Many athletes, particularly runners and walkers, take up the opportunity to participate in the Athletics South cross country competition, generally run every Saturday morning (around 10am) at a variety of locations across the south of Tasmania.
Registration for the 2015-16 cross country season is now open with OVA, and starts from $35.00 (without the Domain Training Levy) or $80.00 (includes levy to train on the Domain Athletics Centre). If you’re interested in competing in both cross country and track and field, you can join up with the OVA Southern Saints for Full Registration at $250.00. Race day costs are generally $3.00 per race too!
Distances: 4km and 8km
Loc: Domain X-Road
Opossum Bay XC
Distances: 4.5km / 9km
Location: Opossum Bay
John Keenan Memorial
Location: Governm. House
Wentworth Park Relay
3 x 3 x 2km legs
Complimenting the major ‘fun runs’ for the year is the Athletics South cross country competition.
These are organised, timed runs held on a Saturday morning across a range of distances (from 2km - 10km) and courses (road, beach, gravel).
There is usually a long or short run available for members to choose from each week - which make it a great opportunity for athletes of all abilities!
If you ever need assistance on the day, please don't hesitate to talk to someone in OVA gear to help you out!
Upon arriving at the cross country location, competitors pay a small fee (usually no more than $3) and write their name, their club (OVA!) and the event distance on a tag.
This tag is usually attached with a rubber band around the wrist, or held in the hand, and is given to an official when you cross the finish line.
If you’d like to stay up to date, follow the OVA Southern Saints on facebook – www.facebook.com/ovasouthernsaints
The OVA Southern Saints welcome athletes of all ages and abilities to participate in both the cross country and track and field competitions.
As mentioned, you can join OVA and compete in the cross country competition for as little as $35.00 + $3.00 per week - a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and spend time with your friends this winter!
The club and it's members will aim to update with page with more common questions as they appear, however if you have a question of your own, please don't hesitate to ask.
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