Event Information

Date: Saturday 13 January 2024

Venue: King George V Playing Fields

Organiser: scottishathletics

Organiser Email: events@scottishathletics.org.uk

Level: Standard

Closing Date: Thursday 4 January 2024


Inter District XC Champs inc UK Cross Challenge and Celtic International XC

Inter District Teams

Inter District teams for East, West and North of Scotland will be selected by District Reps following the District Cross Country Championships on the weekend of 2nd December.

Athletes representing their district will receive a complimentary entry into the Inter District and UK Cross Challenge race in their respective age group and are not required to complete an individual entry online.  Athletes representing Scottish Student Sport and North England will also receive a complimentary entry.

International representative athletes competing in the Celtic XC will also be entered automatically into the UK Cross Challenge races.

Entries close at 5pm on Thursday 4th January.

No late entries will be accepted.

All individual athletes must compete for their first claim (Scottish) club or their school/university club (if affiliated).

All athletes who compete MUST be current members of 
scottishathletics or their home National Governing Body on the day of the race.


Individuals or team managers will not be able to enter athletes without a valid membership online, so it is important that membership validity is checked well in advance of the closing date. There will be no entry extensions for membership renewals.


Further details about the British Athletics Cross Challenge can be found here

Cross Challenge points will be awarded in all races.  U20 athletes participating in the 8km Senior Race will be eligible for Senior Cross Challenge points only.


Entry guidance for athletes who are not members of the scottishathletics membership scheme can be found here - https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/events/event-entries/


Competition Information

Approximate race distances for each age group are as follows:

  • U13 – 3km
  • U15 – 4km
  • U17 – 6km
  • U20 World Athletics – 6km (aged 18 or 19 on 31/12/24)
  • U20 UK Athletics – 8km
  • Sen/Mas – 8km


Details of age group dates for the 2023-24 competition year can be found on our website here.


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