Meet Info


  Pacific Distance Carnival

The 2022 Pacific Distance Carnival & Canadian 10,000m Championships is a Track & Field meet designed to bring new excitement (Think Music, Pyrotechnics, & Drummers) to long distance track racing while also offering Canadian & International Athletes an ideal environment to achieve personal best performances in the lead up to the 2022 World Athletics Championships & 2022 World Para Athletics Championships. The Pacific Distance Carnival offers both Olympic and Paralympic  competitions as well as opportunities for the next generation of athletes to compete alongside current and future Olympians who will compete in the National 10,000m Championships.


  • Deliver the best environment for our Canadian High Performance Athletes to compete at their full potential, in preparation for the 2022 World Athletics Championships & 2022 World Para Athletics Championships,
  • Bring a renewed spotlight to Distance Track Racing and the excitement of watching our Nation’s best athletes perform.
  • Provide an opportunity to connect recreational athletes with Canada’s best, allowing them to compete in the same setting.

Schedule of Events – May 14, 2022

Time Event
6:10pm Men’s 800m
6:20pm Women’s 800m
6:30pm Men’s 1500m Heat 1
6:40pm Women’s 1500m
6:50pm Men’s 1500m Heat 2
7:00pm Mixed 5,000m
7:30pm Mixed 5,000m Race Walk
9:00pm Men’s 10,000m National Championships
9:40pm Women’s 10,000m National Championships


Event will be limited to High Performance Athletes on the CSI-P list or have Personal Bests better than: 1:56.46 (M) / 2:15.00 (W).


Event will be limited to High Performance Athletes on the CSI-P list or have Personal Bests better than: 4:03.55 (M) / 4:42.70 (W).


Event will be limited to High Performance Athletes on the CSI-P list or have Personal Bests better than: 15:08.31 (M) / 17:13.09(W).  *We are happy to include a Women’s 5000m event if there is demand. Please email Megann VanderVliet ( to request.

National 10,000m Championships

Open to both Canadian and International Athletes, the 2022 Canadian 10,000m Championship Event promises to be the highlight of the night! 25 laps of burn baby burn! This is not your average 10,000m and the name of the game is SPEED. In order to facilitate the speed we are setting the entry standards accordingly. Not racing? Tune in to our FREE live broadcast and cheer on Canada’s current and future Olympians!

Men: 31:30 (5,000m Equivalent: 14:53.00)
Women: 36:00 (5,000m Equivalent: 17:03.00)

Qualifying Window: January 1, 2019 – May 8th, 2022

Open to both Canadian & International Athletes

If you do not meet the above minimum entry marks in the qualifying window please email the High Performance Director, Richard Lee to request entry.

10,000m Travel Grants

Athletes (located outside of the Lower Mainland) are encouraged to apply for one of eight $500 travel assistance grants (4 male, 4 female). Deadline to apply is May 1, 2022. Apply here.

*Non-Canadians are encouraged to apply but Top Canadian athletes will be be given preference.

10,000m Prize Money

We also will be offering Prize $$$ for both our Men’s and Women’s races:

1st – $625
2nd – $300
3rd – $200
4th – $100
5th – $50

Bonus Money: Prize Money doubled (Men < 28:00; Women < 32:00)

1,500m Prize Money

We also will be offering Prize $$$ for both our Men’s and Women’s races:

1st – $150
2nd – $100
3rd – $50
4th – High Fives!

Venue / Weather

Swangard Stadium (Map) is centrally located in the city of Burnaby, BC with rapid transit options only a short walk away. The stadium can hold 4,500 spectators and has a strong history of hosting World Class Track & Field Competitions, including the annual Harry Jerome Track Classic. The Eight lane, 400 metre World Athletics certified track was resurfaced in 2017.

Men’s Stadium Record: Armando Quintanilla, MEX, 27:49.24 (1992 Harry Jerome Track Classic)

Women’s Stadium Record: Nora Leticia Rocha, MEX, 32:08:82 (2000 Harry Jerome Track Classic)

We have identified Mid-June as the ideal date for these championships based on historical weather averages. Typical daytime highs are reported at 19.6 degrees while lows are reported at an average of 12.2 degrees with low relative humidity. We plan to contest these Championships late in the evening, after sunset, to take advantage of cooler temps and light winds.

Spectator Information

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we will not be able to welcome spectators to Swangard Stadium. Instead, we encourage spectators to join us for the FREE live broadcast!


Live Broadcast Information

2021 Hertz Pacific Distance Carnival & Canadian 10,000m Championships – Full Replay

2019 Hertz Pacific Distance Carnival & Canadian 10,000m Championships – Full Replay



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About Us


BC Athletics

BC Athletics is the Provincial non-profit amateur sport organization for Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons/Ultras, Cross Country/Trail Running and Race Walking. A Branch member of Athletics Canada, BC Athletics is made up of individual members, member clubs and affiliated organizations. The purpose of the Association is to promote, encourage and develop the widest participation and the highest proficiency in the sport of Athletics. Visit BC Athletics


Mile2Marathon is a coaching service and running group based in Vancouver, BC. Our coaches have spent years honing their skills as some of Canada’s best long distance runners and are now sharing their passion and knowledge of the sport with runners of all abilities. Our goal is to support athletes as they chase their running dreams, both through expert coaching and by providing a vibrant and supportive community. Visit Mile2Marathon.

BC Endurance Project

The BC Endurance Project (BCEP) is a select group of high performance distance runners (5,000m to marathon) residing and training in the Vancouver area. The BC Endurance Project strives to develop distance runners (5,000m to marathon) to achieve national and international performance standards. The specific goals of the project are to place as many members on BC and Canadian Championship podiums, on Canadian national teams, and to pursue podium performances at Olympic Games, World Championships, Multi-sport International Games, and other international competitions. Visit BC Endurance Project.

About Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for track and field, para athletics, cross-country running and road running. Its purpose is to support high performance athletics excellence at the world level, and to provide leadership in developmental athletics. Athletics Canada is a not for profit, charitable organization operating under a board of directors elected by provincial / territorial members.

À propos d’Athlétisme Canada

Athlétisme Canada est l’organisme national de régie du sport pour les disciplines de piste et pelouse, de cross-country et de course sur route. Son objectif est de soutenir l’excellence sportive de haute performance au niveau mondial et d’offrir un leadership au niveau du développement de l’athlétisme. Athlétisme Canada est un organisme de bienfaisance sans but lucratif qui exerce ses activités sous la direction d’un conseil d’administration élu par les membres provinciaux et territoriaux.

Press Releases / Media

19/06/2021 – National Champions Crowned at Hertz Pacific Distance Carnival

11/05/2021 – 2021 Canadian 10,000-Metre Championships return to Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium

14/06/2019 – Natasha Wodak and Ben Flanagan dominant in Burnaby winning 2019 Canadian 10,000m Championships (Athletics Canada)

14/06/2019 – Indelible moments captured at 2019 Hertz Pacific Distance Carnival (Athletics Illustrated)

10/06/2019 – Distance runners take aim at Swangard records (Burnaby Now)

03/06/2019  – Elite Fields Announced for the Hertz Pacific Distance Carnival  (BC Athletics)

17/05/2019 – The Pacific Distance Carnival: beer, fire and track and field – (Canadian Running Magazine)

17/04/2019 – The Hertz Pacific Distance Carnival Opens its Tent to Entrants 


Pacific Distance Carnival Contact Information

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