Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2015 10k and Half Marathon road championship invitations

Invitation to Athletics Canada 1/2 Marathon Championships

Athletics Canada and The Scotiabank Calgary Race weekend are pleased to invite you to the Canadian Open Half Marathon championships, onSunday May 31, 2015.  Voted the 2009 2010 2012 and 2013 Best Road Race in Alberta, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event. ​

The standard for travel and accommodation assistance men is 1:10 and for women 1:22. Men faster than 1:15 and women faster than 1:27are eligible to receive complimentary entry. The deadline for travel and accommodation assistance applications is March 1, 2015.

If interested, please submit your application via this link. Make sure to include your Athletics Canada number as only AC members are eligible for the championships.

Canadian-only prize money is as follows:
Centaur Subaru 21.1KM overall fastest male and female (Canadian Only Prize Money - National Championships) 
1st      $5,000***
2nd    $3,000***
3rd     $2,000***
4th     $1,000***
5th     $750***
6th     $550***
7th     $400***
8th     $300***
***Male top finishers must finish under 1:10 in the 21.1K to take full purse. 50% take for Male top finishers with times over 1:10 hours. Female top finishers must finish under 1:20 in the 21.1K. 50% take for Female top finishers over 1:20 hours.​​

Invitation to Athletics Canada 10k Road Championships

Athletics Canada and The Tamarak Ottawa Race weekend are pleased to invite you to the Canadian Open 10k championships, onSaturday May 23, 2015The Ottawa 10K is the only IAAF Gold Label 10k event in Canada and one of only four IAAF Gold Label 10K events in the world. The Ottawa 10K attracts one of the world’s best fields of elite runners as well as thousands of participants from across the National Capital Region. 

The standard for complimentary entry and front line access is 32:30/15:30 for men and 40:00/19:00 for women. To receive accommodations and travel assistance, (to a maximum of $1000 and shared accommodation) the standards are 29:45/14:25 and 34:00/16:30.

Note that the women's race will be a women's only start. In order to participate in the Canadian championship, you must take part in the women's start.

If you are interested, please fill out the elite application form here:  To be eligible for the Canadian championship you must be a member of Athletics Canada through your provincial branch. I will check all championship entrants to ensure this is the case, so please include your AC# in your elite application in the "additional information" box.

Prize money is as follows:
1. 2015 Ottawa 10K Overall Prize (Male & Female) – US Dollars 
1st Place – $8,000 
2nd Place – $4,000 
3rd Place – $2,000 
4th Place – $1,000 
5th Place – $800 
6th Place – $700 
7th Place – $600 
8th Place – $500 
9th Place – $300 
10th Place – $200 

2. Gender Competition Prize – US Dollars 
The first athlete to cross the finish line, male or female, will win $2,000 USD – (Women start roughly 4 minutes ahead of the mass start) 

3. Top Canadians BONUS (MALE/FEMALE) – CDN Dollars 
1st Place – $3,000 
2nd Place – $1,500 
3rd Place – $1,000 
4th Place – $750 
6th Place – $400 
7th Place – $300 
8th Place – $200

John Lofranco
Coordinator, Road Running
Coordonnateur de la course sur route
Phone: (613) 260-5580 ext. 3314 | Fax: (613) 260-0341  |  @run_canada  |  athleticscanada  |  athleticscanada