April 8, 2014, Ottawa (ISN) – Athletics Canada announced today that Kingston, Ont., has won the right to host the 2015 to 2018 editions of the Canadian Cross Country Championships.
Physi-Kult Running Group led the winning bid, “Physi-Kult is excited and honoured to have won the hosting right to the 2015-2018 Canadian Cross Country Championships and are looking forward to showcasing the wonderful venue we have here in Kingston,” said Clive Morgan, Race Organizer.
Morgan goes on to say, “In association with the City of Kingston, Fort Henry and CFB Kingston we aim to host a first class event here in the Limestone City. Kingston has a long history of hosting quality championship cross country events at this venue and we will continue that legacy with Athletics Canada’s Cross Country Championship.”
The CFB Kingston/Fort Henry Cross Country course has hosted a number of significant national and international events including the 2008 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Championship, the 2009 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championship, the 2010 International University Sports Federation Championship and the 2012 Athletics Ontario Championship. The course is extremely spectator friendly and run entirely on grass with very few flat spots.
“Athletics Canada looks forward to Kingston hosting the event, cross country is an integral part of our organization and we’re looking forward to working with Steve Boyd (assistant race organizer) and his team to deliver a once-in-a-life-time experience for all participants,” said Rob Guy, Chief Executive Officer. Guy adds, “With Athletics Alberta ratifying the membership fee increase to support self-funded teams over the weekend we now have full support from all provincial branch partners. Ratification at the upcoming Athletics Canada AGM will mean that, beginning in 2015, all national team programs, including cross country, will be fully funded.”