Primary and Junior School Athletics Competitions in Term One: A Comprehensive Overview

As the half-term break concludes, primary and junior school learners eagerly anticipate the athletic competitions scheduled for Term One. With an array of events tailored to each level, students are poised to showcase their athletic prowess. Let’s delve into the details of these competitions and what participants can expect.

Athletics Events for Primary School Learners:

Primary school learners will exclusively engage in athletics events during Term One. The following events are slated to test their speed, endurance, and agility:

Sprint Races:

  • 100m
  • 100m hurdles (girls)
  • 110m hurdles (boys)
  • 200m
  • 400m
  • 400m hurdles

Middle Distance Races:

  • 800m
  • 1500m
  • 3000m

Long Distance Races:

  • 5000m
  • 5000m walk


  • 4 x 100m
  • 4 x 400m
  • 4 x 400m mixed


  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Pole Vault


  • Javelin
  • Shot Putt
  • Discus
  • Hammer

Athletics and Additional Sporting Activities for Junior School Learners:

Junior school learners will participate in a variety of athletic events along with other sporting activities, offering a diverse range of opportunities for physical engagement. The athletic events include:


Additional Sporting Activities:

  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Swimming
  • Basketball 5×5

Competition Guidelines and Requirements:

To ensure fair play and organized participation, specific guidelines and requirements have been established:

  • Participation Limits:
    • One participant per school for short races.
    • Two participants per school for middle distance and field events (throws and jumps).
    • Three participants per school for long distance events.
  • Documentation:
    • Birth certificate (no age limit)
    • Introduction letter
    • Photo of participant with the head of the institution

National Co-curricular Activities Calendar of Events:

Additionally, the national co-curricular activities calendar outlines upcoming events beyond the term’s athletics competitions. These include:

  • Secondary Schools Sports
  • Secondary Special Schools Sports
  • National Drama and Film Festival
  • Science and Engineering Fair
  • Kenya Teachers Colleges Events


The primary and junior school athletics competitions in Term One offer a platform for young athletes to showcase their talents and compete in various track and field events. With meticulous planning and adherence to guidelines, these competitions foster sportsmanship, teamwork, and physical fitness among students. As learners gear up for action-packed days of competition, Term One promises to be an exhilarating journey filled with athletic achievements and memorable moments.


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