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Big Schools – Yr 3/4 & 5/6 Cross Country Competition

1 December, 2021 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


All of our events will follow our new event themes; For All, Targeted & Competitive. These themes have been designed to ensure we provide events to benefit all young people.

FOR ALL– These events are for everyone and are delivered in school. They focus on providing 60 active mins for every child whilst supporting their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

TARGETED– These events target specific groups of young people who would benefit the most from having positive experiences of sport, physical activity and competition. The activities and outcomes are designed to reflect the young people’s needs and motivations.

COMPETITIVE– These events are for pupils who are ready and prepared for competition and enjoy performing and competing against others. They provide the opportunity for competition in a positive and friendly environment where the focus is on enjoyment and supporting the wider development of young people as much as the outcome of the event itself.

This is a COMPETITIVE event for children in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 who are ready for competition.  The aim of this event is to support individual development in sport.

*Please note this is a BIG SCHOOLS competition*

IMG_8545There are TWO team competitions to this event, one for Year 5/6 and one for Year 3/4 Team. This means there will be 8 race categories:

Year 3 Girls
Year 3 Boys
Year 4 Girls
Year 4 Boys

Year 5 Girls
Year 5 Boys
Year 6 Girls
Year 6 Boys

Each race will be to English Schools Athletics Association Guidelines for Primary School Cross Country distances (approximately 1500 metres). *Children must be prepared to run 1 mile in order to enter


Individual Event
Certificates will be awarded to the top three runners in each race.

Team event

Schools are allowed to enter a maximum of 6 children per race category. A minimum of 3 runners in each race are needed to be eligible for the team event.

The school with the lowest score from their first 3 finishing runners will win the team event for each race. The overall winning school will be the school with the lowest total score across the 4 races in each competition.

There will be a presentation shield for the overall winning school of both the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 competition and certificates for the schools in 2nd and 3rd place.


To Book On: 

Please book 1 ticket below for each race category you wish to enter (Year 5 girls, Year 5 boys, Year 6 girls, Year 6 boys etc..) and we will contact you nearer the time asking you to confirm how many children you will be entering into each race category.

MAXIMUM number of children you can enter for each race category is 6

MINIMUM number of children needed for each race to be eligible for the team event is 3 (you can enter less but they will only be competing in the individual category)

PLEASE NOTE:  Children must be prepared to run 1 mile in order to enter


Declaration forms
These will be sent out to you in advance of the event. Please make sure you complete them with the names of all of your runners and return by email before the deadline given.


Further information on this event will be issued nearer the time but schools are encouraged to enter early.


Deadline for entries:  Wednesday 3rd November


1 December, 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Claire McDonnell
01223 262503 ext225


Wimpole Estate
Arrington, Royston, SG8 0BW United Kingdom
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01223 206000

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