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2024 Chemist Warehouse Australian Cross Country Championships
Sat 31 Aug 2024 09:00 — Sun 01 Sep 2024 14:00

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Chemist Warehouse Australian Cross Country Championships and Mixed Relay Championships

This August, Australian athletics sets it sights on Tasmania, as the country’s most southern state gets set to host an unprecedented Australian Cross Country Championships for all ages, incorporating juniors to elite and through to masters participants.

Spanning the weekend of Saturday, 31 August to Sunday, 1 September, the 2024 Chemist Warehouse Australian Cross Country Championships at Symmons Plains Raceway will see more than 2000 participants come together for a celebration of endurance, resilience and community spirit, as Athletics Australia integrates both the Australian Masters and UniSport Australia’s Cross Country Championships into the main event for the first time.

The amalgamation not only highlights Australia’s refreshed love of cross country running following the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst last year, but a pivotal shift towards building a complete participation pathway, ensuring that every stride taken is a step forward for all participants Under 11 and upwards. 

The 2024 Australian Cross Country Championships is part of the Chemist Warehouse Winter Series and is supported by the Department of State Growth through Events Tasmania. 

Date: Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 2024

Venue: Symmons Plains Raceway

Timetable: Day 1 | Day 2 (as at 23 May)

Technical Regulations: click here to view (as at 23 May - subject to change)

ENTRIES - FAQ

Entries Individual Championships: Entries (including school students from U11-Open) are submitted via the Member Associations. University students enter via UniSport Australia and Masters athletes enter via Australian Masters Athletics. Entries close on the 4th August.

Entries Mixed Relay Championships: The mixed relays are open to all athletes and can be made up of school, club and university teams. Entries are submitted via the Athletics Australia entry portal. Enter Here - entries close 4th August 9.00am.

Merchandise: coming soon

U23 Championships: Athletes born in 2002, 2003 and 2004) are eligible for U23 medals. Athletes need to enter and compete in the Open age group. This will be caluclated automatically when results are published. 

Para Athletes: Para Athletes must have a current provisional or full national classificaiton to enter. 

Course Map: coming soon

Facilties Map: coming soon

Site Map: coming soon

Parking: coming soon

Course Familiarisation: Friday 30 August - 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Shoes: Athletes in the Under 20 and Open age group races should be aware of the World Athletics Shoe rules. Shoes will be spot checked in the Call Room. 

Prize Money (Open Men and Women)

There will also be prize money on offer for both the Open Men’s and Open Women’s races. Prize money as follows:

1st place = $4,000

2nd place = $2,500

3rd place = $1,500

4th place = $1,000

5th place = $600

6th place = $400

Prize money will be paid following clearance from Sport Integrity Australia. 

Any questions regarding the Championships should, in the first instance be directed to your State Association. 

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