Info – Anglais

The Algonquin Barons Annual Nordic Ski Club Cross Country Invitational is one of the longest running and biggest cross country events in Northern Ontario. Now in it’s 48th year, the Barons XC is host to an average of 1000-2500 cross country athletes from all points.

The races will take place at Steve Omischl Sports Complex on Wednesday September 20th, 2023

Steve Omischl Sports Complex
Avenue Lakeshore
North Bay, ON
P1B 8Z4

Emergency procedureStandard Operating Procedure Lightning

Race schedule

10:10 a.m. Grade 3 & 4 Girlsapprox. 1320m
10:20 a.m. Grade 3 & 4 Boysapprox. 1320m
10:30 a.m. Grade 5 Girlsapprox. 1660m
10:45 a.m. Grade 5 Boysapprox. 1660m
11:00 a.m. Grade 6 Girlsapprox. 1660m
11:20 a.m. Grade 6 Boysapprox. 1660m
11:45 a.m. Grade 7 & 8 Girlsapprox. 3000m
12:05 p.m. Grade 7 & 8 Boysapprox. 3000m
12:30 p.m. Novice Girls & Boysapprox. 4000m
1:00 p.m. Junior Girls & Boysapprox. 5000m
1:40 p.m. Senior Girls, Boys, Openapprox. 6000m

You must enter YOUR SCHOOL with the names of your runners on the site as of Monday the 5th of September until 5:30 pm on Monday the 18th. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE! You will still be asked to pay should you need to scratch any entries after this time. Thank you for your cooperation. 

The entry fee is $4.00 per competitor for intermediate schools and $5.00per competitor for high schools. 

Change rooms and showers are available at ESC Algonquin (10 km from the race site).
There will be a snack bar (sports drinks, popcorn, baked chips and hotrods) and portable toilets at the race site.

The winner of each race will receive a medal. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place finishers will receive ribbons. These will be awarded immediately after the race.

There will be medallions for the FOUR (4) top finishers on the winning team. These will be awarded as soon as possible after every race.

Teams will score the first 4 team members. There is no maximum on the number of team members.

PLEASE HAVE A FIRST AID KIT WITH YOU FOR MINOR INJURIES.Coaches are responsible for security and behavior of their athletes.OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS


  • We have added a third grade category. Grade 3 students will be running with the grade 4 students
  • The race will be held on grass, gravel and asphalt. No spikes/cleats are allowed.

Please see the registration page for all the details on how to register your athletes.