Athletics Canada 42K Relay Challenge

We’re excited to announce the Athletics Canada 42K Relay Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Virtual Race – a joint collaboration between Athletics Canada and Canada Running Series aimed at providing a goal, some motivation and a fun way to keep us connected in these crazy times. Canada’s top distance runners and Athletics Canada members are invited to take part in this 4-person relay, taking place on the traditional Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon race weekend – October 17th & 18th, 2020.


There are three team categories:

  • Men,
  • Women,
  • Mixed (2 men, 2 women)

Current Teams


Reid Coolsaet
Brent Poulson
Nick Rupert
Nick Kayler

Dylan Wykes
Rob Watson
Tony Tomisch
Josh Potvin

Backroads Bandits
Chris Balestrini
Mike Tate
Phil Parrot-Migas
Jack Sheffar

Team Edmonton
Trevor MacLean
Lucas Specht
Michael Zahara
Patrick Sperling


Quarantine Queens
Kinsey Middleton
Natasha Wodak
Malindi Elmore
Emily Setlack

Rockin’ Rock Ladies
Kate Bazeley
Jennifer Barron
Jade Roberts
Jennifer Murrin

Bayfront Bellas
Krista DuChene
Brooke Biggs
Shannon Kelsey
Victoria Pringle


Random Track Club
Matt Hughes
Madie Davidson
Paddy Birch
Maddy Kelly

BCEP White
Justin Kent
Kevin Coffey
Erica Digby
Kirsten Lee

Rachel Cliff
Ali Gill
Ben Preisner
Luc Bruchet


  • Teams must consist of four athletes, each running a single leg of the Virtual Race, for a combined distance of 42.2km.
  • Each leg does not have to be equal distance, but each team member must run a minimum of 5km.
  • Athletes can run their leg on a course of their choosing.
  • Teams can consist of athletes from different regions.
  • An athlete can join multiple teams but must record a separate run for each team. i.e. the same run can’t be attributed to two team results.
  • All participants must reside in Canada or be an Athletics Canada member.


  • Teams can run at any time over the traditional STWM race weekend – Saturday, October 17th or Sunday, October 18th. All legs must be completed by 9pm Pacific Time on Sunday, October 18th.
  • Each team member can run their leg at any time within the race window indicated above.
  • Teams do not have to run their legs back-to-back.

Registration & Results

  • Teams must register ahead of time via Race Roster (see link in invitation).
  • Team Captains will be responsible for recording each team member’s result in the Race Roster platform.
  • Each team member must submit a screenshot of their GPS log (Strava, Garmin, MapMyRun, etc) and a photo from their run


  • Unique Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Relay medals for all participants.
  • The top 3 teams in each category will receive:
    • Commemorative #AC42KRelay Beer mug
    • Flying Monkeys beer
    • Athletics Canada Online store certificate ($50 per team member)
    • Nuun prize packs