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Phil Hutton Challenge 2024

Glenhuntly Athletic Club – Latest News

In 2024, the Phil Hutton Challenge returns to mark the beginning of the new winter season for the Hunters. Continuing to foster the inclusive culture and camaraderie of Glenhuntly Athletic Club, we invite past, present and future members to join us for a free, timed, one-lap race of the Tan Track.

8 am, Saturday 6th April 2024

Lap of the Tan

(start/finish is at the Pillars of Wisdom)

As we all know, Phil wholeheartedly loved Glenhuntly Athletic Club and our athletes, particularly the distance running community and XCR. The Phil Hutton Challenge aims to foster the culture and camaraderie he valued, in preparation for a successful and enjoyable winter season.

Lap of the Tan – 3.827 km

Glenhuntly athletes, friends, family and newcomers are invited to meet at the Pillars of Wisdom on Saturday 6th of April for a free, timed, one-lap race around the Tan track.


Many athletes will relish the opportunity to set an early benchmark at the beginning of the season, something by which to measure their progress throughout the XCR season which ultimately culminates in the Tan Relays as the XCR finale in September.

You don't have to be a registered Glenhuntly AC member to participate.

Entry is open to all, and we encourage newcomers.

The event will also provide athletes, families, friends and newcomers the opportunity to gather together before the commencement of the XCR season, to get to know their Team Managers and fellow XCR participants.

Event Details

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2024

Location: Tan Track – Pillars of Wisdom (the official start-finish line near Swan St Bridge. Refer to map below)

Time: Meet 8 am for Race Start at 8:15 am

Cost: Free

Registration: Via link above


8.00 AM Pre-race briefing

8.15 AM Race start

8.45 AM Presentations (including age-group prizes and spot prizes)

8.45–9.15 AM Hunters morning tea (in the style of XCR, please bring along some biscuits or baked goods to share)


If you have any questions, please contact the Race Director – Sam Toll.


The red pin is the Start/Finish line at the Pillars of Wisdom

The 2023 Phil Hutton Challenge


Curated by: Kara Gilbert

Date published: 18th March, 2024

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