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Primary Schools' Cross Country

What, When and Where?
The Thanet Primary Schools' Cross Country races take place at Quex Park in Birchington. There are two events during each school year.

The first is in October, just a few weeks after children move up to their new year groups. For many, this is their first taste of a big race

The second event is halfway through the school year, a couple of weeks after the February half-term holiday. Saturday 4th March is the date this year.

How much is it to enter?
The cost of everything involved in organising the event has increased, like practically everything else this year. We would love as many children as possible taking part, though, so are keeping the entry fee down to £3.50 once again.

If you enjoy the event (and we're sure you will), please consider throwing a contribution into our donations bucket as you leave the field.

This is entirely voluntary, but even £1 or £2 would go a long way towards helping the cross country to continue successfully in the future.

How can I enter my child?
Entries are made by schools and the races are open to all children in Years 3 to 6 who attend schools affiliated to Thanet Passport. (Parents and teachers from other schools should feel free to contact us for information on other events that may be available to their children.)

Entry forms were sent to all eligible schools on 17th January 2023, so many children will already have brought them home. If your child didn't receive one (or did, but has mislaid it), you can download an entry form from the link below. Please return the form to your child's school as soon as possible.
March Entry Form

Each school sets its own internal deadline to receive its pupil's forms. They then collate their entries and send them on to us.

What about 'home-schooled' children?
If you have an elective home education arrangement for your child(ren) and would like to enter them, we'd love to have them along to race. Just drop us an email via the link below and we'll send you everything you need to know to make sure they can compete alongside the others:
Home School Entry

Home-schooled children often have fewer opportunities than others to participate in sporting activities, so we are more than happy for them to participate in any of ours.

Children should live within the Thanet school district and compete in the race corresponding to their date of birth according to the table below (as per National Curriculum Key Stage 2.)

   Year 3
      1 Sept 2014 to 31 Aug 2015
   Year 4
      1 Sept 2013 to 31 Aug 2014
   Year 5
      1 Sept 2012 to 31 Aug 2013
   Year 6
      1 Sept 2011 to 31 Aug 2012

      Will you help us?
If you would like to support our activities, you can donate an amount of your choice to East Kent Coaching via PayPal or using your Credit Card or Debit Card.