The road and track & field schedule in Canada looks busy for spring and summer of 2023. Domestically, there is plenty of competition to add to any international racing that takes place in the US as well as in Europe with the Diamond League. This is a World Athletics Championships year with the big event hosted by Budapest, Hungary August 19-27.

And, there are other international events like the World Mountain & Trail Championships in Innsbruck.

At the elite end of the running community, qualifying and or being in peak condition for the World Championships and then taking advantage of the fitness shortly after is what will motivate athletes to train well and race hard this year.

Below is a selection of Athletics Canada labelled races, which means that there is doping control, a certain level of prize money available and an elite field is recruited to grow the front end of the competition.

Additionally, there are “Championship Series” meets as well as some significant road and track meets worth mentioning.

National Track & Field Tour
May 28 – Bob Vigars Classic (London, ON)
June 10 – 14th annual Hub City Classic (Moncton, NB)
June 18 – Caltaf Track Classic (Calgary, AB)

Athletics Canada Road Race Label
April 30 – Mississauga Half-Marathon (Mississauga, ON)
May 7 – BMO Vancouver Half-Marathon and Marathon (Vancouver, BC)
May 27 – Ottawa 10k presented by Otto’s Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

Canadian Championship Series
May 27 – Ottawa 10k presented by Otto’s Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
June 18 – ASICS Runkeeper Manitoba Half-Marathon (Winnipeg, MB)
June 23 – Pacific Distance Carnival and Canadian 10,000m championships (Langley, BC)

Non-labelled Canadian Road Races

April 16 – Vancouver Sun Run (Vancouver, BC)
April 23 – Synergy Health Bazan Bay 5K (Sidney, BC, Vancouver Island)
April 30 – TC10K (Victoria, BC)
June 24 – Vancouver Half Marathon (Vancouver, BC)

Non-Championship Track Meets

May 7 – Cruisers Classic (North York, ON)
June 10 – Hub City Classic (Moncton, NB)
June 21 – Royal City Inferno Track & Field Festival (Guelph, ON)
July 2 – Edmonton Athletics Invitational (Edmonton, AB)
July 14 – Harry Jerome Track Classic (Burnaby, BC)
July 16 – Victoria Track Classic (Victoria, BC)

See full athletics schedule at: Athletics Canada.