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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.

The AO logo is your guide to quality racing, as it is the official sanction symbol of AO. By displaying this logo and sanction number on your race website, you signify 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! 

Race Directors, if you’re looking for more information, sign up with your email here.

2019 Race Directors Summit

We are excited to share that we will be hosting a second annual Race Directors Summit on Saturday January 26, 2019. Registration will be opening soon and will be capped at 85 guests.

If you are interested in attending please fill out this quick survey.

Contact Sheryl Preston if you would like to speak at, sponsor or have any specific questions, about joining this event.

Programs and Services

Race Sanctioning

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

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

To apply for a Race Sanction, click here.

Sanctioned races may also purchase event insurance. A $50 insurance administration fee, plus $1.50 per non-AO participant, will be applicable following the race.  

Contact: Sheryl Preston by email, at sherylpreston@athleticsontario.ca or by phone: 289-214-8333

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