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2005 Canadian Cross Country Championship Jericho Beach Dec 3 2005

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Technical Information Package 2005
Canadian Junior, Senior & Masters Cross Country Championships

Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, B.C. ~ Saturday, December 3, 2005

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Sanctioned by:

Athletics Canada - www.athleticscanada.comathcan@athletics.ca
Canadian Masters Athletic Association (CMAA) - www.canadianmastersathletics.com
Hosted by: British Columbia Athletics

In this section:

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

1. Children's Fun Run 13 and Under (non championship) 1,000m 10:00 a.m.
2. Masters Men & Women (age 30 and up) 8,000m 10:15 a.m.
3. Community/Open Race (non championship) 5,000m 11:15 a.m.
4. Junior Women (born 1986 or later) 5,000m 12:00 noon
5. Junior Men (born 1986 or later) 8,000m 12:45 p.m.
6. Senior Women 6,000m 1:30 p.m.
7. Senior Men 10,000m 2:15 p.m.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course map: click to enlarge (new window)

The Championships will be run in Jericho Beach Park, one of Canada's most picturesque urban ocean waterfront parks. The course is run entirely on grass, trail and hard packed woodchips. The majority of the 2km loop is flat with some rolling sections and a hill. 9mm spikes recommended.

Course Map:

Printable PDF map (615 KB) - requires free Adobe Reader

Map for viewing on-screen (new window)

Google Earth maps available at http://earth.google.com. For the address, use 3900 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver. Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search.

COURSE OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Friday, December 2, 2005, 2:00 pm (Unsupervised)

FACILITIES AND OTHER SERVICES

The Championship Headquarters will be the downtown Empire Landmark Hotel www.empirelandmarkhotel.com

The JERICHO SAILING CENTRE will be used for on site registration on Saturday. It will house the results centre, doping control, massage therapists, cafeteria, showers, washrooms, telephone and Athletics Canada services. Bus shuttle from the hotel will drop off there. Plenty of parking available. Souvenir garment will be on sale.

  • Medical: Medical personnel will be on duty adjacent to the Championships course.
  • Doping Control: In accordance with Athletics Canada Policy, doping control testing may be carried out at the Cross Country Championships.
  • Results: Results will be posted at the race by the lifeguard station and at www.raceheadquarters.com.

MEET HOTEL

Empire Landmark Hotel
1400 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6G 1B9
For reservation: 1-800-830-6144, 604-687-0511, Fax 604-687-7267
Ask for the CROSS COUNTRY RATE
$90.00 per room, + PST & GST for, single, double, triple or quad occupancy
Booking Deadline: Saturday, November 20, 2005.

Groups must make their own reservations directly with the hotel.

SEMINARS, TECHNICAL MEETING & ATHLETICS CANADA PRESENTATION

Date: Friday, December 2, 2005
Site: Empire Landmark Hotel
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Note: Coaches unable to arrive in time for the technical meeting should email all queries to Jerry Tighe at jerrytighe@bcathletics.org prior to Friday, November 25, 2005.

An informal reception for Coaches and Officials will follow.

ENTRY PROCESS JUNIOR, SENIOR, MASTERS, CHILDREN'S 1K AND COMMUNITY 5K

Late fees for all events start after midnight Wed, Nov 23

BY MAIL:

All forms are linked from this information Package. Please photocopy as necessary.

  • All Junior and Senior entries are to be made on Athletics Canada Championships Registration Form.
  • Masters please use the Canadian Masters Entry Form.
  • Children's 1K and Community/Open 5K competitors use the form specific to your race.

Please mail to:
B.C. Athletics
Canadian Cross Country Championships
206 - 1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 4A9

Questions regarding entries: Contact Jerry Tighe jerrytighe@bcathletics.org 604-737-3174, Fax: 604-737-3171

ONLINE REGISTRATION: (now closed)

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORMS: (all in PDF format)

DEADLINES:

All Championship Entries must be received by Wednesday, November 23, 2005.

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION EXCEPT FOR CHILDREN'S & COMMUNITY RACE.

The following will be treated as late entries and charged the late entry fee:

  1. Entries received after the date indicated as Entry Deadline
  2. Entries not accompanied by proper payment
  3. Incomplete entry forms (except for the athlete's signature, which can be added at registration in Vancouver).

ENTRY FEES:

Race Entry Fee Late Fee (after Nov 23)
Senior $55 $135
Junior $50 $120
Masters $25 $40
Children's 1K $5 $10
Community 5K $20 $30

 
All entries must be paid by credit card, cheque, money order, or cash.
PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO: B.C. Athletics

RACE PACKET PICKUP

Envelopes will be labelled by Teams or Individuals.

  • Friday, December 2 - Race Packet pickup at the Empire Landmark Hotel 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 3 - Race Packet pickup at the Jericho Sailing Centre at race site 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY

Please refer to Athletics Canada's Competition Rule 86 http://athletics.ca/article.asp?id=166

For the 2005 Canadian Cross-Country Championships, Junior & Senior only, the following athletes are eligible to compete:

Athlete Citizenship Eligibility

  1. Canadian Citizens who are Athletics Canada members;
  2. Only Canadian Citizens are eligible to be declared Canadian Champions and receive a medal, award, or financial recognition.
  3. All athletes must be a member of Athletics Canada in order to be eligible to compete. Membership must be obtained through one of Athletics Canada's provincial branches.

Non-Canadian Citizens

The following non-Canadian citizens are also eligible to compete:

Note: Non-Canadian citizens are not eligible to be declared Canadian Champions and receive a medal, award, or financial recognition.

  1. Canadian Permanent Residents (Landed Immigrants) who are Athletics Canada members and full-time residents of Canada;
  2. Athletes who are claiming refugee status, and foreign athletes who are temporary residents of Canada due to business, study or family reasons, providing that they are Athletics Canada members and have been a resident in Canada for at least six months prior to the date of competition.
  3. Foreign athletes who are in good standing with their national athletic organization, who have been invited and have had their applications accepted. Acceptance of these entry applications are at the approval discretion of the Director of Endurance Events. Athletes in this category will not be required to obtain Athletics Canada membership.

The Canadian Masters Championships are open to all male and female masters and sub-masters aged 30 years and over on race day. Male and female competitors will run in the same race. Because sub-masters (men and women 30-34) are a CMAA classification, they are eligible to run in the Masters race.

CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior and Senior

Championship medals will be awarded to the first three eligible finishers in each division at the Awards Banquet. Only Canadian Citizens can win individual Canadian Championship medals.

Masters

Top 3 male and female in each 5 year age Masters and sub-Masters age categories will receive CMAA medals. Individual age group Master's medals will be presented at the Cross Country course one hour after the race. The Team Awards and the Bluenose Trophy will be presented at the banquet.

CANADIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

A -Team/Club Championships   &   B - Team/Region-Branch Championships
There will be a Canadian Championship competition for Club and Region-Branch in the Junior and Senior categories.

Championship medals will be awarded to members of the top 3 declared teams. Teams must be declared on the Championships Registration form as outlined and confirmed no later than 9:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2005 at the Technical Meeting (See "Team Declaration Form")

Team Size for both Team Championships (See A & B above):

  • Senior Men 7 with 5 to score Junior Men 6 with 4 to score
  • Senior Women 6 with 4 to score Junior Women 6 with 4 to score

As far as teams are concerned, Canadian permanent residents, non-Canadian residents (claiming refugee status), foreign athletes and athletes that have been members of Athletics Canada for at least six months prior to the Championships, can be scoring members for their team. However, they still are not eligible, to win individual Canadian Championship medals.

The Team Awards and Provincial Bluenose Trophy will be awarded at the Awards Banquet.

TEAM SCORING

Junior and Senior

Team scores will be based on the official order of finish. Team scores will be tabulated based on scoring positions. Ties will be decided in favour of the team whose last scoring member finishes nearer to the first place position.

Masters

Club teams, in 10 year age groups, will be:
Masters M30/M40/M50/W30/W40 6 Runners, 4 to Count
Masters M60/W50 5 Runners, 3 to Count
Masters M70/W60/W70 4 Runners, 2 to Count

Team scoring will be based on total time.
Females may run on male teams, but not the reverse. Note that all competitors on a Club team must be bona fide, paid members of the same Club; provincial teams do not quality as a Club team. Teams must be declared no later than 9:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2005 at the Technical Meeting (See "Team Declaration Form")

Provincial team competition for the "Bluenose Trophy" will be based on the top four (4) age-graded provincial results.

NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION
FROM THE 2005 CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The official and detailed document on Selection Criteria and Information for the 2006 World Cross Country Championships (in Fukuoka, Japan - April 1 & 2) and for the 2006 NACAC Cross Country Championships (Clermont, Florida - March 11) should be available by late October on the Athletics Canada website. Please refer to this official publication.

Athletics Canada intends to enter a full team for Fukuoka 2006 - 6 athletes for each of the 6 events offered for a total of 36 athletes. Participation in the 2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships is mandatory for any athlete wishing to be selected for the March, 2006 World Cross Country Championships (including the short course teams).

It is expected that a similar selection process as the 2005 World Cross Country Championships will be used for the 2006 team, with special consideration being given to athletes selected to the Commonwealth Games, and also wishing to be considered for selection to the 2006 World Cross Country Championships.

For the 2006 North American, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships, Athletics Canada intends to enter a full team - 6 athletes for each of the 4 events offered for a total of 24 athletes. The four events are 4km Junior Women, 6km Junior Men, 6km Senior Women and 8km Senior Men. This project should be partly funded (room & board for 3 days covered by Athletics Canada). Participation in the 2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships is mandatory for any athlete wishing to be selected for the 2006 NACAC Cross Country Championships.

SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS

A limited number of colourful championship souvenir garments will be available for sale on Friday and Saturday in the registration area.

AWARDS BANQUET

Saturday, December 3, 2005, 7:00 pm, Reception 6:00 pm. $30 pp.
Empire Landmark Hotel - Crystal Ballroom
1400 Robson St, Vancouver, B.C. V6G 1B9

Nov. 25: Banquet is now full.

FRIDAY PASTA DINNER

Friday, December 2, 2005 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. $12 pp.
Empire Landmark Hotel
1400 Robson St, Vancouver, B.C. V6G 1B9

An athletes/coaches pasta dinner with sauces, bread, salad & ice cream will be served. 

A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve your tickets by Friday, November 25, 2005 by sending the Pasta Dinner Order Form to the Organizers.

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