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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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  • Congrats to @btheiseneaton, @melissacorinneb & @queenchristabel for finishing 2016 ranked in the Track & Field News World Top 10. See a link to the full list on our Twitter or Facebook.
  • Congrats to the eight 🇨🇦men who finished the 2016 season ranked in the world top 10 in their events. Check our Facebook or Twitter for a link to full list.
  • ✌🏻Double up. After her 22.00m throw yesterday, @sultanafriz now owns the 🇨🇦record in the weight throw indoors & hammer throw outdoors. 📸: Sean Burges, Mundo Sport Images
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CANADIAN RECORD ALERT! Waiting for the confirmation on @sultanafriz's new Canadian Record in the Weight Throw of 22.00! #recordbreaker #weightthrow #hammerthrow #stlawu @athleticsont @athleticscanada
  • Canada's three Rio 2016 Olympic Games pole vaulters will jump at the #MTLGP17 February 18. The international field will be announced shortly. Admission is free.
  • Diane Jones racing the indoor hurdles back in 1977 kicks off our year long #actbt series. In 2017 we'll dig through the archives to share some of the best photos of 🇨🇦 athletes through the years. #tbt #throwbackthursday #runnerspace #instarunner #track #athletics
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  • #tbt to when @btheiseneaton won 2013 Götzis @hypomeeting & was carried around by the best pole vaulting mascot of all-time, Cooly. 🐮
  • @btheiseneaton always brought 🔥 & ❤️ to every event in which she competed. Fitting that her final competition ended on the #Rio2016 podium.
  • Thank you / Merci, Brianne! @btheiseneaton announces her retirement. More on athletics.ca
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