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**Note: AO is in the process of updating our Accreditation/Sanctioning process for 2018.  However, we are still receiving and processing 2017 and 2018 accreditation applications.  Thanks!


Athletics Ontario promotes road and trail running and provides runners of all ages and abilities the opportunity to achieve personal excellence through programs and services founded on the principles of safety and fair play.

The AO logo is your guide to quality racing, the official accreditation symbol of AO. By displaying this logo & accreditation number on race entry forms the race director signifies compliance with AO standards of quality. An extensive checklist of factors is questioned, like the availability of medical personnel, course marking, course measurement, fluid replacement stations, separation from vehicle traffic, washrooms, availability of results, etc. Watch for this logo when making your choice!

For more information, visit the Ontario Roadrunners website.

Programs and Services

Race Accreditation

Race accreditation process provides a simple, effective method to ensure their safety and protection of runners, race promoters and municipalities. The accreditation process sets up a number of safety related criteria that a race has to meet and supports the accredited races with affordable insurance that covers the perils associated with a road race.

For a brief summary of the accreditation standards and more information click here.

To apply for Race Accreditation, click here.

Contact: Sheryl Preston at sherylpreston@athleticsontario.ca

Athletics Ontario Office @ Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, ON M1N 2G2
Tel: 289-214-8333