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==== 2023 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series - September 17 to December 1 (Dates to be confirmed)
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 14, 2023
The Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra, returns the trails of Whistler on October 14. 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 21, 2023
The BC Athletics Provincial Cross Country Championships Hosted by Ocean Athletics return to Crescent Park South Surrey on October 21. This year open to all BCA Members and will be used to select the BC Team headed to Nationals at Mooney's Bay, Ottawa November 25
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.