With the 2020 season on its way, it is now time to reflect on the achievements and performances through our running community and name the 2019 Athletes of the Year, Man and Women.
The ACU will be accepting nominations until Feb 29th 2020 so please ensure applications are completed and sent in as soon as possible.
Application can be found at the following address http:
Nominations are based not only on performances, but also on participation, promotion of ultrarunning and involvement in the running community.
We are very pleased to announce that the 2020 IAU 24 Hrs Americas Championships was granted to Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina.
The Championships will take place on 16-17th May 2020.
The selection of the athletes that will represent Canada will take place shortly following the last qualifier date of February 15th 2020.
The selection will be based on the 24 Hrs performances posted in 2018, 2019 and up to 15th February 2020.
Qualifying standards are the same as for the World Championships and are posted on the ACU web site under the "National Team", "World Championships" and "Selection 24 Hrs"
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!
we are now entering in a new year of excitement in the ultrarunning community. Looking at all the achievements of 2019, I am sure that 2020 won't disappoint.
In the last year, we reviewed the overall state of the ACU, focusing on the administration, promotion and better ways to reach out to our ultrarunning community.
We implemented new policies, Social Medias and recruited new committee members who are eager to help developping and promoting our sport across the country and abroad.
Like any other businesses, changes comes with a cost. The ACU's main revenues are memberships, National Championships Series and donations.
Membership fees have been set at $30 a year for the last 20 years so I think it is time to adjust to the present.
Starting February 1st 2020, the annual membership will be raised to $40 a year with a 2 years option for $80.
This small increase will make a huge difference, especially with regards to shipping and purchasing of awards.
Here is a small overview of how you membership money is used:
Membership fees includes:
- ACU patch
- membership card
- Discount on personal coaching (see link on ACU home page)
- Discount on any products advertised on the ACU web site (when available)
What is your membership money used for:
- Web site hosting, maintenance and administration fees
- Awards production and shipping fees (Series events winners, overall winners, Athletes of the Year and Canadian Records)
- National Teams uniform shipping
- National Teams Athletes/Officials financial support to represent Canada at World Championships.
Other services provided to our members by the ACU team of volunteers:
- National Ranking list (with over 8000 results posted yearly)
- Canadian records (application verified as per IAAF Rules and ratified)
- Selection of athletes to represent Canada at the various World Championships
- Selection of athletes to represent Canada at the various Continental Americas Championships
- Voice between the National Federation (ACU) and the International Federation (IAU)
- National Championships Series calendar of events
As you can see, many points to cover annually.
On this note I encourage you to join or renew before the increase on February 1st 2020.
Yours in Sport
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual so join us and lets grow together !!
From all of us at the ACU
Once again new Canadian Records are being set by amazing athletes.
Congratulations to Bernadette Benson for her most recent performances.
W 50 67.659 km Ts Bernadette BENSON, 50, CAN 15/16JUN 2019 Campbelltown, AUS
42m 72y Ts
W50 127.909 km Ts Bernadette BENSON, 50, CAN 15/16JUN 2019 Campbelltown, AUS
79m 843y Ts
W50 9:07:13 Ts Bernadette BENSON, 50, CAN 15/16JUN 2019 Campbelltown, AUS
W50 15:24:44 Ts Bernadette BENSON, 50, CAN 15/16JUN 2019 Campbelltown, AUS
Awesome, well done !!
The following new Canadian Records have been ratified and accepted:
M60 7:43:57 rl Keith WAKELIN, 60 BC 11MAY2019 Victoria, BC
W75 434.523 km rls Erlinda BIONDIC, 79, ONT 9-19MAY2019 Augusta, NJ
W75 632.472 km rl Erlinda BIONDIC, 79, ONT 9-19MAY2019 Augusta, NJ
M65 22:23:42.4 rl Steve TOMAJKO, 66, ONT 16-17MAR2019 Alcoa, TN
Congratulations to Keith, Erlinda and Steve !!
its is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dave Carver, friend, athlete and all around good guy.
Dave passed away on Sunday May 12th from a tragic accident in London, Ontario.
I was just talking to him a few weeks ago about his return to competition after a couple of years of injuries and surgeries, and his requirements to qualify for the 2019 World 24 Hrs in France. He was looking forward to be on the team again to represent Canada on the world stage.
Beside holding the M50 Canadian Records at the 100 Mile, 6 Hrs, 12 Hrs and 24 Hrs distance, he represented Canada at the World 24 Hrs 2012, 2013 and 2015 always proud of wearing his Canada uniform. He is the type of guy that always had time to cheer you up even when he had a bad day.
An ambassador to our sport, a great athlete, awesome Race Director of the That Dam Hill race weekend, a family man and great friend, you will be missed.
Our deepest sympathies goes to family and friend in this difficult time, from the running community.
You made the TEAM, Dave, you will be with us in spirit in France in October, that one is for you.
Rest in Peace my friend !!
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