World 5000m Challenge

The 5000m Challenge (for Primary aged children) is designed as a Virtual Team Relay event.

Students from all over will compete to break (and set!) new World Records over the Marathon and 5000m distances!

 

WHEN IS IT?

We know schools have busy schedules so we are keeping these endurance competitions open until 14th June. Simply pick a date that suits and run.

Our official Launch week will be the week commencing 12th October 2020.

Our Finals week will be the week commencing 14th June 2021.

 

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

The event is for teams of children aged 7 to 11 on the day of the event.

The minimum team size is 10 children with each team member running 5 times over a 100m distance.

There is no maximum team size so all the children in your class can be in the team or why not divide the class into different teams to create an exciting competition.

Children who don’t wish to run can be involved acting as team managers, timekeepers, etc. 

Teams can either be mixed (a minimum of 5 Boys or 5 Girls to qualify as a mixed team) or all girls and all boys and there is also a category for ‘any age’ if younger or older children wish to take part.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The 5000 metre distance is divided into 50 sections of 100 metres each.

Each team member completes one 100 metre section before passing the baton to the next runner (maximum of 5 sections per runner).

 

HOW TO TAKE PART?

For information on how to take part in the World 5000m Challenge please visit the Competition Centre (link at the side of the page).

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