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Cross country

We are hosting our annual Belfast Schools Cross Country event, in partnership with Belfast Education and Library Board in April and May 2019.

Who can take part?

The competition is for primary school pupils in P6 and P7.

Schools can enter eight competitors in each race, as well as three reserves, if needed.

Primary schools will take part in a regional heat knockout-round to qualify for the final. There are two races in this section. Schools can enter one boys’ team and one girls’ team, consisting of P6 and P7 pupils.

Race venues and dates

View dates for the Belfast heats and final.

Race  Venue Date
Primary school - North Belfast heat Grove Park 2 April 2019
Primary school - South Belfast heat Orangefield Park 3 April 2019
Primary school - East Belfast heat Orangefield Park 3 April 2019
Primary school - West Belfast heat Boucher Road Playing Fields 4 April 2019
Belfast Final Ormeau Park 9 May 2019

You need to arrive at your heat by 10am on the day. You should also arrive at 10am for the final.


The closing date for entry forms is Friday 15 March 2019.

To enter this year’s competition, call Rebecca Anderson on 028 9027 0344 or email

You can also send your entry forms to: 

Rebecca Anderson 
Leisure Development Unit 
City and Neighbourhood Services
Belfast City Council
Cecil Ward Building 
4-10 Linenhall Street 
Belfast, BT2 8BP

You can download registration and event forms below:

Previous winners

2018 winners

2017 winners

2016 winners

Previous winners

Contact us
Sports Development
028 9027 0344