World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge

- A Global First Virtual Run

For the first time in history...

…we bring you the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge.

Your global challenge begins here...

This unique and fun filled event is designed for people of all ages and abilities; with quite literally something for everyone. Participants will be ranked in their age group across their country, continent and globally with the opportunity to represent their country in the ‘final series’. But its not just about the rankings, its about the joy of running cross country, amazing World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge bling and participating – no matter how fit or fast!

So, what are you waiting for… join hundreds of thousands of fitness and running enthusiasts from across the globe in this historic first.

Find out more about the specifics of the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge.

Check out where you're ranking in your country, continent and around the globe.

What's motivating you to get to that elusive finish line? Perhaps the trip to Australia, or an amazing medal...

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The Specifics

How to get involved.

Four simple steps to getting involved.

Step 1.
Register

Register for the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge, as an individual, relay or both, select your applicable age category and distance.

Step 2.
Run

Run your prescribed distance, anytime between 1 February to 21 March, 2021. You will need to keep track of your run using a GPS application.

Step 3.
Record

Upload your results automatically if using RunKeeper or through our results hub.

Step 4.
Reward

Sit back and enjoy the rewards. Reflect on your participation in a truly global virtual event, and receive free finishers certificate and virtual medal.

What's included in your entry?

Other than that ‘feel good’ feeling or smashing out a PB, what else is included in your entry? 

Unique Opportunity

A world first, the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge will unite the world of running in this unique challenge that will be fun, innovative and interesting. 

Interactive Results Hub Access

Live leader boards, with the ability to compare yourself to runners around the world, in your region, and your home country.

Access to Exclusive Merch

Inaugural merchandise, awesome bling and a whole host of other goodies to collect.

Eligibility for Finals

A chance to qualify for the finals, a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent your country in a virtual World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge finals. 

Finishers Certificate

Personalised downloadable finisher certificate​.

Access to Competitions

Take part in fun challenges like the World’s Best Selfie or enjoy the opportunity to design the official World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge race bib.

Personalised Race Bib

A downloadable personalised virtual race bib to wear on your virtual run.​

Opportunity to Make a Difference

The opportunity to fundraise for worthwhile causes, including our official charity of choice, World Vision.​

Prizes

Opportunity for all participants to win other fantastic prizes from our partners.

Chance to win a Trip to Australia

Go into the draw to win a fully paid trip to the World Athletics Cross Country Championships being held in Bathurst, AUSTRALIA 19 February 2022.

COUNTRY

See how you compare to those around your own country. ​

GLOBE

The ultimate battle; how do you measure up with others from around the globe?​

CONTINENT

See how you measure up against those from the same continent.​

Contact Info

Contact Us.

info@theglobalathleticschallenge.com

Event Partners

World Athletics Partners
World Athletics Media Partner
World Athletics Suppliers
Public Institutions