Cross-country can be selected by learners as a main Winter sport and involves running on off-road tracks and trials. Competition distances vary from 4km to 8km depending on the different age groups. Grey competes in the Port Elizabeth High Schools cross-country league in the u/15,u/17 and u/19 age groups. Schools enter teams of 4 athletes to compete in the league competition and the positions of all 4 athletes are added together to determine the winning team for each age group at each league meeting. League races usually take place on Wednesday afternoons and the winners of the different age group competitions are announced at the end of the season. Grey cross-country athletes also compete against traditional rivals like Wynberg, Selborne and Queens in annual Derby-day fixtures. Cross-country athletes are further encouraged to compete in the E.P. cross-country leagues on Saturdays as well as road races and fun-runs.