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How to follow the 2017 Canadian 5K Road Championships

Everything you need to know about the Sept. 10 championships in Toronto, a must-follow for the Canadian running fan

Canadian 5K Championships
Canadian 5K Championships
Photo: Yorkville Run.

The Canadian 5K Road Race Championships are Sunday morning (Sept. 10) in Toronto.

The late-year New Balance-sponsored event, relative to other national championships on the road and on the track, takes place at the B&O Yorkville Run. Canadian Running will be on location providing up-to-the-minute updates through social media, live video via Facebook as well as post-race interviews.

The elite 5K field boasts some of Canada’s fastest names including defending champion Andrea Seccafien, who competed for Canada at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. The fastest in the men’s field, by a sizeable margin going off of PBs, is Cam Levins, who is on the comeback trail from an ankle injury, which required surgery in July, 2016.


Last year, the event produced a thriller as Charles Philibert-Thiboutot set a new Canadian soil record clocking 14:04.6 for the win. (The women’s record is 15:48 by Malindi Elmore.) Seccafien, who is based in Toronto, ran 16:09.6. The race begins at 9 a.m. EDT from Jesse Ketchum Public School, just north of Bay and Bloor.

Useful links

Event website
Athletics Canada portal
Canadian Running‘s 2016 Canadian 5K Championships coverage
Athletics Canada on Twitter/Instagram
– B&O Yorkville Run on Twitter/Instagram
Results (when available)
Course map



Andrea Seccafien 15:08 (defending champion)
Jessica O’Connell 15:14 (2016 Olympian)
Sasha Gollish 15:24 (2016 Canadian cross-country champion)
Sarah Inglis* 15:42
Branna MacDougall 15:48 (Canadian U20 5,000m record holder)
Cleo Boyd 16:04
Julie-Anne Staehli 16:06
Victoria Coates 16:08 (Canadian 10,000m champion)
Natasha LaBeaud 16:25
Brogan MacDougall 16:29 (2017 Commonwealth Youth Games bronze medallist)
Mary Claire Geneau* 16:35
Robyn Mildren 16:38
Dehininet Jara* 17:10
Katrina Allison 17:20
Kathleen Browne 17:30


Cam Levins 13:26 (2012 Olympian, former national 10,000m record holder)
Ross Proudfoot 13:53 (2016 Canadian cross-country champion)
Jeremy Coughler 14:04
Tristan Woodfine 14:10
Evan Esselink 14:20 (Canadian 10,000m champion)
Kevin Tree 14:22
Kyle Grieve 14:24
Brayden Seneca 14:26
Hajin Tola* 14:32
Taylor Forbes 14:47
Abreham Wagaye* 14:56
John Mason 14:58
Patrick MacKinnon 15:05
Flavio Costa* 15:07
Wendimu Adamu* 15:09
Colin Fewer 15:17
Colin Murray-Lawson 15:18

*Not eligible for championship awards or prize money. Athletes must have Canadian citizenship and a current Athletics Canada membership.


1st Place: $2,500
2nd Place: $1,500
3rd Place: $1,000
4th Place: $500
5th Place: $300

Canadian 5K Land Record: $2,500

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Facebook (make sure to turn on notifications when CR goes live on Facebook)
YouTube (for post-race interviews and in-race coverage)