Winter Competition

Winter Cross Country & Race Walking 2019

Cross Country and Racewalking are held on alternate weeks at various venues around the Perth Metropolitan area between May and August.

2019 Winter Road Walks & Cross Country Calendar

2019 Cross CountryTime Table Final (see below for the updated Roadwalking timetable).

Click on season calendar for weekly information,

Note whether the event that week is Program A or Program B,

Next check the Timetable link, to find the start times for each age group,

NB: in case of inclement weather, please check our facebook page for any updates.


Updated Program B – Winter Road Walks

Updated Program A – Winter Road Walks

Important:  Please note changes have been made to both programs A & B to better accommodate attendance numbers as seen over recent events.

Program B will be used this Saturday and on Saturday 27 July, both of these events will be hosted by the WA Athletics Officials Club at Perry Lakes Reserve.

Program A will be used at the Kingsway LAC & Rockingham LAC events.






Upcoming Events:

Sunday 7 July 2019- Cross Country in Bunbury has been confirmed:

Bunbury Little Athletics Cross Country – Shearwater Nature Reserve

Country athletes who have not already done so, should nominate for the LAWA Winter competition via their ResultsHQ profile.

Bunbury athletes, please liaise with the Centre if you need to collect a timing chip, these will be available the week of the event.


2019 Winter Road Walks & Cross Country Championships Event Program – Updated 25 June 2019

(Note: the Championships program is different to programs A and B).


Extra Cross Country Events

Should you wish to compete in further Cross Country events and are not already intending to compete in the LAWA Road Walking event on 15 June, then the below event might be for you:

UWA Athletics Club and the Perth Track & Field Club have organised a couple of Cross Country events that are open to athletes aged 12 and above.

The first event will be at Zamia in Bold Park:

Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019

Time: Athletes: 8 am arrival for a 8:30 am start.

Where: Bold park, Western Australian Ecology Centre, Perry Lakes Drive, City Beach.

The course: 5.7km. The course will commence at the Ecology Centre car park and finish at the top of Reabold hill. The course will follow the yellow Zamia trail line.  XC map Zamia.


Individual or 2 person relay teams (mixed gender allowed, must be of the same club), changeover located on the map,

Entries will be on the day, Cash or eftpos,

Athletes registered with Athletics WA for the 2018-19 season are already eligible to compete, at a fee of $5 per athlete.

Non – members will need to become an Athletics WA Member for the 2019 Winter season for just $10 (this can be done online prior to the event and pay $5.00 per athlete on the day.


Times will be hand held.

Centre uniforms to be worn.

Public toilets are accessible and located at Perry Lakes reserve.

Parking is located on Perry Lakes Drive, Tuart carpark on Perry Lakes Drive, Camel Lake carpark, the most southern along Perry Lakes Drive

Any queries can be directed to or

Did you know that 2018/19 Summer athletes aged u/7 and up (u/9 for Walks) are also registered for the Winter?

To participate you must nominate via your ResultsHQ profile, no later than the Thursday before your first event of the Winter.

You will need a timing chip, these can be ordered when you nominate (only $5) and collected from your Centre Winter Officer.


Country and Northwest members are welcome too!

New members are also welcome to register – invite your friends – no experience needed for cross country!!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Scratch race?

Where the event is marked in the calendar as “Scratch”, everyone in the group starts at the same time.

What is a Handicap race?

Where an event is marked as “Handicap”, athletes in a group start at different times to each other. The handicaps are worked out via each athletes previous times and will be 30 secs, 1min, 1min 30secs or 2 minutes.  The aim is for athletes to finish closer together and not strung out along the course.  An athlete’s handicap has no effect on their final time.  Handicaps will updated on the LAWA website prior to each Handicap event.

Click here for more information about Winter Competition and how to register.

For further information please contact your local Little Athletics Centre.



Series Winners – New for 2019:

A new individual points system will be put in place for the 2019 Season, with a separate series for both the Road Walks and Cross Country.

Athletes must participate in all 8 events for each discipline to be eligible to win the Series. The Championship event will be worth double points which means the winner could be anyone!

Points system will be as follows:

 Place Points Place Points
 1st 20  11th  10
 2nd  19  12th  9
 3rd  18  13th  8
 4th  17  14th  7
 5th  16  15th  6
 6th  15  16th  5
 7th  14  17th  4
 8th  13  18th  3
 9th 12  19th 2
 10th 11  20th 1








Centre Awards:

There will also be two Centre Awards for Cross Country and also for Racewalking.

  1. Champion Centre at State Championships
  2. Handicap Award – best performed Centre across the season for number of participants:

Points will also be allocated to the top 8 participants Centre, for each age group and gender.

If you would like more information, please refer to the LAWA Awards & Recognition Policy.

State Championships:

Road Walking

Date – 24 August 2019
Host Centre – Cockburn LAC
Venue – Adventure World Car Park, Bibra Lake

Cross Country

Date – 17 August 2019
Host Centre – Belmont LAC
Venue – Garvey Park, Ascot

To be eligible to compete in each  State Championships event, athletes must have competed in a minimum of 4 events throughout the season (Country members exempt).

2018 Results

Well done to everyone who participated or helped out during the Winter season!

An especially big thank you to our Winter Managers, Gail and Frank Bertoli who did a fantastic job all season.

Results can be found here

In recognition on the 50th Anniversary of Little Athletics in WA, the following awards have been introduced:

State Cross Country Championships

Champion Centre at State Championships

  • Winner – Hamersley LAC

Handicap Award – best performed Centre across the season for number of participants:

  • Winner – UWA LAC

State Walks Championships

Champion Centre at State Championships

  • Winner – Gosnells LAC

Handicap Award – best performed Centre across the season for number of participants:

  • Winner – Gosnells LAC

Congratulations to the winners and all the athletes who represented their Centres! 

State Cross Country and Walks Championship points,

Cross Country season handicap points,

Walks season handicap points.

If you would like more information, please refer to the LAWA Awards & Recognition Policy.


Previous Results:

2018 Winter Results

2017 Winter Results

2016 Winter Results