Numbers to run and score
1. There are no limits to the numbers of children permitted to run in any race, but the first 4 finishers per school in each age/gender category will score as members of their team.
2. Where a school can't raise enough runners to make a team, individual runners may be entered.
During the race
1. Runners must complete the full course
2. Runners must not be paced around the course by a parent or adult. This may result in disqualification.
3. Runners must ensure they display sportsmanship and race etiquette. Deliberate pushing, shoving and blocking to gain an advantage may result in demotion or disqualification.
4. Spikes may be worn by runners as they provide grip and help prevent slips, sprains and other accidents. Occasionally, spikes may result in unintentional injury to a runner. Competing runners and their families accept that this is an associated risk with cross country running and that all parties involved cannot be held liable for any injury that results from participation in the races.
At the finish of each race - the first 20 individuals will receive a certificate.
At the conclusion of the four events - the first 3 individual boys and girls in each year group overall will receive a medal.
For boys and girls the team awards are:
Year 3/4 teams: First 4 runners, in any combination, to count towards the team score
Year 5/6 teams: First 4 runners, in any combination, to count towards the team score
Teams will be awarded points per position on the day:
ie 1st team -10 points, 2nd team 9 points etc
The overall points total will determine the team prizes. Four scoring members (selected by the teacher) of each of the first three teams in each age and gender category will receive a medal. Additional team medals can be ordered at a cost to the school following the presentation.