2022 Provincial Cross Country Championships

2022 Provincial Cross Country Championships

BC Athletics is happy to announce that the 2022 Provincial Cross Country Championships will be held in person, Saturday October 22,2022 club host and location will be posed in early August. Clubs may bid on hosting starting July 1.

 

The 2019 & 2021 BC Cross Country Championships are organized and hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club and BC Athletics.

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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

 


Schedule

2022 BC Cross Country Championships & Junior Development Championships

(Draft Schedule)

Race Time Category Distance
#1 11:15 am 2012 Boys & Girls (age 9) 1.5 km
#2 11:30 am 2011 Boys & Girls (age 10) 2.0 km
#3 11:45 pm 2010 Boys & Girls (age 11) 2.0km
#4 12:00 pm Senior & Masters Women
U20* & 70+ Women
8.0 km
6.0 km
#5 12:55 pm U20*, Senior & Masters Men
70+ Men
8.0 km
6.0 km
    All awards will be mailed out. No in person awards ceremonies.  
#6 1:55 pm 2009 & 2008 Boys & Girls (age 12 & 13)  3.0 km
#7 2:20 pm U16 Girls (age 14 & 15) 3.0 km
#8 2:40 pm U16 Boys (age 14 & 15) 3.0 km
    All awards to be mailed out, no in person awards ceremonies.  
#9 3:00 pm U18 Girls 4.0 km
#10 3:15 pm U18 Boys 5.0 km
    All awards to be mailed out, no in person awards ceremonies.  

For a detail of how the loops will work for each event, click here.

BC Athletics Membership and the BC Cross Country Championships, age category is based on your age at the end of the year (December 31). 

Masters age in competition, is based on your age ON the day of competition.

Notes:

* U18 may run up in the U20 event to qualify for the BC Team — must indicate race # when entering.

 

How to Register

Online (the only way to register): 

Register online at - link for registration will be posted in September.

You must have a BC Athletics membership to run in a Provincial XC Championship.

  • JD, U16, U18, U20, Senior, Master, Road & Trail.
  • Or equivalent from another Province or Country.
  • School members are eligible to compete as individuals or unattached.

Performances for Team Selection, Rankings, Program Services, Annual Awards, Records and Funding Support require a the appropriate BC Athletics Competitive Athlete  Membership.

 

NO RACE DAY ENTRIES
Online entry must be received by midnight Thursday, October 20, 2022.
 

Entry Fees

NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MIDNIGHT THURSDAY OCTOBER 20.

Non Provincial/National Association members and non-competitive members ADD $3 to fees listed below.

Fee Type By Tuesday
October 18
Thursday
October 20
U16 and JD (15 & Under) $12.00 $20.00
U18, U20, Senior & Masters $17.00 $25.00

 

Each entry will be subject to an additional $5 Officials Development  fee.

Course

Below is the 2021 course as a sample. The 2022 course will be posted when the new host is selected.

19-BCXC-2km Loop

19-BCXC-1-5km Loop

19-BCXC-1km Loop

 

BC XC Championships – 2K Loop Description

Distances and Bearing Points

0m (+73m) — Full width (~30m) Start near south end of grass field in line with utility pole adjacent to highway, straight north gradually narrowing to 4+m
• 180m (+72m) — Right of rock pile, continue north along old rutted, possibly muddy grassy road way [subsequent loops rejoin here from the right, and any initial shorter loop would branch off left just before this point]
• 450m (+70m) — Arc left west at Haliburton trail, perhaps through slightly taller grass and possible puddle onto 2-3m wide trail into woods
• 515m (+70m) — Straight across intersection with secondary trail
• 640m (+73m) — Crest of small rise, intersection with minor trail
• 670m (+71m) — Left and south strong down 3-4m wide main trail
• 800m (+63m) — Left and south-east rising up 4m wide gently curving double track [ensure that the gate is open]
• 1040m (+70m) — Continue through T-intersection with another wide double track [potential alternate route to ...]
• 1130m (+71m) — Left and east up 1.5-2m wide winding single track [the wide entrance is somewhat obstructed with a tree, roots, boulders and a signpost — for runner safety may wish to ameliorate with warnings, forcing wide for a better line, removal of likely no longer required road block boulders, temporary removal or repositioning of signpost, highlighting and/or haybales]
• 1265m (+75m) — Exit east onto smaller grass field crossing a gravel path
• 1290m (+75m) — Arc right south-east across possible wet shallow ditch [avoids overly sharp right, narrow culvert and deeper ditch], briefly along gravel path, back onto grass around copse east towards split rail fence, wide arc left and back across field, wide arc right across same shallow ditch and exit field north east [lots of flexibility to adjust course length here]
• 1580m (+74m) — Along wide 4m double track to main grass field
• 1680m (+72m) — Arc right and south along west edge of field leaving enough for spectator access along the outside
• 1860m (+73m) — Beside west end of start line
• 1880m (+74m) — Arc left to east at end of field behind start compound
• 1940m (+75m) — End arc behind start compound heading north
• 1975m (+74m) — Bear right for additional loops or straight for finish
• 1985m (+73m) — Beside east end of start line
• 2000m (+73m) — Finish or beside finish for additional loops
• 2180m (+72m) — Merge right into continuation of starting straight

Location & Parking

2021 Information is posted below.

The Championships will take place in Beaver Lake Park outside of Victoria, BC. The park is located off the Patricia Bay Highway on the west side, between Royal Oak Drive (south) and Haliburton Road (north). Google Maps

The event is being held on the lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lkwungen-speaking peoples, on whose traditional territories, we live, we learn, and we play.

Travel Advisory: Although the schedule of events allows for same day travel to and from Vancouver Island, windstorms and other weather conditions, and mechanical problems can cause ferry cancellations. Consider travelling Friday to avoid ferry delays.

BC Ferries Schedule

 

BUS TRANSPORTATION

No private shuttle service is planned for the BC Cross Country Championships as the public transit bus meets each ferry and stops along the way into downtown Victoria.  There is a stop right near the race start line on Elk Lake Drive at Haliburton Road.  It's about 20 kilometres from Swartz Bay to Beaver Lake Park and a 5 minute walk to the cross country race course.

Here is a link to the bus schedule:

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=bc+transit+bus+schedule+swartz+bay+to+victoria

You want to select Route No. 70 and the stop for Beaver Lake is Patricia Bay at Haliburton Rd.

https://moovitapp.com/index/en/public_transit-line-70-Victoria_BC-2941-853304-384442-0

 

Eligibility and Awards

Eligibility

To be eligible for individual awards, participants must hold a competitive membership in BC Athletics (JD, U16, U18, U20, Senior, Master, Road & Trail, or Post-Secondary Team Roster), equivalent from another province or national federation, or be a School Club or School Day of Event member. Individual membership details can be found here.

For team scoring, individuals must be registered competitive members of a BCA club or equivalent from another province or national federation. Club membership details can be found here. School club membership details can be found here. No team declarations are necessary.

Competitive memberships include: Jr. Development, U16, U18, U20, Senior, Post-Secondary, Masters, Jr. Road & Trail, Road & Trail.

Post Secondary Team Roster Memberships (Limited-Competitive) are also eligible for the Championship Awards, ClubTeam Scoring and Awards; but are not eligible for BC Team selection, rankings or athlete funding.

Athletes wishing to represent a second claim club for team scoring purposes must have registered their second claim membership with the BC Athletics office prior to the Championship, using this form, and must register for the Championship under the club they wish to represent. Athletes will ONLY score for the team they register for the race under.

Awards

Junior Development (ages 9 - 13) Championships: BC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each year (boys and girls). Ribbons for 4th to 8th place finishers.

JD Team Championship: Team scores based on the top 6 finishers in each year (boys and girls). 6 points for 1st, 5 for 2nd, etc. High score wins. In the event of a tie, the Championship will be jointly awarded.

U16 (14 & 15) ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each race.

U16 Team Championship: Team scores based on top 3 finishers for each club in the race. 1 point for 1st, 2 for 2nd, etc. Low score wins. In the event of a tie, the lower placed third finisher wins. Clubs may score multiple teams - first 3 finishers score the first team, next 3 finishers score the second team, etc.

U18 ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each race.

U18 Team Championship: Team scores based on top 3 finishers for each club in the race. 1 point for 1st, 2 for 2nd, etc. Low score wins. In the event of a tie, the lower placed third finisher wins. Clubs may score multiple teams - first 3 finishers score the first team, next 3 finishers score the second team, etc.

U20 ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 19 and under finishers in each race.

Senior ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 20 and over finishers in each race. Prize money ($500, $300, $250, $200, $175, $125) to the top individuals with a Senior membership of BCA, another province, or another national federation. Male and Female.

Masters ChampionshipBC Athletics medals to individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 35 and over finishers in each race. Ribbons to top 3 finishers in 5 year age groups. Prize money ($100, $50, $25) to the top age graded individuals with a Masters membership of BCA, another province, or another national federation. Male and Female.

Senior and Masters Club Team Championship: Team scores based on top 4 finishers for each club or post-secondary club in the race, regardless of age group. 1 point for 1st, 2 for 2nd, etc. Low score wins. In the event of a tie, the lower placed fourth finisher wins. Clubs may score multiple teams - first 4 finishers score the first team, next 4 finishers score the second team, etc. Participants must hold a competitive or Post-Secondary Team roster membership to score for their team.

 

 

Photos and Results

2021 Results: https://racedaytiming.ca/results/2021BCXCRace1
2020 Virtual Event
2019 Results: https://racedaytiming.ca/results/2019BCXCRace1
2018 Results:

2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 1 (Boys & Girls 9yr) - 1.5km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 2 (Boys & Girls 10yr) - 2 km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 3 (Boys & Girls 11yr) - 2 km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 4 (U20 Women) - 6 km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 4 (Senior & Masters Women) - 8 km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 5 (U20, Senior, Masters Men)- 8 km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 6 (Boys & Girls 12-13) - 3 km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 7 (U16 Girls) - 3 km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 8 (U16 Boys) - 3 km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 9 (U18 Girls) - 4 km View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Race 10 (U18 Boys) - 5 km View Results 
2018 BC X-Country Championships Team Results View Results
2018 BC X-Country Championships Masters Age Graded Results - View Results

 

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Accommodation

2022 details will be added closer to the event.

 

 

Ferry Travel Assistance

BC Ferries and viaSport may assist with ferry travel costs for athletes participating in the BC Championship through the Sport Experience program. For more information visit Sport BC website: http://www.viasport.ca/grant/bc-ferries-sport-experience-program.

Applications for travel assistance must be received at least 12 business days before the Championship. Due to overwhelming demand, viaSport may not be able to accept all applications.

 

BUS TRANSPORTATION

2021 details below, 2022 details will be posted when new host is selected.

No private shuttle service is planned for the BC Cross Country Championships as the public transit bus meets each ferry and stops along the way into downtown Victoria.  There is a stop right near the race start line on Elk Lake Drive at Haliburton Road.  It's about 20 kilometres from Swartz Bay to Beaver Lake Park and a 5 minute walk to the cross country race course.

Here is a link to the bus schedule:

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=bc+transit+bus+schedule+swartz+bay+to+victoria

You want to select Route No. 70 and the stop for Beaver Lake is Patricia Bay at Haliburton Rd.

https://moovitapp.com/index/en/public_transit-line-70-Victoria_BC-2941-853304-384442-0

 

If clubs are interested in booking their own bus on the island to facilitate their travel, you can contact:
Wilson's Transporation
Piyush Pushkarna, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 778-405-0234
Email: Piyush.pushkarna@gowilsonsgroup.com

Food and Beverage

Concession on site.

Sponsors

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For more information

Canadian Cross Country Championships

The results from BC Cross Country Championships are used to select the BC team to compete at the National Cross Country Championships hosted at Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, November 26, 2022. The 2021 BC Team Selection Criteria is available at the BC Team Criteria page. 2022 selection criteria will be posted in August, 2022.

2022 Athletics Canada National Cross Country Championships will start at 9:00am and wrap up with the Senior Awards at 3:30pm.

Details of the event will be poste on the Athletics Canada website.

The National Championships will serve as the trials for Canadian Teams at International Events.