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Supporter Program

Athletics Canada aims to recognise and support races which build community, promote and celebrate running, are safe, well-organised and technically sound, and offer a great participant experience. 

The supporter program provides the following benefits to races (Cost $250/year): 

  • Calendar: exclusive to about 20 national scale events 
  • Newsletter: features on top events in monthly newsletter
  • Summit: discounted entry fee ($200)
  • Resources: access to race director resources (sample plans and templates)
  • Research: access to and participation in annual national survey of road runners
  • Badges: ability to apply for national standards badges 
  • National championships: competitive badge awards eligibility to apply for national championships

Athletics Canada National Road Race Standards Badges

The Approved Event badge recognizes races that are safe, well-organized, and provide a positive participant experience. Events must provide evidence of an Emergency Plan, Medical Plan, Course Plan, and Administrative support.

The Competitive Race badge recognizes further that a race is technically sound and provides meaningful competition. A Competitive Race must be part of an Approved Event and provide an accurate course and legitimate results.

The Elite Race badge recognizes Competitive events with championship potential, and provide opportunities for elite performance. An Elite Race must also be a Competitive Race and must have a record eligible course and elite athlete support.

The Fun Race badge (available in 2017) recognizes races that build community, and promote and celebrate running. The badge will be awarded to events based on post-event analysis and participant surveys.

Detailed Approved Event standards requirements.

Detailed Competitive and Elite Race standards requirements.

Register for the Supporter Program

2016 Supporters

Elite/Competitive

Scotiabank Toronto/Canada Running Series
Ottawa Race weekend
Calgary Marathon

Approved

Legs for Literacy
Manitoba Marathon
MEC Races
Vancouver Sun Run
BMO Vancouver
Victoria Marathon
Défi Entreprises
Fredericton Marathon

Supporter

Saskatchewan Marathon
Ottawa Army Run
Times Colonist 10k
Tely 10 

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  • Head over to athletics.ca/ottawa2018 to snag yourself a Championships VIP pass. Only 100 are available. Get access to complimentary 🍺/🍷/🍽 trackside in the best seats in the house. Link in bio.
  • Trinity Tutti (@trinity.tutti) is the winner of the 2017 Myrtle Cook Trophy for the U18 Athlete of the Year. Her season included double 🥇 at the Commonwealth Youth Games and 🥇at the Canada Games. Congratulations on an outstanding season 👏👏👏.
  • Harold Willers of the @valleyroyals is the 2017 recipient of the Jane & Gerry Swan Award for Development Coach of the Year. The Valley Royals were actually started by the Swans. Harold, the athletics community appreciates everything you do!
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  • Nationals is only 53 days away! Come watch Liz Gleadle launch a javelin over 60m (no pressure Liz). Visit athletics.ca/ottawa2018 to get your tickets today.
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