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Cross-Country & Trail Running in British Columbia 

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Cross country, trail and mountain running is the sport of running over unpaved, natural terrain. Traditional cross-country is run primarily on grass in parks or across open countryside, involving multiple laps of a relatively short distance. Trail races are more typically single loop, or point-to-point events. The paths are narrower, the footing rougher, and the hills steeper than might be experienced in traditional cross-country. Mountain races tend to feature more extreme forms of uphill and downhill running. They may be uphill only races, usually from the bottom to the top of a mountain; or they can include both uphill and downhill sections. Ultra trail running refers to distances beyond a marathon (42.2K), most commonly 50K, 50 miles, 100K, or 100 miles.

The short lap format of cross country makes it suitable for young children as well as older athletes, whereas trail and mountain races cater primarily to adults.

Contact 

BC Amateur Athletics Association
Fortius Athlete Development Centre
Suite 2001 B Oslo Landing 
3713 Kensington Ave 
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
Tel 604.333.3550 - Fax 604.333.3551

Attention! 

Lower Mainland XC Series 2014, first race September 20: Youth/Junior/Senior/Masters, Midgets/Junior Development

BC Cross Country Championships History, 1949 to present: if you can fill in any more of the missing data, please email Maurice Wilson.

Jan 1 Resolution Run 8K, 4K White Rock, BC
Feb 21 NACAC Cross Country Championships Barranquilla
Feb 28 MEC North Vancouver Race One: Inter River Ripper 5k /10k North Vancouver, BC
Mar 7 Dirty Duo 15k, 25k, 50k North Vancouver, BC
Apr 4 MEC North Vancouver Race Two: Smoke Bluffs 5k/10k Squamish, BC
Apr 11 Diez Vista Trail Run 50K Port Moody, BC
May 9 Harriers Elk/Beaver Ultras Victoria, BC
May 23 Loop the Lakes 8k, 15k, Half Marathon Squamish, BC
May 24 Iron Knee 24k, Tender Knee 10k North Vancouver, BC
May 31 MEC North Vancouver Race Three: Seek the Creek 5k/10k/16k North Vancouver, BC
Dec 13 Harriers Stewart Mountain 10 Mile, 5 Mile Victoria, BC
Dec 6 Gunner Shaw Memorial Cross Country 10k, 5k Vancouver, BC
Nov 29 Canadian Cross Country Championships Vancouver, BC
Nov 29 Harriers Gunner Shaw Cross Country Victoria, BC
Nov 29 Sports Day in Canada 2K / 4K Vancouver, BC
Nov 23 Fraser Valley Cross Country Ramble Abbotsford, BC
Nov 15 The Phantom Run 12k, 19, 24k North Vancouver, BC
Nov 11 Remembrance Day 8k Vancouver, BC
Nov 11 Harriers Thetis Lake 20K Relay Victoria, BC
Nov 2 Larry Nicholas Memorial Kelowna, BC
Feb 21 NACAC Cross Country Championships Barranquilla
Oct 24 BC Cross Country Championships Nanaimo, BC
Nov 28 Canadian Cross Country Championships Kingston, ON
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