The course will be a mixture of mainly grass and a small portion
of gravel track, with some artificial turf to allow runners to
cross over the main driveway to Parliament Buildings.
The nature of the course will be dependent on the weather
conditions. If the ground is extremely wet, there will be fewer
grass areas to run on and more gravel tracks and tarmac. Runners
are advised to bring a selection of running shoes, i.e. spike and
The Cross Country event will involve 4 races (Women's 5k and
10k, Men's 5k and 10k). There are a wide range of age
categories in both distances, with team and heavyweight
categories in the 10k races only.
Click here to view the course layout.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Please note that all dates are subject to change. Detailed
scheduling (exact dates and times for individual events) will be
confirmed at the beginning of July 2013.
The venue for cross country is Stormont Estate.
The Cross Country event will take place at the picturesque
Stormont Estate in the grounds of Stormont Castle and Parliament
Buildings. The internationally renowned course is both challenging
and scenic and hosts numerous high profile cross country races each
The Estate includes a 164-hectare public park with marked walking
routes offering spectacular views across Belfast.
Upper Newtownards Road
A map is shown at the bottom of the page.
For detailed information on the Cross Country competition at the
2013 Games go to the relevant section of the Entry Book.
Click here to download the Cross Country
Click here for a list of rules for Cross Country.
For any other queries email the 2013 Cross Country coordinator
Click here to register for Cross
Will males and females run together?
No, males and females will run separately in 4 distinct races.
What distances will the races be?
5k and 10k.
Will this be a chip timed event?
Map of venues