There are a variety of competition types available to our members throughout the year. If you aren’t sure where to start, or what competitions to attend please take some time to review the information provided in each section.
Don’t hesitate to contact the office if you have additional questions or if there is a particular event missing from our current events calendar that you would like to see added!
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Indoor Competitions are hosted at the University of Manitoba, in the James Daly Fieldhouse
Outdoor Competitions are primarily hosted at the University of Manitoba outdoor stadium (beside IG Field).
Open competitions are designed to provide meaningful competition opportunities for all athletes. This means, that athletes will be placed into heats/sections with other athletes of similar abilities.
Some of these events are hosted by Athletics MB, others are hosted by our member Clubs. But the most important note is that these events are open to ALL participants!
Each host determines the specific competition schedule, registration deadlines etc.
- George Tanner Memorial Classic
- AM Last Chance
- Bison Grand Prix Series
- WOA Winter Open
- Boeing Classic and Indoor Age Class Provincial Championships*
- Spring Open
- Tough Track Open
- WOA Summer Jam Series
- Outdoor Age Class Provincial Championships*
These events rely on our local Officials and volunteers from the Clubs.
On our site, these events are marked with the following icons, ♦ ♠
♦ – Denotes an Open event with Para competition opportunities
♠ – Denotes an Open event with Masters competition opportunities
These two icons will primarily appear together, and serve as a visual reminder that these events can, and will welcome all participants.
Additional Registration Instructions for Open Events
All of our competitions use the TrackieReg site for meet entries. During the registration process, all participants are asked to provide some basic personal information. Their name, date of birth, team name (if applicable) and gender. (Please note: we request an athlete’s gender here and in our membership forms, to ensure they are placed in the correct event – we encourage all members to review our Inclusion Policy).
Once that information is entered, athletes can select their events, category and indicate their seed time/distance. The “category” will automatically provide the appropriate age category, but athletes can also indicate whether they are Masters, Special O, or Para. This is where para athletes indicate whether they compete in wheelchair or ambulatory events.
It is important to note that not ALL ages compete together. There are certain events that are only offered for younger athletes, as well as certain events that are only offered for senior athletes. The registration system will filter this for you based on date of birth and gender.
Once the entry deadline has past and registration closes, event organizers download the data, create the heats and field event sections, and finalize the schedule.
In the case of Masters, Para or Special O athletes – if there are only 1 or 2 athletes in your category entered in a particular event, you will compete in a heat/section based primarily on seed time or distance. If there are enough athletes in a specific category, hosts will often include a separate heat/section to the final schedule.
Finally, it’s always helpful to remember that while you might sometimes be competing with older/younger athletes, or athletes who are not in your category (such as Para athletes) you aren’t really competing against them. Results are always sorted after the event and divided into the appropriate age categories. Final results always show athletes competing in their correct category.
*Age Class Events (Provincial Championships)
As much as possible, at Age Class events we do try to keep athletes competing within their age categories. However sometimes, if entries are low we will again combine sections (as we do with Open events) and then split out the final results.
These competitions are designed and targeted to a specific audience and age groupings.
Some of the events are hosted and organized by Athletics MB, others are hosted and organized by our partners.
- Elementary Relays
- Track Attack
- High School Series
- Junior High Provincial Championships
- MHSAA Provincial Championships
There will often be Officials in certain key roles, but the majority of these events rely heavily on teachers from the schools to assist with the running of the competition.
Registration Instructions for School Events
Additional information and registration instructions for our School events, can be found on our School Programs page.
These competitions are designed and scheduled specifically for University athletes.
- Jim Daly Bison Classic *
- Canada West Championships
- U Sport Championships
*Occasional exceptions can be made for the Jim Daly Bison Classic with approval from the meet director.
These events rely on a full compliment of Officials, and sometimes Officials from out of province will be brought in to assist. Volunteers from the community are needed to assist and support.
Each year and each season, we try to provide information on certain regional or national level competitions that we know some of our members often plan to attend.
- Knights of Columbus Indoor Games (SK)
- Tri Province Challenge (U16 + U18 Provincial Team event)
- SK Provincial Age Class Championships
- Caltaf Classic (AB)
Each year and each season, we try to include information on National Championship events and International (National Team) events.
- Canadian Cross Country Championships
- Canadian Indoor Track and Field Championships
- Canadian Masters Championships
- Royal Canadian Legion Youth National Championships (U16 & U18)
- Junior & Senior National Championships
- NACAC Championships
- FISU Games
- World Masters Championships
- Pan Am Games
- Commonwealth Games
Additional information on High Performance/International competitions can always be found on the Athletics Canada site.
Other rubberized outdoor facilities include,
- Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School
- City of Brandon Community Sportsplex
- Victor Majer School (track only, no jumps or throws areas)
- Garden City Collegiate (track only, no jumps or throws areas)