Year 1 to 6 Faction Cross Country Carnival Information – Monday, 2nd May

On Monday, 2nd May, we will be conducting our St Dominic’s Cross Country Event at Birralee Reserve.  All students from Year 1 – 6 will be participating (every finisher earns a point for their faction!) and the event will also serve as a selection trial for Year 3 – 6 students to compete at the Interschool Cross Country competition later in Term 2.  The top 5 girls and boys in these year groups will earn selection to the St Dominic’s Cross Country team.

Below you will find information regarding the race start times and distances for each year level.  Students will be required to wear their faction shirts on the day of the event.

We are seeking parent helpers to assist on the day.  If you are able to help out, for even just a small portion of the day, your help would be greatly appreciated.  Below is a link to a volunteer form with additional support options.

On the day, students will be walked down to Birralee Reserve with their teachers.  Students will run as a class, with Interschool selection based on the first five boys and girls across the finish line.

Race Distances (approximately).  These align with the Interschool Cross Country distances.

  • Year 1 and 2               500m
  • Year 3                         1km
  • Year 4                         1.25km
  • Year 5 and 6               2km

Race Start Times (we will endeavour to adhere to these times as closely as possible).

  • Year 1                       9:00am
  • Year 2                       9.30am
  • Year 3                       10.00am
  • Year 4                       11.15am
  • Year 5                       11.45am
  • Year 6                       12.15pm

Champion medallions and place getter ribbons will be awarded at the venue immediately after the event.  The winning faction will be announced at the following Monday’s online assembly.  All winners will be acknowledged and the Interschool Team will also be announced at this time.

Attached below are the routes for the children.  These will be well marked out on the day of the carnival.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me prior to the day.


2022 Faction Cross Country Parent Helper Form

Year 1 and 2 Route

Year 3 Route

Year 4 Route

Year 5 and 6 Route



Mary Elder

Physed Teacher