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A Course Map can be found TBC
A Race Timetable can be found TBC
Full event information will follow HERE

Open Race Prize Money in the Senior races (for both genders) will follow HERE

Details of British Only Prize Money will follow HERE

Please note: If an athlete wins an open race prize, any British only prize money will be deducted from the total amount.

Prize Money for the Mile Races will follow HERE

If interested in competing at the Elite Mile please email competitions@welshathletics.org

The Cardiff Cross Challenge was founded in 1997 by Graham Finlayson BEM, and took place inside the Castle walls for two years, since then it has grown into one of the most prestigious Cross Country events in the UK.

Our event reguarly hosts Inter-area match’s, and has held Home Country International’s on numerous occasions. In 2000 we played host to the AAA Inter-Counties Championships which now takes place annually in Birmingham.

In 2021 our race attained a prestigious Gold Label as the season opener in the World Athletics Cross Country Tour.

The 2022 event again held a Gold Label in the World Athletics Cross Country Tour with senior races won by former World U20 5,000m Champion Edward Zakayo and World Cross Country Championship U20 Bronze medalist Pamela Kosgei.

The 2023 event takes place in Llandaff Fields, just north of the City Centre, and alongside the River Taff and this time we will be looking to bring a selection of the world’s top Cross Country performers to compete.

All races are fully marshalled, and the course is marked to national standards.

St John Ambulance will be in attendance. A Sports shop and Catering facilities will be available. Hotel accommodation is available nearby, and more information can be found on the Travel Page.