2017 Provincial Cross Country Championships

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford

 

The 2017 BC Cross Country Championships are being organized and hosted by the Valley Royals Track & Field Club and BC Athletics

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Location & Parking

The Championships will take place in Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford. The park is located off Clearbrook Road, north of Highway 1. Google Map

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

BC Ferries Schedule

Directions to Clearbrook Park from BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal (80km / 60 minutes):

  • Exiting the ferry terminal, take Highway 17 / South Fraser Perimeter Road to Highway 1.
  • Head east on Highway 1 to Junction 87 (Clearbrook Road)
  • Head north on Clearbrook Road for 3.5km.
  • Clearbrook Park is on the right

Directions to Clearbrook Park from BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Terminal (90km / 60 minutes):

  • Head east on Highway 1 to Junction 87 (Clearbrook Road)
  • Head north on Clearbrook Road for 3.5km.
  • Clearbrook Park is on the right

Directions to Clearbrook Park from the Interior :

  • Head west on Highway 1 to Junction 87 (Clearbrook Road)
  • Head north on Clearbrook Road for 3.5km.
  • Clearbrook Park is on the right

 

Parking Options

Limited parking on-site, adjacent to the course. Additional parking is available:

  • at Clearbrook Elementary School just south of the entrance to Clearbrook Park.
  • at Maranatha Baptist Church just south of the School
  • there is also a second parking lot in Clearbrook Park at the Off-Leash Dog area on the south side of the park
  • parking is available on neighbourhood streets south of Clearbrook Park—these can be accessed via Sorrento Ave. just south of Maranatha Baptist Church
  • at Exhibition Park, with access to Clearbrook Park via the tunnel

 

Accommodation

 

Special rate $109 + taxes / night includes full breakfast. 

The Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre is conveniently located at 32110 Marshall Road, just off Clearbrook Road, 3.5km from the course, and adjacent to Highway 1, Junction 87.

Call 604-853-3111 Ext #0 and quote Group #1389, BC Cross Country Championships to reserve by September 29.

Further details here.  

 

 

 

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

PDF Version

Long Lap = A-B-C-D-E-F

Medium Lap = A-B-C-D-F

Short Lap = A-C-D-E-F

1.5K = Start -> Medium Lap -> Finish

2K = Start -> Long Lap -> Finish

3K = Start -> Short Lap -> Long Lap -> Finish

4K = Start -> (Long Lap x2) -> Finish

5K = Start -> Short Lap -> (Long Lap x2) -> Finish

6K = Start -> (Long Lap x3) -> Finish

8K = Start -> (Long Lap x4) -> Finish

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 2008 Boys & Girls (age 9) 1.5 km
#2 11:45 am 2007 Boys & Girls (age 10) 2.0 km
#3 12:00 pm 2006 Boys & Girls (age 11) 2.0km
#4 12:15 pm Junior*, Senior & Masters Women 6.0 km
#5 12:50 pm Junior*, Senior & Masters Men 8.0 km
  1:00 pm Age 9, 10, 11 Awards  
#6 1:40 pm 2005 & 2004 Boys & Girls (age 12 & 13)  3.0 km
#7 2:00 pm Midget Girls (age 14 & 15) 3.0 km
#8 2:20 pm Midget Boys (age 14 & 15) 3.0 km
  2:30 pm Junior, Senior, Masters Awards  
#9 2:40 pm Youth Girls 4.0 km
#10 3:05 pm Youth Boys 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 competitive 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 26.

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

Fee Type By October 25 October 26
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/register/bc-cross-country-championships/18309/ 

NO RACE DAY ENTRIES
Online entry must be received by midnight Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Food and Beverage

Concession on site.

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 25, 2017. The Selection Criteria is available at the BC Team Selection page.

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