Junior Challenge

*The 2018 event has now taken place. For results please visit the bottom of the page. For race photos please visit our Facebook page.*

The Junior Challenge is a road race (fun run) held annually by Watford Harriers at Cassiobury Park. This is open to all children in primary school and secondary school years 7-9. This is also regardless of ability and a great opportunity for athletes to represent their schools in a competitive event. We have two races in the following age categories: U8s & U10s-U14s. 

The date for the 2018 edition is Saturday 24th March. If you have any queries, please contact our School Liaison Officer, Ross Connor at slo.watfordharriers@hotmail.com

Full details below:



The first for UNDER 8’s of approx. 1.2km will start at 11.15 a.m.

The second for UNDER 10’s, UNDER 12’s and UNDER 14’s of approx. 2.5km at 11.30 a.m.

There will be an ENTRY FEE OF £5.00 and a commemorative item will be given to all finishers.

The first three boys and girls in each category will receive a trophy to be presented at the start/finish as soon as possible after the races.

To enter please download and fill in the entry form at the bottom of the page and either bring it with you on the day or post to the address provided on the form. Numbers are to be collected on the day from race HQ, near the band stand in the centre of Cassiobury Park between Stratford Way and Shepherds Road entrances.

Online Entry

Online Entry for the Junior Challenge 2019

Online entry for the Junior Challenge 2019 will appear here when available.


Peace Hospice Care

We have chosen to support local charity, Peace Hospice Care this year. If every participant raises just £5 for them, it could pay for 200 hours of healthcare assistance, supporting patients’ emotional and practical needs at the most difficult times. Please download the sponsorship form to donate, thank you for anything you are able to give or raise in sponsorship.  


Junior Challenge 2018 Entry Form (doc)


Peace Hospice Care Sponsor Form (pdf)