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September 15, 2021
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Sep 18 IRA Virtual XC Series Kelowna, BC
Sep 25 King of the Mountain Terrace, BC
Sep 25 UVic Vikes Cross Country Open & Kids Run UVic, Victoria, BC
Sep 25 The Lone Wolf - Cancelled Fernie, BC
Sep 25 Shuswap Ultra Salmon Arm, BC
Sep 26 Vancouver Spirit Run Vancouver, BC
Oct 2 Bear Mountain Trail Race Mission, BC
Oct 2 Festival of Cross Country South Surrey, BC
Oct 2 MacArthur Island XC Kamloops, BC
Oct 9 TWU XC Open Abbotsford, BC
Sep 4 Handloggers Half Marathon & Relay Bowen Island, BC
Sep 4 Canadian Classic (Up and Down) Mountain Running Championships Bowen Island, BC
Aug 21 Black Spur Ultra Kimberly, BC
Aug 21 Harriers 2:18 Run Elk/Beaver Ultras Victoria, BC
Oct 23 BC Athletics Cross Country Championships Victoria, BC
Sep 21 Sport Coach Technical Penticton
Sep 21 Foundations of Coaching (Theory of Sport and Club Coach) Online
Oct 2 Sport Coach Technical Vancouver
Oct 11 Foundations of Coaching (Theory of Sport and Club Coach) Online
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BC Cross Country Championships History, 1949 to present: if you can fill in any more of the missing data, please email Clifton Cunningham.


Canadian Classic (Up and Down) Mountain Running Championships, will take place at the Handloggers Half, Bowen Island, Saturday September 4th, 2021.

Event announcement:

Event website:


More information on the Athletics Canada website. The event is officially a National Championship and the event will be used to select the Canadian Team for the World Mountain Running Championships taking place this fall.


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!


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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Canadian X-Country Champs

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Six races from September to October

BC Interior Cross Country Series

Five races from September to October in BC's Interior

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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