Cross Country

Date: Saturday 9th May

Location: Lardner Park

Start time: 

Entires close: Wednesday 4th May at 12:00pm

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Renowned as a challenging course, Lardner Park presents cross country running at its best. Set amongst the rolling Gippsland pastures, this course involves plenty of hills, ditches and fences to test cross country skills. This event also doubles as the Victorian Country Cross Country Championships.

XCR'15 Round 3 - ROAD RACE

Date: Saturday 30th May

Location: Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Start time:

Entries close: Wednesday 27th May at 12:00pm

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The traditional stomping ground of XCR legend Steve Moneghetti, Lake Wendouree once again provides the backdrop for this fast-paced event, with seniors completing 15km and juniors 5km. After the race, stay on and enjoy the best the city and surrounding Goldfields have to offer, including the Eureka Centre, Sovereign Hill, the Gold Museum and the Botanical Gardens.

XCR'15 Round 4 - Cross Country

Date: Saturday 13th June

Location: Bundoora Park

Start time: 10:00am
Note: Selection Trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships

Entries close: Wednesday 10th June at 12:00pm

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This bumper day of cross country racing incorporates the 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 of the gruelling slopes of Bundoora Park, while the women’s race covers 8km. Juniors race over 3km, 4km or 6km.

XCR'15 Round 5 - Road RACE

Date: Saturday 28th June 

Location: Albert Park 

Start time: 

Entries close: Wednesday 24th June at 12:00pm

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A fast and flat 10km course starting and finishing Lakeside Stadium precinct with what promises to be a spectacular finish. 2 laps out and back from Lakeside Stadium to Junction Oval on Lakeside Drive.

XCR'15 Round 6 - Road Relay

Date: Saturday 11th July 

Location: Sandown Racecourse 

Start time: 

Entries close: Monday 6th July at 12:00pm

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Teams compete on the fast Sandown course for the honour of the Victorian Road Relay Championship.Two laps of the motor racing circuit make for 6.2km legs for open and overage competitors, whilst the juniors race over one lap of 3.1km.

XCR'15 Round 7 - Cross Country

Date: Saturday 1st August

Location: Brimbank Park, Keilor East

Start time:

Entries close: Wednesday 29th July at 11.59am

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It’s time to get out the vuvuzelas and cowbells and head for the hills as cross country racing returns to Brimbank Park in Melbourne’s north west. The program once again incorporates the Men’s Victorian 10 Mile Championship, run continuously since 1892 and the oldest race on the XCR calendar. All competitors are encouraged to wear their traditional club uniforms in acknowledgement of the proud history of the event, as they take to the course and attempt to conquer the infamous ‘Col de Brimbank’.


Date: Saturday 15th August

Location: Anglesea Surf Coast 

Start time: 

Entries close: Monday 10th August at 12:00pm 

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Ever wanted to compete in a marathon but felt you were not quite up to it? Ekiden is a Japanese term which generally refers to a long-distance relay running race, typically conducted on roads. An Ekiden Relay is commonly held over the marathon distance of 42.195km with teams of runners completing legs of varying distances. The popular Ekiden Relay returns to the XCR calendar in 2015 and will take place on Victoria’s iconic Surf Coast in Angelsea


Date: Sunday 6th September

Location: Burnley

Start Time: 

Entries close: Wednesday 2nd September at 12:00pm

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With its dead-flat course along the banks of the Yarra River, the Burnley Half Marathon has deservedly gained a reputation as one of the fastest half marathons in Australia. With that in mind, the race is the perfect opportunity to shoot for a personal best or tune up for the Melbourne Marathon.

XCR'15 Round 10 - Tan Relays

Date: Saturday 19th September

Location: Kings Domain

Start Time: 9:00am

Entries close: Monday 14th September at 12:00pm

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The XRC ’15 season culminates in a huge relay event at Melbourne’s spiritual home of running, the Tan track in the heart of the city’s sporting precinct. With a host of local and international distance-running stars having made their mark on the hallowed ground, this is your chance to test yourself both against the greats and against the clock. All competitors complete one lap of the 3.8km circuit, which winds its way around the iconic Botanical Gardens and Kings Domain.