Grand Prix Series - Cross Country Races


The XC Grand Prix series combines the essential ingredients of real running: varied terrain, natural surfaces and plenty of food. Run a few, or complete all ten in the race series. The "big people's race starts at noon and is preceded by a kids' race about 1 km in length at 11:45 am.  All races are followed by social mixing, soup and desserts. The soup, buns and beverages are provided, you bring the dessert.

Runner's Responsibility Course Marshall's Responsibility XC Rules

2015-2016 XC Grand Prix results

2014-2015 XC Grand Prix results

2013-2014 XC Grand Prix results

2013-2014 XC Grand Prix results

2012-2013 XC Grand Prix results

2011-2012 XC Grand Prix results

2016-2017 Schedule

(Click on name of race to access detailed race info and registration form.)

Sept 24 River Park Classic Derek Wilkinson 403 271-2240
Oct. 16(Sun) Confederation Park Relay Kim Jones and
Mike Kulawik
403 618-8820
Nov. 5 Okotoks 27th annual Deanna van Muyen 403 690-7120
Nov. 19 Edworthy 30th annual Aleks Johnston and Jordan Van Besouw 403 477-7978    403 710-3644
Dec. 10 Silver Springs 29th annual Annamaria & Kevin Bliss 403 390-6946
Jan. 14 Nose Creek_19th annual Steve Tober 587 999-8217
Jan. 28 Twelve Mile Coulee_17th annual Adam Schultz and Kim Collier 403 797-0505
Feb. 11 Nose Hill_32nd annual Trevor Williams 403 831-8738
Feb. 25 Weaselead 29th annual Alan Lam 403 818-1284
Mar. 11 Fish Creek 26th annual Karen Chugg 403 278-1959
Mar. 25

Awards Night and Pot Luck Banquet
Wildwood Community Centre.

Derek Wilkinson


Grand Prix Details

Start time:

12:00 Noon, on Saturdays (except Confederation Park which is on a Sunday at noon)  Kids' race starts at 11:45 am.


Grand Prix qualifying races are about 8 km in length. A 4 km fun run is offered at each event. The only exception to the 8K/4K format is the Confederation Relay which is a 3-person relay, each runner completing a 4 km course.


Required only for the Confederation Relay. For the other 9 races, please register on race day.

More information: for race entry forms, rules and last-minute changes.

Social restrictions:

PLEASE BRING A DESSERT and your mug, bowl & spoon. Thank you for helping us reduce the amount of waste generated at each race.

Entry Fees:

General fee $12.00, Current CRR club members $8.00, Students $6.00, Kids running the 4K/8K $6.00  Children in the 1K run for FREE, however the parent/guardian must complete entry form & sign a waiver for each child.


Soup, beverages and desserts for all participants and volunteers. Unique Grand Prix Awards will be presented to top three in each age category at the banquet March 25, 2017. Trophies are awarded to the overall male and female series champions (crafted by expatriate Maori artist) and special Iron Person Awards are presented at the Awards Night.

Grand Prix Format:

Best six (8K) finishes in all but the Confederation Relay count toward the competitor's Grand Prix standings.  Age categories are: Under 18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 plus (male and female). See CRR web page for complete set of rules.  AGE CATEGORY for the season is determined by your age on SEPTEMBER 24, 2016, the date of first in the 2016-2017 series.

Iron Person Award

Must run in the all 10 races including the Confederation Relay. Iron Person candidates may substitute one volunteering stint as a Kitchen manager, Race Marshal, Finish Line volunteer to count for one of the 10 events. See the XC Rules.


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CRR Mission: • To facilitate, foster and promote distance running for pleasure, fitness, competition and sportsmanship. • To serve as a network for socializing and as a forum for discussing matters affecting the interests of runners. • To advocate on matters of interest and concern to runners in their pursuit and enjoyment of running.