Part of the wide ranging community programme with early rounds taking place in schools for children in year 7 -11/12 year olds. The Great School Sprint will follow the Great City Games in moving to Stockton on Tees for 2019 with schools from across Tees Valley competing.
Round 1: In-School Competitions
Schools stage their own sprints to find their fastest girls and boys. The fastest boys and girls will progress to their city heats, semi-finals and finals.
Round 2: City Final – Tees Valley
The fastest girls & boys from each school come together to race other schools in the city. The children will take part in 2 rounds on the day; heats and semi-finals. England Athletics coaches and world-class elite athletes will be on hand to guide the participants through masterclasses and elite Q&A sessions. The four fastest boys and girls will get the chance to compete as part of the Great CityGames with the potential of being a part of the BBC programme.
Round 3: Great School Sprints Final
The finalist from round 2 will compete in the Great School Sprints final as part of the Great City Games. Finalists will get the opportunity to compete on a specially-constructed track as part of the Great CityGames where world-class athletes will be competing.