2019 Provincial Cross Country Championships

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Beaver Lake, Victoria

 

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

Prairie Inn Harriers  bcxclegion_sm


Schedule

BC Cross Country Championships & Junior Development Championships
9:30 am — Registration, Package Pickup and Course Walk Through

Race Time Category Distance
#1 11:15 am 2010 Boys & Girls (age 9) 1.5 km
#2 11:30 am 2009 Boys & Girls (age 10) 2.0 km
#3 11:45 pm 2008 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
  1:00 pm Age 9, 10, 11 Awards  
#6 1:55 pm 2007 & 2006 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
  2:45 pm U20, Senior, Masters Awards  
#9 3:00 pm U18 Girls 4.0 km
#10 3:15 pm U18 Boys 5.0 km
  3:45 pm Age 12, 13, U16 & U18 Awards  

Notes:

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

 

Course

2019 Course - proposed course, subject to change.

19-BCXC-2km Loop

19-BCXC-1-5km Loop

19-BCXC-1km Loop

 

BCXC 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

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

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

2019 - Preliminary live 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

 

2017 Results:

2016 Results:

2015 Results:

2014 Results & Reports:

2013 Results & Reports:

2012 Results & Reports:

2011 Results:

2011 Photos:

2010 Results:

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2009 Results:

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2006:

2005:

2004 Photos and Results:

2003 Photos and Results:

How to Register

Online (the only way to register): 

Register online at - www.Trackiereg.com/BCXC2019

Registration closes Thursday October 24th

You must have a competitive 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

 

NO RACE DAY ENTRIES
Online entry must be received by midnight Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Entry Fees

NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MIDNIGHT OCTOBER 24.

Non Provincial/National Association members ADD $3 to fees listed below.

Fee Type By Tuesday
October 22
Thursday
October 24
U16 and JD (15 & Under) $  9.00 $17.00
U18, U20, Senior & Masters $14.00 $22.00

Entry Fees

NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MIDNIGHT THURSDAY OCTOBER 24.

Non Provincial/National Association members ADD $3 to fees listed below.

Fee Type By Tuesday
October 22
Thursday
October 24
U16 and JD (15 & Under) $  9.00 $17.00
U18, U20, Senior & Masters $14.00 $22.00

Accommodation

Host Motel - Motel 6 Victoria Airport

Approx. 10 Km. south from ferry terminal and 10 Km. North of Beaver Lake

Motel 6- Victoria Airport
2401 Mount Newton Cross Road (at Patricia Bay Highway)
Victoria, British Columbia.
V8M 1T8

(250) 652-4464

Special Sport5 rates are available for athletes and families for October 25, 2019 and the details  on the number of rooms and cost are as follows:

49 rooms available with one bed (either 1 king or 1 queen size) at $110.49 + taxes.

33 rooms available with 2 queen beds (3 are suites with 2 bathrooms) at $118.99 + taxes.

4 rooms available with 3 beds (either 3 queen beds or a 2 queen 1 king suite, these also have 2 bathrooms) at $127.49 + taxes.

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Please note that the closer we get to that date the more rates can fluctuate!  The hotel, however, made a note to the front desk agents here that they should be getting calls starting soon with the BC Cross Country group and that I have quoted the Sport5 rate. We do require a valid credit card number under the registered guests name upon check in as we do take a $100.00 damage deposit (this is refunded the day of check out).

Thank you and please enjoy your day!
Kristal Underwood
General Services Manager

 

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

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

govtbc     

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 Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford, BC on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The 2019 BC Team Selection Criteria is available at the BC Team Criteria page.

2019 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 are posted at  https://athletics.ca/championnat/2019-canadian-cross-country-championships/

The National Championships will serve as the trials for the Canadian Team competing at the Pan Am Cross Country Championships, February 29th in Victoria. The selection criteria is here.