Other Recommended Races

BC Athletics Event Calendars

September to December: Lower Mainland Cross Country Series

Nine 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.

November 11: Remembrance Day XC

Race #6 of the XC Series, on the holiday, in Stanley Park. 11am start means you can take the 8:20 ferry. Course is in the trails of the park. Entry form at www.hersheyharriers.com.

November 18: Fraser Valley XC Ramble

In Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford. Starts 10am. It's the 2nd to last race in the XC series so an important one for points. See www.peninsularunners.com/events/xcramble.com

November 24: National XC Championships in Vancouver

Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver: in Vancouver for the 2nd of 4 years. It's not just the elite championships — there's also a community race and kids races in the morning — everyone welcome! Then stick around and watch the best in the country battle it out: Masters first, followed by Juvenile, Junior and Senior. See Hershey Harriers site for info.

July 27-August 3, 2013: The Great Alaskan Marathon Cruise

This was a blast when 7 of us went in 2008, and the courses have been improved since then (different distances, more trail running)! This is an Alaska Running Cruise with husband and wife team John 'The Penguin' Bingham and Coach Jenny Hadfield. Run the world's only staged maritime marathon... a series of runs at the various ports of call and on the ship: road, cross-country, deck run. By the end of the week you'll have run the marathon distance (26.2 miles) and have seen some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. Departs from Seattle. Check out all the details and itinerary at www.gammcruise.com.

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