Upcoming Meets

Below is a list of Upcoming Meets that Club Athletes are encouraged to attend (some are age-specific). If you are interested in looking for more meets to compete in, TALK TO YOUR COACH and check out the BC Athletics – Calendar of Events

Do not register yourself online. ALWAYS send your registration information to the Valley Royals Club Administrator, Christa Mc Auley, so that she can register you as a Club Athlete & apply any fundraising credits you may have toward entry fee costs. Here’s how to register for meets:  https://valleyroyals.ca/how-to-register-for-meets/

UPCOMING CROSS COUNTRY MEETS HOSTED BY THE ROYALS FOR FALL 2018:

  1. Valley Royals Grand Prix Racing Series (4 races in September and October) For over 30 years our Grand Prix has attracted hundreds of students (over 800 in 2017) and their parents who attend school in the Fraser Valley from grades 4-8. Students run a 1-mile course in Clearbrook Park for 4 Wednesday afternoons in a row to see how much they can improve their time from week to week. The race dates for 2018 are: September 19th & 26th and October 3rd & 10th. Registration Price: $5.00 (includes all 4 Races) Click here for Information and Results: https://valleyroyals.ca/lafarge-grand-prix-cross-country-series/

BC Cross Country Championships hosted by our club in Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford on October 27th, 2018. Attracts hundreds of athletes from across B.C. for multiple races in a range of age categories. THE VALLEY ROYALS TRACK & FIELD CLUB WILL PAY RACE ENTRY FEE FOR FOR EACH CLUB ATHLETE/JD ATHLETE THAT COMPETES AT THIS PROVINCIAL LEVEL MEET See Lower Mainland Series info below or click on this item in our menu at the top of the page for more details about this event.

2018 Lower Mainland Series Cross Country Racing JD/Midget/Open/Masters Events

How the Series Works

Overview

The Lower Mainland JD & Midget Cross Country Series provides an opportunity for Junior Development and Midget athletes age 9-15 to compete in a number of cross country races throughout the fall/winter season. Use the Series to prepare for Championship races!

The Junior Development & Midget Series consists of 6 races in September and October. The Youth/Junior/Open/Masters Series consists of 8 races. All races are sanctioned by BC Athletics.

The Open/Masters Series consists of 8 races held from September to December. All races are sanctioned by BC Athletics

Scoring

JD & Midget Runners will be scored on their 4 best performances. Any completed races count towards the series.

Open & Masters athletes will be scored on the best of five (5) race results in the Series. You must complete a minimum of 5 races. Ties will be broken based on performances in the BC Cross Country Championship event.

The points are assigned as follows: 1st = 30 points, 2nd = 27, 3rd = 25, 4th = 23, 5th = 21, 6th to 25th each place drops 1 point.

Any ties will be decided by position in the BC Provincial Championship event.

Runners must compete in the appropriate allocated race in order to score in their series. For example, if a junior runner elects to compete in a separate senior race then he/she cannot score in a separate age-appropriate event on the same day.

Series Categories

The series age categories for JD and Midget athletes are based on the year of birth: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Adult age categories for males and females are: Youth (16&17), Junior (18&19), two open age divisions (20-29 and 30-39) and four masters age divisions (40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+). For the purpose of the series your age division is based on your age on December 3, 2018 for Masters and age on December 31, 2018 for Youth, Junior and Open age divisions.

Series Awards

For the JD/Midget athletes in the Series: Plaques will be awarded to the top 3 boys and girls in each age group.

For the Youth/Junior/Open/Masters in the Series: Prizes of gift certificates from area running stores will be awarded to the top three in each age division. If the number of participants warrants, awards may go 5 deep per age group.

Club Challenge

Score points for your club throughout the series. Each BCA member club’s 8 best individual points will be scored from each race, and accumulated to determine the winner of the Series Club Challenge Trophy. No minimum club size.

2018 Lower Mainland Series Events

To Register for Meets ALWAYS Contact Club Administrator Christa McAuley at [email protected]

For more information about Youth/Junior/Open/Masters Series see Open/Masters Series page:   http://www.bcathletics.org/Content/open-masters-the-lower-mainland-cross-country-season-and-you-are-welcome-to-take-part/40/?popup=1

1. JDs and Endurance Running Group will be going to the:   Pinetree Classic — Saturday September 15, 2018 JD/Midget/Open/Masters Mundy Park, Coquitlam. 

10:00 am 6km Women / 8km Men Open/Masters. Undulating mulch/gravel trails, grass with some blacktop. Not suitable for spikes.

 11:00 am – Noon. JD divisions. Course lengths vary from 2.5k to 4.4k according to age.
Undulating mulch/gravel trails, grass, suitable for spikes.

To register for this race email Christa at [email protected] before midnight Tuesday September 11th and let her know. She will complete your registration and apply any fundraising credits you may have toward the entry fee.

2. JDs will be going to the: South Fraser Cross Country — Saturday September 22, 2018 JD/Midget/Open/Masters
Bear Creek Park, Surrey

First race 10:30 am JD/Midget/5km Women / 8km Men Open/Masters.
Undulating gravel trails, grass.

To register for this race email Christa at [email protected] and let her know. She will complete your registration and apply any fundraising credits you may have toward the entry fee.

3. Vancouver Spirit Run — Sunday September 23, 2018 JD/Midget/Open/Masters
Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver

10:00 am Open/Masters men (8k) and women (6k). 11:45 am age 16-17 (women 4k, men 5k).
Grass fields and bark mulch trails. Same course as used for the Canadian Cross Country Championships.

10:45 am start age 12 and under (2k).

11:15 am start age 13-15 (3k).

Grass fields and bark much trails. Same course as used for the Canadian Cross Country Championships.


4. JDs and Endurance Running Group will be going to the: Crescent Park — Saturday September 29, 2018 JD/Midget/Youth Crescent Park, White Rock/South Surrey 

10 am Track Rascals followed by JD ages 9-13, then HS ages 14-17.
Grass & packed dirt trail. Starts in upper field off 132nd Avenue.

Meet Package with parking info and race schedule available here:   http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/48937/27987544/1536876360537/2018+Festival+of+xc+info+mg-1.pdf?token=5t4e8hq%2B6k0MNV0AJKPdLKjIjbA%3D

To register for this race email Christa at [email protected] before midnight Tuesday September 23rd and let her know. She will complete your registration and apply any fundraising credits you may have toward the entry fee.

5. JDs will be going to the:  Frank Reynolds Memorial — Saturday October 13, 2018 JD/Midget/Junior/Youth/Open/Masters Cates Park, North Vancouver


Malcolm Lowery Trail with ocean vistas. Course is grass and gravel trails and wooden bridges. SPIKES NOT RECOMMENDED.

To register for this race email Christa at [email protected] before 6:00 PM Wednesday Oct 10th and let her know. She will complete your registration and apply any fundraising credits you may have toward the entry fee.

6. JDs and Endurance Running Group will be going to the: BC Championships — Saturday October 27, 2018 JD/Midget/Junior/Youth/Open/Masters Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford (This Meet is being hosted by our club!)

THE VALLEY ROYALS WILL PAY THE ENTRY FEES FOR ALL CLUB ATHLETES WHO REPRESENT THE ROYALS AT THIS PROVINCIAL-LEVEL MEET.

To register for this race email Christa at [email protected] before midnight Tuesday October 23rd and let her know what race you will run in. She will complete your registration and the club will pay your entry fee.

Note: * Youths may run up in the Junior event to qualify for the BC Team — must indicate race # when entering.

10:oo am Course Walk-through

11:30 am First JD race 11:30 am, subsequent age divisions approx. 15 min intervals.

12:15 pm Junior, Senior & Masters Women 6k

12:50 pm Junior, Senior & Masters Men 8k

Loops are on grass and trails. Spikes are suitable.

7. Fraser Valley Cross Country Ramble — Sunday November 18, 2018 (All Ages but JD/Midget)

Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford

10:00 am. All age groups welcome

6.3k. 90% of course is on grass, 10% on crushed gravel, some rolling hills.

JD/Midget Results for the Lower Mainland Series will already have been calculated at the conclusion of the BC Championships so this race will not count toward JD/Midget totals. Adult racers can count this race toward their Lower Mainland Series Results.

Other Dates

  • Nov 3 — BC High School XC Championships, Nanaimo (This race is for athletes representing their school only. Run for your High School not as a Royal for this one)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Gunner Shaw Memorial — Saturday December 1, 2018 (U19, Open & Masters)
Jericho Park, Vancouver

11:00 am A classic cross country course including sections of grass, trails, hills and sandy beach, with varying amounts of mud and water. 19 and under (5k), Open & Masters (10k). Post race hot showers, good food, and good company.

JD/Midget Results for the Lower Mainland Series will already have been calculated at the conclusion of the BC Championships so this race will not count toward JD/Midget totals. Adult racers can count this race toward their Lower Mainland Series Results.

Contact: Mark Williams
Hosted by Lions Gate Road Runners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRACK & FIELD MEETS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2018:

 
Updated July, 2018