2021 BC XC Championships Announced

BC Athletics has announced that the 2021 BC Cross Country Championships will be held in person on Saturday, October 23 at Beaver Lake in Victoria.  The event is hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers and BC Athletics.

Tentative Schedule

Race Time Category Distance
#1 11:15 am 2010 Boys & Girls (age 9) 1.5 km
#2 11:30 am 2009 Boys & Girls (age 10) 2.0 km
#3 11:45 pm 2008 Boys & Girls (age 11) 2.0km
#4 12:00 pm Senior & Masters Women
U20* & 70+ Women
8.0 km
6.0 km
#5 12:55 pm U20*, Senior & Masters Men
70+ Men
8.0 km
6.0 km
1:00 pm Age 9, 10, 11 Awards
#6 1:55 pm 2007 & 2006 Boys & Girls (age 12 & 13) 3.0 km
#7 2:20 pm U16 Girls (age 14 & 15) 3.0 km
#8 2:40 pm U16 Boys (age 14 & 15) 3.0 km
2:45 pm U20, Senior, Masters Awards
#9 3:00 pm U18 Girls 4.0 km
#10 3:15 pm U18 Boys 5.0 km
3:45 pm Age 12, 13, U16 & U18 Awards


* U18 may run up in the U20 event to qualify for the BC Team — must indicate race # when entering.

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Ottawa to host 2021 and 2022 Canadian XC Championships

Photo: Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada has announced that Ottawa will host the 2021 Cross Country Championships on Nov. 27, as well as the 2022 event. Abbotsford, B.C., will be the site for the 2023 Championships.

The event was previously scheduled to be held in Abbotsford in 2019 and 2020, before shifting to Ottawa for 2021 and 2022. The 2020 event in Abbotsford was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic last August.

Athletics Canada officials engaged in consultation with local organizing committees in both Ottawa and Abbotsford, as well as BC Athletics and Ottawa Tourism, in the process of allocating this important race weekend for the next three years. Upwards of 1,000 competitors descend on the host city every year to compete in the Canadian Cross Country Championships.

BC XC Championships going Virtual

BC Athletics has announced a Virtual Cross Country Championships that will be held in place of an “In-Person” Championships. Unfortunately, due to increasing COVID-19 related restrictions, it  not possible to host an in-person event for the 2020 BC Cross Country Championships. The virtual championships will give an opportunity for athletes across the Province to compete against one another in a virtual format!


More details and registration information will be released shortly via the BC Athletics newsletter, social media, and website.