VANCOUVER TO HOST CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

CROSS COUNTRY (ANNOUNCEMENT)
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VANCOUVER TO HOST CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

OTTAWA
– Athletics Canada announced on May 6 that the 2011 through 2014 Canadian Cross Country Championships will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"This will be a great opportunity for our Trinity Western's runners to be exposed to four national championships in their own back yard,” commented TWU Director of Athletics Murray Hall.  “It will be very exciting to see how many of our own student athletes qualify for the top race in Canada each year.”

Jointly hosted by the Ocean Athletics Club and the Hershey Harriers Athletic Club, the cross country championships are making their return to Vancouver having successfully taken place there in 2005 and 2006.

The Ocean Athletics Club was founded in 2006 and currently has former Spartan Ben Kotanen as a Director on their Board of Directors. Kotanen ran for the Spartans cross country team in 1998-1999.

“I’m very pleased to hear that Vancouver has been selected as the site for the Canadian Cross Country Championships,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “We’ve shown through the 2010 Winter Games what great hosts the people of Vancouver can be, and we look forward to welcoming Athletics Canada and all of the athletes, coaches, and managers to Vancouver for the upcoming Championships.”

2011 – 2014 Canadian Championships

CDN Championship event            Host                            Editions                                  Notes
Senior Championships               Calgary, AB                2011 & 2012                        2012 will serve as Olympic Trials
Senior Championships               TBD                             2013 & 2014                        Announcement next week
Junior Championships                TBD                             2011 & 2012                        Announcement next week
Junior Championships                Ste-Thérèse, QC        2013 & 2014                       Staged at newly built facility
Cross Country Championships    Vancouver, BC              2011, 2012, 2013, 2014         Jericho Beach Park
Marathon Championships          Ottawa, ON                 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014    Held in conjunction with Run Ottawa Race Weekend
Half Marathon Championships    Montreal, QC             2011, 2012, 2013, 2014    Held in conjunction with 21K de Montréal
10km Championships                 Toronto, ON               2011, 2012, 2013, 2014    Held in conjunction with Zoo Run

Read the full release here: http://www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=953

-TW-

Source – Athletics Canada

Last Updated: 2013-08-22
Author: Scott Stewart