Road running is one of the most popular and accessible sports in the world. It is the sport of running on paved or hard packed surfaces, typically roads or designated pedestrian and cycle paths. Competitions cater to all ages and abilities, though longer distances are not recommended for young children due to the dangers of running alone and the potential dangers created by other road users.
Common race distances are 5K, 8K, 10K, Half Marathon (21.1K), and Marathon (42.2K), but any distance can be run. Ultra running refers to distances beyond a marathon.
2014-15 Road Running Championship Events
The BCA Road Running Committee has awarded the 2014 and 2015 BC Road Running Championships to the following hosts:
Athletics Canada launches road running hub
www.acroad.ca serves as the information hub for Athletics Canada's road running and race walking championships, Canadian road race rankings and the Timex National Road Race Series. The site also features an elite bloggers section providing access to Canada's top distance athlete bloggers and information on the Run Canada initiative.
Attention Competitive Athletes!!
Out of province performances must be submitted to Athletics Canada for inclusion in the national rankings — go to www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=65 "Rankings & Records" for instructions.