16th November 2017

Entries open for Antrim Cross Challenge

Entries are now open for the Antrim International Cross Country – the fourth stop in the British Athletics Cross Challenge series – at Greenmount on 6 January 2018.

With the third stop in the Challenge due to reach Liverpool on 25 November, Northern Ireland will stage the last fixture before the Cross Challenge Final in Loughborough next March.

This is the 41st Edition of the competition which has been held at various venues across Northern Ireland since it began at Mallusk in 1977. The meeting is one of the highlights of the World Cross Country calendar, forming part of the IAAF’s World Cross Country series.

Supported by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, the event has one of only 10 IAAF permits, so can rightly claim to be one of the top cross country races in the world each year.

The meet attracts top quality, world class cross country runners to compete with World and Olympic Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Champion, Conselus Kipruto, taking first place in the 2017 event.

Previous participants in the long history of this event have included former Steve Ovett, Steve Cram, Brendan Foster, Paula Radcliffe, John Treacy and Paul Tergat.

There will be two main races on the day – Senior Men and Women, along with age group competitions from Primary School age to U20s.

As well as being part of the World Cross Country circuit and the British Athletics Cross Challenge series, this year’s event will also incorporate the Celtic Cross Country International with teams from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and NI/Ulster all competing.


Competitors can enter online and find more info here.