The featured events of the Medavie Moncton Running Festival are the women’s and men’s Canadian 5K Championships. Canada’s top athletes will be coming to Moncton and will race on the same course as the Open 5K. The women’s and men’s events will feature Olympians, National Champions and many more of Canada’s top runners. 

The elite races will take place following the Open 5K on September 11, 2022 with the men’s race starting at 11:00AM AT and the women’s race at 11:30AM AT.

Athletes must be members of Athletics Canada and must apply to enter the elite race. Athletes can apply here. 

Prize Money

The Medavie Moncton Running Festival supports the dedication and commitment of elite athletes competing in the 2022 Medavie Canadian 5K Championship and will offer a substantial prize purse of over $16,000.

1st$2,500 
2nd – $2,000 
3rd$1,500 
4th$900 
5th$600 
6th$400 
7th$300

*Prize money is only available to athletes who are accepted in the elite event.

Elite Athlete Standards

Elite athletes must now meet the outlined athletic standards to be eligible for elite athlete status. Standards must have been run since January 1, 2020.

Women: 18:30 over 5K (or equivalent*)

Men: 15:30 over 5K (or equivalent*)

*We recognize that due to the pandemic, not every athlete has had a chance to race a 5K. As such, equivalent standards mean that athletes can enter a similar personal best in the marathon, 10K, or other recognized distance and receive entry. Conversions will be double checked through the Jack Daniels’ VDOT Running Calculator

Athletes must apply to enter the event. Athletes can apply here. 

Travel Assistance

Budget has been set aside to support elite athletes travelling to and from the event. When applying for entry, athletes can also apply for travel assistance. Grants will be provided up to $1,000. 

The amount of assistance received will depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to: personal bests, number of Olympics attended, number of World Championships attended, personal bests, connection to Atlantic Canada, placing at the 2021 virtual Canadian 5K Championship, and willingness to promote the event.

The goal of organizers is to accommodate as many athletes as possible.

Accommodation Assistance

Budget has been set aside to support elite athletes while in Moncton. When applying for entry, athletes can also apply for accommodation assistance. Athletes who receive accommodation assistance will have a room reserved in a quiet wing of the Delta Marriott, the official race hotel, for two nights (Friday and Saturday). All supported athletes will be partnered with a roommate. Athletes who wish to arrive prior to Friday or leave town later than Sunday should contact the elite athlete coordinator to arrange a billet. 

The goal of organizers is to accommodate as many athletes as possible.

All elite athletes will receive a complimentary entry to the Saturday evening banquet and a post-race celebration following Sunday’s race.

Questions?

Please contact Stephen Andersen, elite athlete coordinator.