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2019 Canadian Mountain Running Championships Events

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A) Where and When are the 2019 Canadian Mountain Running Championships?

The 2019 Canadian Mountain Running Championships will be hosted in Quebec City, QC on June 30th, 2019. Anyone is eligible to compete at the 2019 Canadian Mountain Running Championships. You can register for the event at the National Championships website.

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B) Do I need to Qualify to Compete at the 2019 Canadian Mountain Running Championships?

No. For 2019 only, the Canadian Mountain Running Championships will be open to anyone to register. However, you will still need to qualify for the 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Championships

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C) How Do I Qualify to Compete at the 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Championships?

Athletes wishing to participate in the 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Championships will have to qualify by meeting any one (or more) of the following criteria:

  1. you have previously competed for Canada in Mountain Running or Cross-Country Running at the international level in the last 5 years (NACAC, Worlds or Commonwealth Championships)

  2. you finish in the top five (5) in your age group in one or more 2019 Canadian Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series Races in one of the following regions:
      Prairies -- Note: Must run at least two races to qualify
      Ontario -- Note: Must run at least two races to qualify

  3. you request and are granted an exemption from qualifying, including that you have run a competitive time in a mountain running race or trail running race in 2019 or 2020, or have run under 36 minutes (men) or 40 minutes (women) for 10 kilometres in 2019 or 2020 in a sanctioned road or cross-country race or any other equivalent race result. All applications for an exemption will be considered.
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D) Where and When are the Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships?

The Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships are being hosted at The North Face Kal Park Dirty Feet 50 on May 5th, 2019.

The Kal Park Dirty Feet 50 will be the qualifying race for the 16th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Patagonia (Argentina) in November 2019.

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E) Do I need to Qualify to Compete at the Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships?

No. Any athlete is eligible to compete at the Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Register by going to the North Face Kal Park Dirty Feet 50k race page, set out above.

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F) I want to Compete for Canada Internationally. How do I qualify for the national team?

The 2019 National Team Selection criteria is available here as well as on the front page in the download section - National Team Selection Criteria

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G) Do I need to be a member of the Canadian Mountain Running Association to be Eligible for the National Team?

Yes. Only members of the Canadian Mountain Running Association will be consider for positions on the national team.

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H) 2019 Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series Races

BRITISH COLUMBIA

BC Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series

Finish in the TOP FIVE (5) in your age group in AT LEAST TWO (2) of the following races:
    • 5Peaks Alice Lake (8.5k or 13k)
      Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • 5Peaks Golden Ears (8.5k or 13k)
      Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 5Peaks Mt. Seymour (6k or 9k)
      Saturday, June 22, 2019 - Date TBC
    • Golden 2019 Canada Day Trail Race
      Monday, July 1, 2019
    • 5Peaks Cypress Mountain (6.5k or 11k)
      Sunday, July 14, 2019
    • 5Peaks Whistler Blackcomb (6.6k or 10.6k)
      Saturday, August 24, 2019
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    PRAIRIES

    Prairie Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series

    Finish in the TOP FIVE (5) in your age group in AT LEAST TWO (2) of the following races:
    • 5Peaks Terwillegar (7.3k or 15.3k)
      Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • MEC Calgary Trail (5k, 10k or 15k), Bragg Creek
      Saturday, May 4, 2019
    • 5peaks Sikome Lake (Fish Creek) (6k or 11k)
      Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 5Peaks Whitemud Park (8.3k, or 13.4k)
      Saturday, June 1, 2019
    • 5peaks Canmore Nordic Centre #1 (7.5k, 15.5 or 21k)
      Saturday, June 8, 2019
    • 5peaks Bowmont Park (Sports course or 11.5k)
      Saturday, July 13, 2019
    • 5Peaks Gold Bar (6.8k or 13.3k)
      Saturday, July 20, 2019
    • 5Peaks Chickakoo (7.3k or 14k)
      Saturday, August 10, 2019
    • 5peaks Canmore Nordic Centre #2 (6.8k, 13.4k or 20.2k)
      Saturday, September 14, 2019
    • 5Peaks Devon (7.8k, 15.2k or 19.7k)
      Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • 5peaks Bowness Season Finale (9.2k or 13.2k)
      Saturday, October 5, 2019
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    ONTARIO

    Ontario Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series

    Finish TOP FIVE (5) in your age group in AT LEAST TWO (2) of the following races:
    • 5peaks Kelso (6.1k, 12.2k or 21k)
      Saturday, May 4, 2019
    • 5peaks Rattlesnake Point (5.3k or 12.7k)
      Saturday, June 8, 2019
    • Summit 700 Blue Mountain Resort (6K, 10K or 21K)
      Saturday, July 13, 2019
    • 5peaks Albion Hills (6.5k, 13 or 21k)
      Saturday, July 20, 2019
    • 5peaks Heart Lake (6.8k or 10.6k)
      Saturday, Sept 7, 2019
    • 5peaks Mansfield (6-7k, 12-14k or 21k)
      Saturday, October 5, 2019
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    QUÉBEC

    Québec Regional Mountain Running Qualifying series

    Finish in the TOP FIVE (5) in your age group in ANY ONE(1) of the following races:
    • XTRAIL at Mt. Sutton - (6.5 k, 11.8 k or 20 k)
      June 15, 2019
    • MEC Ottawa: La Course Fortune Fell (5k or 9k)
      July 7, 2019
    • Trail du Massif du Sud - Course en sentiers (6k, 10k or 21k)
      July 20, 2019
    • XTRAIL at Mt. Orford - (23k, 20k, 11k or 5k)
      September 8, 2019
    • MEC Ottawa: MSM Growler (5k or 15k)
      September 15, 2019
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    ATLANTIC

    Atlantic Regional Mountain Running Qualifying series

    Finish in the TOP FIVE (5) in your age group in ANY ONE(1) of the following races:
    • MORE TO COME
    • Brookvale Ultra Trail race (10k, 25k or 50k)
      August 4, 2019
    • Beat to Snot (9.5k or 28.5k – distance to be confirmed)
      October 6 or 7, 2019 (Date to be confirmed)
      Registration: Coming soon
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