The new XC Series will award individual points to athletes for the three Cross Country events over the winter season. Participants will accumulate points within their gender and age categories (U14, U16, U18, U20, Open, O35) across the Twilight XC and North Adelaide XC events and then leading to the final at the State Cross Country Championships where the Cross Country Series Champions will be crowned!
Twilight XC – Saturday 4th of May from 5:30pm
North Adelaide XC – Saturday 22nd of June from 1:00pm
State XC Championships – Saturday 20th July from 1:00pm
You do not need to sign up for the XC Series, all entrants in the three Cross Country events will be included into the XC Series Point Scoring. You do not need to be an Athletics SA registered club member to accumulate points for the XC Series - Anyone can join in!
Points are allocated based on how many participants are in the event. The last place athlete shall receive 1 point and every athlete who finishes ahead shall receive 1 more point than the placing behind than the placing behind them.
The winner of each event shall receive and additional 1 point.
If there are more than 9 athletes in one age group, points will be capped at 10 and any athletes finishing lower than 9th place will receive 1 point.
Once the XC Series leaders have been allocated after the first event, XC Series Leaders Bibs will be allocated to the series leaders to wear at the next event in the XC Series. The leaders bibs will highlight who is currently sitting in 1st place in their age group.
To be eligible to win the XC Series, participants need to complete a minimum of 2 events, including the XC Series Final at the State XC Champs on July 20th, 2019. If an athlete does not compete at the XC Series Final, they will not be awarded the overall series winner regardless of the amount of points they finish on.
Once the final XC Series race at the State XC Championships has finished, leaders from each age group will be awarded with a XC Series trophy, t-shirt and certificate along with prizes from XC Series SPONSOR/PARTNER The Running Company Adelaide.