THE X-COUNTRY CHALLENGE
The fall X-Country running season can be a great competitive opportunity for runners and cross country skiers either preparing for a fall marathon or the upcoming ski season with the Franks Fall X-Country Race Series and the New Balance Run Alberta XC Series.
If X-Country running became a focal point of your training you could also attend the National XC Championships in late November with either runlAB in the open category or the Fast Trax Run & Ski Club (FTRS) in the masters category.
All levels of athletes are welcome to join.
"the fall x-country running season"
2019 Frank McNamara Fall X-Country Series
Edmonton has more than 160km of maintained multi-use trails. Go for an adventurous run as Frank McNamara runs you through Edmonton's beautiful river valley on his popular Wednesday Night Spring Cross Country Running Series!
Race #1 - September 4th - Hawrelak Park
Race #2 - September 11th - Emily Murphy Park
Race #3 - September 18th - Whitemud Park/ Fort Edmonton
Race #4 - September 25th - Kinsmen (George Smith Special)
Race #5 - October 2nd - McNally/ Forest Heights Park
Race #6 - October 9th - Keillor Road/ Saskatchewan Drive
Race #7 - October 16th - Hawrelak Park
New Balance Run Alberta XC Series
Alberta’s premier cross country running series takes place in the fall with races across the province. Racers collect points based upon their best 4 finishes. The top 6 male and female finishers in the overall standings qualify for cash prizes and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (U20, 20-34 and 35+) qualify for great prizes from New Balance.
Race #1 - September 7th – Running Room Open – Edmonton
Race #2 - September 14th – RDC Open – Red Deer
Race #3a - September 21st – Steve Burgess Open – Grande Prairie
Race #3b - September 28th – SAIT Open – Calgary
Race #4 - October 12th – Augustana Open – Camrose
Race #5b - October 26th – ACAC Champs Open Race– Calgary
Race #6 - November 2nd – AA Provincials – Wetaskwin
2019 Canadian Cross Country Championships
The 2019 Canadian Cross Country Championships are open to everyone but all athletes must be a member of Athletics Canada in order to be eligible to compete. Membership must be obtained through one of Athletics Canada’s provincial branches.
Race #1 - November 30th - Masters Men & Women (30+) National Championships - Abbotsford, BC
Race #2 - November 30th - Open Men & Women National Championships - Abbotsford, BC
runlAB is looking for runners to join their open XC team to participate in the XC New Balance Series. They will be fielding a team for both Female and Male and top 7 in each will make the travel team to Nationals on the west coast in November!
If you are interested in running the series reach out to Jevin at runlAB
FTRS is encouraging master runners (30 +) to join them each Saturday to participate in one or more of the XC New Balance Series and then for Nationals on the west coast in November!
If you are interested in running the New Balance XC series and collecting points for FTRS in the masters team category and possibly going to Nationals we encourage you to get an Athletics Canada Membership by joining Athletics Alberta, as a member of FTRS.
Athletics Alberta - Registration
Look up Fast Trax Run & Ski Club under Request Club