Entry closes 24th September...
One of the most popular sports events in the school year open to all children is the Thanet Primary Schools Cross-Country. This event takes place just twice a year and attracts close to 1000 children on each occasion. Our main focus is always on getting as many children involved from the school as possible, regardless of how good they are at running, to involve them in sport and in a school team. The first event of the year takes place at Quex Park on Saturday 5th October 2019. At this event last year we had 200 Upton children entered– more than four times the entry of any other school.
The race itself is not long and all children will finish inside 10 minutes: 1km for Year 3 & 4; 1.5 km for years 5 & 6. There are separate races for boys and girls in each year group. There is a fantastic feeling of accomplishment for children when they finish the race, regardless of position, and the event is always really exciting to watch with parents and schools cheering on their children. All runners receive a medal just for taking part and stand up during assembly for congratulation.
Even though the event is on the morning of 5th October (see attached sheet for times) entries must be in by Tuesday 24th September. I appreciate that pupils may have other clubs or sports events on a Saturday morning, but many local clubs will make the effort to switch kick-off times, training times, etc, to support children competing for their school –especially as this is a one-off event – as long as they know in advance.
To enter the event (and claim a free sports team t-shirt for first-time runners) parents need to:
Return the form below with the £3 entry fee in a clearly marked and sealed envelope before the closing date of 24th September.