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Nov 1 Larry Nicholas Memorial 9K (IRA XC #5) VIRTUAL Kelowna, BC
Nov 1 Salish XC Series - Coastal Surrey, BC
Nov 7 BC High School XC Championships - TBD Kelowna, BC
Nov 7 Kalamalka Lake Invitational Cross Country Meet Vernon, BC
Nov 14 The Phantom Run Trail Race POSTPONED North Vancouver, BC
Nov 14 Kamloops Cross Country Race Kamloops, BC
Nov 15 Fraser Valley XC Ramble - CANCELLED Abbotsford, BC
Nov 15 Salish Sea XC (Closed Meet) West Vancouver, BC
Nov 28 BC Cross Country Championships (permission pending) Lower Mainland, BC
Nov 28 Canadian Cross Country Championships CANCELLED Abbotsford, BC
Oct 3 TWU Invite XC BC
Sep 25 Vancouver Spirit Run (Virtual) Vancouver, BC
Mar 7 Dirty Duo 15k, 27k, 50k North Vancouver, BC
Feb 29 Pan Am Cross Country Cup at Bear Mountain Victoria, BC
Feb 22 Run Ridge Run 25k, 13k Port Moody, BC
Nov 7 BC High School XC Championships - TBD Kelowna, BC
Nov 28 BC Cross Country Championships (permission pending) Lower Mainland, BC
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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.


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