Junior Development and Midgets - The Lower Mainland Cross Country season and YOU are welcome to take part!
Series Standings 2017:
Corrections to standings: email Ted de St. Croix
When entering races, please be sure to use the same name and club name each time, otherwise the rankings software will view you as two different people. i.e. Don't enter as Mike in one race and Michael in another.
Reasons to run Cross Country
Real distance runners run XC... mud, hills, etc., running up (and over) and running down (and over), gasp, remember how to breathe and save some air for the finishing sprint ... Success in cross country will lead to success on the roads ... Running cross country will help lengthen your career as a runner
Cross country runners run cross country because they just plain love it.
Join the long tradition of cross country running and enter the Lower Mainland JD & Midget Series!
Questions? JD Series coordinated by Maureen de St. Croix.
How the Series Works
The Lower Mainland JD & Midget Cross Country Series provides an opportunity for Junior Development and Midget athletes age 9-15 to compete in a number of cross country races throughout the fall/winter season. Use the Series to prepare for Championship races!
The Junior Development & Midget Series consists of 6 races in September and October. The Juvenile/Junior/Open/Masters Series consists of 8 races. All races are sanctioned by BC Athletics.
Runners will be scored on their 4 best performances. Any completed races count towards the series.
The points are assigned as follows: 1st = 30 points, 2nd = 27, 3rd = 25, 4th = 23, 5th = 21, 6th to 25th each place drops 1 point.
Any ties will be decided by position in the BC Provincial Championship event.
Runners must compete in the appropriate allocated race in order to score in their series. For example, if a junior runner elects to compete in a separate senior race then he/she cannot score in a separate age-appropriate event on the same day.
Series Categories and Awards
The series age categories are based on the year of birth: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Plaques will be awarded to the top 3 boys and girls in each age group.
2017 Series Events
Race details & fees are subject to change so please check each race website or see individual entry form. Basic fees shown are for BCA Members. Non-BCA members must ADD $3 to fees for race day insurance.
Race directors: Click here to find out how to format your results for posting on the BCA site.
1. Pinetree Classic — Saturday September 16, 2017
Mundy Park, Coquitlam
JD divisions 11:00 am – Noon. Course lengths vary from 2.5k to 4.4k according to age.
Undulating mulch/gravel trails, grass, suitable for spikes.
Fees: $10. Non-BCA members add $3.
Contact Larry Lorette
Hosted by Phoenix Running Club
2. South Fraser Cross Country — Saturday September 23, 2017
Bear Creek Park, Surrey
First race 10:30 am.
Undulating gravel trails, grass.
Fees: $10. Non-BCA members add $3.
Contact: Stephen Terry
Hosted by South Fraser Athletics Club
3. Vancouver Spirit Run — Sunday September 24, 2017
Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver
10:45 am start age 12 and under (2k). 11:15 am start age 13-15 (3k).
Grass fields and bark much trails. Same course as used for the Canadian Cross Country Championships.
Fees: $12. Non-BCA members add $3.
Contact: Event Organizers
Hosted by Callaghan Valley Sport & Cultural Society
4. Crescent Park — Saturday September 30, 2017
Crescent Park, White Rock/South Surrey
10 am Track Rascals followed by JD ages 9-13, then HS ages 14-17.
Grass & packed dirt trail. Starts in upper field off 132nd Avenue.
Fees: Rascals $3, JD 9 yrs+ $7. Non-BCA members add $3.
Contact: Maureen de St Croix
Hosted by Ocean Athletics
If you are wishing to register as 18+ please visit the Semiahmoo SunRunners site.
5. Frank Reynolds Memorial — Saturday October 14, 2017
Cates Park, North Vancouver
Walk-through 9 am, first race 9:30 am
Malcolm Lowery Trail with ocean vistas. Course is grass and gravel trails and wooden bridges. SPIKES NOT RECOMMENDED.
Fees: $11 (6-13 yrs), $15 (midget). Discount to $8 and $10 if entered by Oct. 11. Non-BCA members add $3.
Contact: Dawn Copping 604-929-3554 (race director) / Dag Rastad 604-922-6328 (entries).
Hosted by NorWesters
6. BC Championships — Saturday October 28, 2017
Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford
Walk-through 10 am, first JD race 11:30 am, subsequent age divisions approx. 15 min intervals.
Loops are on grass and trails. Spikes are suitable.
Fees: $7 for JDs until Oct 25, $15 Oct 26. Non-BCA members add $3. NO ENTRIES accepted after Oct 26.
Contact: Valley Royals
Hosted by Valley Royals T&F Club and BC Athletics 604-333-3550
- Nov 3 — BC High School XC Championships, Vancouver