Registration Open For The Canadian 5K Road Race Championship

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 Canadian Masters Athletics draws Canada’s best masters runners to compete in Canadian Masters 2014 5K Road Race Championship
on September 7 in Toronto

 

Toronto, ON — July 22, 2014 — Canadian Masters Athletics (CMA), the national body responsible for track & field, cross country running, road racing and race walking for masters aged athletes (35+), announced today that it is adding a masters championship component to the inaugural Canadian 5K Road Race Championship, hosted by Athletics Canada and the B&O Yorkville Run. The 5 kilometres event, announced in March of this year, will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Toronto, Ont., and will be immediately followed by the fifth annual B&O Yorkville Run, a 5 kilometre community run that raises funds for local charities.

“The CMA is pleased to introduce the Canadian Masters 2014 5K Road Race Championship as an added feature to the Canadian 5K Road Race Championship,” said Paul Osland, President, Canadian Masters Athletics. “By joining this inaugural event, CMA will help create a true national championship, with fuller participation among masters age athletes.”

Masters athletes interested in participating in the Canadian 5K Road Race Championship can apply here:

https://yorkvillerun.com/the-event/5k-championship-run/register/

During the application process, athletes will be required to provide evidence of their fastest 2012-2014 5 kilometre run time that follows these standards:

 

Masters Age Group

Women’s Standard

Men’s Standard

35-39

21:00

19:00

40-44

21:00

19:00

45-49

21:30

19:30

50-54

22:00

20:00

55-59

22:30

20:30

60-64

23:00

21:00

65-69

24:00

22:00

70+

25:00

23:00

Male and female masters athletes who place first in their age category (35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+) at the Canadian 5K Road Race Championship will win the Canadian Masters 2014 5K Road Race Championship title for their age group and will be recognized with a special medal. Similarly, athletes placing second or third in their age groups will receive appropriate medals.  The registration fee for the championship race is $50. Runners will not be charged the fee unless their application is accepted.

The inaugural Canadian 5K Road Race Championship will draw 200 of the country’s best-in-class runners, including Olympic and Pan American Games contenders, to compete for the titles and a total of $8,000 in prize money for the top three male and female finishers. The elite event is managed by the B&O Yorkville Run committee and coordinated by Megan Brown, one of Canada’s top distance runners and the female course record holder for the B&O Yorkville Run.

Spearheaded by Bang & Olufsen Yorkville — the only Toronto retailer of Bang & Olufsen’s high-end, custom-made consumer electronics products — the B&O Yorkville Run and Canadian 5K Road Race Championship are sponsored by Mizrahi Developments, Lexus Downtown, and New Balance Toronto, with additional sponsorship from Rebate4U.ca, Fiera Capital, Linda Chu of Sotheby’s International Realty, TD Securities, David’s Tea, Equinox Fitness Clubs, Vega, The Running Room, Judy Haber of Performance Sponsorship Group, Inc., and Catalyst Health.

For more information and to apply for the Canadian 5K Road Race Championship, please visit: http://yorkvillerun.com/the-event/5k-championship-run/

ABOUT BANG & OLUFSEN

Bang & Olufsen was founded in Struer, Denmark, in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, two innovative, young engineers devoted to high quality audio reproduction. Since then, the brand has become an icon of performance and design excellence through its long-standing craftsmanship tradition and the strongest possible commitment to high-tech research and development.

Still at the forefront of consumer technology, Bang & Olufsen has extended its comprehensive experience with integrated audio and video solutions for the home to other areas such as the hospitality and automotive industries in recent years. Consequently, its current product range epitomizes seamless media experiences in the home as well as in the car and on the move. For more information on Bang & Olufsen, please visit www.bang-olufsen.com.

Located at 175 Avenue Road in Toronto, Bang & Olufsen Yorkville is the largest B&O showroom in North America and the exclusive retail provider of Bang & Olufsen products in Ontario. For more information, please visit www.beotoronto.com.  

To schedule an interview with a representative from the B&O Yorkville Run, Athletics Canada or Canadian Masters Athletics, please contact:

Elana Ziluk

Director, Public Relations & Events,
Bang & Olufsen Yorkville / Manager, B&O Yorkville Run
(416) 317-2633
elana@beotoronto.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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