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Record number of primary students set to soar at Symmons

Monday, 25 June 2018 | alinta



Monday 25th June 2018

Athletics Tasmania is pleased to announce a record breaking 2,500-plus primary school students will participate in the 2018 Tasmanian Primary All Schools Cross Country.

The event for 9-12 year olds, held at Symmons Plains Raceway on Tuesday 26th June, sees students from around the State come together to contest either the 2km or 3km distance.

Events start at 11:30am, and run through until 1:30pm.

The success of the All Schools Cross Country has grown rapidly in recent years, aided by a revamped online portal making entries for both individuals and schools easier.

Athletics Tasmania Executive Officer Gabby Steele reiterated the inclusive and participation-based nature of the event.

"Our hard working social media and office administration teams field many questions in the lead up to an event like the Primary All Schools."

"In particular, parents and guardians often ask if 'there are any qualification or entry standards?'"

"We are really proud to promote this as an event for all, irrespective of ability or ambitions. The primary event is open to all students and is about having fun, being healthy and staying active."

"Plus, having a road trip and run with your friends."

"This year will see the inclusion of a number of schools that haven't participated before, which is a great achievement and something we look to expand on in coming years."

"The support and awareness of the All Schools Cross Country by the schools has been incredibly positive and appreciated by Athletics Tasmania."

The event has been boosted over the last two years by the major sponsorship from Proper National Pies, who travel to Symmons Plains and refuel the athletes and spectators across the day.

This event also provides a pathway for those seeking further enjoyment in their cross country running, acting as the trials for the Schools Sports Australia cross country nationals held in Cairns in August.

The Tasmanian Secondary All Schools Cross Country is being held on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at Symmons Plains.

What: 2018 Tasmanian Primary All Schools Cross Country
When: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Where: Symmons Plains Raceway
Time: Events start at 11:30am and run until 1:30pm

For more information, including the timetable of events, visit

For further details, contact:
Athletics Tasmania Executive Officer
Gabby Steele - 0407 352 021

Athletics Tasmania Social Media Manager
Dominic Anastasio - 0459 366 090

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