2016 Provincial Cross Country Championships

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - Beban Park, Nanaimo

 

The 2016 BC Cross Country Championships are being organized and hosted by the Nanaimo Track & Field Club and BC Athletics

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Location, Parking & Shuttle

The Championships will take place in Beban Park in Nanaimo. The park is located just north of downtown Nanaimo, close to the old and new Island Highways. Google Map

Shuttle between BC Ferries Departure Bay Terminal and Beban Park

A shuttle, for $5 per person return, will be available to walk-ons arriving at Departure Bay Ferry Terminal on the 8:30am ferry from Horseshoe Bay (10:10am arrival). Look for signage in the arrivals terminal. Please indicate when registering for the Championships if you plan to take the shuttle, to give an idea of numbers. Have $5 per person cash or cheque ready when boarding (no credit or debit cards).

Return shuttles will leave Beban Park at 3:30pm and 4:00pm for the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal for the 5:00pm sailing to Horseshoe Bay, 

No shuttle will be available from the Duke Point Ferry Terminal, or for the 3:00pm sailing from Departure Bay.. 

Travel Advisory: Although the schedule of events allows for same day travel to and from the Mainland, windstorms and other weather conditions, and mechanical problems can cause ferry cancellations. Consider travelling Friday to avoid ferry delays.

BC Ferries Schedule

Directions to Beban Park from BC Ferries Departure Bay Terminal (4km / 5 minutes):

  • Exiting the ferry terminal, take the 1st right onto Brechin Road
  • After 1km, turn slightly right onto Hwy 19A North / Island Highway
  • After 0.6km, turn left onto Northfield Road
  • After 1.5km, turn right onto Bowen Road
  • Beban Park Recreation Centre is on the right

Directions to Beban Park from Victoria (111km / 90 minutes):

  • Go north on Hwy 1 towards Nanaimo
  • South of Nanaimo, merge onto Hwy 19 North / Nanaimo Parkway
  • After 11.4km, take Exit 21 right onto Northfield Road
  • After 0.9km, turn left onto Bowen Road
  • Beban Park Recreation Centre is on the right

Directions to Beban Park from BC Ferries Duke Point Terminal (23km / 17 minutes):

  • Exiting the ferry terminal, take Hwy 19 / Duke Point Highway
  • After 7.5km, merge onto Hwy 1 North, towards Nanaimo
  • After 1.9km, merge onto Hwy 19 North / Nanaimo Parkway
  • After 11.4km, take Exit 21 right onto Northfield Road
  • After 0.9km, turn left onto Bowen Road
  • Beban Park Recreation Centre is on the right

Directions to Beban Park from North Vancouver Island

  • Go south on Hwy 19 towards Nanaimo
  • Take Exit 21 left onto Northfield Road
  • After 0.9km, turn left onto Bowen Road
  • Beban Park Recreation Centre is on the right

Parking Options

  • Lots of on-site parking, adjacent to the course and the Recreation Centre.

Accommodation

11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E4
7km from Beban Park

Comfort Rooms (2 double beds) $119.00
Superior Rooms (2 double beds or 1 queen bed) $139.00
Premium Rooms (1 king bed) $159.00

All rates are based on double occupancy and are pre-tax.

Guests can call 800-663-1144 and quote “BC Athletics Cross Country Championships” or group code CBI-GFC15968 

 

4700 N Island Hwy, Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W6
3km from Beban Park

Standard Rooms (2 queen beds) $115.00

All rates are based on double occupancy and are pre-tax.

Guests can call 800-565-1144 and quote “BC Athletics Championships”  

 

Ferry Travel Assistance

BC Ferries and viaSport may assist with ferry travel costs for athletes participating in the BC Championship through the Sport Experience program. For more information visit Sport BC website: http://www.viasport.ca/grant/bc-ferries-sport-experience-program.

Applications for travel assistance must be received at least 12 business days before the Championship. Due to overwhelming demand, viaSport may not be able to accept all applications.

Course

Start, Finish and Loop B are flat and on grass playing fields.

Loop A is packed dirt, gently rolling trails through woods.

Spikes are suitable throughout.

Download PDF version.

 

 

Schedule

BC Cross Country Championships & Junior Development Championships
9:30 am — Registration, Package Pickup and Course Walk Through

Race Time Category Distance
#1 11:30 am 2007 Boys & Girls (age 9)
(Start, Loop A, Finish)
1.5 km
#2 11:45 am 2006 Boys & Girls (age 10)
(Start, Loop A, B, Finish)
2.0 km
#3 12:00 pm 2005 Boys & Girls (age 11)
(Start, Loop A, B, Finish)
2.0km
#4 12:15 pm Junior*, Senior & Masters Women
(Start, Loop A, B, A, B, A, B, Finish)
6.0 km
#5 12:50 pm Junior*, Senior & Masters Men
(Start, Loop A, B, A, B, A, B, A, B, Finish)
8.0 km
  1:00 pm Age 9, 10, 11 Awards  
#6 1:40 pm 2004 & 2003 Boys & Girls (age 12 & 13) 
(Start, Loop B, A, B, Finish)
3.0 km
#7 2:00 pm Midget Girls (age 14 & 15)
(Start, Loop B, A, B, Finish)
3.0 km
#8 2:20 pm Midget Boys (age 14 & 15)
(Start, Loop B, A, B, Finish)
3.0 km
  2:30 pm Junior, Senior, Masters Awards  
#9 2:40 pm Youth Girls
(Start, Loop A, B, A, B, Finish)
4.0 km
#10 3:05 pm Youth Boys
(Start, Loop A, B, A, B, A, Finish)
5.0 km
  3:30 pm Age 12, 13, Midget & Youth Awards  

Notes:

* Youths may run up in the Junior event to qualify for the BC Team — must indicate race # when entering.

 

Eligibility and Awards

Eligibility

To be eligible for individual awards, participants must hold a competitive membership in BC Athletics (JD, Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior, Master, Road & Trail, or Post Secondary Team Roster), equivalent from another province or national federation, or be a School Club or School Day of Event member. Individual membership details can be found here.

For team scoring, individuals must be registered members of a BCA club or school club, or equivalent from another province or national federation. Club membership details can be found here. School club membership details can be found here. No team declarations are necessary.

Athletes wishing to represent a second claim club for team scoring purposes must have registered their second claim membership with the BC Athletics office prior to the Championship, using this form, and must register for the Championship under the club they wish to represent.

Awards

Junior Development (ages 9 - 13) Championships: BC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each year (boys and girls). Ribbons for 4th to 8th place finishers.

JD Team Championship: Team scores based on the top 6 finishers in each year (boys and girls). 6 points for 1st, 5 for 2nd, etc. High score wins. In the event of a tie, the Championship will be jointly awarded.

Midget (14 & 15) ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each race.

Midget Team Championship: Team scores based on top 3 finishers for each club or school club in the race. 1 point for 1st, 2 for 2nd, etc. Low score wins. In the event of a tie, the lower placed third finisher wins. Clubs may score multiple teams - first 3 finishers score the first team, next 3 finishers score the second team, etc.

Youth ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each race.

Youth Team Championship: Team scores based on top 3 finishers for each club or school club in the race. 1 point for 1st, 2 for 2nd, etc. Low score wins. In the event of a tie, the lower placed third finisher wins. Clubs may score multiple teams - first 3 finishers score the first team, next 3 finishers score the second team, etc.

Junior ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 19 and under finishers in each race.

Senior ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 20 and over finishers in each race. Prize money ($500, $300, $250, $200, $175, $125) to the top individuals with a Senior membership of BCA, another province, or another national federation.

Masters ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 35 and over finishers in each race. Ribbons to top 3 finishers in 5 year age groups. Prize money ($100, $50, $25) to the top age graded individuals with a Masters membership of BCA, another province, or another national federation.

Junior, Senior and Masters Team Championship: Team scores based on top 4 finishers for each club or post secondary club in the race, regardless of age group. 1 point for 1st, 2 for 2nd, etc. Low score wins. In the event of a tie, the lower placed fourth finisher wins. Clubs may score multiple teams - first 4 finishers score the first team, next 4 finishers score the second team, etc.

Post Secondary School Team Challenge: Team scores based on top 5 finishers for each school in the Junior, Senior, and Masters race, regardless of age group. Scoring university athletes only, 1 point for 1st, 2 for 2nd, etc. Low score wins. 6th and 7th finishers for each school score as spacers. Additional finishers for each school do not score.
 

 

Entry Fees

NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MIDNIGHT OCTOBER 22.

Non Provincial/National Association members ADD $3 to fees listed below.

Fee Type By October 21 October 22
JD and Midget (15 & Under) $  7.00 $15.00
Youth, Junior, Senior & Masters $12.00 $20.00

How to Register

Online (the only way to register): 
https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/bc-cross-country-championships/6134

NO RACE DAY ENTRIES
Online entry must be received by midnight Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Changing and Showers, Food and Beverage

Showers and concession at the Beban Recreation Centre.

Grocery store, cafe and other services available at the corner of Bowen and Northfield Road.

Canadian Cross Country Championships

The results from BC Cross Country Championships are used to select the BC team to compete at the National Cross Country Championships in Kingston, ON on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The Selection Criteria is available at the BC Team Selection page.

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