Run for Team Lambeth in the London Youth Games

21 September 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Under 17? Want to run in the London Youth Games Cross Country finals? Send your best time to Team Lambeth.

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Run for Team Lambeth in the London Youth Games

Lambeth invites young runners/athletes to try out for Team Lambeth and to represent the Borough in the Cross Country competition at this year’s London Youth Games. The London Youth Games Cross Country Event will take place on Saturday 18 November

How to Qualify

To win your chance of being selected, we need to know your run/race time.

Cross country runner?

starting line for cross country with girls in red, green and blue tops

send in your run time from a cross-country or Parkrun

 If you’re already competing in cross-country races, send in your qualifying time’ from a race you’ve already done, rather than having to run another race.

Not a regular cross-country runner?

If you don’t compete in regular cross-country events races, please submit your run time from a local Parkrun, Power of 10 or a club track meet time. You will need to register online ( before your first race. It can be a full 5k parkrun or a 2k junior parkrun. You will only need to register once to get a unique bar code and take with you to your run otherwise your time cannot be accredited. Parkrun volunteers scan your bar code at the finish line to record who you are and where you finish within your age group.

What category is right for me?

Take a look at the table to see which age category you can enter based on your date of birth – and how long your run will be.

Age Categories

Event Oldest DOB Youngest DOB
U11 01/09/2012 31/08/2014
U13 01/09/2010 31/08/2012
U15 01/09/2008 31/08/2010
U17 01/09/2006 31/08/2008


Age Category Girls Boys
U11 1500m 1500m
U13 2000m 2000m
U15 2000m 3000m
U17 3000m 4500m

Send us your best run time

Wherever you get your (hopefully) qualifying time from, email your race time to including your:

  • First/Surname
  • School Name
  • Date of Birth
  • School Year
  • Address
  • Post Code
  • Contact/Guardian name and email

Closing date is 16 October. Please remember that you must either go to a school in Lambeth or live in the borough to be able to run for Team Lambeth in the London Youth Games.

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