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ISSUE #35-2004
Thursday, September 9, 2004

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: sam.collier@bcathletics.org 

In this issue:

  • Haney to Harrison Relay is open!
  • BC communities invited to bid to host BC Games
  • BC Athletics Privacy Policy - Draft
  • Corri Fell of Vancouver and Adam Newton of North Bay declared the Fastest Kids in Canada
  • 2004 Timex BC Road Running Series wraps up
  • Norwesters and West Vancouver Track Clubs hold successful 2nd Annual Cross-Country Camp
  • NCCP Level II - Distance

From the BCA office
Road Running
Cross Country & Trail Running
Courses, Clinics, Seminars
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


FROM THE BCA OFFICE

BC COMMUNITIES INVITED TO BID TO HOST BC GAMES

The BC Games Society announced today that bids to host the 2008 and 2010 BC Summer and BC Winter Games are now being accepted. Bid packages for BC's largest multi-disciplinary organized competitions were sent to community mayors and regional districts across BC. The deadline for submission of completed bids from potential host communities is February 28, 2005.

"The BC Games are a positive investment in communities," said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. "Government, businesses and volunteers come together in the spirit of sport and contribute to an event which generates an economic impact of approximately $1.2 million from the BC Winter Games and $2.2 million from the BC Summer Games."

The City of Port Alberni is the only community in BC to have hosted four BC Games events, including the recent 2004 BC Winter Games. Mayor Ken McRae understands the benefits. "The BC Games created a network volunteers, inspired our young athletes, and contributed to first class facilities. Through the BC Games our community acquired the infrastructure and talent necessary to accomplish great things."

From the local playground to the Olympic and Paralympic podiums, the BC Games are part of the rich fabric of sport and physical activity in BC. "BC's best developing athletes and coaches attend the Games on their path to athletic excellence," said the Honourable John Les, Minster of Small Business and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for amateur sport. "Our goal in this province is to continue to provide the strongest amateur sports system in the country as we prepare for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games."

Since 1978, the BC Games Society has staged the BC Summer and BC Winter Games. Over the 26-year history, the Games have been hosted in 37 communities around BC and have involved 100,000 athletes representing every region of the province.

For detailed information on the BC Games bid process and the associated documents please visit www.bcgames.org.


BRITISH COLUBMIA COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Deadline - November 15, 2004
For full details: www.bcachievement.com

BC ATHLETICS PRIVACY POLICY - DRAFT

The BC Athletics Privacy Policy will be finalized by the Board of Directors in November. Please forward any questions/comments to Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org
www.bcathletics.org/main/privacy_all.htm


CORRI FELL OF VANCOUVER AND ADAM NEWTON OF NORTH BAY DECLARED THE FASTEST KIDS IN CANADA

Most kids go back to school with the blues, but not Corri Fell and Adam Newton. They are heading back to class boasting the title of the Fastest Kids in Canada. Corri Fell and Adam Newton won the NikeRunDown national finals on Sunday at Downsview Park in Toronto. Thirty regional finalists from Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Montreal and Toronto participated in 35 metre head-to-head sprint races.

The top three fastest times for boys and girls in Canada are as follows:

  • Adam Newton, age 17, West Ferris High School, North Bay, ON, 4.61 seconds
  • Joseph Wilkensen, age 17, Jacques Rosseau, Longueuil, QC, 4.64 seconds
  • Christian Upshaw, age 17, St. Patrick's High School, Halifax, NS, 4.65 seconds
  • Corri Fell, age 16, Point Grey High School, Vancouver, BC, 5.16 seconds
  • Danaka Porter, age 18, Crofton House, Vancouver, BC
  • Liza Whitehead, age 17, Johnston Heights, Surrey, BC

As champions of the NikeRunDown, Corri Fell and Adam Newton will be featured on a large billboard in their local area, receive a trophy, spend time with elite Nike Canada athletes and have a banner raising in their honour.

"I always knew I was fast, but to be declared the fastest boy in Canada is amazing," said Adam Newton, West Ferris High School, North Bay. "It was really cool to win the trip to Toronto for the finals and to go head-to-head with teens from other cities. I couldn't have done it without my three teammates from Toronto. We came as a team and won as a team."

"It was awesome to be named the fastest girl in Canada. I can't believe I won and that my picture is going to be on a billboard in Vancouver," said Corri Fell, Point Grey High School, Vancouver.

NikeRunDown involved 35 metre qualifying races in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto for youth aged 13-18. The program included a charitable component with a goal to raise $100,000 to help kids overcome the financial barriers associated with organized sports. To gain access to NikeRunDown, participants and spectators purchased funky, red wristbands with "Slow Sucks", "Be Fast or Be Last" and/or "Run Fast. Brag Slowly" for $1. All wristband proceeds went to KidSport(TM) Canada and Nike matched every dollar spent. "The NikeRunDown national finals brought teens together from across the country who have one thing in common - they all share Nike's obsession for speed," said Derek Kent, Head of Corporate Communications, Nike Canada Ltd.

"Nike traveled to five cities this summer hosting regional races searching for the fastest kids, and we are thrilled to declare girl name and boy name the champions of the NikeRunDown."

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ROAD RUNNING

HANEY TO HARRISON RELAY IS OPEN!

www.bcathletics.org/H2H/


TIMEX BC ROAD RUNNING SERIES WRAPS UP FOR 2004

The 2004 Series concluded with the Labour Day Weekend 8k in Steveston on September 5th, with top contenders taking the final opportunity to score points and move up in the rankings.

2004 Open Men's and Women's Timex cash prize winners:

1 Colin Dignum $1000
2 Peter Cardle $500
3 David Polisi $300
4 Simon Driver $200

1 Nancy Tinari $1000
2 Cindy O'Krane $500
3 Darcie Montgomery $300
4 Karen Warrendorf $200

Full results and photos: www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/

2004 BC ROAD RUNNING RANKINGS - as of September 5

www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings


RUNNING USA 2005 CONFERENCE

ANNUAL INDUSTRY EVENT FOR THE SPORT OF RUNNING COMES TO SAN DIEGO IN FEBRUARY

Mark your calendars and register online now for Running USA 2005: The National Conference for the Running Industry, powered by Running USA, The Active Network, Inc. and National Sports Network. The annual signature event for the road racing and distance running industry comes to San Diego, February 3-6, 2005, featuring leaders and innovators in event management, sponsorship, retail and marketing. Attendees can register now at: www.runningusa.org/conference.shtml

This year's conference will cover debate and discussion on issues impacting the sport, with topics such as analyzing running's economic impact, measuring sponsorship investment, leveraging the power of charity organizations, examining television production from the network's perspective and expanding support and growth for running. A series of specialty vertical workshops and roundtables will also be offered for race directors at all levels, running store retailers and youth training program providers.

Conference information, online registration and hotel reservations are available at www.runningusa.org/conference.shtml. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Competitor Endurance Awards at Sea World, San Diego, with discount tickets available to conference attendees.

Conference date, location and costs include:

Date: February 3-6, 2005
Location: Paradise Point Resort Mission Bay - San Diego, California
Cost: $295 (Running USA members); $395 (Non-members)
www.runningusa.org/conference.shtml


MEASUREMENT OF ROAD RACE COURSES

IAAF Publication "The Measurement of Road Race Courses", Second Edition 2004 is now available at www.iaaf.org/downloads/manuals/index.html

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CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

NORWESTERS AND WEST VANCOUVER TRACK CLUBS HOLD SUCCESSFUL 2ND ANNUAL CROSS-COUNTRY CAMP

Twenty-seven athletes participated in the 2nd annual camp held in the resort community of Whistler BC. There was virtually an equal mix of boys and girls aged 14 - 18 and all levels of ability. Athletes were quickly arranged into appropriate training groups in order to maximize the experience for each camper. Those older and more experienced were prescribed more challenging workouts and activities than the younger newcomers and in the end everyone felt they were tested to the max and came away eager to put into practice what they learned at the camp.

Each day the camp program included two types of physical activities, a social activity and the daily highlight for many - cooking meals using menus learned in our nutrition workshop. All of the athletes got along and no one was left behind in our quest to have fun and get stronger as cross-country runners. As coach Frank Reynolds pointed out at the beginning of the camp the goal of the camp was to place fun at the top of the list and throughout the 5 day camp most of the athletes had smiles on their faces during each activity. Reynolds pointed out how easy it is to get full participation when the coaches put a little more effort in designing activities that accomplish the goals of improved endurance and strength but are done in fun ways.

Ashley Weber, one of the 3 coaches along with Cindy O'Krane, designed interval workouts that embraced the concepts of hard work; team building and fun by having the athletes form teams and run relays when doing interval training. For strength workouts relays included teams that wheel barrowed, piggybacked, swam and leap-frogged their way to victory. In addition, the workouts with professional trainers at Meadow Park Rec Centre put us through our paces with posture and technique strength drills and outdoor circuit training using parachutes, hurdles, Velcro bands medicine balls and many other pieces of equipment that promoted agility, coordination and balance.

But it wasn't all hard work and sweat. During the 5 days the athletes became good friends and shared good times down in the village or up in the Alpine trails of Whistler. Our scavenger hunt and games nights were really well received and the ingenuity of the teams trying to find an Olympic athlete to get an autograph or get a Lawyer's business card provided many a laugh and some excellent forging by one of the teams.

As the camp came to a close both the coaches and campers had an awards night and shared their pros and cons of the camp. As Reynolds, Weber and O'Krane went over the evaluations, they were humbled at the overwhelming responses by the campers to how much they enjoyed their 5 days. With the camper's feedback to reflect on, the coaches feel they can do an even better job for next year's camp. So all cross-country runners who want to get a jump on the competition and at the same time have a tremendous time and unforgettable experience put next year's 3rd Annual Whistler Cross-country Camp on your calendar from August 26 - 31, 2005 and commit to being there. We look forward to seeing you then.


2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

Entry forms are now available on the website: www.bcxcchampionships.com

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COURSES, CLINICS, SEMINARS

NCCP Level II - Distance

Penticton, BC
September 18/19 2004
www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev2_sep18.htm

THE NEW NCCP PROGRAM

If you are looking for more information or Posters with regards to the new NCCP Program, please go to the CABC website: www.coaches.bc.ca/ 

NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION

For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at brian.mcalder@bcathletics.org or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.

NCCP THEORY COURSES SUMMER 2004

For information please phone 604-467-4675 or visit www.westcoastkinesiology.com or go to CABC web-site www.coaches.bc.ca/.
To register please phone 604-467-7322.

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REMINDERS

1940'S - 2000 RESULTS FROM BC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Maurice Wilson has been collecting BC Cross Country results from past decades from a variety of sources. After some sleuthing has been completed they will be put on the BC Athletics web site. If you can assist with what is missing please forward them to mdwilson@telus.net

Missing Results:

2000
1992
1989
1985
1981
1973 and earlier


BC 10KM ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2004 - RESULTS
August 1, 2004, Squamish, BC

NOTE: To be eligible for BCA Championship awards, the participant must have current Competitive membership for the Open awards, or current Masters membership for Masters awards. (Recreational and Supporting memberships are ineligible for BCA Championships awards in road, cross country & track & field.)

Medals

Open Men: 1. David Polisi, 2. Spencer Morrison, 3. Peter Cardle.
Open Women: no members

Masters Men: 1. Larry Nightingale, 2. Ed Booth, 3. Randy Nelson.
Masters Women: 1. Elizabeth Sheperd, 2. Mary Simmonds, 3. Joyce Deacon

Age Group Masters Ribbons

Men 40-44: 1. Larry Nightingale, 2. Ed Booth, 3. Mike Moon
Men 45-49: 1. Randy Nelson, 2. Guy Smith, 3. Don Chang
Men 50-54: 1. John Moe, 2. George Sojka, 3. Gerry Dragomir
Men 55-59: 1. Jake Madderom, 2. Igor Zahynacz, 3. Bernie Steininger
Men 60-64: 1. David Brown
Men 65-69: 1. Gunther Bauer, 2. Rob Daniel
Men 70+: -

Women 40-44: -
Women 45-49: 1. Elizabeth Shepherd
Women 50-54: -
Women 55-59: 1. Mary Simmonds, 2. Joyce Deacon, 3. Lynette Baldock
Women 60-64: -
Women 65-69: -
Women 70+: 1. Lenore Montgomery


SURREY ATHLETICS CLUB WELCOME

BC Athletics is pleased to announce that the Surrey Athletics Club has now joined the association.

Surrey Athletics Club

14516 Chartwell Dr.
Surrey, BC V3S 5E4
Ph/Fax: (604) 572-4678
President and Head Coach - Bryan Onstad
Email: ontrak@shaw.ca
Website: http://members.shaw.ca/ontrak


BC PARALYMPIC ATHLETICS ATHLETES AND TEAM STAFF HEAD TO ATHENS

Paralympic Games - Athletics - Athens - September 19 - 27 2004

BC Athletics congratulates the athletes and team staff from British Columbia selected to compete at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. Kathy Newman, Executive Director, BC Wheelchair Sports, will also be attending as media for the Games and will be filing, as is possible, stories from Athens.

For more details on the Canadian Athletics Paralympics Team and to send messages to the team please see the Athletics Canada Paralympic website at: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2166

Team Staff

Don Steen - Coach - Burnaby, BC
Mark Heidebrecht - Team Manager - Halfmoon Bay, BC
Erik Hagreen - Equipment Manager - Vancouver, BC

Athletes

Alan Bergman - Marathon, 10,000m (Wheelchair) - Cobble Hill, BC - Coach: Peter Lawless
Andrea Holms - Long Jump (Amputee) - Victoria/Vancouver, BC - Coach: Ron Parker
Courtney Knight - Discus (Blind) - Burnaby, BC - Coach: Don Steen
Karen March - 200m, 400m (Wheelchair) - Mill Bay, BC - Coach: Peter Lawless
Kelly Smith - 1500m, 5000m, Marathon (Wheelchair) - Kamloops, BC - Coach: Peter Eriksson
Dustin Walsh - 200m, 400m (Blind) - Coquitlam, BC - Coach: Don Steen

Guides

Blair Miller - Guide Runner for Dustin Walsh - Vancouver/Port Alberni, BC

GO CANADA GO!!!!!

ATHENS 2004 PARALYMPIC GAMES TELEVISION COVERAGE

Throughout the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, CBC Television will feature same-day competition coverage, feature segments and highlights. "We are excited to once again be able to provide exposure to the Paralympic Games and our Canadian athletes who are taking part in the events," said Nancy Lee, executive director of CBC Sports. "The Canadian Paralympic Committee thanks the CBC for its continuing and growing support of the Paralympic Movement."

Sat. Sept. 18, 1 pm (ET
Sun. Sept. 19, 4 pm, 11:30 pm (local)
Mon. Sept. 20, 7 pm (local)
Tue. Sept. 21, 7 pm (local)
Wed. Sept. 22, 7 pm (local)
Thu. Sept. 23, 11:30 pm (local)
Fri. Sept. 24, 11:30 pm (local)
Sat. Sept. 25, 2 pm (ET)
Sun. Sept. 26, 4 pm, 11:30 pm (local)
Mon. Sept. 27, 7 pm (local)
Tue. Sept. 28, 7 pm (local)
Sat. Oct. 2, 2 pm (ET)
Sun. Oct. 3, 11:30 pm (local)

Click on the following link for the detailed schedule for athletics during the Paralympic Games: www.athens2004.com/en/ParalympicGamesSchedule/paraschedule?
sportcode=AT&daynum=

2004-2005 PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2246


2005 BC ATHLETICS MEMBERSHIP FEES

The 2005 BC Athletics membership fees, as voted on and passed at the 2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting, are outlined below. This fee structure will come into effect as of October 1, 2004 with any memberships applied for with an application date of October 1st or later applied to the 2005 membership year:

Participation and Supporting Membership Types - not valid for event entry

Supporting member (fitness/social members of clubs) $ 10.00
Track Rascals (formerly Participation) - 6 to 8 year olds $ 10.00

Athlete Membership types - valid for event entry

Junior Development - 9 to 15 year olds $ 55.00
Juvenile - 16 and 17 year olds $ 70.00
Junior - 18 and 19 year olds $ 80.00
Senior - 20 to 39 year olds $ 90.00
Master - 40 year olds and over $ 40.00
Adult Recreation Runner - 20 year olds and over $ 35.00

Day of Event Membership

All ages, non-members of either BC Athletics or another Athletics Canada provincial sport organization or another IAAF national athletics federation participating in sanctioned athletics events $ 3.00

BC Summer Games and Alternate Meet Membership

Valid for BC Summer Games or Alternate Meet entry and for training post BC Summer Games Zone Team selection
Midget - 14 and 15 year olds $ 20.00

Non-Athlete Membership Types - not valid for event entry unless indicated

Coach - any age $ 55.00
Associate - Club Administrators, Club Directors, Friends of BC Athletics $ 25.00
Officials - Athletics Technical Officials $ 15.00

Schools Membership Types - valid for event entry from September 15 to June 30

School Day of Event $ 3.00
School Club $125.00
School District Club - for Zones 2, 6, 7 and 8 $200.00

BC Athletics Member Clubs (based on annual membership numbers as of September 31st of the previous year)

New Club $ 75.00

Existing Clubs:
5 to 19 members $ 75.00
20 to 49 members $125.00
50 to 99 members $200.00
100+ members $250.00

2005 membership information and forms will be available on the BCA website as of October 1, 2004.


OFFICIALS EXPENSE CLAIMS

BC Athletics officials should be aware that the new Expense Claim Form is on the B. C. Athletics Web Page (updated August 11, 2004). To access the form, go to www.bcathletics.org/main/forms.htm. Scroll to the bottom of the list to Miscellaneous, and click on Expense Claim Form. The form has two columns, one that has information for Officials and one for general use. Legitimate expenses will be reimbursed but only if submitted on this form and are accompanied by the appropriate receipts. The old form will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the sender delaying payment. Please notify officials who do not have access to the web site of this change.
Thank you.
Anne Lansdell, Chair
BC Athletics Branch Officials Committee


SPORTMAP PRIMER WORKSHOP

The SportMap Primer is a special one-day workshop planned for Sunday, September 12 from 11am to 3pm. The Primer, which will focus on mental training, is designed for BC athletes, coaches, and parents and offers sessions with some highly recognized sport professionals – Dr. David Cox and Ann Muscat. This Workshop is part of a series of SportMap Primers being held throughout BC at the various PacificSport Regional Sport Centres. The SportMap Primer on Sept. 12th is a one-day seminar/workshop for athletes, coaches and parents in the Greater Vancouver region. The target audience is Athletes aged 14 or older who are involved in sport and want to get more out of their training and competitions; Coaches who seek innovative training and motivation techniques; and Parents of the athletes who want to help their children meet their goals.

Our goal is to accommodate every interested participant; however, space is limited. So, if you are an athlete, parent or coach who is interested in this event, please contact the PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Greater Vancouver ASAP, as we will register participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Session Details:

Sunday, September 12, 2004
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Langara College
100 West 49th Ave., Vancouver, BC

To register or to enquire about further details of the event, please contact Steve Bates at the PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Greater Vancouver at sbates@pacificsport.com or 604-730-7223.

Lunch will not be provided at the seminar, but there will be a break for people to eat or go get food if they wish to do so.

SportMap

SportMap was designed to assist sport organizations in serving British Columbia athletes and coaches by following these basic principles of systematic, holistic and scientific athlete development. SportMap can serve as a blueprint for sport organizations, athletes, coaches, sport professionals and parents of athletes. In the process, SportMap can help create:

  • useful approaches to sport development
  • a larger public understanding of how the British Columbia system works
  • a common template of sport educational resources for athletes, coaches
    and parents.

Athlete’s Handbook

For a great sport resource, check out the Athlete Handbook on the Canadian SportWeb website at: www.sportweb.ca/Content/Athlete%20Handbook/Index.asp?langid=1.


VANCOUVER ISLAND CROSS COUNTRY SERIES

A new schedule for the 2004-2005 Vancouver Island Cross Country Series, September-March is now up at www.bcathletics.org/main/cross_country.htm#series

CANADA SUMMER GAMES CAMP RESCHEDULED

After much careful consideration, the Canada Summer Games Development Camp & Competition, health assessment and educational seminar for this upcoming weekend (July 16 - 18th) has been postponed to the fall of 2004.
Unfortunately, this is due to conflicting schedules with our local provincial athletes with competitions from the Canadian Seniors and Canadian Juniors.
Please note:
The Canada Games Development Camp (Fall 2004) will allow our identified and potential athletes and coaches to take part in a critical part of the preparation for the Canada Summer Games. This camp will include topics such as mental training, program planning, athlete health screening, nutrition & hydration and strength & conditioning. Furthermore, this Development Camp will be a critical part in the development, preparation and selection of the BC Team.
Details to be announced.
If you have any questions, please contact Peter Ogilvie at (604) 737-3176 or peterogilvie@bcathletics.org.

2004 PAN PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES

November 6 - 14 2004
www.mastersgames.com.au/sports/events/athletics.htm

2005 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

BC Athletics is looking for volunteers to take on a division of the annual BC Athletics Calendar of Events. You will be asked to manage and update this year's 2004 and compile event data for the 2005 calendar. An Excel file of the 2004 calendar document will be provided. Divisions available are:
1.) Track & Field
2.) Cross Country
3.) Road Running & Road Relays
4.) Marathon
5.) Ultra & trail
6.) Triathlon
For further information please contact Jerry Tighe at jerrytighe@bcathletics.org or (604) 737-3170.


NEW BC ATHLETICS DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP FEE

BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee Sharing - New Schedule - effective April 1, 2004

The BC Athletics Board of Directors reviewed the Executive committee proposal and alternative proposals from both Maurice Wilson and Frank Stebner. The Board wishes to thank these members and others who may have contributed for their ideas and support on this matter.

The new Day of Event fee sharing schedule is as follows:

  1. The calculations are based on the number of Day of Event Members entered in your event. (Those who are not registered annual members [current] of BC Athletics or another Provincial/Territorial, State or National Athletics Association.)
  2. To support this BC Athletics provides to all sanctioned event organizers, a list of eligible members and an update to that list prior to the event. For those from another province, territory, state or national athletics association, they should verify membership with their valid association membership card. If they are not members of their provincial, territorial, state or national athletics association then they can become BC Athletics Day of Event members.
  3. The new Day of Event Membership Fee sharing schedule is:
  Number of Day of Event 
Members Entered
Fees Retained by Event Fees Remitted to 
BC Athletics
Step 1 The first 500 $1.00 per Day of Event Mbr. $2.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 2 The next 500 $1.25 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.75 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 3 The next 1000 $1.50 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.50 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 4 The next 2000 $1.75 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.25 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 5 All remaining $2.00 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
  1. Associated with the new fee schedule is also a scale of Value-In-Kind Benefits linked to each Step of the new schedule.

The value in-kind or soft benefits component of a new schedule of BC Athletics Day of Event membership fee sharing would apply and have benefit for both the Sanctioned Event and BC Athletics/Divisions.

The in-kind benefits to Club/Event Organizing Committee and BC Athletics (the Divisions of) from sanctioned events are to be linked to the Day of Event Membership fee retained by the sanctioned event and that returned to BC Athletics. The guiding principles are:

  1. that the more retained by the sanctioned event the more the event can provide to grow their participation and/or quality of their event; and
  2. that the more that is retained by the event, the greater the value in-kind benefits to the association/division within the event.

The following will developed and linked to the steps in the new Fee Sharing Schedule.

For the sanctioned events the benefits, financial and in-kind benefits (in addition to the standard benefits already provided) include and in no particular order:

  • an incentive to help grow participation in the event through the establishment of a new sharing formula for the day of event membership revenue;
  • enabling prize money or enhanced prize money through the retaining of more day of event membership revenue, based on a new sharing formula;
  • sport promotional information - provided by the association and put in participants event/race packages;
  • for member clubs, information on where to get location and contact information - provided by the association and put in participants event/race packages;
  • for children and families - information on kids programs - provided by the association and put in participants event/race packages;
  • provision for the display and distribution of event information brochures at the BC Athletics booth at event expos;
  • a review of the electronic version of the Calendar of Events which includes the consideration of the idea for a two tiered calendar:
    • the first calendar being only those events that are sanctioned by BC Athletics and other Prov/Terr or Nat'l Athletics Associations;
    • the second calendar - linked from the first calendar, would be the full calendar of all events, with the highlighting and bolding as is currently presented;
  • a calendar of events listing fee for non sanctioned events;
  • a partnership with the divisions of the association to provide assistance for regional level seminars and/or guest speakers in conjunction with a sanctioned event in that region.

These value-in-kind benefits will be linked in a progressive format to provide more to the event as the Day of Event Membership participation increases and as a result more of the Day of Event membership revenue is retained by the Club/Event Organizing Committee.

For BC Athletics/Divisions of the value-in-kind benefits to be linked to the steps in the new Fee Sharing Schedule include and in no particular order:

  • association/division information - in participants event/race package;
  • information on clubs - where to get location and contact information - in participants event/race package;
  • Athletics (the sport) promotional material that is specific to various parts of the sport e.g. road running - in participants event/race package;
  • information on kids programs - in participants event/race package;
  • association division logo on event entry forms/information packages;
  • signage at sanctioned events;
  • booth space at event expo and/or the event;
  • recognition at some level as a sponsor or supporter of the sanctioned event;
  • designation of Day of Event revenue retained by the club to go to prize money in the event;
    association/division representative participation in event awards presentations - as appropriate.

These value-in-kind benefits will be linked in a progressive format to provide more exposure to BC Athletics/Divisions in the event as the Day of Event Membership participation increases and as a result less Day of Event membership revenue per person is returned to BC Athletics.

The materials referenced in the above value-in-kind benefits would be a responsibility of the association.

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EVENT LISTINGS

MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS

Details, direct links and contacts
www.bcathletics.org/main/index.htm 

For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in yellow) with contact information:

Track & Field

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm 

Road Running

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm

Marathons

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_mar.htm 

Road Relays & Ultra

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr2.htm 

Cross Country and Trail Running

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_xc.htm

Race Walking

see Track & Field above

Triathlon/Duathlon

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tri.htm

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BC RANKINGS

Road Running:

www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings

Track & Field

www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings 


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.

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