Junior Development and U16 - The Lower Mainland Cross Country season and YOU are welcome to take part!


The Lower Mainland Cross Country (LMXC) Series is back in person! Check the calendar below and each race for more details!

Corrections to standings please email Jake Madderom

For the Adult XC Series please click here.

When entering races, please be sure to use the same name and club name each time, otherwise the rankings software will view you as two different people. i.e. Don't enter as Mike in one race and Michael in another.

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!

Click here for the Seniors / Masters age group Lower Mainland Cross Country Series.

How the Series Works

The Lower Mainland JD & U16 Cross Country Series provides an opportunity for Junior Development and U16 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 & U16 Series consists of 5 races in September and October. All races are sanctioned by BC Athletics.

Runners will be scored on their 3 best performances. Any completed races count towards the series.

  • The BC Cross Country Championships will count as one race, but be worth TWICE the points in the Youth 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: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Plaques will be awarded to the top 3 boys and girls in each age group.

2022 Series Events

Race details & fees are subject to change so please check each race website or see individual entry form. 

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

1. Vancouver Thunderbirds Cross Country Relay - Saturday September 17
West Point Grey Academy - 4125 W28th Ave Vancouver V68 4P9
Race as a team of 4, points scored by the team will be awarded to the individuals in the series.
Contact: Vancouver Thunderbirds - John Gay
Hosted by: Vancouver Thunderbirds

2. Vancouver Spirit Run — Sunday September 25
Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver
Races start 10:00am
Grass fields and bark much trails.
Contact: Event Organizers
Hosted by Callaghan Valley Sport & Cultural Society

3. Festival of Cross Country at Crescent Park — Saturday October 1
9:15am Races Start
Grass fields and hard pack trails.  Some rolling hills. Meet information package here.
Trackie Registration
Contact: Maureen de St Croix
Hosted by Ocean Athletics

4. Frank Reynolds Memorial — Saturday October 15
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.
Contact: Dawn Copping
Hosted by NorWesters

5. BC Championships — Saturday October 22
Location: Crescent Park, South Surrey
Walk-through 10 am, first JD race 11:00 am, subsequent age divisions approx. 15 min intervals. Races for 9yrs old and older.
Loops are on grass and forest trails. Rocks and roots in sections.
Hosted by Ocean Athletics and BC Athletics


Previous year standings


2021 - Final Individual Standings

2019 - Final Individual Standings

2018 - Final Individual Standings

2017 - Final Individual Standings

2016 - Final Individual Standings

2015 - Final Individual Standings

2014 - Final Individual Standings

2013 - Final individual standings

2012 - Final individual standings

2011 - Final individual standings

2010 - Final individual standings

2009 - Final individual standings