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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 2015, first race September 13: 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.

Feb 27 MEC North Vancouver Race ONE: 5K, 10K North Vancouver, BC
Mar 5 Pan American Cross Country Championships Caracas
Mar 5 Dirty Duo 15k, 25k, 50k North Vancouver, BC
Mar 13 MEC Vancouver Race TWO: 5K, 10K Vancouver, BC
Apr 9 Diez Vista Trail Run 50K Port Moody, BC
Apr 10 MEC Vancouver Race THREE: 5K, 10K Coquitlam, BC
May 14 Harriers Elk/Beaver Ultras Victoria, BC
May 15 MEC Langley Race TWO: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon Fort Langley, BC
May 21 Iron Knee 24k, Tender Knee 10k North Vancouver, BC
Jun 11 MEC North Vancouver Race THREE: 15K, 55K Ultra West Vancouver, BC
Jan 1 Resolution Run 8K, 4K White Rock, BC
Mar 5 Pan American Cross Country Championships Caracas
Oct 29 BC Cross Country Championships Nanaimo, BC
Nov 26 Canadian Cross Country Championship Kingston, ON
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