A large field of 3 700 will turn out in all age groups on Saturday, 9 September 2017, as elite athletes battle for top honours at the ASA Cross Country Championships in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
A total of 138 entries have been received for the senior 10km Men race, spearheaded by defending champion David Manja who turns out for host province Athletics Central North-West.
In the 10km Women race, 47 women will fight for the national crown led by title holder Kesa Molotsane of Athletics Free State.
Senior titles will also be on offer over the 4km distance, with Marko Bucarizza (Central Gauteng Athletics) and Stella Marais (Athletics Gauteng North) lining up in defence of their titles.
The battles will be hard-fought, however, with 199 men and 127 women chasing the senior and Under-23 crowns in the 4km event.
With multiple age group contests also taking place, including sub-youth and youth categories, 104 athletes will compete in the junior 8km Men event and 64 will turn out in the junior 6km Women race.
The annual national championships will get underway at 7.45am at NWU-Pukke Sports Fields.