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Virtual Cross Country

SSV Virtual Cross Country has now closed

SSV is excited to launch our Virtual Cross Country event so you can now have a school sport place where you can add your run/walk for a new personal best or just run/walk for fun & fitness - #SSVVXC

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the current Victorian mandates & restrictions from SSV and the Department of Education & Training's advice to schools and the State Government of Victoria in regards Sport, Cultural & Recreational Activities restrictions.

Please make sure you have your parent/guardians permission before heading out for a run/walk or better take them along & maybe also a friend with you.

Getting started

Find a suitable park, recreation reserve, oval, athletics track, green space, trails, the footpaths of the street on the block that you live to make a circuit (be safe out there if crossing streets) or even a treadmill. 

See the Virtual Cross Country Primary & Secondary School Age Groups & Course Distances

You will need to measure out the length of your own course. There are many Apps available on Smartphones, ipads or pcs such as Google Earth, Garmin, Fitbit, a GPS, Strava etc or go old school & use a trundle wheel or a tape measure.  You could always get someone to measure the distance using a bike computer of a bicycle or a speedo of a car. It doesn't have to be exactly perfectly accurate. And of course, you need an accurate way of recording the time it takes to run/walk your distance. The main thing is to get out there to get active & have a run/walk. 

Important Information

You can do as many runs as you like but enter each separate run you do. It's free to enter. We hope to be able to track the total km's you & your fellow school members &/or the whole SSV community run/walk by age group, gender, primary or secondary/school/region/state.   

It's open to all students from Prep - Year 12. It has been made so you can (virtually) run/walk in the same age group as you. You can do it when at home or maybe you might also do it with your class in school with your teacher.

Your name, school, age group & performance (distance & time) will be displayed on the Virtual Cross Country Standings and will be updated periodically on - Cross Country/Virtual in accordance with the SSV Privacy Policy.

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We also encourage you to check out these ways to remain active and practise your sports skills during this time.

There are four steps to get involved

Step 1:

Run/Walk 1000m, 2000m, 3000m or 5000m depending on your age, gender & primary (PRIM) or secondary (SEC) school.

Step 2:

Fill out this form to submit for each separate run. You can do multiple runs. Make sure you fill in everything accurately.

NB. School Sport Coordinators, PE & Classroom Teachers can use this SSVVXC Bulk Upload form to record their class or whole school's runs & send them by email to & marked Attention: State Championships Officer - SSVVXC School Bulk Upload

The SSVVXC Bulk Upload form can also be found in the Downloads Library.

Step 3: (optional)

You ought to be very proud of your sporting achievement. You can now print out a Participation Certificate to show off your proud sporting moment. Print out a Participation Certificate.

Step 4: (optional)

Post an action photo of you running, your time and description via the SSV website:

So now get ready to go running, click the image below to get started


#SSVVXC - On your marks! Go!

Post Event Survey

It would be great to hear from any Virtual Cross Country participants.

Click the link below to get started.

Staff Virtual Cross Country

The Staff Virtual Cross Country has finished for 2020.

Watch this space for further Staff opportunities to participate in virtual and wellness activities.

You can see the results by visiting the Staff Virtual Cross Country Standings

Some important things to remember;

  • Warm-up before you participate to minimise the risk of injury

  • Be sure to have the correct footwear, clothing and equipment

  • Make sure you are doing each of these activities outside

  • Make sure you have mum or dad's permission, they can help with timing or measuring

  • Remember we are not looking for the best, we are looking for students to give it a go

  • Check and adhere to the current Department of Health and Human Services information for sport and exercise relevant to your local area. If you live in the metropolitan Melbourne please visit this webpage, Mitchell Shire please visit this webpage, if you live in Regional Victoria, please visit this webpage.