The Cross-country Running Series for Schools are organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association (NLAA) and held annually on the last two Saturdays in September and the first Saturday in October.
The meets are open to students competing in the designated categories (born in 2011 through 2003) and offer individual and team competition. All students are eligible to win individual awards, but only NLAA affiliated schools can score in the team competition. Schools are not asked to designate their team members as the first four girls/boys to arrive at the finish line will score. Schools can register their teams or individual students can sign-up independently. Schools can enter an unlimited number of participants.
All races will be held on the Driving Range (across from the Marine Institute), Ridge Road, St. John's. The course is hilly and it is suitable for using spikes. The course will be marked with cones. The course distance is measured in metres. A loop is approximately 500 metres.
Scores are determined by summing the top four individual finishing places on each team. Points are assigned equal to the position in which they cross the finish line; the team with the lowest score wins.
Displacers: While we allow unlimited entries per school, only the places of the top four runners will be recorded toward the team results; all other team members from the same school will be assigned points allowing them to “displace” scoring runners from other teams.
New Participants from non-affiliated schools and teams with less than 4 members will not be assigned team points.
Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals will be awarded in each race to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each category.
Team scores will be kept in all races but no meet awards will be presented; however, overall Series awards will be given at the end of the Series.
The overall series awards are based on the best 2 placings out of 3 races in each applicable category. Only NLAA affiliated schools are eligible for team awards.
Visit the Overall Awards page for more information on the Series Awards and for a list of award winners.