Important change to the Lower Mainland Cross Country Series
South Fraser Cross Country Meet at Bear Creek Park on Sep 25 cancelled.
Whistler Spirit Run steps in to take its place in the 2010 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series.

The Whistler Spirit Run & Festival, presented by PI Financial, is a two day cross-country and trail running event that takes place at Whistler Olympic Park on September 25 and 26, and features something for everyone. The Whistler Spirit Run is the realization of Frank Reynolds’ vision to provide a world-class running event in the beautiful backyard of British Columbia. Today, its goal is to foster healthy communities throughout the lower mainland and all of British Columbia, by providing funds to British Columbia athletics through charitable donations and scholarship programs.

“We’re excited to be invited to replace the South Fraser Meet in the 2010 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series,” says Peter Diemer, President of the Whistler Spirit Run organizing committee. “We hope you will join us for this amazing family friendly event, everyone young and old can participate. We have 3 partner hotels offering fantastic hotel rates – making it affordable for family’s to spend the weekend in Whistler. And we look forward to hosting close to 1,000 athletes this year. We encourage you to register today and be part of the legacy!”

The Saturday, Sep 25 races for school and club teams as well as individual runners will score towards the 2010 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series. In addition, Sunday, Sep 26 will consist of a cross-country 5K, 10K and 4×2.5K Team Relay.

The Lower Mainland Cross Country Series provides an opportunity for Junior Development (JD) and Open/Masters runners of all abilities to compete in a number of off-road races throughout the fall/winter season. The series gets underway this Saturday (Sep 18) at the Pinetree Classic in Mundy Park, Coquitlam. For more information about the series visit the websiteshttp://www.bcathletics.org/main/xcseries_jd.htm andhttp://www.bcathletics.org/main/xcseries_om.htm.

With the change in venue, the JD Series will score best 3 of 6 races in the series. The Open/Masters Series will score best 5 of 8 races in the series.
For more information and to register please visit the web site at www.whistlerspiritrun.com

For more information, please contact:
Jacqui Sanderson, Race Manager, Whistler Spirit Run
250.220.0779