Athletics Canada is uniting Canada’s high highway races with the launch of their new 2023 Highway Race Label Program. This program will act because the group’s first-ever nationwide highway racing collection with the intention to extend the variety of high-level competitions throughout the nation.
On Jan. 11, Athletics Canada revealed 12 races spanning 4 provinces that shall be part of this system. The collection will start with Vancouver’s First Half in February and ends with the Hamilton Road2Hope 5K in November.
In line with Athletics Canada, all 12 races included within the 2023 collection are in full compliance with World Athletics Competitors Guidelines, which permits each Canadian efficiency achieved at their occasions to be acknowledged by World Athletics and included within the World Athletics rankings. All races within the collection will even characteristic an elite-entry program and prize cash.
One other objective of the Highway Race Label Program is to determine a nationwide anti-doping program facilitated by the Canadian Centre of Ethics in Sport (CCES) and to create extra racing alternatives for present and up-and-coming nationwide staff athletes.
“We really feel this program gives an essential construction to highway racing in Canada,” stated Chris Winter, Athletics Canada director of home packages, in a press launch. “We stay up for an thrilling 12 months of racing on the roads all throughout Canada.”
Right here is the schedule for the 2023 Athletics Canada Highway-Racing Sequence:
|Race||Metropolis / Location||Date|
|First Half offered by BlueShore Monetary||Vancouver, BC||02/12/2023|
|Mississauga Half||Mississauga, ON||04/30/2023|
|BMO Vancouver Half Marathon||Vancouver, BC||05/07/2023|
|BMO Vancouver Marathon||Vancouver, BC||05/07/2023|
|Ottawa 10km offered by Otto’s Ottawa||Ottawa, ON||05/27/2023|
|Underneath Armour Toronto 10K||Toronto, ON||06/17/2023|
|Asics Runkeeper Half Marathon||Winnipeg, MB||06/18/2023|
|Vancouver Half Marathon||Vancouver, BC||06/25/2023|
|Marathon Beneva de Montreal||Montreal, QC||09/24/2023|
|Underneath Armour Eastside 10K||Vancouver, BC||09/24/2023|
|TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon||Toronto, ON||10/15/2023|
|Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope Endorphin Elite 5K||Hamilton, ON||11/04/2023|
Canada Operating Sequence (CRS) race director Alan Brookes instructed Athletics Canada he’s “delighted” to have 4 CRS races within the collection. “I imagine this collection is a collaborative think-tank of the perfect leaders in our Canadian road-running neighborhood,” states Brookes.
CRS’s first race within the collection would be the Underneath Armour Toronto 10K on June 17 and finish with the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Oct. 15, which can act because the Canadian 2024 Paris Olympic Trials alongside the nationwide marathon championships.