BC Athletics Update - Coronavirus (COVID 19) - #6

BC Athletics Update - Coronavirus (COVID 19) - #6

March 26, 2020

Physical Distance – Avoid Contact with Others – Stay Home – Train at Home

The BC Athletics Board of Directors and staff want to THANK all the BC Athletics Members and Clubs for their efforts to being vigilant and helping in reducing the spread of COVID 19 and protecting each other. Your feedback, suggestions and recommendations are greatly appreciated and help us in addressing the challenges we all face as we navigate the current situation and provide information to all members.

Training Directive: see BC Athletics Update - Coronavirus (COVID 19) - #5


  • The previous encouragement for clubs to continue to register members was made at a date when it was still possible to gather in groups of 50 or less and to maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres. This was wrong and has proven to be wrong. We apologize for this advice.

  • The Board of Directors will, on May 30th, 2020 (as announced previously), consider the questions concerning the BC Athletics Membership. This will allow the Board to consider all factors and determine the best way forward. The Board will respond as soon as possible following their review and consideration.


  • With the announced event cancellations/postponements/rescheduling – see the BC Athletics Calendar of Events  – the following order has been put in place:

    • All Athletics competitions under the jurisdiction of BC Athletics will be suspended until further notice. This includes: Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons & Ultras, X-Country & Trail Races and Race Walking.

BC Athletics staff continue their work to provide information and modify programs along with planning on how once we are allowed to gather, train, run jump throw wheel and compete – how quickly can we make this happen.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. The Board of Directors and Staff are continuing to monitor Health Advisories and Govt Directives.

Keep well and stay safe.


BC Athletics Board of Directors and Staff