The LUCA Cross-Country League (previously known as the LCL) is London’s historic cross-country league for universities in London. Held across five races over two terms, students compete for individual and team success.

The league gives students the chance to race in some of London’s finest parks and measure their improvement over the season … and the years.

Students of the University of London are expected to compete for their college team. Students without a college team may enter on behalf of the University of London.

Races are typically 5k (two laps) for women and 8k (three laps) for men. All races are held on a Wednesday at 3pm


17 Oct 2018Cross-Country Race 1Parliament HillClick here
31 Oct 2018Cross-Country Race 2Mitcham CommonClick here
14 Nov 2108Cross-Country Race 3Wimbledon CommonClick here
23 Jan 2019Cross-Country Race 4Alexandra Palace
27 Feb 2019Cross-Country Race 5Wormwood Scrubs


Current season results and standings

Past results

How it works (athletes)

  1. Athletes sign up once here for free. You will get a LUCA Member number. Remember this number – you will need it when you cross the finishing line!
  2. As you cross the finishing line, you get a token.
  3. You give this token to the finishing desk along with your LUCA member number.
  4. We assign points to individuals and calculate team scores

Advice for team captains

  1. Encourage your members to sign up here well before the race. You can find a list of your athletes ID numbers by going to your club’s directory.
  2. We will bill you towards the end of the season dependent on the amount of athletes you field (See below)

The LUCA Cross Country league is one of the UK’s cheapest XC leagues. You don’t pay per athlete or per race. Instead, clubs are billed at the end of the season for the amount of athletes that represented them.

See our current competition fees here.

For full rules and regulations, please see here (2015).

Races are typically 4k (one lap) for women and 8k (two laps) for men.

Questions about the LCL should be directed to


We are committed to trying our hardest to cater for athletes with disabilities. For more information about parathletics at the LUCA XC please contact .

Jack Harrison (KCL) racing in Richmond Park