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2013 Lower Mainland JD Cross Country Series

In this section:

Series Standings 2013:

Results tabulated by Ted de St. Croix

The Lower Mainland has a very busy Cross Country season
and YOU are welcome to take part!

Cross country champs 2010 - Teresa Nightingale photo

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 Series!

Questions? JD Series coordinated by Maureen de St. Croix.

Special Invitation to the Canadian Nationals

Although it is not part of the series, all cross-country enthusiasts are invited to enter the Canadian National Cross Country Championships that will be held this year at Jericho Park in Vancouver on Saturday November 30. There are both National Championship events and a Public race. The 5km Public race starts at 9:00am and is open to athletes 9+. There is not a JD component to this year's race. This event is at the same location as the annual Gunner Shaw memorial race of the LMXC series, although the national will use a different course and start and finish line. The championship courses will be limited to youth and juniors (16-19), seniors (20-34) and masters (35+). It would be great to have a big contingent of BC runners in the Nationals — and win the GAAT trophy that Ontario has won the last 6 years.


How the Series Works


The Lower Mainland JD Cross Country Series provides an opportunity for Junior Development 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 Series consists of 5 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: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. Plaques will be awarded to the top 3 boys and girls in each age group.


2013 Series Events

Race details & fees subject to change so please verify details with the indicated contact person or see an individual entry form or the indicated website. Note that lower fees apply to BCA Members and non-BCA members ADD $3 to fees.

Race directors: Find out how to format your results for posting on the BCA site.

1. Pinetree Classic — Saturday September 21, 2013

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
Results: on Phoenix website

2A. South Fraser Cross Country — Saturday September 28, 2013

Bear Creek Park, Surrey
First race 10:30 am.
Undulating gravel trails, grass.
Fees: $10. Non-BCA members add $3.
Contact: Zebe Piaseczny
Hosted by South Fraser Athletic Club

2B. Whistler Spirit Run — Sunday September 29, 2013

Whistler Olympic Park, Callaghan Valley, south of Whistler
12 noon start age 12 and under (2k). 12:30 age 13-15 (3k).
Trails include gravel and bark mulch. NO spikes.
Fees: $12. Non-BCA members add $3.
Contact: Peter Diemer
Hosted by Callaghan Valley Sport & Cultural Society
Results: On event site

3. Crescent Park — Saturday October 5, 2013

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.

4. Frank Reynolds Memorial — Saturday October 19, 2013

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: $10 (6-13 yrs), $15 (midget). Discount to $7 and $10 if entered by Oct. 16. Non-BCA members add $3.
Contact: Dawn Copping 604-929-3554 (race director) / Dag Rastad 604-922-6328 (entries).
Hosted by NorWesters

5. BC Championships — Saturday October 26, 2013

Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford
Walk-through 10 am, first JD race 11:45 am, subsequent age divisions approx. 15 min intervals.
Loops are on grass and trails. Spikes are suitable.
Fees: $7 for JDs until Oct 21, $12 Oct 22-23. Non-BCA members add $3. NO ENTRIES accepted after Oct 23.
Contact Jason Swan
Hosted by Valley Royals and BC Athletics 604-333-3550

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