The Canadian 10K Championships, which historically have taken place as part of Ottawa Race Weekend, have been moved to a virtual event for 2020. Registered runners will have a 12-hour window (from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time) to complete a 10K course of their choosing. The route must be an out and back.
Runners to watch for
This year’s race will include a strong field of Canadian elites. Ben Preisner is the youngest of the bunch. The track-runner-turned-road-racer ran a 2:15 solo marathon earlier this spring and a 1:03 half-marathon last year. He’ll be racing in Kingston. Luc Bruchet and Justin Kent are representing on the west coast. Both runners are experienced 10K runners, with Bruchet running a PB in the distance on the track just last weekend. Bruchet will run in Fernie, B.C., and Kent in Langley.
Bringing it back to Ontario, Phil Parrot-Migas will be running in London. After third place at last year’s Canadian 10K Championships, he’s had a great past season which included a 1:03 half-marathon.
On the women’s side, 2019 champion Natasha Wodak will face former Canadian marathon record-holder Rachel Cliff and 2019 World Championship competitor Melanie Myrand. Wodak will be running in Vancouver, Cliff in Langley and Myrand in St. Genevieve, Que.