CROSS COUNTRY (ANNOUNCEMENT)
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
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
Source – Athletics Canada
Last Updated: 2013-08-22