Welcome to the XCR 2021 Season.  The first round is set for Saturday 1st May at Jells Park – one of Melbourne’s iconic public parkland.  The course is great for spectators with several vantage points and is well equipped for parking and other facilities. 

Entry is via Waverley Road or Ferntree Gully Road.

Find us at the DAC tent. Look for the tent and teardrop flag.

If this is your fist time, it would be good to arrive 90 mins prior to the race start to meet your team members, receive your bib numbers and familiarise yourself with the course (see map attached). 

Race/team Details
The 6km Race starts at 12:30pm.  The 3km race starts at 1:00pm.

Each relay team will consist of three to six runners depending on age and division. See below:

Team No. of Runners Distance
Premier Men 6 6 kms
Div 6 Men 4 6 kms
40+ Men 3 6 kms
50+ Men 3 6 kms
Under 20 Men 3 6 kms
Under 18 Men 3 3 kms
Under 16 Men 3 3 kms
Under 14 Men 3 3 kms
Div 4 Women 3 6 kms
40+ Women 3 6 kms
50+ Women 3 3 kms
Under 20 Women 3 3 kms
Under 18 Women 3 3 kms
Under 16 Women 3 3 kms
Under 14 Women 3 3 kms


If you are interested in competing, please contact either Campbell McLennan (0414 533 677) or Darryl Kilmartin (0433 075 400).  We need confirmed numbers by Sunday 25th April, with team lists to be sent next week once confirmed.

Team Managers.  We are still looking for athletes or parents who are interested in volunteering as team managers for some of the age groups.  With a smaller committee and always work to be done, we would love it if you could help.  If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact Campbell or Darryl.

How to Join.  If you are planning to compete in the XCR season, please sign up via AV portal: http://athsvic.org.au/join-now/.  DAC will score points for your team.  Please register by midday Wednesday 28th April to ensure we have your bib numbers ready.  If you are having any registration issues please contact our registrar David Mitchell (registrar@doncasterac.org.au)

First time?  For those trying out for the first time we will put you in an invitation team (no DAC or AV registration required).  There are no extra fees for running relays.  DAC will cover the cost for relay teams (for members and invitational runners).

Invite a friend.  If you have a friend or family member who is interested (any age, any pace from 11 years up) in running please let us know.  We will do our best to include them in a team.

Helpers.  We are also required to provide 3 helpers on the day for about 1.5 – 2 hours.
If you can bring along a friend or family member to help out (no special skills needed) please reply to this email or text Campbell on 0414 533 677.  You will only be required once during the XC season.

Uniforms will be available for purchase at the track by arrangement with Kath Gawthorn our uniform coordinator on 0447 494 509 or uniforms@doncasterac.org.au

We look forward to seeing you there!

Doncaster Athletic Club