» Saucony Run Alberta XC Series
In partnership with Saucony Canada, the Running Room and Athletics Alberta, the Saucony Run Alberta Cross Country Series provides Albertans with the opportunity to experience the benefits and joys of cross country running in Alberta's only Provincial Cross Country Running Series.
Athletics Alberta actively promotes the physical and emotional health & fitness, individual excellence and personal growth, development beyond sport, inclusiveness and integrity.
The series was created with these goals in mind:
- To further promote the sport of cross country running in Alberta
- To afford senior athletes a series of 6 competitive cross country races
- To encourage mass participation in the sport of cross country running
Long term goals of the series include providing funding for Alberta teams to get to the National Cross Country championships and also provide funding to get Albertans to the World Cross country champs. Currently Canadians must pay their own way to get the world championships as Athletics Canada does not fully fund the team to get there.
Through the profits made in the 2010 XC series we were able to pay the national XC entry for 4 Alberta Runners. We will look to provide even more funding in 2011 for Alberta Runners.
Running Solutions and it's partners believe that Cross Country running is an important part of sport in Canada and that a solid and meaningful cross country program is integral to producing world class middle and long distance runners.