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World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold Series Schedule

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AMOREBIETA-ETXANO, Spain (Oct. 18) — The World Athletics Cross Country Tour is ramping up, shifting focus to its first Gold-level event of the 2023-2024 season. After initial Silver and Bronze level meets in Lidingö, Sweden, and Dublin, Ireland, the tour is set to make its Gold debut in Amorebieta-Etxano, Spain.

This year’s Cross Country Tour is the most expansive to date, featuring 25 fixtures from September to March. The lineup includes 15 Gold level, eight Silver, and two Bronze events.

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The season kicked off with the TCS Lidingöloppet in Sweden on September 23 and continued at the Autumn Open International in Ireland on October 15.

Key Stops Ahead

The tour will make its next stop for a Silver-level meeting at the NI & Ulster and Bobby Rea International Cross Country in Belfast on October 21.

This will serve as a prelude to the first Gold-level competition at the Cross Internacional Zornotza in Amorebieta-Etxano, Spain, slated for the following day.

The tour features some of the most prestigious international cross-country races and will play a significant role in preparing athletes for the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Belgrade on March 30.

Olympic Implications

The World Athletics Cross Country Tour and the cross-country rankings also serve as a qualification pathway for the 10,000m at global championships.

The top eight men and women in the cross-country rankings, who are not already qualified, will automatically earn a spot for the Olympic Games in Paris.

Upcoming Gold-Level Cross Country Schedule

  • 22 Oct – Cross Internacional Zornotza, Amorebieta-Etxano (ESP)
  • 29 Oct – Cross Internacional de Atapuerca, Atapuerca (ESP)
  • 11 Nov – Cardiff Cross Challenge, Cardiff (GBR)
  • 12 Nov – XLI Cross Internacional de Italica, Seville (ESP)
  • 19 Nov – Cross Internacional de Soria (ESP)
  • 26 Nov – Cross Internacional de La Constitucion Alcobendas, Alcobendas (ESP)
  • 30 Nov – Cross Champs, Austin, TX (USA)
  • 17 Dec – Cross Internacional de Venta de Banos, Venta de Banos (ESP)
  • 6 Jan – Campaccio International Cross Country, San Giorgio su Legnano (ITA)
  • 7 Jan – Elgoibar Juan Muguerza International Cross Country, Elgoibar (ESP)
  • 21 Jan – Cross Cup de Hannut, Hannut (BEL)
  • 27 Jan – Botswana International Cross Country, Gaborone (BOT)
  • 28 Jan – Cinque Mulini, San Vittore Olona (ITA)
  • 3 Feb – Sirikwa Classic Cross Country, Eldoret (KEN)
  • 25 Feb – Cross Internacional das Amendoeiras em Flor, Albufeira (POR)

For more information, visit World Athletics Cross Country Tour Full Schedule.

Miranda Mitchell

Miranda Mitchell

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