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Sep 24 Interior Running Association Virtual Cross Country Series Virtual, BC
Sep 28 Valley Royals Grand Prix XC Series Abbotsford, BC
Oct 1 Festival of Cross Country South Surrey, BC
Oct 2 Summerland Sweets XC 7.4k Summerland, BC
Oct 8 TWU Spartan Cross-Country Open High School and Open Abbotsford, BC
Oct 8 The Valley Vertikiller Abbotsford, BC
Oct 8 Valley Royals XC Meet (in conjunction with TWU) Abbotsford, BC
Oct 12 Valley Royals Grand Prix XC Series Abbotsford, BC
Oct 15 Around the Lake Give 'R Take 30 Trail Race Cultus Lake, BC
Oct 15 Joe Kelley Memorial Fun Run Prince George, BC
Aug 6 Emperor's Challenge Tumbler Ridge, BC
Jun 4 Skeena River Relay Prince Rupert to Terrace, BC
Oct 22 BC Cross Country Championships South Surrey, BC
Oct 7 NCCP Performance Coach Richmond, BC
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Attention! 

==== 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.

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 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.

Register today!

 

==== 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.

 

 

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Cross-Country & Trail Running in British Columbia 

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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.

Contact 

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