Everything you need to know about the 2019 U Sports Cross-Country Championships

All the information you need to get the most out of the U Sports Championships

November 4th, 2019 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , ,

This Saturday are the U Sports Cross-Country Championships and it’s looking like one for the books. The championships are a culmination of months of gritty cross-country training in a race to see which teams and individuals end up on top. With only five days until Canada’s best collegiate cross-country runners meet at Fort Henry in Kingston, here’s everything you need to know about the event.

Photo: Kevin Mackinnon

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What’s on the line

The World University Cross-Country Championship (also known as FISU) will be held in March 2020 in Morocco. The team will be based on Saturday’s results, with the top seven individuals automatically offered spots.

Pictured: Russell Pennock. Photo: Maxine Gravina


The women’s race is at 1 p.m. EDT and the men’s at 2 p.m. EDT.


Full results can be found here following the event.

Live stream

Can’t make it to Kingston this weekend? No problem. The event will be streamed by U Sports TV, the link can be found here.

U Sports XC 2018. Photo: Maxine Gravina


It’s supposed to be clear but cold on Saturday (50km/h winds and temperatures hovering around freezing.) If you’re spectating, bring more clothes than you think you need. If you’re running, disposable layers are your friend.


If you’ve got some bets going with your friends or are simply invested in the outcome of the championship, here’s your guide to who’s running and how they might finish.


Registration for the championship closes on Monday evening. If you’re interested in seeing start lists, the unofficial rosters are posted here.

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