Canadian Half-Marathon Championships

Photo: Dave Holland.

Another year, another slate of Canadian championship titles on the line.

Athletics Canada sanctions national championships for each major race distance, on the track and on the roads, each year with events across the country. With 2018 underway, race dates, and locations, are finalized.

Some championships are standalone events while others are run within a greater race itself, like the Canadian 10K Championships, Canadian Half-Marathon Championships and Canadian Marathon Championships. That’s why you see the top Canadian break the tape even though they may not necessarily be the first runner to cross the line. (Many top-tier races attract international athletes, not eligible for placing within Canadian championships.)

A good rule of thumb to follow if you are unsure whether it’s a track championship or road championships is to be aware of the distance styling. A 5K/10K refers to road racing while 5,000m/10,000m refers to track racing.

Below is the list of Athletics Canada’s championships series, in chronological order. (All the races are part of AC’s series but are not necessarily a national championship, like the Harry Jerome Classic, for example.) Note that, as of writing, the Association of Canadian Ultramarathon (ACU) national championships series has not been finalized publicly so races have been excluded.

Hershey Canadian Indoor U18/U20 Championships

Feb. 10, Montreal (Grand Prix d’Athlétisme de Montréal)

Canadian 10K Championships

Canadian Athletics Championships

Photo: Matt Stetson.

May 26, Ottawa (Ottawa 10K)

Canadian Half-Marathon Championships

May 27, Calgary (Centaur Subaru Calgary Half-Marathon)

Canadian 10,000m Championships

Canadian Athletics Championships

Photo: Kevin Mackinnon.

June 13, Guelph, Ont. (Speed River Inferno)

Harry Jerome Track Classic

Melissa Bishop

Photo: Brian Cliff.

June 28, Burnaby, B.C.

Canadian Combined Events Championships

July 3-4, Ottawa

Canadian Track and Field Championships

Sage Watson

Photo: Michael Doyle.

July 3-8, Ottawa

Toronto 2018: Track and Field in the 6ix

Aug. 10-12, Toronto (doubles as the NACAC [North American, Central American and Caribbean] Championships)

Canadian 5K Championships

Andrea Seccafien

Photo: Tim Huebsch.

Sept. 9, Toronto (B&O Yorkville Run)

Canadian Marathon Championships

Trevor Hofbauer

Photo: Matt Stetson.

Oct. 21, Toronto (Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon)

Canadian Cross-Country Championships

Canadian Cross-Country Championships Photos

Photo: Tim Huebsch.

Nov. 24, Kingston, Ont.

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