October 11, 2021

Course Description:
Could this be the final race at Topaz? There are plans to change the park considerably in the next year so this could be our last chance to race in this central Victoria park.

There will be grass…. and more grass… stairs…. and more grass…… Expect some slippery off camber corners, some long painful straightaways, there is room for the largest whirly whirl in Cross on the Rock history but we will leave that to the course crew on Monday morning.

Venue:

Topaz Park is located at the corner of Finlayson Street and Blanshard Street in Victoria. Parking is available on the north end of the park off of Finlayson Street or on the East side of the park by taking Spruce St off of Quadra Street. Additional parking is available at Mayfair Centre and SJ Willis School, a short walking distance to the park.

Please be courteous to other park users during race day and keep off the sports fields. The park is still open to the public so please be respectful.

We encourage team tents along the East side of the course near the Spruce parking lot, first come first served. If you do not have gear to haul please consider those that do and try to find parking a bit further from the fields.

 ADULTYOUTH
Launch$20$15
Intermediate / Masters / Open$27$17
Kids (Grogu and Younglings) Free
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. NO day of race registration.

Race Schedule

CategoryStart Time
Registration Open9:15 am
Beginner Clinic10:00 am
Launch Men (formerly Beginner) (Including Youth U13 and U15)10:45 am
Launch Women (formerly Beginner) (Including Youth U13 and U15)10:46 am
Younglings (Bigger Kids). Full lap or almost a full lap11:40
Intermediate Men (Including U17)12:10 pm
Intermediate Women (Including U17 and Masters Women)12:11 pm
Lil Nutcase Kids Race12:15 pm
Masters Men (40-54)1:15 pm
Super Master Men (55+)1:16 pm
Open Men (formerly Expert)2:30 pm
Open Women (formerly Expert)2:31 pm

Location

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From the Swartz Bay ferry terminal

    1. Follow the Patricia Bay Hwy/BC‐17 S toward Victoria.
    2. Head southwest on Patricia Bay Hwy/BC‐17 S (go 28.3 km)
    3. Take left onto Finlayson St (go 260m) and look for parking lot entrance to Topaz Park on your right hand side.

OR

  1. Additional parking also available by continuing straight on Finlayson another 250m
  2. Turn right onto Quadra St (go 200m)
  3. Take the 1st right onto Spruce St and follow for 110m to parking lot.

From Nanaimo / Up-Island (Incl. both mid-island ferries)

    1. Follow Island Hwy/BC-19A South (go 106km)
    2. Continue to follow Island Hwy onto Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S (go 6.8km)
    3. Turn left onto Finlayson St go 450m head straight through lights at Blanshard and look for parking lot entrance to Topaz Park on your right hand side.

OR

  1. Additional parking also available by continuing straight on Finlayson another 250m
  2. Turn right onto Quadra St (go 200m)
  3. Take the 1st right onto Spruce St and follow for 110m to parking lot.

From Victoria

    1. Take Blanshard St/Patricia Bay Hwy/BC‐17 N towards Yates St (go 2.3 km)
    2. Turn right onto Finlayson St (go 260m) and look for parking lot entrance to Topaz Park on your right hand side.

OR

  1. Additional parking also available by continuing straight on Finlayson another 250m
  2. Turn right onto Quadra St (go 200m)

Take the 1st right onto Spruce St and follow for 110m to parking lot.