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Canadian 10K Championships moved to Toronto for October 17th

The event will be run in conjunction with the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in-person 10K

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Athletics Canada announced today that the 2021 Canadian 10K Championships will be moved to Toronto as part of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon weekend on Sunday, Oct. 17. The event, a collaboration between Run Ottawa and Canada Running Series, will give elite Canadian athletes an opportunity to compete for a national championship and prize money.

Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Photo: Canada Running Series

The Championship 10K race will have a prize purse of $30,000 to be distributed to the top Canadian finishers. Athletics Canada has set the elite-entry standard under 32 minutes for men and under 37 minutes for women. 

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The event was originally planned as part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend the last weekend of May, but was cancelled due to the pandemic. A press release from Athletics Canada stated, “It took all three organizations working together to provide this opportunity for our Canadian athletes.”

Canada Running Series president Alan Brookes said, “It has been a tough two years for all of us, and it will take an unselfish collaboration to successfully restart in-person road racing. We are very excited and grateful that we can hold this event and come together to put on an epic 10K.”

2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10KM course map

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K will welcome 5,000 entries into the mass start, marking the largest race in Ontario since pre-pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution, the race will be limited to Canadian residents only.  

Ottawa will again play host to the Athletics Canada 10K Championships as part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend in May, 2022. 

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