MORE than 2500 primary school students will hit the Bendigo Jockey Club track on Wednesday for the annual Campaspe, Goldfields and Sandhurst Divisions Cross Country Run.
Students from more than 65 schools will be represented at the event, with students being bussed in from all over the region.
"Many students from across the region look forward to this event each year, it caters for students of all abilities as each age group has a variety of levels," said event convenor Wendy Ennor.
The event is organised by the Bendigo Physical Education Committee and provides the opportunity for students of all abilities to compete, with winners from the top divisions having the chance to represent the Bendigo area at the state championships in Melbourne.
Students run in their age groups with the youngest runners being eight-years-old, all the way through to 12 and 13-year-old grade 6 students.
Each age group is also divided into four divisions, to cater for students of all abilities who wish to participate.
The first four runners over the line in the premier blue division have the chance to go onto the state championships later in the year.
Younger students cover a 2km track, while older age groups run along a 3km track.
Events will get underway at 10am with the 10-year-old boys and the last race, the 12-year-old girls, starting about 2.30pm.
Students and approximately 1000 parents are expected to attend the Bendigo Jockey Club on the day making the event the biggest participation event for primary students in the region.
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