General club information
These links below download our current Registration Form, our Constitution (drafted in 1968 and with amendments of 1998 and 2009) and our Code of Conduct which every member is invited to sign off and agree to at the start of every season as part of the registration process. It’s important that you’re familiar with the Code as it outlines the expectations the club and other club members have of you.
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Professional Cross Country Club of Tasmania Incorporated
PO Box 561, Burnie 7320.
Please take the time to familiarise yourself with these points.
The Professional Cross Country Club of Tasmania was formed in 1968 and each year conducts a season of Sunday races between March and September.
Nominated time events of 1 – 3 km are held before the main event mainly for youngsters and runners coming back from time off or injury. Nominated Time participants must be accompanied by an adult if aged under 8 years.
Most main races start at 10:00 am. You can register to enter a race between 9:00 am and no later than 9:30 am. Don’t turn up at 9:30 and expect to register. It’s not fair to volunteers and makes it difficult to get the race away on time. If you have difficulty getting to the race on time then pre-register the week before.
When registering for your first race be sure to collect a handbook containing details of all the season’s races, start times and important information.
Runners may not compete in any club event until the registration and entry fee have been paid and you have been issued with an official number. All runners must display this number when competing in a race. Don’t obstruct your number as you cross the finishing line, this can happen if you look at your stopwatch. If you intend competing with the club on a regular basis it’s a good idea to get a singlet with your own number clearly marked on to it.
Just before the race starts, the Race Manager will give a pre-race briefing. Organise your warm up accordingly and be there to listen. It is important that all runners comply with any instructions given.
The handicaps are on display about 10 minutes before the race starts. Contact the handicapper if your name isn’t shown. Know your handicap and be ready to be called up to the start line by the official starter.
- The object of the Club is to create a greater interest in professional athletics and long distance winter running in particular.
- Membership is open to persons aged 15 years and over wishing to compete in Club events or the organisation of the Club’s affairs.
- The Club also conducts nominated time events. Eight year olds and younger must run with an adult.
- Runners may not compete in any Club event until registration and entry fees are paid.
- Registration is $50. Unless otherwise stated the entry fee per race is $5.
- Club races will be held on Sundays, commencing at 10 a.m., unless programmed otherwise.
- The Club reserves the right to refuse the entry fee of any runner who has not paid up prior to 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time.
- Visitors are permitted to run with the Club for a registration fee of $10 plus the applicable race entry fee on the day.
- The Race Manager is responsible for the organising of the race.Any matter pertaining to the race must be directed to the Race Manager. Up to 10 helpers are needed every race day to help with course marshalling and finish line duties. If a member is not running but attending the event, or is aware of another responsible person who may be able to assist, the member is asked to contact the Race Manager to offer assistance.
- When the official starter calls a competitor, he/she must line up immediately. If a runners misses his/her specified start time, he/she must drop back, wait for the next group to be dispatched and start with that group.
- Runners are required to attend the pre-race briefing at which specific issues relevant to the event will be outlined.
- When competing on public roadways runners must, whenever possible, run in single file and always on the right-hand side of the road, unless otherwise instructed by officials.
- The decisions of judges and stewards are binding on all Club members except on appeal to the protest committee within 48 hours of publication or notification of such decision Any appeal must be accompanied by a fee of $10 which will be refunded should the appeal be upheld.
- Where flags are used to mark a course, or any part of a course, runners moving inside them take the risk of being disqualified.
- Runners assisted by pacing, either by physical or mechanical means, risk disqualification.
- Any non-finishers who do not notify officials can be fined $20
- All competitors are required to wear a race number so that it is visible on their front, for all races. Runners in main (handicapped) events are also required to wear a timing chip on their ankle or shoe. Runners are assigned a Club number and timing chip when they register.
- No prams, pets, skates are allowed. The Club strongly discourages he use of MP3 players for safety reasons and would urge all runners not to carry them when competing in Club races.
- Members are not permitted to approach the handicapper with queries regarding handicaps before the commencement of the race but may discuss the matter with the handicapper after the race and presentation of prize money.
- Volunteer members are very welcome and are requested to complete a registration form (no fee) for safety and insurance.