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IRA cross country race series 2019

Welcome to the Interior Running Association cross country race series for 2019! We hold an annual race series of both road and cross country races, held throughout the beautiful interior BC. This year the cross country series is generously sponsored by The Starting Block in Vernon, BC.

The 2019 series comprises of five races, ranging from 7K to 9K in distance. We welcome all ages and abilities for a single race in the series, or as many races as able. Series points are given at each race and results are calulated on both clock time and age-graded time. At the completion of the series, awards are given to age-group winners and the age-graded winner.

To encourage fair and safe racing we ask all participants to adhere to the Road Race Etiquette Guidelines as published by BC Athletics.

Series Awards

Iron Legs
Any athlete who is able to complete all of the cross country series events in 2019 is honoured with an Interior Running Association Iron Legs award.

Legs of Steel
Those few athletes who are able to complete all of the road series events and the cross country series events in a single year is awarded with the Interior Running Association Legs of Steel!

Starting Block Cross Country Race Series


Campbell Mountain 8.8K

  September 22
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A scenic loop around Campbell Mountain, near Penticton, on mainly single track trails.


Summerland Sweets XC 7.4K

  September 29
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A stunning race with sweeping views of the valley. Run along the KVR trail and a short sand hill climb "the vertical beach."


Reino Run 9K

  October 06
  Larch Hills
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A scenic loop through the Larch Hills ski area of Salmon Arm. Some single track and rolling hills.


Kal Park 9K

  October 27
  Kal Park, Coldstream
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The race is challenging, hilly but the scenery is fantastic. The end of the race is downhill to the finish.


Larry Nicholas 9K

  November 03
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A 9K race with 3 loops near the Mission Creek Regional Park. Rolling Hills with lots of scenic areas. Includes a Strong Kids series race.




The Interior Running Association is generously sponsored by:
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