European Cross Country Championships
|European Cross Country Championships|
Action from the men's race in 2010
The European Cross Country Championships is an annual international cross country running competition. Organised by the European Athletic Association, it is the area championships for the region and is held in December each year. The championships was inaugurated in 1994 in Alnwick and the venue for the championships changes each year.
Unlike the World Championships for the sport, the European Cross Country Championships consists of six races in age categories, with separate senior, under-23, and junior races for both men and women. There are individual and national team medals awarded in each race. In the team competition, the top three from a team of up to six are scored.
The first edition of the competition featured only senior races and 180 athletes took part. Men's and women's junior (under-20) races were introduced at the third edition in 1996 and under-23 races were added to the programme in 2006.
|1||1994||Alnwick||United Kingdom||10 December||2||23||180|
|2||1995||Alnwick||United Kingdom||2 December||2||23||186|
|10||2003||Edinburgh||United Kingdom||14 December||4||27||135|
|13||2006||San Giorgio su Legnano||Italy||10 December||6||21||125|
|16||2009||Dublin||Ireland||13 December||Santry Demesne||6||30||116|
|17||2010||Albufeira||Portugal||12 December||Açoteias Cross Country Course||6||34||123|
|22||2015||Hyères-Toulon||France||13 December||Hippodrome de Hyères||6||32||147|
|24||2017||Šamorín||Slovakia||10 December||Šamorín x-bionic® sphere||7||37||157|
|27||2020||Dublin||Ireland||13 December||National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown|
|28||2021||Turin||Italy||12 December||La Mandria Park|
- nb Country and athlete figures for senior races only
- Event - SPAR European Cross Country Championships. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-12-10.
- Cross country vital for athlete development, says President Wirz Archived 2012-01-11 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (2011-12-10). Retrieved on 2011-12-10.