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The 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup is a little more than 10 months away happening Saturday, February 29.
The event will take place in Greater Victoria at Langford’s Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. The 2K loop starts in the driving range, which offers a natural amphitheater-like berm around its perimeter for media and spectators. The course makes its way around the fairway of hole 1 where athletes will be running on the fringe for the most part. They will also run through two sand traps that offer firm footing.
The athletes will drop to hole 18 via a curved pathway and again will traverse its perimeter in the fringe – this is where there are long stretches of gently rolling and firm footing. At 1.8K into the lap, athletes will begin their ascent, which offers 30-metres of gain over the final 180m that takes runners back to the driving range to start their second lap.
Viewing of the entire course is available from several locations and just steps from the athlete’s village, the 5-star Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa.
Course review with 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships competitor Natasha Wodak