National Track Tour

Building off of success at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Athletics Canada in partnership with World Athletics and NACAC have brought back a national track tour.

The purpose of the Tour, said Athletics Canada Director of Domestic Programs and Safe Sport, Chris Winter, is to “provide meaningful competition opportunities for athletes at home, to host events whereby Canadian athletes can earn valuable World Ranking points, and to help develop athletes for future National Team representation.”

The Tour is scheduled to begin on May 14, at the Pacific Distance Carnival at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC (Vancouver) and is expected to run until the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Oregon in mid-July. 

There is a total of $400,000 available in prize money. Many Canadian travel to Europe to find the best possible competition to raise their game. Many others travel in the US.

National Track and Field Tour Schedule:

Find information on each specific meet at their respective event pages found here.

DatesMeetCityWorld Ranking Category
May 14, 2022Pacific Distance Carnival & Canadian 10,000m ChampionshipsBurnaby, BCNational Permit Meeting / National ChampionshipE/B
May 21, 2022Johnny Loaring ClassicWindsor, ONWorld Athletics Continental Tour – Challenger SeriesD
May 28, 2022Bob Vigars ClassicLondon, ONNational Permit MeetingE
June 5, 2022La Classique d’athlétisme de MontréalMontreal, QCWorld Athletics Continental Tour – Challenger SeriesD
June 8, 2022Royal City Inferno Track & Field FestivalGuelph, ONWorld Athletics Continental Tour – Challenger SeriesD
June 12, 2022CALTAF Track ClassicCalgary, ABNational Permit Meeting E
June 14, 2022Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track ClassicBurnaby, BCWorld Athletics Continental Tour – BronzeC
June 16, 2022Victoria Track ClassicVictoria, BCWorld Athletics Continental Tour – Challenger SeriesD
June 18, 2022Kamloops Throws FestivalKamloops, BCNational Permit Meeting E
June 22 – 26, 2022Canadian Track & Field ChampionshipsLangley, BCNational ChampionshipB
July 3, 2022Edmonton Pre World Championships InvitationalEdmonton, ABWorld Athletics Continental Tour – SilverB

Canadian Track and Field Championships

The Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships will take place from June 22-26 in the Township of Langley, B.C. Come see the country’s best athletes compete for national titles, strive for personal bests, and try to qualify for the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon.

Follow these links to buy tickets, register as an athlete or coach, book individual or group accommodations, become a volunteer, view the tentative competition schedule, and learn more about national classification.

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Canadian 10,000m Championship set for May 14

The 2022 Canadian 10,000m Championship will once again be contested as part of the Lululemon Pacific Distance Carnival this year, which takes place at Burnaby, B.C.’s Swangard Stadium on May 14. 

The 10,000m will count as the official selection trials for the 2022 World Athletics Championship. 

“Last year we had some really fast 10,000m fields, despite the ongoing pandemic,” said meet director Megann Vandervliet, adding that most elite fields were comprised of athletes local to B.C. “This time, we’re expecting athletes from across Canada and international athletes… and so the championship is gearing up to be even faster.” 

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Hosting opportunity: Canadian Mountain & Trail Running Championships

Athletics Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Mountain Running Association (CMRA) and the Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners (ACU) is currently searching for hosts for the 2022 Canadian Mountain & Trail Running Championships. The application deadline is upcoming on May 1, 2022.

Coaching opportunity: Athletics Canada’s West Hub, Victoria, BC

Athletics Canada is building a strong program in Victoria, BC. Recently, long-time coach Heather Henniger was named Hub Lead of the West Hub in Saanich. Two weeks ago, seven-time Canadian record holder Gabriela DeBues-Stafford moved from the Bowerman Track Club in Oregon to the West Hub and is training under the direction of Trent and Hilary Stellingwerff.

Greater Victoria is home to 13 national teams or national sports including triathlon, Rugby 7s, cycling, and the West Hub to name a few. The city is ideal for year-round training with wet winters and dry mild summers. For middle-distance and long-distance runners the off-road trail network intersects the 13 municipalities that makeup Greater Victoria and covers hundreds of kilometres.

Application details here>>