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Vernon, B.C. to host the inaugural Canadian Mountain and Path Operating Championships


Consideration all Canadian path runners: Athletics Canada has introduced that there can be a brand new path operating championship coming to Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Vernon, B.C. on Sept. 17. The Canadian Mountain and Path Operating Championships will comprise 5 championship races: three in mountain operating (senior traditional up and down, U20 traditional up and down and the vertical uphill) and two in path operating (a 40 km brief course and 80 km lengthy course). The occasion will function the choice trials for the World Mountain and Path Operating Championships in Austria in June 2023.

Photograph: Brian McCurdy

The Canadian Mountain Operating and Path Operating championships was once held individually, however now can be held with the collaboration of Athletics Canada, the Canadian Mountain Operating Affiliation (CMRA) and the Affiliation of Canadian Ultramarathoners (ACU).

Athletics Canada CEO Mathieu Gentes stated in a press launch, “It’s a precedence for Athletics Canada to supply illustration for members in all disciplines of our nice sport.”

Every championship race will provide a prize purse of $300 for first, $200 for second and $100 for third. The championship races are open to all grownup runners over the age of 18.

The town of Vernon was chosen as the primary host as a consequence of its infrastructure, robust course and path scene. The course at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park is described as ‘robust’, ‘difficult’ and ‘scenic’, with no paved roads and 95 per cent single monitor.

You possibly can study extra concerning the occasion right here.



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