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Accreditation class AA201706002

Age Restrictions:

8.33 km Race
Minimum age is 10 (see below for why this decision has been made)

Ages 10, 11, 12 and 13
Distances: Any racing distance from 50m to 10k is reasonable. 10k programs, much like 5k programs, are goal- and experience-specific. The miles-per-week for a 10k training program will vary, but generally speaking, one should expect to run at least three to four days a week, with total weekly mileage being in the 10 to 20 range. It’s important to follow a program tailored to your goals and starting point.
 
25 km Race
Minimum age is 14 (see below for why this decision has been made)

42.195 km (Marathon) Race, 50 km & Ultimate Canuck

Minimum age is 18 (see below for why this decision has been made)

Distances: Any racing distances up to a half marathon are doable with proper training. Ages 16 and older can manage a full marathon, although most races won’t let you compete until you are 18. When considering a half or full marathon, there are many more factors to consider:

Please ensure that your child considers the following before registering for an event. 

  1. Do I have three to six months to dedicate to training?
  2. Do I have five to six days a week available for training?
  3. Am I going to run/ walk the race or run the entire distance?
  4. What are my time/ race goals? Do I just want to finish standing up or run a sub-4 hour marathon?
  5. Am I mentally ready to run the distance, and even more importantly, am I physically conditioned for the training and race? I strongly recommend that anyone considering a half marathon or further distance checks with their doctor before starting the training.