Canadian Championship Series

Track and Field Champs

Canadian Track and Field Championships

July 03, 2017 to July 09, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

Weeklong athletics festival, highlights include:
Monday – Wednesday
International Para-Athletics Challenge
NACAC Combined Events Championships / Pan Am Cup
Canadian Combined Events Championships

Run Ottawa Distance Night

Friday – Sunday
Championship weekend, all semis and finals

Competition schedule / Technical info

Schedule – June 1 version

Site Map

IAAF Combined Events / Canadian Combined Events Championships Technical Manual

Accreditation for coaches, and athlete bib pickup will be located at Terry Fox Athletic Facility at the accreditation tent. The accreditation tent will be open Monday July 3 through Sunday July 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now and start as low as $15 per day, while admission is FREE for children 12 years of age and under.

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Check out our handy ticket buying guide to find out when your favourite Olympian is in action.

Join us free of charge July 3-5 to take in combined events and para-athletics.

Click here to view our FAQs regarding our ticket policy, what you can and cannot bring to the event and more.

Throws Training Times

  Shot Discus / Hammer Javelin
Monday July 3 12:00 – 16:00 12:00 – 16:00 12:00 – 16:00
Tuesday July 4 09:00 – 12:00 / 17:00 – 19:00 17:00 – 20:00  
Wednesday July 5 09:00 – 17:00  18:00 – 20:00 09:00 – 10:30
Thursday July 6 09:00 – 15:00 14:00 – 16:00 12:00 – 14:00
Friday July 7 09:00 – 15:00 14:00 – 15:30 15:30 – 17:00
Saturday July 8  09:00 – 15:00 15:00 – 16:00 14:00 – 15:00

Commemorative Championships passes

Visit to secure your limited edition commemorative pass.

The Melissa Bishop Alumni pass grants you access to the exclusive trackside Moore Wrinn Financial Group tent. Complementary food and beverages will be served from Beau’s and Barefoot Wine July 6 through 9. 

The Derek Drouin Championships pass grants you access to all four-days of paid entry (July 6-9) at a reduced rate.

The Andre De Grasse Kids Championships pass is free for all kids 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult who purchased a Championships pass.

Race Walk Information

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Interactive course map

Location:  Parc du Lac Leamy, Gatineau, Quebec. The park is about 5km from downtown Ottawa, directly across the Ottawa River from Sussex Drive. Easy driving access via the MacDonald Cartier Bridge and Fournier Boulevard. Vehicle access from Fournier Blvd (or a pleasant 500m walk from the Hilton Hotel at the Lac Leamy Casino). Elevation approx. 65m AMSL.

Competition Area:  The course uses a lap of 2000m: 800m of each lap is a loop, walked counter clockwise. The remainder is 600m “out-and-back” (=1200m).  Each 500m will be marked. The course runs approximately north-south, with the start and finish at the north “beach” end and the loop at the south end.

The entire width of the park roads will be used. Athletes and race personnel only allowed on the competition area, defined as the roadway between the kerbs. The centre line of the “out-and-back” section will be marked by cones, with athletes proceeding in the right lane (keeping the cones to their left) and making one left-hand U-turn at the “beach” end.  The road is flat; the surface is generally excellent.  

Check-in, Washrooms, Recovery, Mixed Zone, Medical, Post-race Hospitality:  At the beach end. Plenty of parking. Vehicle access will be controlled from Fournier Blvd, starting at 07:30, 30 minutes before the start. Limited vehicle access only after that time. During the recent flooding, the entire park was significantly under water and much of the infrastructure at the beach was destroyed. Shelter and picnic areas are available. Some temporary facilities will be brought in for the race, and in the event of inclement weather.

Start:  At the beach end of the lap, proceeding south. The start is on the main access road, about 40m south of the parking machines. and about 60m south of the U-turn at the north end of the course.  The entire width of the road will be available, with cones gradually narrowing the course to the right-hand lane after about 100m. The start line will also serve as the 2km timing point.

Finish:  Also at the beach end, turning off the lap into a finishing straight, approximately 60m in length, that heads directly towards the beach.  A chute will then continue into the Recovery area.

Refreshment Station:  One, set up in the centre of the road at the freeway overpass approximately 400m into the lap. Available twice per loop, once in each direction. Water provided by race organizers. IAAF Rule 230-10 applies: in the 20 km races only, athletes may also place personal refreshments at a separate table at the station, but must have their own “authorized person” to organize and hand the personal refreshments as described in IAAF Rule 230-10(d) and (e).


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The summer of 2017 is extremely busy in Ottawa, especially around Canada Day and Canada’s 150th celebrations. Athletics Canada has secured rooms at good rates with our partners for the Championships, as many have now posted rates significantly higher than that of our room blocks.

Do not wait to book your accommodations, availability may become an issue if you wait until the last minute due to overall demand across the city.

When booking by phone, fax or e-mail, reference the 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships.


Official Host Hotel – U20 & Senior Championships: July 5-9
Delta Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon Street
Reservation deadline: June 12
Rate: $154/night
Make a reservation:
Phone: 1-888-890-3222
Fax: 1-613-688-6821
Book online
Booking for a large group? Complete the Delta’s Group Rooming List and submit your request via email.


Partner Hotels – Combined Events and Para-Athletics: July 2-7

Para-athletes are encouraged to make a reservation at the Courtyard by Marriott, in particular guests who require an accessible room and are staying until the morning of July 7.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Ottawa
100 Coventry Road
Reservation deadline: May 19
Rate: $145/night
Make a reservation:
Phone: 1-613-741-2300 (group #3174)
Toll-free: 1-877-701-1281 (group #3174)
Book online (group code CTF)


Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East
200 Coventry Road
Reservation deadline: June 2
Rate: $159/night
Make a reservation:
Phone: 1-613-741-9862
Book online
Group code: PCT


Partner Hotels – U20 & Senior Championships: July 4-9

To view a complete list of partner hotels for the 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships, including great options for clubs, teams and families, please click here.

Please note the reservation deadlines and booking codes as they vary by hotel and location.

Event partners


Click to see nearby parking options. Please note there will be no parking at the Mooney’s Bay Parking Lot July 6 to 9. The parking lot will be closed and available to permit holders only. 




Media Requests
Jim McDannald
514 549 8165

Technical Director
Scott MacDonald
613 260 5580 ext. 3306

Andrew Cameron
613 260 5580 ext. 3320

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