2017 Meet Information

Meet #3 Online Registration Deadline - 1:59 pm, Friday, Oct 6

2017 Meet Dates - Sep 23, Sep 30 and Oct 7

The Cross-country Running Series for Schools are held annually on the last two Saturdays in September and the first Saturday in October. The 2017 races will take place on September 23, September 30 and October 7.

2017 Meet Location

Pippy Park Golf Driving Range, across from Marine Institute Ridge Road, St. John's.

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What's new in the 2017 Series

Overall Series Team cash awards have been discontinued.


  • No Course Tours (2011)
  • Coaches can create online Team List (eliminates retyping athletes' information)
  • In an effort to reduce the number of in-person/on-site registrations, the Online Registration/Payment Deadline is extended to 1:59 PM NDT on FRIDAY before each meet AND the In-person/on-site registration fee is increased.
  • Please note that the ENTIRE online registration & payment must be completed before 1:59 PM on Friday.
  • Medals to the top three finishers will be presented immediately following each race.

The Competition

The Cross-country Running Series for Schools are organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association (NLAA). The Series offers an individual and a school competition. Any student, of the designated categories below, currently attending an elementary, junior or senior high school in the province is eligible to enter the individual competition.

Only schools affiliated with the NLAA can win an award in the team competition. Students attending non-affiliated schools can take part in the meets and win individual awards. Schools are not required to designate their teams since the first four girls / boys to arrive at the finish line will score. There is no limit to the number of entries.


There is no shelter on site. Please come prepared for all weather conditions. All meets will go ahead rain or shine. In the 26 year history of the Cross-country Series, we have never canceled a race. Lightning will be the only reason to delay or cancel a race.


Parking Please comply with all on-street parking restrictions. All participants, spectators and volunteers MUST use the Marine Institute parking lot as indicated on the event map.

The City of St. John's will ticket any vehicles that are parked in violation of posted parking restrictions. Any vehicles that are deemed to be obstructing traffic will be towed.

Washroom Facilities

There will be a portable toilet on-site for use by participants, spectators and volunteers.

School Affiliation

It is essential that a school affiliates with the NLAA prior to, or at the first race to ensure that it is eligible for team /school points scoring. Only NLAA affiliated schools will be eligible for the Overall Series Awards.


Categories (based on YEAR of birth)

Boys and Girls:

Overall Awards - The best 2 of 3 races

The Series feature overall awards for individual and teams. The awards are based on the best 2 placings out of 3 races in each applicable  category. To be eligible for a team award a school must be affiliated with the NLAA.

Meet Awards

A Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finisher in each category. (There are no team/school awards in each meet; however, overall Series awards will be presented at the end of the Series.)

Entry Fee Per Participant (per meet)

* = or 2017 NLAA members holding Individual Competitive Membership

  • Early Bird Registration
    • ONLINE - $6.00 ($5.00 for Affiliated Schools*)
      all online transactions must be completed before 1:59 PM NDT on FRIDAY before each meet.
      Race numbers will be available for pick up on race day at the race registration desk. Participants MUST ARRIVE and PICK UP THEIR RACE NUMBER AT LEAST 30 minutes before the scheduled start of their race. Please click click here to register.
    • IN-PERSON / DROP-OFF - $11.00 ($10.00 for Affiliated Schools*)
      NLAA office Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (before each meet) please bring exact change

  • RACE DAY Registration - Saturday (on-site)
    • In-person - $11.00 ($10.00 for Affiliated Schools*)

  • Check if Your School is Affiliated with the NLAA:

Method of Payment

  • Online - credit card
  • In-person - cash, cheque or money order.
    If paying cash, you must bring exact amount as any change will be kept as DONATION for the Canada Games Track & Field Program.

Refund Policy

All fees are Non-Transferable and Non-Refundable. No Credits. No refunds will be issued for duplicate registrations.