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The Warandecross is among the most prominent cross country races in Europe, being assigned the EA Permit status. It is organized by the local organizing committee under the auspices of the Dutch Athletics Federation. Traditionally, strong competition at a European level is guaranteed, largely because of the date at which the Warandecross takes place. With usually about three weeks to go before the European Cross Country Championships, the Warandecross offers athletes a final test moment, and for some countries it has even become a final qualification moment.


The Warandecross in Tilburg takes place on the 24th of November, 2019.

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About 100 athletes from, among others, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Moldova and the Ukraine participated in this meeting. 

Legal documents

Similar to participation in the Warandecross, only European country athletes can participate. Athletes with either a European passport or a European residence permit can be part of a country team. For example, in the Belgian team athletes with a Belgian passport or a Belgian residence permit can participate.

Starting fees and travelling expenses

Possible starting fees and reimbursement of travelling expenses is unrelated to the teams. This is arranged on the individual level, through the national coach or the team manager.


Program Sunday 24 November:

  • Women juniors (IAAF)   4.300 meter
  • Men Juniors (IAAF)       6.200 meter
  • Men Short Cross          2.400 meter
  • Women Short Cross      2.400 meter
  • Men Seniors              10.000 meter
  • Women Seniors           8.000 meter

Track and organization

The track at which the race takes place, in the beautiful surrounding of Tilburg University, offers you a challenging place for your competition. The track includes grass parts, muddy pools, tough hillocks, but also some wider lanes at which you can overtake your competitor!
The organization can support in finding accommodation for Saturday night November 23th. A pasta meal is offered to all invited athletes at Saturday evening. The organization will also offer transportation in the Netherlands from and to airport(s) or train stations.

Contact and registration

If you are interested in participating in our race, please contact the athlete managers of the International Warandecross Frans Heffels or Judith Princen at Be sure to include a short CV with your most recent results.

We trust to present you a strong competition, and thus, an excellent preparation for the European Championships Cross-country in the beautiful surroundings of Tilburg University. In addition you can expect a warm welcome and a well organized event.

We wish you all the best in your preparation for the upcoming cross-country season and hope to welcome you in Tilburg.