News

Strong elite field for 2015 Canadian 5km Championships

The 6th B&O Yorkville Run hosts the second annual Canadian 5km Championships Sunday September 13 in Toronto.

The B&O Yorkville Run is a premier, boutique, 5km race that unites local runners and businesses to raise funds for local charities. The run provides a luxurious experience to its 1,000 participants – from the high-end race kit, to oversized finishers medals and après-run hors d’oeuvres served by white-gloved waiters, courtesy of Yorkville restaurants.

The gun goes for the Canadian Championship race at 9:00 a.m., with the mass participation race at 9:45 a.m.

Leading the way in the women’s field are the likes of Sasha Gollish of Toronto, Rachel Hannah of Toronto, and Natasha Wodak of Vancouver. Gollish won bronze at the Pan American Games in the 1500-metres. Hannah is a three-time Canadian Champion, was fourth at the Pan Am Games in the marathon, and finished second last year at the 5km Canadian Championships. Wodak is the Canadian record holder in the 10000-metres and competed at both the Pan Am Games and IAAF World Championships this season. Another to watch is Erin McClure-Robb of Waterloo, Ont., she was 11th at the inaugural 5km national championships. At the Nike Women’s 15k earlier this year she raced to a second place finish.  

Lucas Bruchet of Vancouver, Matthew Hughes of Oshawa, Ont., and Jeremy Rae of Guelph, Ont lead the men’s field. The men’s field includes visually impaired athlete Guillaume Ouellet of Victoriaville, Que., who competed at the recent Parapan American Games. Bruchet competed in the 5000-metres at the Toronto Pan American Games (placed 8th), and recently set a new personal best of 13:29.79 in Belgium. Hughes is the Canadian record holder in the 3000-metres steeplechase, he’s a three-time Canadian champion and was 8th at the World Championships in Beijing. Rae is a three-time NCAA All-American in the 1500-metres, and a FISU Games silver medallist. David Le Porho is also sure to be in the mix for medals, he was 6th in the event last year.

For more on the B&O Yorkville Run and Canadian 5km Championships visit the official event website

Women’s elites

Laura Batterink, Port Perry, ON, McGill Olympic Club

Shari Boyle, Calgary, AB

Laura Desjardins, Tiny, ON, Newmarket Huskies

Sasha Gollish, Toronto, ON, University of Toronto Track Club

Rachel Hannah, Toronto, ON, University of Toronto Track Club

Erin McClure-Robb, Waterloo, ON,

Dayna Pidhoresky, Vancouver, BC

Bianca Premont, Ste-Julie, QC, Coubertin

Joanie Roy, St-Augustin, QC,

Julie-Anne Staehli, Kingston, ON, Physi-Kult

Lyndsay Tessier, Toronto, ON, Black Lungs

Natasha Wodak, Vancouver, BC, Asics Canada

 

Men’s elites 

Lucas Bruchet, Vancouver, BC, Asics Canada

Jeff Costen, Toronto, ON, Running Room

*Kasia Dancan, Toronto, ON, Running Room

Justin Duncan, Toronto, ON, Newmarket Huskies

Evan Esselink, Courtice, ON

David Freake, St. John’s NL, Saucony Canada

Kevin Friesen, Vancouver, BC, Point Grey

Adam Hortian, Kitchener, ON, Mississauga Track Club

Matthew Hughes, Oshawa, ON, Newmarket Huskies

Justin Kent, Burnaby, BC, Coastal Track Club

Kieran L’Abbe, Kingston, ON, Physi-Kult

David Le Porho, Montreal, QC, Athlétisme Sherbrooke

Justin Marpole-Bird, Vancouver, BC, Strava TC

John Mason, Drumbo, ON, Speed River

Guillaume Ouellet, Victoriaville, QC, Club Athlétisme Université Laval

Jeremy Rae, Guelph, ON, Speed River

Jacob Smith, Guelph, ON, Speed River

Alex Wilkie, Kingston, ON, Physi-Kult

*Non-Canadian citizen

 

Prize money

1st place $2,000

2nd place $1,000

3rd place $500

4th place $300

5th place $200

Back to releases

Last Tweet

@AthleticsCanada
More Tweets

AC on Instagram

  • Be sure to tune into @cbcolympics and watch Day 1 of #iaafworldrelays tonight.
  • What are you looking forward to most at the IAAF 🌎 Relays?
  • #Repost @timmaythrows
・・・
#tbt to last year at Kansas.  If you guys want to watch this awesome event then follow @rcrouser cause he will be streaming it live tomorrow. 530 eastern time but might change due to weather.  Def check it out !
#shotput #kansas #lawrence #nike #athleticscanada
  • 🇨🇦♥️Marathon
  • Thanks to all the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans that made 2016 a very special year. Full list of award winners at athletics.ca
  • Congratulations to Andre @De6rasse, he is Athletics Canada’s Jack W. Davis Award winner / Overall Athlete of the Year. Andre became the first 🇨🇦 track & field athlete since Phil Edwards in 1932 to win 3 medals at a single Olympic Games. 100m 🥉, 200m 🥈, 4x100m Relay 🥉
  • Team 🇨🇦 putting in work to get ready for the @iaaf_athletics World Relays. @buckkyjr-->@boladicus
  • The winner of the Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy/Athletics Canada Outstanding Performance of the Year is Derek Drouin at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Drouin won Olympic 🥇 in commanding fashion with first attempt clearances up to the winning height of 2.38 metres.
  • Now until April 20, take 25% off all #TeamCanada rain gear, running jackets and pants: shop.athletics.ca
Discount code: GetAfterIt 
Profitez de 25 % d’escompte sur tous les imperméables, vestes & pantalons de #TeamCanada: shop.athletics.ca
Code d’escompte : GetAfterIt
  • Congrats to Rachel Hannah on being the top 🇨🇦 finisher in 23rd in a time of 2:41:22 at the 2017 @bostonmarathon. (📸: @canadianrunning)
  • #Repost @tafphoto
・・・
Andre De Grasse @de6rasse runs a leg of the 4x200m at the Mt. SAC Relays.
  • The winner of the Chantal Petitclerc Award / 2016 @AthleticsCanada Wheelchair Athlete of the Year is Michelle Stilwell. Michelle won🥇in both the T52 100-metres & 400-metres at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
  • #Repost @urimiscott
・・・
@ndsifuentes wins the #BAA Mile!
  • Congratulations to Derek Drouin, he is AC’s F.N.A. Rowell Trophy / Field Athlete of the Year. Derek won the 🥇 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
  • #Repost @olympics
・・・
The first ever Olympic Games Closing Ceremony was held 121 years ago today. #Athens1896
More moments

Visit our E-store

Follow us!