AC Road

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.

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Upcoming Events

Championship Events

Canadian Half Marathon Championships

Montreal, QC
April 27th, 2014

Canadian Marathon Championships

Ottawa, ON
May 24-25th, 2014

Canadian 5km Championships

Toronto, ON
September 7th, 2014

Canadian 10km Championships

Toronto, ON
September 20th, 2014

Timex Events

10km Caisse Populaire Acadie

Caraquet, NB
August 23rd, 2014

Edmonton Marathon

Edmonton, AB
August 23rd, 2014

Race Against the Reds 5K

Fredericton, NB
August 30th, 2014

Nautilus NLAA Provincial Timex 5K Championship

St. John's, NL
September 7th, 2014

Dino Dash

Calgary, AB
September 7th, 2014

Rotary Run for Life

Stony Plain, AB
September 7th, 2014

Blue Mile Road Race

Edmonton, AB
September 12th, 2014

Paradise Timex Five and Dime

Paradise, NL
September 13th, 2014

Top Rankings

5km 10km
Rank Name Division Hometown TimeEventDate
1Geoff Martinson25-29 Victoria 14:12Bazan Bay 5K Mar 9thMar 9th
2GEOFF MARTINSON25-29 VICTORIA 14:25BMO St. Patrick's Day 5K Mar 15thMar 15th
3KELLY WIEBE25-29 VANCOUVER 14:29BMO St. Patrick's Day 5K Mar 15thMar 15th
4GEOFF MARTINSON25-29 VICTORIA 14:33North Shore Credit Union Longest Day Jun 13thJun 13th
5ROB WATSON30-34 PORT COQUITLAM 14:45BMO St. Patrick's Day 5K Mar 15thMar 15th
Rank Name Division Hometown TimeEventDate
1RACHEL CLIFF25-29 VANCOUVER 16:16BMO St. Patrick's Day 5K Mar 15thMar 15th
2NATASHA WODAK30-34 VANCOUVER 16:25BMO St. Patrick's Day 5K Mar 15thMar 15th
3Erin Burrett30-34 Nanaimo 16:35Bazan Bay 5K Mar 9thMar 9th
4Kimberley Doerksen20-24 Gibsons 16:50Bazan Bay 5K Mar 9thMar 9th
5SARAH INGLIS20-24 LANGLEY 16:52BMO St. Patrick's Day 5K Mar 15thMar 15th
Rank Name Division Hometown TimeEventDate
1Wilson Kiprop Trento 28:01Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th
2David Kogei 28:07Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th
3Geoffrey Mutai Wezep 28:09Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th
4Edwin Kipyego London 28:22Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th
5Philip Langat Wezep 28:29Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th
Rank Name Division Hometown TimeEventDate
1Mary Keitany Trento 31:22Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th
2Ruti Aga West Chester 32:21Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th
3Caroline Kilel Wezep 32:31Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th
4Lucy Macharia 32:40Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th
5Asmae Leghzaoui Briarcliff Manor 32:48Ottawa 10K May 24thMay 24th

Race Directors

Our aim is to help make your event a success!

  • Resources

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

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  • Mailing List

    Stay informed of the latest AC Road developments and opportunities for Race Directors.

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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 Present

Inaugural National Race Directors Summit

Sponsored by

Get Out There Magazine       Marathon Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront

Register for Summit

Thursday October 16, 2014

Toronto, Ontario

We're pleased to welcome the Hilton Toronto as our host hotel. The Hilton is one of the STWM official hotels so you will have a seamless transition from the Summit to Marathon Weekend courtesy of our friends at Experient.

Summit registration fees

$225.00 or $300.00 (with dinner)

Hotel rates (tax not included)

$174.00 (single/double)
$199.00 (triple)
$224.00 (quad)

Book your room

What to expect

  • Action packed day with leading speakers in race management, event organisation and promotion of health and physical activity
  • Weeklong race visitation program - Read More
  • Opportunity to share best practices and shape future directions for road running in Canada with sport leaders and race directors
  • List of guests

    Jon Hughes from Run Disney
    Tom Hinch from University of Alberta
    Cory Freedman of the Toronto Women's Run Series and the Sporting Life 10k
    Brandon Laan from Virgin Radio Rock the Road 10k and Race Roster
    Harold Mah Event Support Manager, Sport Tourism Advisor for the City of Toronto
    Chris Uszynski, Race Director and Founder of RunningFlat

  • Schedule - October 15, 2014

    18:00-22:00 Welcome Reception

    Schedule - October 16, 2014

    8:00-8:30 Breakfast
    8:30-8:45 Official Welcome
    8:45-9:15 Toni Reavis: Innovation in Road Running
    9:15-10:30 Panel: Marketing your race and engaging the community

    • Marketing and advertising are key tools to building your race in the community, but what is the best way to go about it?
    • How much to spend?
    • What to spend it on?
    • What to expect in return?
    10:30-10:45 Break
    10:45-12:00 Panel: Creating a safe and positive environment for race participants
    • Weather, terrorism and other unforeseen circumstances have caused cancellations of high profile races in recent years. Are you ready for anything?
    • Do you have an emergency plan?
    • Who is part of it?
    • How does it work?
    12:00-1:30 Lunch Sponsored by GetOutThereLogo
    1:30-4:00 Building Road Running in Canada -- Athletics Canada Round Table Discussion
    4:00-4:30 Closing Remarks
    6:00 - Dinner Ruth's Chris Steakhouse


Experient is the Official Housing Provider for the 2014 Canadian Road Race Director's Summit. Athletics Canada has worked diligently with the hotels in Toronto to establish room blocks for attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than Experient is not approved by Athletics Canada. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however, they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation, or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to Athletics Canada.

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Joining us - Toni Reavis


One of the most respected journalists and broadcasters in running, Toni Reavis has been informing and entertaining audiences for over thirty years with his signature baritone pipes, encyclopedic knowledge, and sharp wit.

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Joining us - Jon Hughes


Recognized as a leader in the sport of running, Jon began running competitively in the mid 70's in high school and college. He has since completed over 20 marathons including Berlin, Boston, Chicago and Marine Corps. Since the late 1970's, Jon has pioneered the organization of amateur athletic events, first in his home-base of Central Florida and today throughout the world. Today Jon is the president and co-owner of Track Shack Events and Track Shack, a specialty running retail store.

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Joining us - Cory Freedman


With three decades of experience in community-based event management, Cory has contributed a unique blend of strategic and execution skills leading to the success of some of the country's most well-known and dynamic events. She has played a pivotal role in such notable events as: Sporting Life 10k, Team Diabetes Canada, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Goodlife Toronto Marathon, and Canada's premier breast cancer participation event, CIBC Run for the Cure, among others.

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Joining us - Brandon Laan


Brandon is an elite runner, race director, entrepreneur, and father of twins girls. He spent his undergraduate days at Western University before fleeing to Hawaii Pacific University for graduate school. He spent time coaching both WU and HPU cross country teams and is a level II USATF certified coach. He has won The GoodLife Toronto Marathon and placed second at The Canadian Marathon Championships. Brandon is the Race Director of The Virgin Radio Rock The Road 10K and one of the founders of Race Roster.

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Joining us - Harold Mah


Harold Mah has collected varied expertise in special event logistics, community programming, budget construction and staffing through his 25 years of work experience. He currently is the Event Support Manager, Sport Tourism Advisor for the City of Toronto and Chair of the City of Toronto Event Support Team.

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Joining us - Chris Uszynski


With over 30 years of event entertainment experience Chris Uszynski is the Race Director and Founder of RunningFlat. As a former Ultra runner he started producing his own event The World Alzheimer's Day 100K Run. Producing 12 running events last year with over 17,000 participants in a small market (Windsor/Essex) creating new runners and driving them into our industry. RunningFlat was founded on The Run For Heroes Marathon but now owns many brands like The Canada D'Eh Run, Le Chocolat, Pelee Island Winery Half Marathon and The Zombie Chase. Chris's focus has been developing the alchemy of a great running event and driving a high end event experience to attract more runners through tourism or off the couch and into the start chute.

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Joining us - Tom Hinch


Tom is a Professor with the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta in Canada. He has written extensively in the area of sport based travel including two co-authored two books on the subject - Sport Tourism Development (2011) and Sport and Tourism: Globalization, Mobility and Identity (2009). He has recently presented at the Canadian 2014 Sport Event Congress and the South African equivalent to this meeting in 2013. Currently, he is working on a project funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council titled Place Making and Sport Tourism Events: The case of the Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache, Alberta.

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