The Manitoba Age Class Cross Country Championships was named in honour of Chris McCubbins, becoming the Chris McCubbins Age Class Cross Country Championships

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 coached many local athletes 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.

Milk Cross Country Challenge

Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Location: La Barriere Park

Full Event Information

School Categories: Grades 4 through 12 Male & Female

Grades 4 to 8 (M/F) – 2000m

Grades 9 & 10 (F) – 3000m
Grades 9 & 10 (M) – 4000m
Grades 11 & 12 (F) – 4000m
Grades 11 & 12 (M) – 5000m

Each school must provide one volunteer for this event. Volunteer names must be submitted to Courtney at prior to the event. Roles will be assigned and distributed via e-mail.   

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.

    Teams will consist of a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4 athletes of one gender; the top 4 placements count towards to final team score. 
    Coaches must complete and submit their scoring forms at the end of each race. 

    Banner for Top Team, (Male and Female) in each Grade  
    Top 10 athletes in each age category receive award ribbons.  
    All athletes receive a participation ribbon and a carton of chocolate milk. 

    Chris McCubbins Age Class XC Championships

    DATE:  Saturday October 21st, 2023 
    LOCATION:   Kilcona Park / Harbourview Golf Club 
    HOSTED BY:  Athletics Manitoba / Bison Athletics Club 
    SANCTIONED BY:  Athletics Manitoba 

    Top three individuals in each age group (male / female) will receive medals.

    Team Entries: A team will consist of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 athletes of one gender with the best 4 performances will count in the team score. Athletes must belong to the same club or school. 
    There will be NO Late entries and NO onsite registration. 

    Team entry (per Age Group):  $40.00 
    Individual Entry (AM Members + School Members):  $10.00 
    Individual Entry (Non-AM Members): $10.00 + $10.00 day membership fee