Cross Country and Trail Running – Race Schedule – September 27, 2020

Day of race registration starts at 8:30am and closes 30 minutes before each event near the start & finish line.

Day of race registration late fees are:

$3.00 for the 17 years and under races and add $5.00 for the open 8km race.

Relay race registration is FREE!

Team & Group Entries – we want to make it easy for coaches, teachers and groups to enter!

***Note that for events with multiple loops the shorter loop will always be completed first. (i.e. 1km loop first, 2km loop second)

Time Event Age Loop
8:30am Race Package Pick-Up
10:00am 8K Vancouver Spirit Run* U20, Senior, University, Masters (*U20 Girls run 6K) U20 Women – 3 x 2 km Loop; Open Men & Women – 4 x 2 km Loop
11:00am 1000m  Under 9  1 x 1 km Loop
11:15am 1500m Girls & Boys Tyke 9 Year Olds (Born in 2008) 1 x 1.5km Loop
11:35am 2K Girls & Boys Pee Wee 10 Year Olds (Born in 2009) 1 x 2 km Loop
11:55pm 2K Girls & Boys Pee Wee 11 Year Olds (Born in 2008) 1 x 2 km Loop
12:15pm 3K Girls & Boys Bantam 12 & 13 Year Olds (Awarded Separately) (Born in 2007 / 2006) 1 x 1 km Loop, 1 x 2 km Loop
12:45pm 3K Girls & Boys 14 & 15 Year Olds (Born in 2005 / 2004) 1 x 1 km Loop, 1 x 2 km Loop
1:15pm 4K Girls & 5K Boys 16 & 17 Year Olds (Born in 2003 / 2002) Girls – 2 x 2 km Loop
Boys – 2 x 2 km Loop, 1 x 1 km Loop
1:45pm 1 K Family Fun Run All Ages 1 x 1 km Loop
2:00pm 4 * 1K Team Relay All Ages / Mixed  4 x 1 km Loop

Awards to follow as results are available.

The Event

Competitors can expect cross-country events for all age groups from children to masters competing at distances ranging from 1.5km to 8km, including a Mixed 4 x 1km Relay. Our events welcomes all ages and abilities for the highly competitive runners or for those just out for a fun trail run, or a relay event for teams of four. All events are run on mixed-surface trails, including grass, gravel, and bark mulch.

About the course

Take advantage of the beautiful trails at Jericho Beach Park. The cross country races consist of multiple loops on mixed terrain, and they will follow set loops featuring the spectacular scenery of Jericho Beach Park and Vancouver, and will be reminiscent of the course used for previous Canadian Cross Country Championships.

Course Map for Vancouver Spirit Run – Jericho Beach Park

Click below here for a full downloadable site/course map:


Getting here

Jericho Beach Park is located in the west side of Vancouver. Jericho Beach on the north side of Jericho Park at the west end of Point Grey Rd between Wallace St and Discovery St. The east side of the beach caters to swimmers and the west side to sailboats and windsurfers.


Entry to the site will be free for all officials, volunteers, spectators, and participants. Access to specially designated areas, such as the finish chute, will be limited to those officials, volunteers, and coaches with special access permits.

Prize Money

Athletes competing in the Open (Senior) 8K Vancouver Spirit Run are eligible for Prize Money. Prize money will be award to top 3 Open men and women.

1st – $150

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

Meeting Area

A specified area at Jericho Beach Park, will be designated for participants, clubs, and teams to congregate and set up tents. Please refer to the map of the event site for specifics.


Get involved with the Vancouver Spirit Run and bring your enthusiasm and energy along. Numerous positions are available both on and off the course. Being a volunteer is a great way to lend support to your community and help fellow runners get the most out of the Vancouver Spirit Run. If you are interested in supporting the event as a volunteer please contact for more information.

Course Practice Times

The course will be open for warm-up on Sunday morning – September 23rd – from 8am to 930am.


A first aid tent with designated medical personnel will be located in the main event area to respond to any medical situations.


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Jericho Beach Park has parking nearby on the park boundaries and along West 4th Ave. Public transportation is also available nearby.