The Ottawa Lions are pleased to again host the Eastern Ontario Elementary School XC Championships on Saturday, October 15, 2016. This will be the 7th year for the championship, which has seen entry numbers climb every year.
FOR WHO: The Championships can accommodate up to 2000 elementary school athletes. Over 500 elementary schools from 11 school boards in Eastern Ontario are eligible to compete. Remember that cross country is an “all weather event” … we go rain or snow or shine . Please be prepared for all weather conditions and come with clothing to accommodate all conditions.
HOW TO ENTER: This is an “OPEN ENTRY CHAMPIONSHIP”. That simply means that there is NO qualification process or requirement for a school or school board or individual to participate. To make entry to the Championships, a teacher or a parent can just sign-up their student(s), child, team(s) to take part. Go to our meet registration page and follow the entry instructions. There is a separate entry form for each age group and each gender for individual or school team entries. Your age group division is determined by the birth year age of the athlete as of December 31 of 2016. We do ask that all athletes that register indicate the proper name of their school and school board on the entry form(s) and make every effort to run in a school team singlet or a school t-shirt … be true to your school! All entries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RACES & AWARDS: Three separate age group events are run over an outstanding course scribed into Mooney’s Bay Park. The course has received rave reviews from coaches and parents on it spectator friendly access, its course challenges and the spectacular final finish that runs into the Terry Fox Athletics Stadium. The awards for each race division take place immediately upon conclusion of each race. Prizes are awarded to the top 20 in each race and the winning school receives a $100 donation to its sport programs. The best “overall school” wins a $200 sport donation. Track / Running Scholarships are awarded to 60 athletes that are donated by the Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club along with coaching certification courses to the school coaches.
RACE ORGANIZERS & VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS: The event administration is constructed by the Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club. The University of Ottawa Gee Gee Cross Country team provides the course volunteer support and leads the athletes from the start line warm-up, race start and then all the way to the awards podium.
This event has been made possible by the generous support and contributions from The Running Room, the promotional and awards support of Run Ottawa and the timing and finish line management of SportsStats and the volunteer support of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University Cross Country team athletes.