4 October 2020

Fox Hill Cross Country

2-8 km
Cross country race with 2 km loop on a meadow in the Bitsevsky forest. Distances from 2 to 8 km. Separate starts for men and women. Awards in age categories.

On October 4, in the Bitsevsky Forest Park, the Fox Hill XC will be held. The loop route is 2 km. The distance is from 2 to 8 km depending on the gender and age category. You will enjoy the cross-country run and a lot of fresh air!

The cross-country run implies separate starts apart from each other. During the entire competitive day, the athletes will run from a wide start line without corrals. If you are not ready to participate in large-scale runs yet, the Fox Hill XC may be an ideal solution for you.

In 2020, due to Coronavirus-Related Health and Safety Concerns (COVID-19), the Fox Hill XC has been postponed from April 19 to October 4.

Information for the participants who have applied for the spring event: you don’t need to apply again. Paid applications were shifted automatically. All you need is to wait for receiving your starter kit, race number, and be ready to run!

For Participants

General Information


The track is circular, the length of one lap is 2 km, completely unpaved, deep mud and puddles are possible.



Friday, 2 October



Participant packet pick up.


Saturday, 3 October

11:00–19:00   Participant packet pick up.

Sunday, 4 October

    Start area opens.
10:00   Start girls 18-19 y.o. for 2 km.
10:20   Start boys 18-19 y.o. for 4 km.
11:00   Start women 35 y.o. and older for 4 km.
11:40   Start men 35 y.o. and older for 6 km.
12:40   Start women 20-22 y.o. and 23-34 y.o. for 6 km.
13:40   Start men 20-22 y.o. and 23-34 y.o. for 8 km.
15:00   Closing event.



  • Individual

How to register

To register for Fox Hill Cross Country, you must complete the online application form and pay the registration fee on Running Community website. During registration enter your personal data according to ID card. Otherwise you will not be able to pick-up your participant packet and bib number. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Online registration will close 23:59 24 September. Online registration may be closed earlier if the entry limit is reached.

Additional registration will be open 4 October from 8:00 at the start area in the Bitsevsky Park.

Registration requirements

  • Participants must be 18 years or older on the race day.
  • All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number) on 2 October 15:00-21:00 or 3 October 11:00-19:00 or 4 October from 8:00.
  • All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID and original medical certificate stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition upon picking up their own participant packet.
  • Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Registration fee

Registration fee: 
• for runners aged 18-19 years — 500 rubles; 
• for runners aged 20 years and older — 750 rubles.

Packet Pick Up

  • Indivdiual

Location & hours

2 October 15:00–21:00 and 3 October 11:00–19:00 at the Sportmaster store, Varshavskoe road, 129A, metro Prazhskaya.

4 October from 8:00 at the start area in the Bitsevsky Park.

Participant packet

Participant packet includes: 
• Bib number with timing chip and safety pins. 
• Wristband and clothing bag for clothing drop off. 
• Finisher lapel pin.

• Running shirt with race design — 990 rubles.

How to pick up participant packet

To pick-up participant packet you must present:

  • Government-issued photo identity document.
  • Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).

If you can’t pick-up your participant packet on 2 or 3 October, a friend or family member may serve as your proxy and pick up your race materials for you. Proxy must bring the following documents for person he/she is representing:

  • The original letter of attorney for a third party to collect participant’s packet.
  • Government-issued photo identity document.
  • A copy of the participant’s identity document.
  • Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).

The power of attorney does not entitle the authorized person to participate in the race with your number. The transfer of the number is prohibited by the rules of the competition. A participant with a another's number will be disqualified.

Medical certificate

Medical certificate must proof that the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition. Medical certificate must be valid in the athlete's country of residence, filled in, stamped and signed by a doctor, and comply with all the rules and regulations enforced in the athlete's country. The certificate must be issued less than 6 months prior to the race.

Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.

Medical Certificate Form

Race Day

  • Individual

Getting there

From the metro station Belyaevo, walk along Miklukho-Maklaya Street to the intersection with Sevastopol Ave., enter the park and walk straight along the main path 650 meters.

By car
Free parking is available on Miklukho-Maklay Street and Vvedensky Street. There is no car entrance to the park.


For your convenience, male and female changing tents, baggage storage and toilets are available in the start area.

Start & finish

Men and women of different age groups start at different times. See the schedule of starts. You can only start in the race of your age group, which is listed on your bib number.

Follow directions from race officials and volunteers at all times for a safe and orderly start to the race. Please mind your fellow runners. Please take care not to endanger others or yourself. In order to be able to hear your fellow runners of volunteers we ask you to run without music headphones. Doing so you also won’t miss any cheers from the spectators.

No animals are allowed on the course.

Your net running time will start to be recorded when you cross the start line. Your net time will be registered once your cross the finish line.

After the finish you will receive drinking water.

If you are feeling unwell, please ask for the medical aid straight away.

Medical aid

Medical aid will be located at the start/finish area. Please do not hesitate to contact any medical personnel if you are having difficulties – we appreciate you doing so. If you need medical aid, you may to ask any volunteer or fellow runners to an emergency call for you.


Your result will be measured with Chronotrack timing system, judges at the finish and the video registration system.

Your net running time will be recorded when you cross the start and finish lines. The timing chip will be issued to each participant before the start. The chip must be attached to the leg with a strap. After the finish the chip must be handed over to the judges.

Within a few hours after the last runner finish you will receive a text message and email with your draft result. The results list will be available online at this website.


Participants who rank 1-3 in each age category will be awarded:
• men 18-19, 20-22, 23-34, 35 and older;
• women 18-19, 20-22, 23-34, 35 and older.

For Spectators

Where to Cheer

If you've ever run races, you know how crowd support can immensely boost runners’ spirits. Please don’t be shy to encourage passing runners even if you don’t know them.

Spectators will be able to escort runners to the start, cheer them throughout the race, as well as greet them near the finish line.

For Volunteers

Register to Volunteer

If you want to join our volunteer team, reach us by email volunteer@runc.run.


Life Line Charity Foundation

The Life Line Charity Foundation has become the charity partner of the Running Community. Now, when registering for our races you can make a donation for this foundation and help children.

The Life Line Charity Foundation provides support to ill children, who suffer from life threatening diseases. This charity funds medical equipment acquisition, high tech surgeries and medical research. Over the past 16 years the Foundation has provided targeted support to more than 11,275 children.

One of Life Line’s work directions is endoprosthesis in the treatment of sarcoma (bone tumors). For a long time it was considered that amputation is the only effective method of treatment of bone cancer. However, at the moment specialized treatment using insertion of high tech prosthesis allows children to keep their limbs and return to normal life. A single endoprosthesis costs Rub 2.5mln — an insurmountable sum of money for the majority of families in Russia. Together we can accumulate necessary funds to save children with bone tumors. Each donation is valuable!

Make a donation on the Life Line Charity Foundation website.


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