There are two local Cross Country Championships in October each year;
the Milk Cross Country Challenge and the Chris McCubbins Age Class Championships.
The Age Class Championships have been named in honour of Chris McCubbins, who passed away in August 2009.
Chris moved to Winnipeg in September 1970, started teaching in the Winnipeg 1 School Division in 1974, and became a Canadian citizen in March 1976. In 1975 (representing Canada), Chris ran a 10K in 28:16 at the Montreal pre-Olympic meet. That time still stands as a Manitoba record in the 10K.
In early 1976 he ran a 5K in 13:44 in Knoxville Tennessee. Chris later represented Canada at a world cross country running meet in Glasgow Scotland, and his last international race was at the world cross-country running championships in 1984 in New Jersey.
Chris dominated the local road running scene for so many years, and in 1986, Runners’ World magazine rated Chris as the #4 masters road runner in the world, and in 1987 he set a North American record for Masters in the 15K with a time of 45:34.
Chris has coached many local athletes over the last 30 years, and provided valuable mentorship to so many in the running community. He was also very involved in setting up and maintaining our Cross Country courses at Harbour View Park.
Both events are held at the Kilcona Park/Harbour View Golf Club.
Milk Cross Country Challenge – Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Grades 4 through 12 Male & Female
Grades 4 to 8 (M/F) – 2000m
Grades 9 & 10 (M/F) – 3000m
Grades 11 & 12 (M) – 5000m (F) – 3000m
Banners are awarded to the Top Team, Male and Female, in each Grade and the top 10 athletes in each age category receive award ribbons.
All athletes receive a participation ribbon and a carton of chocolate milk.
Team Entries: A team will consist of a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4 athletes of one gender with the
best 4 performances counting in the team score. Athletes must belong to the same school.
Complete updated 2016 information can be found on the Event page
Chris McCubbins Age Class Championship – hosted by Bison Athletics Club – Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Complete information can be found on the Event Page (when it is available)
Entry Deadline: Entries must be received no later than NOON on Monday, October 24th, 2015
All entries must be done online at Trackie
Question can directed to Claude Berube at 204-474-8989 or Claude.Berube@umanitoba.ca