The 5000m race will be contested Feb 29, 2020 over the challenging Bear Mountain Golf course.
Men aged 30-59 will race at 2:15pm and all women and men over 60 will race at 2:50pm.
Five-year age groups will begin at 30-34 for men and women, calculated based on your age on race day.
Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and is known as the Garden City. Check out Butchart Gardens, the Inner Harbour, or take a scenic drive along Dallas Road. Enjoy great restaurants or our thriving craft beer industry. If coming in on Friday, why not reserve a spot at our Coaching Symposium (The Science of Distance Running).
All the details will be posted soon right here.
For those flying in for the race, Victoria has an international airport (YYJ). Alternatively, you can fly into Vancouver (YVR) and take a bus and ferry to Victoria. The scenery is spectacular, and it is common to see orcas and seals.
Those coming from Washington or Oregon may choose to take the Coho/Blackball ferry from Port Angeles, WA. If you are bringing a group of 25 or more, the host organizers will assist in arranging ground transportation for an airport or ferry pick up. There will be a modest price for ground transport.
Scoring will be based on placing within 5-year age/gender groups starting at 30-34 for both women and men and continuing to the 5-year age/gender group of the oldest finisher. There is no limit to the number of competitors each country may enter in any age/gender group, or in total. The maximum number of scorers per age group is determined by the country with the lowest number of athletes in that age group. So, if Canada has 30 men in the 40-44 age group, and the US has 20, the top 20 finishers from each country would be scored.
The country with the lowest total point score for all age/gender groups will win the Farquharson-Glavin (nee Fleischman) Cup.
There are medals for the top 3 men’s and women’s finishers in each age group with more than 4 participants. If the age group has less than 4 participants, medals will be awarded to the top 2 finishers.
The top scoring club will receive the Can Am Masters Cross Country club trophy. Scores will be calculated based on the composite time of team’s top <50 man and woman, the team’s top 50-59 man and woman, and the team’s top >60 man and woman.
How to Register
Register with your 2020 Athletics Canada number (e.g., BC Athletics) or USATF number. Alternatively, if you are from BC, you can pay the extra $3 for a day membership.
What if I live in Canada or the US, but am a citizen of another country?
If you are a member of Athletics Canada or USATF, then you can run for that country.
Can I run in the race and not be a member?
Of course, but you would not count in the scoring. You would still get a great race over a challenging 5km course.