Athletics Canada has announced that Ottawa will host the 2021 Cross Country Championships on Nov. 27, as well as the 2022 event. Abbotsford, B.C., will be the site for the 2023 Championships.
The event was previously scheduled to be held in Abbotsford in 2019 and 2020, before shifting to Ottawa for 2021 and 2022. The 2020 event in Abbotsford was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic last August.
Athletics Canada officials engaged in consultation with local organizing committees in both Ottawa and Abbotsford, as well as BC Athletics and Ottawa Tourism, in the process of allocating this important race weekend for the next three years. Upwards of 1,000 competitors descend on the host city every year to compete in the Canadian Cross Country Championships.