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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
Fortius Athlete Development Centre
Suite 2001 B Oslo Landing 
3713 Kensington Ave 
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
Tel 604.333.3550 - Fax 604.333.3551

AGE GROUPS and PROGRAMS

Attention! 

BC Cross Country Championships History, 1949 to present: if you can fill in any more of the missing data, please email Maurice Wilson.

Mar 9 Dirty Duo 15k, 27k, 50k North Vancouver, BC
Mar 31 MEC Victoria Race ONE 5k, 10k, 18k Thetis Lake, BC
Apr 7 MEC Greater Vancouver Trail Race ONE 5k, 9k UBC, BC
May 11 Harriers 2:18 Run Elk/Beaver Ultras Victoria, BC
May 25 Iron Knee 24k, Tender Knee 10k North Vancouver, BC
Jun 1 Skeena River 142k Relay Prince Rupert to Terrace, BC
Jun 2 MEC Greater Vancouver Trail Race TWO 15k, 55k West Vancouver, BC
Jun 8 Bear Mountain Trail Race Mission, BC
Jun 8 Bear Mountain Trail Race Mission, BC
Jun 15 The Lone Wolf (and Relay) Last Man Standing Fernie, BC
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Oct 26 BC Cross Country Championships Saanich, BC
Nov 2 BC High School XC Championships BC
Nov 30 Canadian Cross Country Championships Abbotsford, BC
Oct 24 BC Cross Country Championships (LMXC #6) Saanich, BC
Nov 28 Canadian Cross Country Championships Abbotsford, BC
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