Meet Info


2023 Pacific Distance Carnival & Canadian 10,000m Championships

As part of the 2023 Athletics Canada National Track and Field Tour, the 2023 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 2023 World Athletics Championships, 2023 World Para Championships and 2023 Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games. 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 2023 World Athletics Championships & World Para Championships, 2023 Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games. 
  • 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.

Tentative Schedule of Events – TBA

June 23, 2023 



Event will be limited to Athletes with Personal Bests better than: 1:56.46 (M) / 2:15.00 (W).

1500m Races

Event will be limited to Athletes with  Personal Bests better than: 4:03.55 (M) / 4:42.70 (W).

1500m Prize Money (M/W)

1st – TBA

2nd – TBA

3rd – TBA

Mile 2 Marathon “Chase the Pace” 5000m

For the road running enthusiast, come chase the pace on track! Event will be limited to Athletes with Personal Bests better than 30:00min for both Men and Women.  Heats will be mixed races seeded by time, with heats going from slowest to fastest seed times.  Please note for these races only, NO SHOE CHECKS will be done. Please race in what you are accustomed to!

“Morrey Auto Group” Canadian 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? Come watch track side in the beer garden or 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, 2022 – June 12th, 2023
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.

“Morrey Auto Group” Championnats canadiens de 10 000m

Ouvert aux athlètes canadiens et internationaux, les Championnats canadiens de 10 000 m 2022 promettent d’être le clou de la soirée avec 25 tours de pur effort! Ce n’est pas votre 10 000 m traditionnel et tout se joue en VITESSE. Pour faciliter la vitesse, nous avons fixé le critère de qualification en conséquence. Vous ne courrez pas? Venez suivre l’événement dans notre brasserie en plein air ou suivez l’événement en direct grâce à notre webdiffusion GRATUITE et encouragez les Olympiens canadiens d’aujourd’hui et de demain!

Hommes : 31:30 (équivalent 5000 m – 14:53.00)
Femmes : 36:00  (équivalent 5000 m – 17:03.00)

Période de qualification : 1er janvier 2022 au 12 juin 2023
Ouvert aux athlètes canadiens et internationaux.

Si vous n’avez pas atteint le critère de qualification ci-dessus pendant la période de qualification, veuillez faire parvenir un courriel au directeur de la haute performance Richard Lee pour soumettre une demande de participation.

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). Applications will open March 25, 2022 and close June 1, 2023. Apply here.

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

Subventions de déplacement pour le 10 000 m

Les athlètes (basés à l’extérieur de la région de la vallée du Bas-Fraser) sont invités à demander une des huit subventions de 500 $ d’aide au déplacement (4 hommes, 4 femmes). Les demandes de subvention seront acceptées du 25 mars au 1er mai 2022. Soumettez votre demande ici.

*Les athlètes étrangers sont invités à soumettre une demande, mais la priorité sera accordée aux meilleurs athlètes canadiens.

10,000m Prize Money

Canadian Championship prize monies will be awarded to the top 4 Canadians. Open prize monies will be awarded to the overall top 4 (Canadians are eligible to collect both).

Bourse des Championnats de 10 000 m

Les bourses des championnats canadiens seront décernées aux quatre meilleurs Canadiens. Les bourses de catégorie ouverte seront décernées aux quatre meilleurs au classement (les Canadiens sont admissibles à remporter les deux types de bourses).

Canadian 10,000m Championship Prize Money (CAD) /  Bourses des Championnats canadiens de 10 000 m ($CAN)

1st – TBA
2nd – TBA
3rd – TBA
4th – TBA

Open 10,000m Prize Money (CAD) / Bourses du 10 000 m de catégorie ouverte ($CAN)

1st – TBA
2nd – TBA
3rd – TBA
4th – TBA

Venue / Weather

2023 Venue – TBA

Spectator Information

Spectators are welcome to attend the 2023 Pacific Distance Carnival!  Get ready to cheer on the athletes trackside while you enjoy a beer from Stanley Park Brewing!

Live Broadcast Information

2022 lululemon Pacific Distance Carnival & Canadian 10,000m Championships – Full Replay

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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You will enjoy all the excellent amenities we offer at our hotel. There is free gated underground parking to a height of 6’8″, a year-round, outdoor heated pool and sun deck, as well as an expanded fitness centre. Start your day with a free breakfast buffet in our breakfast bar and relax during the day in the guest lounge. Every room is equipped with a refrigerator and microwave. For the best hospitality in Vancouver, “Stay Smart” at our Burnaby, BC hotel.

Rate: $219.00 plus tax per night (based on single to quad occupancy), includes hot buffet breakfast, underground parking and Wi-Fi.

Location: Distance from Swangard Stadium is 1.8km, a 5-minute drive

To book: Contact Courtney Riddoch at / 604.629.5173, Group ID: 2022 Pacific Distance Carnival & Can.










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  and Canadian 10,000m Championship Contact Information

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