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2018 XC Age Group Venue NOT Changing (Posted October 29th) Info

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]FOR COMPLETE EVENT INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO THIS PAGE: https://athleticsalberta.com/event/2018-alberta-xc-provincials-22018/

Accommodations: Aloft Calgary University

2359 Banff Trail NW, Calgary Alberta, T2M 4L2
Ask for group rate for Cross Country Provinicals

Registration: Late Entries are being accepted click here
Registrations will close Tuesday, October 30th at 4:00PM.

ALERT: Venue NOT CHANGING

October 26, 2018. Please check back for final confirmation on location.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion color=”peacoc” active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-exclamation-circle” add_icon=”true” title=”Alberta Provincial XC Championship Info” tab_id=”1504581976538-229a4f9e-a4c9″][vc_column_text]Athletics Alberta Membership: All competitors must be members of Athletics Alberta (or attend an Athletics Alberta member school) or their respective Provincial Athletics Association.  No exceptions — please see https://athleticsalberta.com/aa-membership/ . (Note: “Dayof Meet” memberships are no longer available. Membership must be registered before the meet entry deadline of October 29, 2018. (Proof of out-of-province Association registration will be required.) Only Athletics Alberta full members can receive Alberta Championship medals.

ENTRIES: Due: 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018 Please submit all entries using Tix Moda (https://www.tixmoda.ca/events/xc-provincials) .

For seed time, please indicate the estimated time for the athlete (which will allow the organizers to determine if schedule adjustments will be required).

ENTRY FEES:  $26.25

CONTACTS:
Meet Director:  Chrisine Laverty
Course Director:  Travis Cummings
Entries/Results: timingservices@athleticsalberta.com

AWARDS

Provincial Championship Medals to top 3 Individuals and teams (scoring members).
Non-Championship medals will be awarded to non- Alberta athletes who place in the top 3.
Ribbons will be awarded to places first to tenth Individuals.

Athletics Alberta Team Championships

Teams are 6 runners with 4 to score. If a club does not designate their team members prior to the start of the race, the first 6 athletes finishing will be considered the team.

Scoring: First place scores 1, second place 2, third 3, etc. Lowest total wins.
Teams having non-Alberta registered athletes are not eligible for Athletics Alberta Team Championship.
In accordance with Athletics Alberta policy, for runners to be considered for the end-of-year recognition as cross-country runner of the year in the Pee Wee through Under-18 divisions, they must compete in their appropriate age group in this championship.

RESULTS
Live and unofficial results will be posted on its your race & www.TimingServices.ca

PROVINCIAL CLUB CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
A point system will be used to determine the winner of the 2018 Alberta Provincial Club Cross Country Championships, and the winning club will be presented the award at the AA Annual Awards in June 2019 (Calgary)[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-book” add_icon=”true” title=”Run Alberta Series Rules ” tab_id=”1471038439023-7b1d29ea-edc1″][vc_column_text]New Balance Individual Series Rules

In order to be eligible for series prizing, men must do the 8km distance (10km at the Stewart Cup) and women must do the 5km distance (6km at Stewart Cup + 8km at Series Champs).

A runners best 4 race positions are used to figure out their score. Please note that for overall series prizing, a runner’s outright result will be used regardless of age or age graded time.

There is no mandatory race, you only need to run in 4 of the 6 races to count for series prizing!

*ACAC runners will have their ACAC placing used as one of their 4 races.

**Runners may not use their placing from both race #3a and #3b to count for scoring. Only their better result will be used.

The lowest score wins.

All races are weighted equally. Your overall position in a race is the position that will be used when calculating series results.

If there is a tie in series standings, the winner will be decided as follows:

1. The runner or team with more wins out of their 4 best races.
2. The runner or team with the highest worst place finish out of their 4 best races.
3. The runner or team with the most 2nd place finishes out of their 4 best races.
4. The runner or team with the most 3rd place finishes out of their 4 best races.
5. If a tie still remains after the above 4 criteria have been applied, then the prizing will be split evenly between those runners/teams that are tied.

Final resolution on any protest for the series will be decided by the series director, Matt Norminton. His decision will be final.

Age Group Rules

There will 3 age groups for which prizes will be awarded: Under 20 (U20), 20-34 and 35+. With the exception of the 35+, runners must complete 4 races in order to be eligible for series prizing. A runners best 4 results will be used for final series standings. Overall series winners will be removed from age group results at the end of the series.

If a runner’s age is not known, he/she will be placed into the 20-34 age group. If a 35+ age group runner’s age is not known, they will be assumed to be 35. It is the runner’s responsibility to notify Matt Norminton (mattnorminton@hotmail.com) if their age is not listed as correct.

For the 35+ age group, times will be age graded and then re-scored according to the age graded times. For the 35+ age group, runners only need to complete 3 races. A runners best 3 results will be used for final series standings. Overall series winners will be removed from age group results at the end of the series. Please note that age graded times do not come into use for determining overall XC series prizing, they will only be used for the 35+ age group results.

Team Competition Rules

Team scores for each race will be calculated using each team’s 4 best place finishers. The 4 places will be added together to determine the team’s points for that race.

If 2 teams tie in an individual race, they will be scored as tied for purposes of series standings and both receive the same points for that race. The team with the next lowest points after the tied teams will receive a placing of N+2 whereby N is the position of the tied teams. For example, if 2 teams tie for 1st place in a race, the team with the next fewest points would finish in 3rd position.

If a team does not field 4 runners in a race, they will receive last place + 1 point for their 4th runner. If they are missing 2 runners, then they would receive last place + 2points for their 2nd missing runner.

A team’s series points will be determined using their 4 best team results from the 6 series races. There is no mandatory race , teams simply need to compete in 4 of the 6 races.

Lowest overall score wins.

All races will be weighted equally.

If teams are tied at the end of the series, the following will be used to break the tie:

1. The team with more wins out of their 4 best races.
2. The team with the highest worst place finish out of their 4 best races.
3. The team with the most 2nd place finishes out of their 4 best races.
4. The team with the most 3rd place finishes out of their 4 best races.
5. If a tie still remains after the above 4 criteria have been applied, then the prizing will be split evenly between those runners/teams that are tied.

Final resolution on any protest for the series will be decided by the series director, Matt Norminton. His decision will be final.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”Notes from the Course Director” style=”round” color=”sky”]”8000m races will be going at 1130am. Junior Girls 6000m will be raced at 1210pm. This race assortment makes it easiest for us to give split times per race loop for all the athletes. The rest of the races will be run on a rolling schedule (think swim meet) based on the needs of the timing services. HOWEVER, athletes NEED to be at the startline based on the alloted start time in their respective age groups based on the schedule in the technical package.

ABOUT the course:

There is a 3km loop and a 2km loop, the 8000m races will be running 2x 3km, then 1x 2km. 6km races will be running 2x 3km loops, and 3km races will only be using the 3km loop. 4km and 2km races will be using the 2km loop only. the 1000m and 1200m races will be modified versions of the 2km loop.

The course at the Ag Grounds has been mowed, smoothed, and softened over the past week, it is in great shape. It is wide but also exposed with great mountain views, so please dress warm if you are standing around. We are expecting 5-10cm snow on Friday, the race will be at the Ag Grounds regardless of weather, so come prepared to deal with the elements.

The course is very Euro inspired with many similarities to the Kingston, Ontario course for AC XC Nationals; it is great prep for AC nationals if you are planning on racing there at the end of the month. It is a challenging course with about 30% uphill, 30% downhill, 30% flat, and a mix of rolling and twisting terrain. This course is an XC purist’s dream.

The course is marked on both sides with stakes and will use a combination of flagging and surveyors tape between the staking to define the path. Transition areas, start and finish lines are spray painted. There will also be signage and marshals at breaks in the course to direct athletes where to go as well.

Cochrane Endurance Project will be on site at the course from about 10am-2pm on Friday flagging and finishing course setup. If there are athletes who are interested in seeing the course Friday you may drop by then and there will be someone to direct you about what your course looks like. Otherwise, the course will be open for warm-up prior to the 1st race at 1130am.

If anyone has any questions they can email the course director, Travis Cummings at travis.cummings@cssd.ab.ca[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”Event Registration” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tixmoda.ca%2Fevents%2Fxc-provincials||target:%20_blank|”][vc_empty_space height=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”Technical Package” color=”turquoise” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fathleticsalberta.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018-Cross-Country-Tech-Package.pdf||target:%20_blank|”][vc_empty_space height=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”Live Results” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftimingservices.ca%2F%23course-manager||target:%20_blank|”][vc_empty_space height=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”Downloadable Results” color=”violet” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fathleticsalberta.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018-Athletics-Alberta-Provincial-Championships-Results.pdf||target:%20_blank|”][vc_empty_space height=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column]