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jermynd said 2 weeks ago

Feedback Requested - Largest Elementary School XC Meets in Canada?

We are doing some marketing for our 11th Annual Laurentian University XC Challenge Meet this upcoming September in Sudbury, ON. Over the years our event has grown to include over 2,100 elementary school athletes competing. For marketing purposes, we would like to say that our meet is one of, if not the largest elementary school XC meet in Canada. Our friends at Running Count confirm that they have never sold that many bibs for a single elementary race (they also think we're nuts...a fact we won't deny!). Can folks let us know of any elementary meets that may be larger than this? Thanks in advance. Darren Jermyn - Associate Head Coach, Laurentian University XC and Indoor Track Team

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    randomcoach said 2 weeks ago

    BC Elementary meet is huge - not sure how many athletes but the results file is 143 pages:
    http://www.kajaks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BCEC-51-Final-Results.pdf

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

    That's a fantastic achievement. "Participaction" at it's finest. Keep up the great work.

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

    Quoting: jermynd
    "we would like to say that our meet is one of, if not the largest elementary school XC meet in Canada."


    You could safely say exactly this; probably didn't need to start a thread.

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

    Quoting: randomcoach
    "BC Elementary meet is huge - not sure how many athletes but the results file is 143 pages:
    http://www.kajaks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BCEC-51-Final-Results.pdf"


    Since when are 80m or high jumps considered part of a XC meet as the OP requested?

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

    TDSB holds 16+ qualifying meets. 4 conference championships and one city championship. Grade 3-8. First rounds sometimes have 240+ per grade/gender. Grade 3/4 are highest participation generally

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    Not quite... said 2 weeks ago

    Quoting: randomcoach
    "BC Elementary meet is huge - not sure how many athletes but the results file is 143 pages:
    http://www.kajaks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BCEC-51-Final-Results.pdf"


    Just to point out... that’s a Track Meet, not XC Meet.

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    randomcoach said 2 weeks ago

    Quoting: Not quite...
    "Just to point out... that’s a Track Meet, not XC Meet."


    Oops - I didn't see the XC in OP.

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    LTAD said 2 weeks ago

    Quoting: jermynd
    "We are doing some marketing for our 11th Annual Laurentian University XC Challenge Meet this upcoming September in Sudbury, ON. Over the years our event has grown to include over 2,100 elementary school athletes competing. For marketing purposes, we would like to say that our meet is one of, if not the largest elementary school XC meet in Canada. Our friends at Running Count confirm that they have never sold that many bibs for a single elementary race (they also think we're nuts...a fact we won't deny!). Can folks let us know of any elementary meets that may be larger than this? Thanks in advance. Darren Jermyn - Associate Head Coach, Laurentian University XC and Indoor Track Team"


    if you have that many kids competing that young why are there not more high schoolers/ elites coming out of Sudbury?

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

    Quoting: LTAD
    "if you have that many kids competing that young why are there not more high schoolers/ elites coming out of Sudbury?"


    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vStS7DjqXKC31k-CRy_bq0Osxrt6CQtOvDTn_B1J2BYtutj0EeBgBVOqJx3MVHvgC10gqxBpinBEFhZ/pubhtml#

    Overall OFSAA XC Results from 2018. Northern Ontario schools #3 (Lo-Ellen - Sudbury) and #4 (Theriault - Timmins). Population of Northeastern Ontario (not including North West) is less than 5% of provincial population.

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

    Quoting: LTAD
    "if you have that many kids competing that young why are there not more high schoolers/ elites coming out of Sudbury?"


    Youth sports is about participation and having fun not producing elites or even athletes that compete at the high school level. They may not continue running but the event has exposed them to the sport. Isn't that good enough?

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

    Edmonton elementary ends at grade 6 and then Jr High starts. They have an elementary XC series for grades 3 to 6 that has 1600 athletes participate. It’s the similar number of athletes per grade but not as big.

    http://www.ellistiming.ca/HarriersCrossCountry/2018MillWoodsResults.pdf

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

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    "Edmonton elementary ends at grade 6 and then Jr High starts. They have an elementary XC series for grades 3 to 6 that has 1600 athletes participate. It’s the similar number of athletes per grade but not as big.

    http://www.ellistiming.ca/HarriersCrossCountry/2018MillWoodsResults.pdf"


    To add to that, those numbers you provided are for just one meet. As you mentioned, it is a series of three separate races for grades 3-6. So..they average 1300-1600 kids per event. So I am thinking this would likely be the largest one in total.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

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    "To add to that, those numbers you provided are for just one meet. As you mentioned, it is a series of three separate races for grades 3-6. So..they average 1300-1600 kids per event. So I am thinking this would likely be the largest one in total."


    But you're talking about a series of three meets, not a single meet, correct? His question was whether there's a single meet that's bigger than 2100 elementary school kids.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

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    "if you have that many kids competing that young why are there not more high schoolers/ elites coming out of Sudbury?"


    Might wanna do your research chum. Sudbury has produced many " elite" athletes. Andrew Ellerton Lisa Labrecque (Ouellette), just to name a couple. Both are University of Michigan alumni and Ellerton is an NCAA Champion. More "elite" athletes that have come out of Sudbury are Caroline Ehrhardt, Olympian Robert Esmie, Ryan Taylor.....I can keep going if you'd like. Check your facts before you post.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

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    "Might wanna do your research chum. Sudbury has produced many " elite" athletes. Andrew Ellerton Lisa Labrecque (Ouellette), just to name a couple. Both are University of Michigan alumni and Ellerton is an NCAA Champion. More "elite" athletes that have come out of Sudbury are Caroline Ehrhardt, Olympian Robert Esmie, Ryan Taylor.....I can keep going if you'd like. Check your facts before you post."


    Add Ross Proudfoot to that list.

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