How to Plan and Design your Cross Country event with OnePlan's free planning tools

Map and Plan your Cross Country event accurately in OnePlan! Collaborate with your partners to create an event your runners attendees will love.

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Plan a safe and successful Cross Country event for your runners

OnePlan is a free, easy-to-use platform to plan a Cross Country event. It combines the best characteristics of CAD with up-to-date mapping technology. Choose from high definition satellite and aerial maps, and select from hundreds of Cross Country event objects.

Share your plan with anyone including colleagues, partners, security services and suppliers. Take the stress out of planning and design a Cross Country event that your attendees will love.

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How to design a Cross Country event


Add event details

Open OnePlan, and add the name and location of your Cross Country.  


Draw out your areas

In the Areas & Routes menu, select any route type and draw it out on the map. You’ll instantly see the distance in meters, or feet, as your draw.


Add objects

OnePlan’s ‘drag and drop’ tool lets you place items on your map easily. Select from hundreds of items for your Cross Country Race, including  catering stalls, crowd management, route measuring tools and more. 


Share your plan

Simply click ‘Share’ to provide view-only or edit access to anyone you want. Your colleagues, partners, suppliers and any stakeholder you invite will receive an email to access your Cross Country plan in OnePlan.


Real-time event reports

As you plan your Cross Country, go to your dashboard reports in OnePlan to view your inventory and send a Bill of Quantities to your suppliers.

Created by event professionals

Our team of experienced event organizers have thought of everything your Cross Coutry Race needs to be a success. Easily position any item on your event plan with pinpoint accuracy and move it as you wish.

Free access to a professional solution

In OnePlan it’s totally free to plan your Cross Coutry Race and you have access to professional quality tools covering everything you need. This includes the latest maps, hundreds of items to choose from, arrival and exit calculators, traffic management tools, placing workforce and so much more.

Powerful event intelligence

Access your Cross Coutry Race’s dashboard in OnePlan and view real-time information of everything to do with your event plan. In one click download a Bill of Quantities about your Cross Coutry Event that you can send to suppliers.

💡 Get the answers you need

Frequently Asked Questions

Cross Country Race plans include:

  • A detailed route map 
  • A theme or dress code
  • Crowd management, barriers, and fencing
  • Volunteers – lots of them!
  • Food and drink stalls 
  • Police
  • Planned road closures
  • Spray paint to mark the start line, finish line, and certain areas on the course
  • Cones or stringed flags to place along the sides of the finish area to keep spectators off the course
  • A megaphone, whistle, or microphone is handy to make announcements
  • Scorers sheets
  • Calculator
  • Race numbers
  • A stop watch of timer

Don’t forget about spectrators! Whisl the event is for runners, there will be far more people cheering on their friends and family! Set up catering vans and concessions along the course, and ensure a clear entrance and exit flow calculation at any given point of the race. Track volunteers and marshalls live location and report live incidents using OnePlan’s dot planning tools.

“The tools and features are so easy to use - it has everything we need. OnePlan increases our efficiency, which helps us create more profitable events.”

Simon Bryan

Pont3 (Sydney Harbour 10k)

🚀 Design your Cross Country Event

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