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Waratah Run Series

Athletics NSW 2017 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. 


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XCC Street Relays

XCC Street Relays

Saturday 15th July, 2017

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Friday, 17 February 2017/Categories: ANSW Events

Event date: 15/07/2017 - 16/07/2017 Export event



The Waratah Run Series is a rebranded and remodelled set of XC, road races and relays events. These 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 community based social event incorporating a championship event.  




The XCC Street Relays is a truly unique event that should be on everyone’s fun run calendar! There are a range of different team options on offer, whether you are a member of a club or just want to grab four of your friends to come along and each run distances between 2-4km!  The event is held through the streets of the beautiful University of Newcastle, Central Coast Campus, Ourimbah and is suitable for all ages and abilities. 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.


The 2017 event will be hosted by the Mingara Athletics Club and will also feature the NSW Road Relay Championships.



Saturday 15th July 2017




The Boulevard, The University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus.




12:00pm U12 Male & Female 4 x 2km 
                 U14 Male & Female 4 x 2km 
                 U16 Male & Female 4 x 2km 
                 U18 Female 4 x 2km
12.45pm U18 Male 4x 4km
                 U20 Male 4 x 4km 
                 Open Male 4 x 4km 
                 35+ Male 4 x 4km
2.00pm   Central Coast Cross Country invitation 2km, 4km & 6km all ages Fun Run
2.30pm   Open & U20 Female 4 x 4km 
                 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+, 75+ Female 4 x 4km

                 45+, 55+, 65+, 75+ Male 4 x 4km






The entry fees are as follows:


Member team entry $38

Non-member team entry $70

Individual entry $10 (must run 1st leg of a relay race)



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. 





Entries are on the day only and must be submitted on the official entry form at the registration desk. Clubs/groups must enter teams, consisting of four (4) members, and any reserves, 60 minutes prior to the commencement of your race and any alterations must be submitted prior to the starting time of the last runner. 

Click here to download the relay team entry form.



Members are to be registered with Athletics NSW (or other state member association or Little Athletics NSW ) for the 2016-17 season and wear their club/centre uniform with their bibs worn front and back for the duration of the event.


Non-members are eligible to enter however only ANSW registered athletes (or other athletes registered with another state member association) are eligible to receive medals in State Championship events.


Athletics NSW will be providing Tag Timing at the 2017 XCC Street Relays. Team Managers are to collect tags for team members at check in. Individual entrants will be provided tags upon checking in. Your personally issued tags must not be used for this event.


If you are that way inclined and interested in reading the rules for the Winter Season, they can be found in the 2017 NSW Winter Handbook.




Live results for this event are available here.




Team medals will be awarded at the conclusion of the races.



Please click here for a course map.

Click here for a video course preview.



Parking is available off The Boulevard.




The Mingara Club will be operating a canteen including a BBQ. On top of this, the event will play host to on the day activations, encaptivating race callers as well as entertaining music. 





The XCC Street Relays are offered in the following age groups: U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, Open, 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+ and 75+.






Brent hayward

Athletics NSW Assistant Competition Manager

02 9746 1122.


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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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