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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.
New in 2019: AO/OMA Trillium Running Series

2020 Race Directors Summit

We will be hosting our third annual Race Directors Summit on Saturday January 18, 2020. Registration will be opening on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Purchase your ticket here: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/27343/athletics-ontario-race-director-summit

If you are interested in attending or speaking, please visit the information page on our website.

Contact Sheryl Preston if you would like to speak at, sponsor or have any specific questions about the 2020 event.

Programs and Services

Insurance Opportunities

To view the current Athletics Ontario Insurance Information, please view the following: AO CGL Insurance 2019 | AO A,D&D Insurance 2019

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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