Canada's road running portal

About AC Road

Athletics Canada (AC) is the national governing body for track & field, road running, road racing and cross country. AC Road is your portal to the Canadian road running community, providing access to race information, rankings, results, programs, services and resources for race directors.

Race Directors

Our aim is to help make your event a success!

  • Statistics

    Helpful links, tools and resources to help improve your race.

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  • Supporter Program

    Athletics Canada aims to recognise and support races.

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  • Course Measurement

    Ensure your course is accurately measured, apply for certification! Check to see if your course has been certified and learn about becoming a course measurer.

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  • Sanctioning and Labelling

    Have your race officially recognized! Learn about additional benefits and services which may be available to your race.

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  • Policies and Guidelines

    Download copies of official IAAF and Athletics Canada race regulations, policies and guidelines specific to road running.

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Athletics Canada's National
Race Director's Summit

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Register for Summit


Date: October 5-7, 2016

Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8V 1W4

Schedule Information (tentative)

  • Wednesday Night
    • 6:00-9:00pm: Welcome Cocktail
    Thursday Morning
    • 7:00-8:30am: Breakfast
    • 8:30-9:30am: Introductions and keynote speaker Tracy Sundlun, Competitor Group
    • 9:30-10:15am: Session 1 Athletics Canada Update John Lofranco
    • 10:15-10:30am: Break

      10:30-11:15am: Charity and fundraising
      Learn how to optimize your connection with charities to enhance your event.
      11:30-12:15pm: Mud, Obstacle and Colour (MOC) Runs
      Learn how to tap into some of the massive growth and hype of the MOC wave.
    • 12:15-1:15pm: Lunch
  • Thursday afternoon
    • 1:15-2:45pm: Table Top Emergency Exercise
      A hands-on activity that will put you in control of a major crisis event. A board-game for race directors!
      • Sheila Turris, UBC Mass Gathering Medical Interest Group
      • Adam Lund, UBC Mass Gathering Medical Interest Group
    • 2:45-3:00pm: Break


Until June 30th $275
July 1 to September 23 $300
September 24 to October 3 $350


Thursday afternoon (cont...)

  • 3:00-3:30pm: Medical Risk+comms
    Learn about the risks runners are taking on by participating in your events. What is your liability? 3:35-4:05pm: Results workshop
    Learn how to minimize errors, handle protests and other results questions. 4:10-4:40pm: How to make your sponsors happy
    Victoria Marathon’s own sponsors speak to why they have chosen to partner with this event, and what a race should be looking to offer a sponsor to bring them on board.
    • Rob Reid, Victoria Marathon, Frontrunners
  • 4:45-5:00pm: Closing
  • 5:00-7:15pm: Victoria Marathon VIP cocktails
  • 8:00-10:00pm: Dinner at Canoe



  • Runner's Soul Race Association
  • MEC Victoria
  • Lions Gate Road Runners
  • Fédération québécoise d'athletisme
  • Pacific Road Runners - First Half Half Marathon
  • Ashworth Awards
  • EPIC Canadian - Run for Canada
  • Sole Sisters Womens Race
  • Calgary Marathon Society
  • Parkrun Canada
  • Ottawa Marathon
  • Canada Running Series