National Cross Country Team Championships

Athletes from across the nation will get their first taste of competition in the 2015–2016 athletics season this weekend.

The National Cross Country Team Championships will begin on Saturday, 1 October at the Telescope Playing Field in St Andrew, starting at 2 pm.

4 races will be held — 3 preliminaries and 1 final. Teams will register on the day of each race.

  • Athletes from primary and secondary schools, tertiary education institutes, and clubs.
  • Races will be contested in two divisions: Male and Female Division.
  • Age categories: Under-14, Under-16, and 16 & over
  • Organized by the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Religious Affairs

Distances & Age categories?

  • 4K for the under-14 category
  • 5K for the under-16 category
  • 7K for the 16-&-over category


To provide a avenue for distance athletes to compete in the cross country event; to develop distance running; to promote the Championship and cross country running throughout the tri-island.

Points will be awarded to each team. The team with the least aggregate score wins the Championship in their respective division.


Start and Finish Lines: (Beginning at 2 pm) 

Preliminary rounds:

  • 1 October – Telescope (SAASS) Playing Field, St Andrew
  • 10 October – La Sagesse Playing, St David
  • 17 October – Cuthbert Peters Park, St John


  • 30 October – Golf Course, St George (the course itself)

Defending Champions

  • Boys Division: GBSS
  • Girls Division: SDCSS

Contact for interviews and information

Senior Athletics Coach at the Ministry of Sports Mr Albert Joseph at 418-8618 and Mr Conrad Francis, Coordinator of Sports at the Ministry of Sports at 440-6917.

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