Championship Series

Track and Field Champs

Canadian Track & Field Championships

July 03, 2018 to July 08, 2018
Ottawa, Ontario


Spectators getting to Terry Fox Stadium – 2960 Riverside Drive

Ticket information

Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships and start as low as $20 per day, while admission is FREE for children 12 years of age and under.

Join us free of charge July 3-4 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.

Ticket buying guide now available.

Box office hours

Tickets, including Championships Passes, will be available at the box office located adjacent to the main gate of Terry Fox Athletic Facility (Gate 1). 

Ticketholders who purchased Championships Passes, including VIP Passes, in advance can pick-up their commemorative pass at the box office during the hours listed below.

The box office will accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX. Interac/debit will not be available.

Box office hours (subject to change)
Wednesday, July 4: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 5: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, July 6: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 7: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 8: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please note that we cannot predict wait times, therefore, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for the smoothest experience.

Accreditation and bib pickup

Accreditation pickup is available on-site at the accreditation tent in the facility parking lot.  Accreditation hours are:

Date Open Close
July 3 (Tuesday) 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
July 4 (Wednesday) 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
July 5 (Thursday) 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
July 6 (Friday) 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
July 7 (Saturday) 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
July 8 (Sunday) 8:00 AM 12:00 PM



Click here to view the complete list of entries.


ACTF2018 by the numbers:

Total number of competitors: 1395
Total number of entries: 1966 individual / 33 relay

Senior: 684 athletes/ 891 entries
U20: 587 athletes / 803 entries
U18: 14 (decathlon and heptathlon)

Most highly contested track event:
Men’s 200-metres: 158 entries
Women’s 200-metres: 97 entries

Most highly contested jumps event
Men’s long jump: 44 entries
Women’s long jump: 49 entries

Most highly contested throws event:
Men’s discus throw: 43 entries
Women’s javelin throw: 35 entries

Combined events:
Men’s decathlon: 42
Women’s heptathlon: 34


Registration is now closed for athletes and coaches. All entries and confirmation are the responsibility of the athlete (including carded athletes). Entries are not finalized until payment is received. Clubs are permitted to submit entries on behalf of their athletes and must be complete for each event. The deadline to enter is Monday, June 25 (4 p.m. ET). NO athlete entries will be accepted after this date; no exceptions. Coaches may enter after this date with a late fee of $50. All entries are non-refundable.


  • Coaches must be registered AC members and provide a valid NCCP # to receive accreditation. Non-Canadian coaches need to contact Andrew Cameron ( to register. Non-Canadian coaches must be registered with their respective national governing body.
  • Guides must be registered as a guide attached to a specific athlete. No entry fee is required for a guide.
  • Assistants for the seated throws (Classes F31-33 and F51-54) must be registered as an assistant attached to a specific athlete(s). No entry fee is required for an assistant.
  • Qualifying performances must appear in Athletics Canada’s online rankings. The qualifying period is May 1, 2017, to June 27, 2018. If entry performances cannot be found, the entry may be refused.

AC Rule 86e:
Athletes may compete a maximum of one age category up at Athletics Canada national championships. For example, youth aged athletes (U18) may move up and compete in national junior championships (U20), while junior aged athletes may move up and compete in an Open national championships.

Entry fees and deadline:
Please note, Visa and MasterCard are the only acceptable methods for payment.

Entries and fees:

First event

Second event

Additional events



Due: June 25*






($50 for late entries)

* Must be entered online and payment completed by 4 p.m. ET

Advancement chart

Click here to view the advancement chart.

Terry Fox Stadium - Training Schedule

Monday, July 2
Open training (all events): 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Lanes 1-3: Wheelchair
Lanes 4-8: Ambulatory / Able-bodied

Tuesday, July 3
Track: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Lanes 1-3: Wheelchair
Lanes 4-8: Ambulatory / Able-bodied
Shot put: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Javelin: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (west field)
Discus/Hammer: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Horizontal jumps: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pole vault: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
High jump: Not available

Wednesday, July 4
Track: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (must leave track for 800m/1500m – decathlon and heptathlon)
Lanes 1-3: Wheelchair
Lanes 4-8: Ambulatory / Able-bodied
Shot put: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Javelin: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Discus/Hammer: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Horizontal jumps: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pole vault: N/A
High jump: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday, July 5
Open training (all events): 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lanes 1-3: Wheelchair
Lanes 4-8: Ambulatory / Able-bodied

Friday, July 6
Open training (all events): 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note: Organisers reserve the right to restrict / reduce the training times posted by 30 minutes at their discretion.  Adjustment may occur in the throwing events based on any safety issues that may arise.

Terry Fox Stadium - Implement Room Hours

The Implement Room at Terry Fox Athletic Facility will be open at the following times:

Monday, July 2: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 5: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, July 6: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 7: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 8: 9 am. to 1 p.m.

Classification Schedule

Click here to view the Classification Schedule for Tuesday, July 3.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the necessary releases prior to classification. Also, please bring all of your equipment used in competition, as it may be necessary for the technical assessment.

Shuttle service

Click on the date/location below to view the daily shuttle schedule.

Para shuttle service:

From the Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa West (Algonquin College) to Terry Fox Athletic Facility:

From Terry Fox Athletic Facility to the Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa West (Algonquin College):

From the Delta Ottawa City Centre to Terry Fox Athletic Facility:

From Terry Fox Athletic Facility to the Delta Ottawa City Centre:

Entry rules and eligibility

Athlete eligibility
For rules relating to eligibility to compete in a national championships and/or trials, please refer to Athletics Canada’s Rules and Bylaws (Page 18, Rule 86).

Note: Foreign athletes wishing to compete must submit an application for entry by Friday, June 1, and will be notified no later than Friday, June 8, whether their application has been approved. Approval is at the discretion of the Competition Director.

Entry qualification process
All members in good standing are eligible to compete in Ottawa. Athletes who have made standard within the qualifying period will automatically advance to the championship portion of the meet (semi-finals for track events and finals for field events). Athletes without standard will compete in the qualification round in order to advance to the championship. There will be at least one spot available per event for athletes to advance from the qualifiers into the championship.

There are no entry standards for para-athletes. Competition is open to all members provided they are classified at the time of entry. Wherever possible, classes will be combined to create the most competitive environment for athletes.

The following athletes will be required to attend classification prior to competing:

  • Para-athletes attending the Canadian Championships for the first time and DO NOT have an international classification.
  • Para-athletes who have a national review status classification.

Classification will take place on Tuesday, July 3, at Terry Fox Athletic Facility. The classification schedule will be posted as soon as possible after the entry deadline closes.

Athletes undergoing classification are required to:

  • Appear at the classification room at their allotted time, warmed-up and ready to undertake typical movements for their event.
  • Bring all of their sport equipment (gloves, strapping, throwing frames, racing chairs, etc.) to classification for proper assessment.
  • Have one person accompany them at the time of classification.

Classification results will be posted (15-30 minutes) following observation assessments, which occur after their first event appearance.

Eligibility of entry performances
Athlete performances will be pulled directly from the Athletics Canada ranking system. Only performances listed in the Athletics Canada ranking system will be eligible for entry standard into the Championships. If you have any questions regarding the ranking system, please contact

Entry standards

The entry standards can be found below. Those without standard (Olympic stream) will need to advance through the qualifier portion of the Championships or may be placed in the slower section in timed finals.

There are no standards for para-athletic events; however, all competitors must be classified at the time of entry or will go through the classification process on July 3, if this is their first time attending the Canadian Championships.

Performances must be achieved outdoors between May 1, 2017, and June 27, 2018.

Any AC registered athlete without standard can register. Athletes without standard are placed in the qualification round and need to earn advancement to the championship round. In events where there is no qualifying round, but may require multiple sections based on entry numbers, only those who achieve these standards are guaranteed to be in the fast section.






















(4:38 / 1500m)




(10:10.00 / 3000m)



(8:35.00 / 3000m)

No standard

Race walk

No standard






15.30 (0.991m)


(45.00 / 300mH)



(40.00 / 300mH)


(7:25.00 / 2000mSC)

3000m steeplechase


(6:20.00 / 2000mSC)


High jump



Pole vault



Long jump



Triple jump


12.00 (4 kg)

Shot put

14.50 (6 kg)

47.00 (4 kg)

Hammer throw

48.00 (6 kg)

41.00 (1 kg)

Discus throw

43.00 (1.75 kg)

39.00 (600 g)

Javelin throw

52.00 (800 g)
























No standard

Race walk

No standard











3000m steeplechase



High jump



Pole vault



Long jump



Triple jump



Shot put



Hammer throw



Discus throw



Javelin throw



All qualification results for entry into the Championships are checked and verified. Any false claims could result in disciplinary actions and/or non‑participation in the meet. The achievement of all performances must appear on the official Athletics Canada outdoor performance ranking lists. These results must be achieved at competitions listed on the Athletics Canada or IAAF Member Federation fixtures lists in conformity with IAAF/Athletics Canada rules. Wind readings and implement certification must always be recorded on results to guarantee their validity.

Technical notes

  • There will be no technical meeting. All information will be available online.
  • All questions concerning the conduct of the competition or questions arising from the information posted online must be submitted to Nicole Clarke ( by Monday, July 2, at 12 p.m. ET.
  • Scratches must be submitted via email to Nicole Clarke ( by Monday, July 2, at 12 p.m. If an athlete does not scratch and does not present themselves to their event, they will be disqualified from the remainder of the Championships (unless medical documentation is provided).
  • Implements will be made available by the organizing committee. Personal implements will also be allowed, provided they are checked-in three hours prior to the event, pass inspection and are made available to all other competitors until the end of the competition.
  • Each athlete will receive two bibs; one with their name and one with a number. All athletes must wear the name bib on their chest, and the number bib on their back, except in jumping events where only the name bib may be worn either on the chest or back. For seated throws, there will also be an additional number provided to be placed on the throwing chair. Bib numbers will be distributed during the registration process. Hip numbers will be provided in the Call Room.
  • The Technical Information Centre (TIC) will be located at Terry Fox Athletic Facility and will serve as the link between the organizing committee and athletes/coaches.
    • Athletes and coaches will pick up their registration package at Terry Fox Athletic Facility.
    • Questions that arise throughout the Championships will be answered at the TIC.
    • All protests must be filed at the TIC.
    • Results and start lists will be available online in an effort to minimize paper. A hard copy of the results will be posted in the TIC. Additional paper copies will be made available at the TIC if necessary.
  • Official results will be available on the Championships website.
  • In the event of weather related concerns, the decision to suspend competition will be at the discretion of the Championships executive team, made up of the Meet Director, Competition Director and Technical Delegate.
  • Doping control procedures will be in place according to AC/CCES policies.

Competition procedures

There is a soccer field north of the competition track for athletes that will serve as the warm-up area. In addition, three lanes of Mondo track surface will be controlled for warm-up. Athletes will also have access to equipment in this area (blocks, hurdles, etc.). Para-athletes and athletes in field events will warm-up on the field of play. Only accredited coaches will be allowed in the warm-up area.

Call Room
All athletes must present themselves to the first call room according to the scheduled check-in times as noted below. Athletes who fail to appear on time in the call room without a valid reason (i.e. medical certificate) may be excluded from participating in this and all further events in the Championships, including relays. Coaches are not allowed to enter the Call Room.

Athletes’ Call Room reporting times will be according to the following schedule. All times are prior to the scheduled start time of the event (and not the heat number):



Call Room opens (minutes)

Call Room closes (minutes)

Entry to stadium

Track events




High jump




Pole vault




Other field events









Call Room officials will check the following in accordance with AC rules:

  • Bib numbers
  • Shoes and spikes
  • Uniforms
    • Note: In accordance with National Team policies, athletes are not permitted to wear Team Canada uniforms during the Championships. Club/branch or sponsor uniforms only.
  • In the interest of time, we recommend open or cinch bags or bags with limited pockets/zippers. Bags will be inspected to ensure that they do not contain any of the prohibited items listed below.

Items that will NOT be permitted beyond the Call Room:

  • Electronic devices
    • Cell phones, video/audio players, cameras, radio transmitters, etc.
  • Medications (unless accompanied by a doctor’s note and TUE)

Spike length
The maximum spike length allowed on the track and in the field is 7mm. The only exceptions are for high jump and javelin, where the maximum length is 9mm.

Protests and appeals
Protests concerning the result or conduct of an event must be made within 30 minutes of the official posting of the results at the TIC in accordance with the procedures listed below.

  • A notice of protest must be presented at the TIC within 30 minutes of the time of the posted results. There will be someone at the TIC at all times who can locate the Competition Director.
  • The Competition Director, or designate, will explain the process to the athlete, coach or interested person and provide a protest form.
  • The Competition Director, or designate, takes the athlete/coach/interested person to meet with the appropriate referee (the one who made the decision).
  • If the referee agrees with the protest the results sheet will be adjusted and results reposted.
    • Note: This provides a 30-minute opportunity for other athletes or interested persons to appeal this decision from the time of posting of the revised result.
  • If the referee denies the protest, the athlete/coach/interested person can appeal the decision to the Jury by completing a protest form, which will be taken to the Jury.
  • Upon completion of a protest form, the Competition Director, or designate, will make a copy of the completed protest form and will take one copy to the Jury who will then adjudicate upon the issue by reviewing any and all available relevant information.
    • Note: The Competition Director, or designate, accompanies the protest group and advises them of this option and accepts the completed form and protest fee of $50.
  • The Jury will then prepare their response, including all relevant information, on the protest form and the Competition Director, or designate, will advise both the protest group and Meet Secretary or Results Manager of the results of the protest.
  • The Jury of Appeal will remain at the competition site for at least 30 minutes after completion of the final event or until the Technical Director or designate advises them that no further protests have been received and they may leave.

Medical services

A medical team will provide the necessary healthcare for the participants and spectators at the Canadian Championships. The organizing committee is responsible for providing medical services and facilities for the Championships. Health care and sports medicine services will be provided.

Medical services will include the following:

  • Track side medical personnel throughout the event.
  • A medical area where medical personnel/services will be available.
  • An area for Athletics Canada’s Integrated Support Team (access will be restricted to carded athletes).
  • Area for accredited team therapists to work with their athletes.

A limited number of spots will be available in one of the medical areas for athletes who wish to bring their own medical staff. If you would like to apply for one of these spaces, please contact Nicole Clarke ( by June 15. Medical and massage accreditations will not be available onsite.

Arrival in Ottawa

The Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is located 15 kilometres from downtown (approximately 20 minutes) and about 10 minutes from Terry Fox Athletic Facility. YOW is served by Air Canada, Porter, WestJet, Delta, United Airlines and more.

The Ottawa Train Station is located five kilometres from downtown (approximately 10 minutes) and about 15 minutes from Terry Fox Athletic Facility.

Car rentals
Special rates are available from National Car Rental and Enterprise. To make a reservation, click on one of the following links:

Transportation of sport equipment
Athletes/clubs are responsible for transporting their own equipment (i.e. poles, wheelchairs, etc.). Below is some basic information regarding the transportation of said equipment:

  • Travel with your equipment on your air carrier and transport it to Terry Fox Athletic Facility on your own where it will be stored in a safe, secure and dry storage space.
  • Ship your equipment directly to Ottawa using the following address:

Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Mooney’s Bay Park
2960 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1V 8N4

If you require a solution for the shipment of your equipment, please contact Joerg Hess at:

BMCI Ltd. Global Sports Logistics
P.O. Box 633 Mt. Forest, ON N0G 2L0
(T) 519.323.4028 (F) 519.323.2820 (C) 519.261.0546


The Championships will take place at Terry Fox Athletic Facility:

  • Eight lane Mondo Super X track surface
  • One bi-directional horizontal jumps runways and one east-only horizontal jumps runway – located outside the back straight
  • Dedicated high jump and pole vault areas – two pits each
  • Two shot put circles and two javelin throw runways
  • Two discus/hammer throw circles and cages – outside the main stadium
  • Two discus circles and cages – inside the stadium
  • Steeplechase – outside water jump
  • Spike lengths – 7mm (no needle spikes)
    • 9mm for high jump and javelin throw
  • Warm-up area
    • Soccer field and a three-lane 90-metre straightaway (Mondo)



Athletics Canada has secured rooms at good rates with our partners for the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships.

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 during the summer months, especially around Canada Day.

When booking by phone, reference the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships.

Official Meet Hotel – U20 & Open Championships

Delta Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon Street
Reservation deadline: May 31
Rate: $159/night

Make a reservation:
Phone: 1-888-236-2427
Book online

Rooms are available from Monday, July 2, through Sunday, July 8.

Accommodations include:

  • Standard guest room
  • Internet and cable television
  • Access to the fitness centre
  • 15% discount on breakfast menu and breakfast buffet
  • Shuttle service to and from Terry Fox Athletic Facility (shuttle schedule to be posted at a later date)

Partner Hotel – Combined Events

Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa West
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Reservation deadline: June 1
Rate: $107/night

Make a reservation:
Promo code: 627380
Phone: 1-613-727-7698
Book online

Rooms are available from Sunday, July 1, through Wednesday, July 4.

Accommodations include:

  • Two-bedroom suite (two separate bedrooms, with a shared kitchenette and three-piece bathroom)
  • Internet
  • Cable television
  • Local phone calls
  • Shuttle service to and from Terry Fox Athletic Facility from Monday, July 2, to Wednesday, July 4 (shuttle schedule to be posted at a later date)

Media information

Click here to complete the media accreditation form.

Click here to view a copy of the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships media guide.

Media Guide includes:

  • Media contact info
  • Event preview
  • Athlete bios
  • Selection criteria for the 2018 NACAC Championships

Canadian/Championships records heading into ACTF2018:

Championship Posters


Athletics Canada (technical operations)
Nicole Clarke, Competition Director
(613) 260-5580, ext. 3317

Athletics Canada (entries)
Andrew Cameron
(613) 260-5580, ext. 3320

Athletics Canada (media relations)
Amanda Nigh
(613) 260-5580, ext. 3307

Host Organizing Committee (Meet Director)
Andy McInnis
(613) 852-6783

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