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Moncton to host Canadian 5K Championships in September

Traditionally held in Toronto, this year will see the championship hosted in the Maritimes

Canadian 5K Championships Results

Athletics Canada has announced it will hold the Canadian 5K Road Race Championships as part of the Medavie Moncton Running Festival, September 11 to 13, 2020. The festival will be run jointly by Athletics New Brunswick (ANB), Run New Brunswick (RunNB) and the Greater Moncton Running Club (GMRC).

The 5K championships have traditionally been held in Toronto, but no 5K championship was held in 2019. Athletics Canada credits Pan Am Cross Country Cup champion Gen Lalonde (who now lives and trains in Victoria) with the idea to host the race in her native New Brunswick. The 5K course will be located on Moncton’s Assomption Boulevard beside the Petitcodiac River on Sunday morning, September 13. The festival will also feature a half and full marathon on Saturday, September 12.

The 5K championship also includes all masters categories from age 35 up, and is expected to attract masters runners from across Canada.

Gen Lalonde at ACXC Nationals in 2018. Photo: Maxine Gravina

RELATED: No Canadian 5K Championships for 2019

The 5K is one of Athletics Canadaโ€™s four championship road events, the others being the 10K, half-marathon andย marathon championships.

Interested participants may register here.