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Policies and Guidelines

 Doping control at Road Running Championships

Athletics Canada coordinates, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), in-competition doping control procedures during road racing Championships. The host is required to assist the CCES in preparing for and carrying out doping control procedures including the provision of a dedicated room for doping control. There is a CCES delegate on-site for all Athletics Canada Championships. 


 Guidelines for the inclusion of Children and Youth in Road Races

Systematic training and participation in long distance endurance events pose certain risks for individuals who have not yet reached full maturity. The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance to organizers of road races on the minimum ages for entry to mass participation races and the recognition of performances.



 Athletics Canada Competition Rules

Athletics Canada – Rules and By-Laws – Rules 001-110



 IAAF Competition Rules 2014-2015

The IAAF Competition Rules have provided the definitive point of reference for the standardisation of Athletics throughout the IAAF’s history, documenting the sport’s development and its approved administration over the course of a century and more.


  IAAF Road Race Label Regulations 2016.

Each year, the IAAF awards a designation referred to as an IAAF Road Race Label to leading Road Races around the World. Races are divided into three categories: Marathons, Half Marathons and Other races which can include 10k, 15k, 20k, 25k, 30k and 100k. There are three levels of label for each of these categories: Gold, Silver and Bronze. In Canada in 2015 the Ottawa 10k is recognized as IAAF Gold Label and the Ottawa Marathon as IAAF Silver Label. The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is recognized as IAAF Gold Label.


The Measurement of Road Race Courses

Measurement procedures outlined in this booklet are those prescribed by IAAF/AIMS for the measurement of IAAF and AIMS races. The IAAF will only recognise times on courses measured by this system for world records, qualifying times for Championships, etc. All races wishing to apply for an IAAF Road Race Label must have been measured by an approved A or B Measurer.


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