Burnaby’s first elementary school cross-country season since COVID-19 wrapped up Monday.
Hundreds of students in Grades 4 to 7 have gathered weekly behind the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club off Sperling Avenue since Sept. 12 to test their mettle on a course beside Burnaby Lake.
The fourth and final meet took place Monday afternoon.
The return of cross-country marks the first full-fledged return for elementary sports, many of which were cancelled completely during the pandemic.
Typically, elementary sports include cross-country, basketball, volleyball and track.
For cross-country, students train at their schools and then meet at Burnaby Lake to race.
The district said there was a “very high level of interest” in cross-country this year.