Events :: Other Recommended Races

Other Recommended Races

Also see: BC Athletics Event Calendars

September to December: Lower Mainland Cross Country Series

Eight races to choose from; loads of fun! Earn points and win prizes at the end of the series! Series details here — many of the events also have kids races. Junior Development Series runs concurrently.

October 27: BC XC Championships

Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford. Grass and trail course. Women's 6k race at 12:15pm, Men's 8k race at 12:50pm. Kids races starting 11:30am. All details and online registration at

November 18: Fraser Valley XC Ramble

In Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford, hosted by Peninsula Runners. This is the 2nd to last race in the LMXC series. 10am start time. See

December 1: Gunner Shaw Memorial XC

A classic cross-country course which includes sections of grass, trail, hills and sandy beach. Depending on weather conditions you can expect varying amounts of mud and water (but always some!). Shoes with good mud traction are recommended. Spikes are optional. Seniors run two laps and Juniors one lap of the 5km course. Post-race social in the sailing club, free showers, hot and cold food, lots of goodies. LAST RACE of the XC Series! 11am start.

July 19–26, 2019: The Great Alaskan Running Cruise

Great Alaskan Running Cruise

This was a blast when 7 of us went in 2008! The Great Alaskan Running Cruise is designed with every type of runner and walker in mind. You'll actively explore "the Last Frontier" with your own two feet, and take on the challenge of running or walking the beautiful trails in Anchorage, Juneau and Ketchikan, and a fun and amazing race in Skagway. Every event is well marked, safe and by the end of the week you'll earn a big honkin' Alaskan Running Cruise Medal! Starts in Anchorage and ends in Vancouver. Check out all the details and itinerary at

Got some time? Read full version of Teresa's story from the 2008 Great Alaskan Maritime Marathon Cruise! With photos...