The Canadian Track and Field Championships are coming back to the nation’s capital.
Athletics Canada announced on Aug. 10 that the 2025 and 2026 editions will be held in Ottawa at the Terry Fox Athletic Park, which was the site of the 2017 and 2018 versions of the event.
“We’re pleased to return to Ottawa, the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Canadian Track and Field Championships were some of the best editions ever staged,” said Mathieu Gentès, chief executive officer of Athletics Canada. “Spectator attendance, grassroots integration, and a first-rate sport and entertainment experience were major focus points, the Athletics Canada team looks forward to working with the Ottawa Lions and national and local partners to springboard off those 2017 and 2018 success stories.”
The Canadian Track and Field Championships serve as the national championship for the Under 20, Open and Para Athletics categories. The 2025 edition will serve as trials for the 2025 World Athletics Championships to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
“The Ottawa Lions look forward to working with Athletics Canada and the City of Ottawa to bring another exciting set of championship meets to the nation’s capital in 2025 and 2026,” said Richard Johnston, executive director of the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club. “The expansive Ottawa Lions Track and Field programs and partners in the community, will be vital to the volunteer base and operations, while serving as a great platform to incorporate grassroots programming into the event, attract a new fan base and create a memorable experience for those competing and those attending.”
Earlier this summer, Athletics Canada announced that the 2024 Bell Olympic and Paralympic Track and Field Trials will take place in Montreal. The 2023 edition of the event is set for Langley, British-Columbia and will take place from July 27 until July 30.