Skip to main content
Sports development

Cross country

  • Belfast Schools Cross Country Championships

    The annual Belfast Schools Cross Country Championships return in February and March this year.

  • Who can take part?

    There will be two races on the days of the events.

    One boy’s race and one girl’s race which are for P6 and/or P7 pupils.

    Each school can enter teams of up to eight athletes, as well as reserves.

  • Race venues and dates

    There are four regional heats which are held at parks throughout Belfast.

    Primary schools can enter into their heat and have the chance to qualify for the Belfast Final. 

    It is important for all schools to arrive at your heat for 10am on the day. We would also like to ask that the schools that will be attending the Belfast Final could stay for the medal and trophy presentation so that photographs can be taken.

    Race  Venue Date (2023)
    Primary school - north Belfast heat Grove Park Wednesday 22 February
    Primary school - east Belfast heat Orangefield Park Thursday 23 February
    Primary school - west Belfast heat Boucher Road Playing Fields Tuesday 28 February
    Primary school - south Belfast heat Ormeau Park Thursday 2 March
    Belfast primary school final Mallusk Playing Fields Thursday 23 March
  • Registration

    For more information or to register your school, email

  • Previous winners

    Email if you would like a full list of previous results.


Sign up to our leisure and sports development email updates

Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

028 9027 0344

Sports Development, Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP

Read aloud icon Read aloud