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We are pleased to announce that the Yorkville Run 5K course is now officially certified by Athletics Canada.
How it was done: Peter Pimm, a highly trained and experienced course measurer set out on Sunday, August 14 to measure the
course. The process involved carefully calibrating a Jones counter on his bicycle at a nearby 300 metre calibration course on Devonshire Road.
Next, Peter went to the start of the course on Cumberland and rode the course on his bike, noting the count and marking the road at each kilometre mark. The exact 5KM mark
was then noted on Cumberland. Peter road the course a second time to ensure accuracy, then road back to Devonshire to make sure the Jones counter was still perfectly calibrated.
All this information, the course map, and a very detailed application was submitted to Athletics Canada. A few days later, after very careful review by a recognized certifier, the course was officially certified.
As a result of the certification, we will move the start line 79 metres west to 150 Cumberland. The finish line will remain in the same position as last year in front of 128 Cumberland.
Athletics Canada Course Certification #: ON-2011-078-BDC.
Click here to visit Peter Pimm's certified course website.
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