Dates for 2018
First Rounds : between Monday 1st and Friday 12th October
Regional Finals : Saturday 10th November
Cup Final : Saturday 24th November
We do not post any information to schools because it is now too costly.
Instead we email
all secondary school offices, and all the teachers who are already known to us,
to let you know when entries are open. You will need to
download the event details from the menu on the left - we hope to have these ready soon.
Cup Final Location
Woodbridge School, Suffolk
Juniors (under 14) - normally school years 7&8 in September
Intermediates (under 16) - normally school years 9&10 in September
Age groups work on actual age as at 31st August, not on their current school year,
you need to be aware of any pupils who are in the 'wrong' year for their
Entries must be made and paid for online only.
Friday 15th June 2018.
We will not accept late entries.
The ESAA Cross Country Cup is a competition between school teams
A brochure is produced each year giving full details of the Cup Competition - download a copy from the
menu on the left, it should be available around Eastertime.
Each school can enter one team in each of the following age groups:
Ages are as at 31st August at the end of the school year in which the competition is held.
- Junior Boys (at least 12, but under 14 years)
- Junior Girls (at least 12, but under 14 years)
- Intermediate Boys (at least 14, but under 16 years)
- Intermediate Girls (at least 14, but under 16 years)
Juniors are normally years 7 & 8, and Intermediates
are normally years 9 & 10. Don't forget that the years advance by one during the summer holidays, so when
entering before the closing date in June
you will be looking to take the current years 6 & 7, and 8 & 9 to the competition starting in October, ie. U14
must be under 14 on 31st August 2018, and U16 must be under 16 on 31st August 2018.
The competition is held in 3 rounds
- Preliminary rounds are held between teams within each County - there
may be a number of competitions held within each County depending on the number of teams entered.
- At least 2 teams in each first round competition progress to one of 9 Regional Finals.
- 3 teams from each Regional Final then progress to the Cup Final.
Each team can nominate 6 athletes to run, of which the first 4 finishing count towards team scores.
Entering teams, and all event administration, is done online, we can no longer afford to post anything.
Payment for entries must be made online by card at the time you make your entry. If you
don't pay, your entry won't be registered.
In order to access the online entry form
you will need to use a school-based email address so that we can verify
that you are a teacher at your