Global Challenge

About

What makes this event so unique? 

About the Global Challenge.

Register from 13 Jan 2021 and run anytime between 1 February and 21 March, 2021, recording your results on our interactive Results Hub. See how you rank and secure your bling.

The World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge is a virtual event created as the community participation program that will take place at the actual World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 taking place in Bathurst, Australia 19 February 2022. Smashing down the barriers of global participation, this really is a one of a kind event where participants get to challenge and run against individuals from all around the globe.

Whether it’s your favourite grass route, mountain climb or road run, you can run absolutely anywhere your heart desires – as long as it is safe and complies with local government regulations and the event rules.

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Become part of the challenge....

The Process

How It Works.

The four simple steps to a successful and fun World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge. 

Step 1.
Register

Register for the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge by selecting your age category and distance. Be sure to check out some of the awesome and exclusive ASICS merchandise available, as well as the official event memorabilia, and if you’re feeling generous, drop a donation into our charity partner, World Vision.   

Note, if you are under 14, a parent or guardian must register on your behalf.

Step 2.
Run

Run your prescribed distance between 1 February – 21 March 2021. You will need to keep track of your run using a GPS application. We recommend the use of the RunKeeper App for the most seamless experience possible. It is free and can be downloaded from Apple and Android App Stores.

Step 3.
Record

Once you have completed your event, it is time to upload your results. This can be done automatically if using RunKeeper or through our results hub. 

Check out how you’re tracking on our fully interactive results page. You can compare your time with participants from around the world by age, gender, location, distance, event, and team!  

Think you can smash out a better result? You can participate as many times as you like across the 2 month period, just remember that the latest time uploaded will override prior runs so make sure the last run you upload is your best.

Step 4.
Reward

Sit back and enjoy the rewards. Reflect on your participation in a truly global virtual event and track your results against others from across the world. Track how your going to qualify for the finals, feel good about the amount you continue to raise for charity, access your unique partner offers, and of course, gain access to your free Finishers Certificate and Virtual Medal.

But don’t forget the ONE OFF World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge medal that we can send to you on completion of your challenge! This is bling that will stand out forever!

The Specifics.

Where

Wherever your heart desires, provided it is safe and complies with local government regulations.

When

Participate anytime between Monday 1 February and Sunday 21 March, 2021.

Who

This event is for EVERYONE, with distances to match any ability.

How

Walk, run jog, or roll your way through your distance.

What

Distances range from 1km to 10km.

Cost

Entry for this event is $10USD and allows you to participate as many times as you like over the 2 months.

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 21Global 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 Global 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.

Participant Information.

Need to know participation information to help you have a successful World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge. 

Distance and Age Groups

Find out what age group and distance to register for. 

Relays

Because running with friends is always better. 

Rules

Rules and regulations relating to your participation in this global challenge. 

Finals

All details relating to the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge finals. 

1 FEBRUARY TO 21 MARCH 2021
DISTANCES FROM 1KM TO 10KM
Contact Info

Contact Us.

info@theglobalathleticschallenge.com