U16 & U18 Provincial Team – 2024 WESTERN CANADA TEAM CHALLENGE

The U16/U18 Provincial Team program is a provincially focused competition opportunity run by Athletics Manitoba. The program is targeted towards athletes that fall into the U16 (14-15 years of age) and U18 (16-17 years of age) age categories. Each year the U16/U18 team attends the Tri-Province/Western Canada Team Challenge meet. This year, Winnipeg is hosting!

The overall goal of the program is twofold; to provide an out of province competitive opportunity for our top athletes and to serve as a means of identifying and engaging new talent in the performance pathway of track and field.

General Information:
This year’s event will be held in Winnipeg, on July 19-21st.

Team Size: 
Able bodied: 50-athlete U16 Team & 50-athlete U18 team (split 25 per gender)
Para: no set maximum 

Selection Instructions

  • In order to be considered for team selection athletes must,
    • complete the online team declaration form
    • compete at the Athletics Manitoba Outdoor Age Class Championships (June 21st-22nd ) in the events they wish to compete in at the Team Challenge.
    • exceed the standards listed below*

*Except for Para athletes – there are no minimum standards for team selection. All other requirements apply.

NOTE: If an athlete is unable to attend the Athletics Manitoba Outdoor Age Class Championships, they must still complete the declaration form AND submit a detailed appeal letter explaining why they are unable to participate at Trials. The selection process does allow for the consideration of appeals, however not ALL appeals are considered equal. Only under extenuating circumstancing will an appeal for selection be granted (see detailed inform in the full selection document).

ATTENTION STEEPLECHASE ATHLETES: Due to the limited number of races this outdoor season as well as the facility restrictions in Selkirk (host of the 2024 Provincial Championships/Trials) athletes interested in being selected for steeplechase must indicate this on their team declaration form. Athletes will compete at the Trials in an event of their choosing (other than steeple). Athletes will be provisionally selected to the team immediately after trials, and will be required to compete at the Provincial steeplechase championships held in conjunction with the Kirk Cadman Memorial Meet on July 6th-7th in Winnipeg as a final preparation for the Team Challenge.

Questions can be directed to Julia Loparco – development@athleticsmanitoba.com or Courtney Friesen – technical@athleticsmanitoba.com


U23 Western Canada Team Challenge Provincial team program is a provincially focused competition opportunity run by Athletics Manitoba. The program targets athletes born in 2002-2006 (U23). The program’s goal is to provide a competitive opportunity for our top athletes and will specifically serve as a method of identifying and connecting with next Canada Summer Games Prep Squad candidates.


General Information

  • This year the U23 provincial team will be competing in Winnipeg, MB on the weekend of July 19-21st 

Anticipated Team Size:

  • Able Bodied: 25 men/25 women
  • Para: No set maximum

U23 athletes must declare their intent to participate by completing the online Team Declaration.

Athletes will be contacted by team staff immediately after Provincial Championships and will be required to accept/confirm their spot on the team.

There are no standards for team selection.