Ottawa will host the 2025 and 2026 Canadian Track and Field Championships

Athletics Canada announced on August 10 that the 2025 and 2026 editions will be held in Ottawa at the Terry Fox Athletic Park, which hosted the 2017 and 2018 versions of the event.

The Canadian Track and Field Championships are coming back to the nation’s capital.

Athletics Canada announced on August 10 that the 2025 and 2026 editions will be held in Ottawa at the Terry Fox Athletic Park, which hosted the 2017 and 2018 versions of the event.

“We are excited to return to Ottawa, the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Canadian Track and Field Championships were some of the best ever,” said Mathieu Gentès, chief executive officer of Athletics Canada. “Spectator attendance, grassroots integration and a premium sports and entertainment experience have been key focuses, the Athletics Canada team looks forward to working with the Ottawa Lions and national and local partners to build on those 2017 and 2018 success stories. to jump.”

The Canadian Track and Field Championships serve as the national championship for the Under 20, Open and Para Athletics categories. The 2025 edition will serve as a trial for the 2025 World Championships in Athletics to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

“The Ottawa Lions look forward to working with Athletics Canada and the City of Ottawa to bring another exciting series of championships to the nation’s capital in 2025 and 2026,” said Richard Johnston, executive director of the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club. “The expanded Ottawa Lions Track and Field programs, and community partners, will be vital to the volunteer base and operations, while serving as a great platform to incorporate grassroots programming into the event, attract a new fan base, and create a memorable experience for attendees and participants.”

Earlier this summer, Athletics Canada announced that the 2024 Bell Olympic and Paralympic Track and Field Trials will take place in Montreal. The 2023 edition of the event will take place in Langley, British Columbia from July 27 to July 30.

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