==== Lower Mainland Cross Country Series - September 17 to December 1
Five youth races and seven adult races across the Lower Mainland and the BC Cross Country Championships in Victoria make up the Series. Individual and BCA Club Prizing.
==== Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra - Whistler, Saturday, October 15, 2022
The Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra, is back in person in the trails of Whistler on October 15. 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.
==== BC Cross Country Championships - Crescent Park, South Surrey, BC, Saturday, October 22, 2022
The BC Athletics Provincial Cross Country Championships will take place on Saturday October 22.
Hosted by Ocean Athletics at Crescent Park, South Surrey.
More details will be posted shortly.
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.