BC Cross Country Championships History, 1949 to present: if you can fill in any more of the missing data, please email Clifton Cunningham.
Canadian Classic (Up and Down) Mountain Running Championships, will take place at the Handloggers Half, Bowen Island, Saturday September 4th, 2021.
Event announcement: https://www.mountainrunning.ca/news.php?id=138
More information on the Athletics Canada website. The event is officially a National Championship and the event will be used to select the Canadian Team for the World Mountain Running Championships taking place this fall.
The Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra, is back in person in the trails of Whistler on October 16. Bring your firends and have fun in the 50 mile relay. Or test yourself in the 50km solo ultra! A beginners ultra, with 5x 10km loops you are never more than 5km from the celebrations in Whistler's Olympic Plaza.
Excited to announce the BC Athletics Provincial Cross Country Championships are BACK! Taking place just outside Victoria at scenic Beaver Lake on October 23. This year open to all BCA Members and will be used to select the BC Team headed to Nationals in November.
Cross country, trail and mountain running is the sport of running over unpaved, natural terrain. Traditional cross-country is run primarily on grass in parks or across open countryside, involving multiple laps of a relatively short distance. Trail races are more typically single loop, or point-to-point events. The paths are narrower, the footing rougher, and the hills steeper than might be experienced in traditional cross-country. Mountain races tend to feature more extreme forms of uphill and downhill running. They may be uphill only races, usually from the bottom to the top of a mountain; or they can include both uphill and downhill sections. Ultra trail running refers to distances beyond a marathon (42.2K), most commonly 50K, 50 miles, 100K, or 100 miles.
The short lap format of cross country makes it suitable for young children as well as older athletes, whereas trail and mountain races cater primarily to adults.