Pacific Distance Carnival
The 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival & Canadian 10,000m Championships is a Track & Field meet designed to bring new excitement (Think Music, Pyrotechnics, Drummers, & a Lane 5 Beer Garden) 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 2019 IAAF World Track & Field Championships and 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Pacific Distance Carnival offers both Olympic and Paralympic competitions as well as opportunities for recreational runners 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 2019 World Championships & 2020 Olympic 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.
Schedule of Events – June 13, 2019
||Women’s 1500m Heat 3
||Men’s 1500m Heat 3
||Women’s 1500m Heat 2
||Men’s 1500m Heat 2
||Women’s 1500m Heat 1
||Men’s 1500m Heat 1
||Women’s Wheelchair 1500m
||Men’s Wheelchair 1500m
||Saucony ‘Chase the Pace’ 5000m Heat 4 (23+ Mins)
||Saucony ‘Chase the Pace’ 5000m Heat 3 (20-23 Mins)
||Saucony ‘Chase the Pace’ 5000m Heat 2 (17-20 Mins)
||Saucony ‘Chase the Pace’ 5000m Heat 1 (<17 Mins)
||Women’s Canadian 10,000m Championships
||Men’s Canadian 10,000m Championships
The 1500m is 2 laps of fun followed by 2 minutes of lactic heaven and we are giving anyone that wants at it the chance to hop on Swangard’s sweet rubber surface and give it a go. Come one come all! (Targeted towards U18, U20, & Senior aged athletes)
Saucony ‘Chase the Pace’ 5000m
Chase The Pace V is coming at ya. This time we are going bigger, better and faster than ever (Hopefully!). Join Mile2Marathon Vancouver in partnership with Saucony and BC Athletics for a night of professionally timed, amateurishly paced 5km time-trials on the track. We’ll have heats for people looking for anything from +25:00 to sub 17:00.
Open to both Canadian and International Athletes, the 2019 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? Grab a piece of the rail 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, 2018 – June 9, 2019
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
Canadian 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 15, 2019. 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 – $500
2nd – $300
3rd – $200
4th – $100
5th – $50
Bonus Money: Prize Money doubled (Men < 28:00; Women < 32:00)
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 IAAF 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 the 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.
||Fortius Sport & Health is proud to provide complementary on-site sports massage therapy and chiropractic treatment to athletes of the 2019 Pacific Carnival Distance Championships. An arm of Fortius Sport & Health, the Fortius Sports Medicine Clinic is a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners who specialize in optimizing performance, recovery and rehabilitation for athletes of all abilities. Learn more about their services>>
Entry is by Donation with all proceeds going to support Youth Athletics in the Province of BC. (Suggested Donation $5-10.)
Live Broadcast Information
The event will be broadcast live on SportsCanadaTV. It will be FREE. More info to come.
||Located just 12 minutes from Swangard stadium, the Fortius Lodge is proud to offer a rate of $101 per night (Rooms include two double beds) for athletes, officials, coaches, family and fans of the event. The Fortius Lodge is situated on the top three floors of the Fortius Sport & Health integrated athlete development centre in Burnaby, BC. Guests have complementary access to their state-of-the-art fitness and performance centre, as well as free wifi and free parking. Visit the Fortius website to learn more about the Lodge. Call 604.292.2500 to book and state promo code ‘PacificDistanceCarnival2019’ to receive your event discount.
||This Burnaby hotel is a perfect base for guests who want to discover and explore nearby Vancouver. Located steps away from the Metropolis at Metrotown mall, guests can shop for a bargain or try a restaurant in British Columbia’s biggest entertainment and shopping center. The Hotel is also one block away from the Skytrain station which makes it convenient to visit Downtown Vancouver in 20 minutes.
For more info and to book your stay visit here.