St. Lawrence Brockville to host 2015 CCAA Cross-Country Running National Championships


St. Lawrence Brockville to host 2015 CCAA Cross-Country Running National Championships

June 11, 2014 – The 2015 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Cross-Country Running National Championships will be held at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario.

The event will be held Nov. 13-14, 2015. Brockville is situated along the St. Lawrence River in the beautiful 1,000 Islands.

The men’s (8 km) and women’s (5 km) races will take place at Memorial Park, which is adjacent to the College.

The course is well designed and manicured with open sight lines. Runners will be challenged with gradual hills and steep inclines at Laurier Hill, followed by flat sections.

“St. Lawrence College is privileged to host this event at our Brockville campus,” said Brad Craig-Pettern, Tournament Chair. “This is the first time the Schooners have hosted a national event and we are excited to showcase our facilities and programs.”

The host committee has a wide array of experience, having been executive members of various local, provincial, national and even international events. “St. Lawrence College is home to some incredibly talented faculty, staff, and students,” said Craig-Pettern. “We are thrilled to be able to put them on display at this event.”

A healthy-lifestyle theme will be implemented throughout the weekend including free yoga sessions, which will be available for athletes to relax both before and after their race. “We are committed to delivering a quality event and are looking forward to forging a strong partnership with the CCAA,” said Herb Steacy, Athletics Director at St. Lawrence College.

“The Schooners cross-country teams have had success with runners qualifying to the National Championship from 2008 through 2012 and we will be looking to continue strong performances moving forward,” said Steacy.

The 2014 CCAA Cross-Country Running National Championships will take place Nov. 7-8 at SAIT in Calgary.

The CCAA is a national sport organization that enriches the lives of student-athletes through intercollegiate competition.