9th January 2024


The British Athletics Cross Challenge heads to London at the International Cross Country fixture on Saturday 20 January with Parliament Hill Fields hosting the fourth fixture of the Challenge.

Spectators can look forward to high quality racing around a highly spectator-friendly course in the capital city which takes in a unique 2km loop including running through a tent which aims to build on the incredible atmosphere from events like the Night of 10,000m PBS which takes place on the track, also in Highgate.

There will be a large screen at the venue for spectators to watch the event live when it goes out of site for a short period, and food and drink will be available. In addition, there is a full commentary across the PA system onsite, and for those watching remotely, the race will be live streamed online.

As well as hosting the fourth leg of the British Athletics Cross Challenge series, the event will also act as a Trial for the two senior races at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Belgrade taking place in March with the first athlete across the line in the senior women’s and men’s races earning automatic selection.

In addition, there are qualification spots up for grabs for eligible BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) athletes who are targeting selection for GB Teams for the World University Championships in Oman on February 17th.

Furthermore, the junior and senior races include a home international and area team event between England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North, Midland, South and East with four athletes in each team with the top three scoring the all-important points. So, there is a whole host of opportunities up for grabs in London.

Entries are still open until Wednesday 17 January 2024– ENTER NOW.

The full timetable for the London International Cross Country timetable:

10.45 U13 Girls 3km
11.00 U13 Boys 3km
11.15 Open Women’s & BUCS 4km Trial**
11.35 U15 Boys 4km
11.55 U15 Girls 4km
12.15 Senior Women 10km *
13.00 Senior Men 10km *
13.40 U20/U17 women 6km
14.05 U17 Men 6km
14.30 U20 Men 8km
15.00 Open Men’s & BUCS 4km trial**