• The Irish Life Health Novice and Juvenile Uneven Age XC Championships 2017

  • Heffernan crowned Irish Life Health Athlete of the Year

  • Record-breaker Fionnuala leads Irish entries for Euro Cross

  • Athletics Ireland reached 60,000+ members

  • Irish Life Health National Senior & Juvenile Even Age Championships 2017

Autumn Open Cross Country Festival 2017


This year’s Autumn Open Cross Country Festival in association with Fingal County Council will take place at the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown on Sunday 22nd October 2017. This event will give athletes the perfect opportunity to kick start their 2017 cross country season, showcasing their form ahead of the Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships in November & the European Cross Country Championships in December. Last year showed athletes compete from Britain, Poland and Belgium and this year’s festival will again include international athletes. This event is open to non-Athletics Ireland members and aims to encourage those that take to the roads every weekend to come along and try a different style of racing on the country. This is a great opportunity for Irish Life Health Fit4Life members and road racers to give cross country running a go!


Online entry is now available: Register HERE for €15, entries will be taken on the day for €20. 

Event Timetable:

Please click HERE for the timetable.

Course Map and Directions: 

Click HERE for a course map and directions to the National Sports Campus. 

Prize Money:

Masters: Top 3 per age category.

Men & Women: 1st - €500, 2nd - €400, 3rd - €300, 4th - €200 & 5th - €100

Under 20 Men & Women: 1st - €150, 2nd - €100 & 3rd - €50

Master Athletes:

The races will also incorporate the Master Cross Country Trials for the British and Irish Master Cross Country Championships. In order for a Master athlete to be considered for selection they must compete in their appropriate distance.

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