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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.
View the Road/Trail Race Calendar.
Some events have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trillium Running Series
The Trillium Running Series is a combination of road and trail events that celebrate the diversity of the participation of running as a sport. By using age-graded percent results for Athletics Ontario members, athletes performances are measured on the same playing field, allowing members of all ages to feel unified.
Details regarding the 2021 Trillium Running Series are currently delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you would like to inquire about joining the series please register as an Athletics Ontario member or contact sherylpreston@
AO Strava Running Club
Athletics Ontario is on Strava! Our Strava group is an open club for any road runners and/or walkers in Ontario, you do not have to be an Athletics Ontario member to join!
Compare and track your training or time trials against other members of the road and trail community across the province using the weekly leaderboard. Join our Strava club and connect with thousands of other Ontario athletes through the sport we all love!
Time Trial Saturdays
In May of 2020, Athletics Ontario introduced weekly Time Trial Saturdays as a way to gradually re-introduce athletes to post-isolation baseline training, and give them a race-like opportunity each week to prove their training progress.
Each week, new distance was outlined for athletes to complete as a solo time trial, respecting all covid-19 guidelines at the time. Results were submitted through Race Roster, and a “top 5” from each gender was pulled from the leaderboard and announced in AO’s newsletter.
We are currently looking at re-introducing this program in 2021. Details TBA.
Road & Trail Risk Assessment and Safety Recommendations
The following guidelines have been created by Athletics Ontario, in order to provide a guideline for Ontario Race Directors to follow while developing Operational Plans for their events to maximize the opportunity for a safe event for participants during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These guidelines were developed following the Center of Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Event Safety Alliance (Appendix E) published recommendations with the help of a Provincial Task force of and by cross-referencing existing Operational Plans from 3 running events in Canada.
These recommendations are not meant to replace any Federal and/or National Public Health, CDC, or WHO guidelines, but rather to address risks specifically relevant to COVID-19 and running races.
Please review and understand the Athletics Ontario’s Road & Trail Return to Competitions Guidelines before hosting or participating in any upcoming road/trail race.