It has been confirmed by the ministry that Athletics Ontario and its members are subject to the reduced gathering limits and additional health measures, announced on Friday, October 9th, in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Regions.
All Athletics Ontario activities taking place in the affected regions including club practices, events, and competitions are required to abide by the group gathering limit of 10 persons indoors and 25 persons outdoors.
Club training sessions or practices may allow for two or more groups of 25 to take place at the same time, as long as there is a clear separation in training areas between the groups.
The announcement also indicates the closing of indoor gyms and fitness centres (i.e., exercise classes and weight and exercise rooms). We ask that Athletics Ontario members please be respectful of all facility closures.
Read the full announcement from the Government of Ontario here: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/58767/ontario-implementing-additional-public-health-measures-in-toronto-ottawa-and-peel-region
What does this mean for cross country season?
All scheduled competitions in the Toronto, Ottawa and Peel regions are required to adhere to the reduced gathering limits.
The AO/OMA Ontario XC Meet #2: Don Farquharson Memorial 4K, scheduled for this weekend, will still take place. The meet will be divided into several wave starts to ensure there are no more than 25 people in the designated competition area at one time.
Registrants will be contacted directly indicating your wave start time and updated meet information.
There will be no spectators allowed at the event or in the designated competition area.
View the full event details HERE.