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Dec 4 Gunner Shaw Memorial Cross Country Vancouver, BC
Dec 5 Harriers Stewart Mountain 10m/5m Cross Country Challenge Victoria, BC
Jul 23 Elk Valley Ultra Fernie, BC
Sep 24 The Lone Wolf Fernie, BC
Oct 30 CanWest XC Championship Saskatoon, SK
Oct 23 BC Athletics Cross Country Championships Victoria, BC
Oct 16 Kalamalka XC Classic Vernon, BC
Oct 16 Frank Reynolds Memorial XC Meet North Vancouver, BC
Oct 9 TWU XC Open Abbotsford, BC
Oct 3 Naramata XC Classic Naramata, BC
Oct 2 Festival of Cross Country South Surrey, BC
Oct 2 MacArthur Island XC Kamloops, BC
Sep 25 UVic Vikes Cross Country Open & Kids Run UVic, Victoria, BC
Sep 18 Pinetree Classic Coquitlam, BC
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==== Lower Mainland Cross Country Series - September 18 to December 2

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.

Click here for the Youth Series (9-15 yrs old)

Click here for the Adult Series (16-99+)


 ==== Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra - Whistler, Saturday, October 16

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.

Register today!


==== BC Cross Country Championships - Victoria, Saturday, October 23

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.


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Cross-Country & Trail Running in British Columbia 


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.


BC Amateur Athletics Association
Christine Sinclair Community Centre
2001B – 3713 Kensington Ave. 
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
Tel 604.333.3550 - Fax 604.333.3551