Event: Registration Fee:
Canadian Championship 10,000m $60 CAD
1500m, Elite 5000m, W/C 800m, RW $35 CAD
Chase the Pace 5000m $35 CAD

                                    

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 15, 2024.                              Registration deadline is Friday May 3, 2024 (11:59pm PST)         Late registration deadline (additional fee) is Tuesday May 7, 2024 (11:59pm PST)

      

2023

Meet Information

 

2024 Pacific Distance Carnival &
Canadian 10,000m/10,000m RW Championships

As part of the 2024 Athletics Canada National Track and Field Tour, the 2024 Pacific Distance Carnival & Canadian 10,000m/10,000m RW Championships is a Track & Field meet designed to bring new excitement 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 2024 Olympic and Paralympic 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.

Mission

  • Deliver the best environment for our Canadian High Performance Athletes to compete at their full potential, in preparation for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic 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 
May 11, 2024 

4:00pm – U18+ Mixed Canadian Championship 10000m RW
5:00pm – OPEN Mixed 800m Wheelchair
5:10pm – U16+ Women’s 1500m – heat 1
5:20pm – U16+ Men’s 1500m – heat 1
5:30pm – U16+ Women’s 1500m – heat 2
5:40pm – U16+ Men’s 1500m – heat 2
5:50pm – CHASE THE PACE 5000m – heat 1
6:20pm – CHASE THE PACE 5000m – heat 2
6:50pm – CHASE THE PACE 5000m – heat 3
7:15pm – CHASE THE PACE 5000m – heat 4
7:40pm – Night of 5’s Elite Women’s 5000m
8:05pm – Night of 5’s Elite Men’s 5000m
8:25pm – Women’s Canadian Championship 10000m
9:05pm – Men’s Canadian Championship 10000m

1500m

Entry Standards:
Men’s – 4:10
Women’s 4:40

Prize Money (M/W):
1st – $200
2nd – $150
3rd – $100

Elite 5000m*

Entry Standards:
Men’s – 15:15
Women’s – 17:30

Prize Money:
1st – $200
2nd – $150
3rd – $100

*Competitors in Elite 5000m races must compete in footwear meeting World Athletics rules for shoe compliance (i.e. stack height <25mm).

CHASE THE PACE 5000m

For the road running enthusiast, come chase the pace on track!  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!

Canadian National 10,000m Championships

Open to both Canadian and International Athletes, the 2024 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, 2023 – May 3, 2024
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.

Championnats canadiens de 10 000m

Ouvert aux athlètes canadiens et internationaux, les Championnats canadiens de 10 000 m 2024 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 2023 au 3 mai 2024
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.


Canadian Championship 10,000m Travel Grants 

Canadian athletes (located outside of the Lower Mainland) will be supported with a maximum of four $500 travel assistance grants based on the following performance standards (5% off the 2024 Olympic 10000m standards):
Men’s – 28:21 (or 13:30 for 5000m)
Women’s – 32:12 (or 15:18 for 5000m)
Athletes meeting these standards should contact  Richard Lee for consideration.

Subventions de déplacement pour le Chapionnat Canadien 10 000 m
Les athlètes canadiens (situés à l’extérieur du Lower Mainland) recevront un maximum de quatre subventions d’aide au voyage de 500 $ basées sur les normes de performance suivantes (5 % des normes olympiques de 2024) :
Hommes – 28:21 (ou 13:30 pour 5000m)
Femmes – 32:12 (ou 15:18 pour 5000m)
Les athlètes répondant à ces normes doivent contacter  Richard Lee pour examen.


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

(M/W):
1st – $750
2nd – $500
3rd – $300
4th – $200

*To be eligible for Canadian Prize Money, athletes must be Canadian Citizens and hold a competitive membership with Athletics Canada.

Venue 

The 2024 Pacific Distance Carnival and Canadian 10,000m/10,000mRW will take place at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam, B.C. 

Spectator Information

Spectators are welcome to attend the 2024 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

Accommodations

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POCO Inn & Suites
Port Coquitlam

Rate: TBC

Location:
1545 Lougheed Highway
Port Coquitlam, BC
[5km from Percy Perry Stadium]

To book: Call 1-800-930-2235
Port Coquitlam Hotel | Poco Inn & Suites Hotel (poco-inn-and-suites.com)

 

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

 

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.

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 

2024 Pacific Distance Carnival and Canadian 10,000m/10,000m RW Championships

Contact Information

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