Cross Country / Road 2021

Athletics Essendon (ESS) & Athletics Victoria (AV) welcome you to the 2021-2022 10 race XCR (cross country and road races) season.

The program is on the club’s website ( There are four team relay races and six individual races, across distances from 3.8km up to 21km.

All four team relay race entries will be paid for and entered by the club; all you have to do is be registered with AV (through the AV portal) and Essendon and have a club uniform. If you don’t have a singlet, call John Cooper on 0414373157. We will not have uniforms at Jells Park.

To register, you need to go onto the AV website ( This may take up to 48 hours so don’t leave to the last minute.

If you wish to be a part of the relay events contact Stephen Murphy on 0417582208 or email

All those who want to race at Jells Park must contact Stephen before 7:00pm on Sunday 25 April to confirm their place in a team.

Round One of XCR’21 is the cross country relay championships at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill on Saturday May 1 starting at 12:30pm.

Junior runners will run a 3km course and open runners will run 6km legs.

Junior teams will have 3 runners while open teams will comprise 3, 4, 5 or 6 runners.

We require helpers to assist AV over the season and we will be again using the AE Helpers App.

  We will also need to have additional helpers to assist at the relay races to help with organising and recording each AE team runners relay leg time.