Canadian 10K Championships

In partnership with the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and Athletics Canada, we are very excited to host the 2021 Canadian 10K Championships at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Date: October 17, 2021

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Toronto – Lakeshore

Starting List

We are excited to announce the updated starting list for the Women’s and Men’s races HERE.


Out of an abundance of caution, the 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is limited to Canadian residents only.

Elite Standards

*or equivalent at other distances 1500m to marathon, based on World Athletics scoring table

Elite Applications

UPDATE: The elite application for for this event is now closed. For all other inquiries, feel free to email us at:

Only applications submitted through the online elite application form will be considered. We do not accept emails or telephone calls. All athletes must submit a race time run within the past 24 months on a certified course, preferably the same distance as the race applied for.

An Elite Athlete application does NOT guarantee entry. All applications must be approved by the CRS Race Director and Elite Athlete Coordinator. Sub-elite applications may receive a discounted entry or preferred starting position, with the Open and Masters Athletes.

Best efforts will be made to inform applicants the first of each month and the day after the application deadline. Our application deadline will close on September 17th, 2021. 

Awards & Prizing

Only Canadian Citizens and members of Athletics Canada will be eligible for Championship medals and prize money.

The following prize purse is available for both the men and women’s field:

Position Amount
1 $5,500
2 $3,000
3 $1,500
4 $1,000
5 $750
6 $500

Canadian National Record Bonus

Men: C$1,500 for new record [Paul McCloy, 28:17, Orlando USA, 1987].

Women: C$1,500 for new record. [Lynn Williams, 31:44, Orlando USA, 1989].

Masters Prize Money

Masters prize money is open to any runners in the elite field that are 40 yrs and older. The top 3 men and women will get:

Position Amount
1 $300
2 $200
3 $100

Canadian 10K Wheelchair Championships

We are excited to be working with Athletics Canada to host the Canadian 10K Wheelchair Championships this year. To apply, please fill out this APPLICATION FORM.

To qualify for the event, proof of standard times will be required (22:00 for men’s race; 26:00 for the women’s race).

Position Amount
1 $1600
2 $750
3 $500

Athlete Citizenship Eligibility

The following athletes are eligible to compete in Canadian 10K Championships:

  • Canadian Citizens who are Athletics Canada members;
  • Only Canadian Citizens are eligible to be declared Canadian Champions and receive a medal, award, or financial recognition.
  • Non-Canadian citizens can compete but are not eligible to be declared Canadian Champions and receive a medal, award, or financial recognition.

Athletics Canada Members

To become an Athletics Canada member and have the right to be awarded the title of Canadian Champion and receive prize money, please contact your provincial branch. See a list of branches at: or directly with Athletics Canada at (613) 260-5580.

Technical Meeting

A mandatory technical meeting will be hosted on Saturday, October 16th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Elite athlete race packages will be available here for pick-up.

Time: 3:30pm

Doping Control

Doping Control will be carried out at these Championships in accordance with Athletics Canada / CCES Policies. Click here for Athletics Canada’s Anti-Doping Policy.

Hotel Information

Details about accommodation at our Event Hotel Partner are located here:

Course Map

Championship Inquiries

For any championship inquiries, please email