World Athletics Cross Country Championships

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Mount Panorama will be transformed into a cross country playground for three big days of action at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 23 from 17 – 19 February 2023.

More than 500 athletes from 68 countries across the globe will descend on the spiritual home of Australian motorsport to take on the terrain, and whatever else mother nature can muster. It’s the first time that Australia has hosted the World Athletics Cross Country Championships and the first time in the Oceania region since Auckland in 1988.

Along with the World Championships the 2023 event will also feature a range of public events which will see everyday runners competing over the actual World Cross Country Championship Course.

As part of the Championships, Bathurst Regional Council will be ‘dressing’ the city to welcome athletes from all around the world. Expect to see street flags, welcome banners and shop fronts filled with excitement in the weeks leading up to the event.

Get Involved

Council is asking businesses to assist in dressing the city and contribute to the overall festival feel and vibe.

Let’s welcome athletes and visitors with our great country hospitality and make them feel welcome.


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