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51st National Cross Country Championships

51st National Cross Country Championships will be held at Bhillai (Chhattisgarh) on Sunday, the 15th January 2017. The following races will be conducted in the Championships:-


Men – 10Km Women – 10Km

Jr Men (U-20 Yrs) – 8Km Jr Women (U-20 Yrs) – 6Km

Boys Under 18 Yrs – 6Km Girls Under 18 Yrs – 4Km

Boys under 16 Yrs – 2KM Girls Under 16 Yrs – 2KM

Composition of Teams

(a) Men, Women, Junior Men, Junior Women – 6 to run & 4 to score

(b) Boys & Girls under 18yrs & 16yrs – Each unit can send maximum of two athletes in each section.

Team Championships

Team Championships will be worked out in Men, Women, Junior Men & Junior Women sections only.

There will be no Team Championships in Races conducted for Boys & Girls under 18 yrs & 16 yrs. In other words Medals & Merit Certificates will be awarded to First Three places only in these groups.

Eligibility Criteria for Junior Athlete.

(a) Junior Athlete should be in his/her age group as on 15th January 2017.

(b) An athlete can participate in his/her age group only.

Age Brackets

Boys & Girls under 20 yrs – Born between 16.01.1997 & 15.01.1999

Boys & Girls under 18 yrs – Born between 16.01.1999 & 15.01.2001

Boys & Girls under 16 yrs – Born between 16.01.2001 & 15.01.2003

Age Verification

Junior Athletes are required to bring with them original X Standard certificate from recognized Central/State Education Board. Athletes who have not passed X standard OR have not gone to the school at all, are required to bring original Birth Certificate from the concerned Government /Municipal authorities. Athletes who are drop outs should bring original Birth Certificate and also certificate showing date of birth from the school he/she last attended.

Junior Athletes, who do not produce the proof of date of birth as mentioned above, will Not be allowed to participate. A team of Doctors & members of AFI Age Verifications Committee will verify the age of Junior athletes.


Each team is required to bring its Flag and deposit with the organizers.