Cross Country




The racing highlight of your Down Under Sports cross country trip is the opportu-nity to compete in the Gold Coast 5.7K Challenge: a large road race on a flat course with close to 4000 runners. Our athletes are entered as elite runners and have consistently performed at that level each year we have competed in this race. In 2013, our girls team placed 13 runners in the top 25 in the female division while the boys took 11 of the top 20 places overall. Regardless of your finalplace, competing in your USA red, white and blue uniforms and having spectators recognize and visit with you as an international runner makes this is an experience you will always remember!

The All-American Meet is a 5K cross country race hosted at Pizzey Park with a scenic course taking runners through tall pine trees and along the shores of a small lake. It is a 2.5K route that runners repeat twice to get the 5K distance. The beautiful course is fairly flat but does have one good hill that will test runners twice during the race. All of the runners race together in each of the boys and girls races with the results scored separately in 16 and under and 17 and older age groups.

Write-up by: Coach Daniel Whisler



2014 Travel Dates

AUSTRALIA Tournament Package:
July 1 - July 9*    
Hawaiian Retreat Option:
July 9 - July 12*    
*subject to change