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Cross Country

Group of long distance runners

The dedicated grass running track at Stromlo Forest Park is a beautifully manicured 2.5k loop that has been turfed with Santa Ana Couch grass. It provides a complete base for runners with future plans for loops leading off to the arboretum and around Lake Burley Griffin.

The circuit has been designed to provide a mixture of fast flat running combined with some tough challenging hilly sections and sharp turns to test all levels of runners. Over time, trees planting will provide shade and protection from winds, making the track even more inviting.

The full circuit is 2.5 kilometres with shorter loops of 1, 1.5 and 2 kilometres enable events to offer a wide range distances to meet all needs - from a 1 km primary school events to multiple lap, 12 kilometres (and longer) for National and international Cross Country events. Click here to view a video of the track.

Spectators and media are also well looked after with much of the circuit visible from the spectator pavilion and a number of dedicated spectator viewing points located within easy access around the circuit.

If you are interested in finding out more information about Cross Country running or running in Canberra in general, please feel free to visit one of the following web sites:

Cross Country Running - Clubs

Trident Triathlon - www.tridents.com.au

ACT Athletic - www.athletics.org.au

ACT Cross Country Club - www.canberrarunner.com.au

ACTSPORT - www.actsport.com.au

Cross Country Running - Conditions of Use

This Cross Country Running Track is a dedicated running circuit designed for competition, training and recreation. To assist all users, please follow the Conditions of Use and adhere to any other instructions from Stromlo Forest Park Management.

  • Always run in a clockwise direction, unless ...

Cross Country Running - Photo Gallery