Welcome to your one stop information source for the 2015-18 Canadian Cross Country Championships.

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What you need to know

2017 Race Photos
Peter Stokes (1220 images!)
(click on Events and scroll to bottom of page)
Senior Women
Senior Men
Junior Men
Junior Women
Robby Breadner
Shaggy's Masters pics
Paul Osland's Masters pics
Canadian Running
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Links to 2017 Race Videos
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2016 Race Photos
Peter Stokes (1099 images!)
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Maxine Gravina
Sportsgate Kingston
Nicolette McGraw
Robby Breadner
Doug Smith (Junior race)
Shaggy's Masters pics
Paul Osland (Masters finish)
Links to 2016 Race Videos
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2015 Race Videos
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Course History
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2017-09-16 Queen's Invitational

2016-10-15 Queen's Invitational

2015-10-30 EOSSAA XC
Girls: Midget Junior Senior
Boys: Midget Junior Senior

2015-10-17 Queen's Invitational

2015-09-24 Limestone Invitational
Girls: Midget Junior Senior
Boys: Midget Junior Senior

2014-10-25 OUA XC Championships

2012-11-11 AO XC Championships

2011-10-29 OCAA
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Women (Teams)
Men (Teams)

2010-04-11 FISU
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17th World University XC Championships

2009-11-14 CIS XC Championships
Women (teams)
Men (teams)

2009-10-17 Queen's Invitational

2008-11-10 CCAA XC Championships

2008-10-25 OUA XC Championships

2008-10-05 Queen's Invitational

Will post more history of the events that have been held here before (OCAA, CCAA, CIS, AO etc.)
Check back soon!

Event Highlights

Race date for 2017 will be Saturday, November 25th.
The tentative date for 2018 is November 24th.

All races run entirely on naturally winding, rolling grass surface. All courses will be fully set up and open for preview starting at noon on Friday.

A race for everyone. Events vary between 4k (Youth Girls) and 10k (Senior Men) and include an open community race. All races are run on repeat loops of either a 2k or 2.5k loop.

Extremly spectator friendly. Start and finish lines are 80m apart, each race has the runners passing within sight of the start/finish area 4 times for each loop. Scenic backdrop looking out over Fort Henry and Kingston to Lake Ontario and Wolfe Island. On site announcers Kevin MacKinnon and Michael Rochus will be providing updates and background information on the athletes and events.

Returning for 2017:
1) AWARDS: all awards ceremonies will be held on site.
2) SHUTTLE: There will be a shuttle running between the Ambassador Hotel and the race site. The shuttle will run from 1pm to 4pm on Friday, November 24th and from 8am to 6pm on race day. The bus will leave the Ambassador hourly on the hour and will leave the race site hourly on the half hour. Travel time between the two sites is approximately 15min.

A plethora of swag available for purchase from Race Merchandise, don't forget to bring CASH $$.

Race kit pick up:
Friday, November 24th at the AMBASSADOR HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE from 3pm until 7pm (1550 PRINCESS ST, KINGSTON).
If you are unable to pick up your race kit at on Friday, you can get it on site on race day.

Did we mention the after party? Seriously, you don't want to miss this (licensed event, must be 19 to get in.)

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Latest News

We are thrilled to announce that Run Ottawa is once again sponsoring the prizing for the Senior Mens and Womens team event. Run Ottawa is the National Capital Region’s premiere running organization and the organization behind the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and their flagship event of the weekend, the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon. They boast not one but two IAAF Gold label events in their roster of races.

Thanks to their support, we are providing a cash award of $2,000 to the winning club team in both the Senior Men's and Women's races.
In 2015 the winning teams were Speed River (Men) and Physi-Kult (Women).
Last year the CAUL (U Laval) team snagged the Men's title and the Physi-Kult Women repeated as team champions.
Will the PK women three-peat? Can U Laval defend their title?

The victorious Senior teams will also receive a prize pack courtesy of Kichesippi Beer, one of the Run Ottawa partners.

The 2017 Canadian Cross Country Championships were once again a huge success. Over 1,100 athletes descended on Kingston to participate in the third edition of a four year run for this event at the famed Fort Henry XC course. Here is a breakdown of the numbers:
Sex Youth Junior Senior Masters Community Total
Women 171 66 66 56 59 418
Men 213 101 112 130 77 633
Total 384 167 178 186 136 1051
[1,125 were registered, 1051 raced]

Here are the champions for each division:
Class Women Men
Youth Sadie Sigfstead
[Edmonton Harriers, AB]
Campbell Lee
[Niagara Olympic Club, ON]
Junior Brogan MacDougall
[Physi-Kult Kingston, ON]
Kieran Lumb
[Vancouver Thunderbirds, BC]
Senior Claire Sumner
[Physi-Kult Kingston, ON]
Lucas Bruchet
[Vancouver Thunderbirds, BC]
Masters Sarah Nagy
[Newmarket Huskies Track Club, ON]
Michael Gill
[Lions Valley Athletics, ON]
Community Catrien Kramer [2.5k]
Aysia Maurice [5k]
Charles Davalan [2.5k]
William Wilkie [5k]

Race Day Schedule

9:00 am Masters*(see below) 8k
10:15 am U18 Girls 4k
10:45 am U18 Boys 6k
11:30 am Community Races 2.5k & 5k
11:45 am Masters Awards (on site)
12:00 pm U18 Awards (on site)
12:15 pm U20 Women 6k
12:30 pm Community Awards (on site)
1:00 pm U20 Men 8k
1:45 pm Open Women 10k
2:45 pm Open Men 10k
3:30 pm U20 Awards (on site)
3:45 pm Open Awards (on site)
*Masters Team Declaration form PDF Word
Send to mastersdeclarations@gmail.com

Age groups Year of birth
U18 (Youth) 2000 or 2001
U20 (Junior) 1998 or 1999
Open (Senior) 1997 & before
Athletes can move up ONE age category (i.e. Youth race as Juniors, and athletes born in 2002-03 race in Youth category.)
Born after 2003? The Community Race (2.5k or 5k) is open to athletes of all ages (must be 8 to run the 5k though.)

Registration for the Community Race is $25 (for either the 2.5k or the 5k event.)
NOTE: on site registration will be $30
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