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Waratah Run Series

Athletics NSW 2018 Winter Season Events

The Waratah Run Series is the rebranded and remodelled winter series hosted and supported by Athletics NSW. The events are for participants of all ages and abilities, and focus on participant enjoyment and on the day entertainment. Formally known as the ‘Athletics NSW Winter Series’, the Waratah Run Series is a set of community based social events which also incorporate a championship component. With 11 events names, participation opportunities range from XC Festivals at Horsley through to Street Relays in Ourimbah. And with distances from 1km to 30km, there is an event and challenge for everyone. 

As part of Athletics NSW Membership Benefits, ANSW Members (open, junior, youth, age concession, dual, family, runnsw) will receive half price entry into Waratah Run Series Events. 


Waratah events
XCC Challenge

XCC Challenge

Saturday 17th June, 2017

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Friday, 17 February 2017/Categories: Winter (Waratah and RunNSW)

Event date: 17/06/2017 - 18/06/2017 Export event



Join in the running fun at the beautiful Willandra Course, situated in the lush green foothills of Browns Mountain near Nowra. The course winds itself up and down the trails below Browns mountain and shows just why this event is coined ‘the XCC Challenge’! If you’re not interested in such a challenge, not to worry,  as the event has a range of suitable options for participants of all ages & abilities, with distances starting from 2km- all the way through to 10km. The 2017 XCC Challenge incorporates the 2017 NSW Cross Country Championship as part of the event. On top of this, the event will play host to on the day activations, food and drink stalls, encaptivating race callers as well as entertaining music. 


DATE: Saturday 17th June 2017


VENUE: Browns Mountain Road, Tapitallee - Nowra



    • 11:20am U12 Female 2km
    • 11:30am U12 Male 2km
    • 11:40am U14 Female 3km
    • 11:50pm U14 Male 3km
    • 12:00pm U20, 55+, 60+, 65+ Female 6km
    • 12:20pm U18 Male 6km
    • 12:40pm Combined ‘All Ages’ Fun Run 1km, 2km & 4km
    • 1:00pm Open, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+ Female 10km
    • 1:20pm Open, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+ Male 10km
    • 2:00pm U16 Female 4km
    • 2:10pm U16 Male 4km
    • 2:20pm U18 Female 4km
    • 2:30pm U20, 55+, 60+, 65+ Male 8km


Online entry $20 members & $40 non-members

On the day entry $30 members & $40 non-members




Become a RunNSW Member to receive half price entry into this event and all other Waratah Run Series Events. Members also receive free entry into RunNSW Series Events. For more information, please click here. 





Online entries close midnight Wednesday 14th June 2017.



Click here for a Course Map.




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Get FREE ENTRY into 16 RunNSW events, including the iconic Sydney 10 and Sydney Half, plus HALF PRICE ENTRY into Waratah Run Series events through the value packed RunNSW Membership. 

Click Here for more information and to register.

Membership Incentive

Participated in a Waratah Run Series Event and now want to become a Member? Well, we've got you sorted!!!  For all non-member participants, Athletics NSW will subtract $20 from the RunNSW Membership, making it only $60 (club fee may apply). 


Simply contact the ANSW office at or on 02 9746 1122 to redeem this offer. 

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