NOC 2017 Indoor Schedule

With 2017 just around the corner be sure to download the practice schedule for the upcoming months!


You can download the schedule HERE!


AO Cross Country Course Map with Updated Schedule

Please note the updated race schedule!aoxc2016mappreview

Download your copy of the map here: ao-xc-course-map-and-race-legend

Practice Cancelled Thursday October 20th

Due to inclement weather practice for both the Speed/Power and Distance groups is cancelled today.

A reminder that both Speed/Power and Distance groups will practice this Saturday at Fireman’s Park.

Thursday October 20th Training Schedule Correction


Training for both the Speed and Distance groups will take place at the usual practice times for each group on Thursday October 20th. The schedule incorrectly lists this as a day off.

Thank you,

NOC Coaching Staff

Athletics Ontario’s Managing Director Resigns, Interim Executive Director Named


Athletics Ontario

Athletics Ontario’s Managing Director Resigns, Interim Executive Director Named

TORONTO, ONTARIO, December 15, 2014 — Athletics Ontario’s (AO) Board of Directors wishes to announce that John Craig has resigned as Managing Director, effective December 31, 2014, after thirty one years with the Provincial Sports Organization.

Mr. Craig, who started with the Association as a Road and Recreation Coordinator in 1983, when it was then called the Ontario Track and Field Association, has held various positions within the organization and has been responsible for a number of new initiatives. During his tenure he was, among other things, the Manager of Marketing and Administration, the Race Director for the Toronto Marathon and the Executive Meet Director for the Toronto International Track and Field Games.

"We are going to miss his dedication and perspective", said AO Chair Lisa Ferdinand. "He has provided our organization and our sport with energy and insight and has guided us with a steady hand".

"I am leaving at a time when the organization is ready for a change," said Craig. "With the Pan and Para Pan Am Games next summer and some rethinking of our governance model, I believe new stewardship will be important for the Association as it looks to optimize program delivery."

With the announcement of AO’s new organizational structure, the Board wishes to announce that Sue Wise, AO’s High Performance Manager, will serve as interim Executive Director while the Board conducts a search for the Executive Director.

Mr. Craig will join the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games organization in January 2015.

About Athletics Ontario

Athletics Ontario ( is Ontario’s not-for-profit sport’s governing body for athletics, which encompasses track and field, road running, cross country, and race walking. With a goal of making athletics one of the province’s top tier sports, this athlete-centred, volunteer-based, and club-and-community driven association’s mission is to develop, promote, and ensure the competent delivery of athletics programs and competitions.

NOC team ready to rock

Sharon Shares from the Canadian National XC championships in Vancouver…


​Sharon Shares:

Today! We did GREAT! We brought the province to Niagara.

The NOC distance athletes ran with great courage and determination. The coaches are very proud of their performances on the provincial stage!

The NOC speed athletes supported this event by standing in the cold to marshal all the morning races.

The NOC parents worked so hard to put this event together. From race course set up to race course tear down, we ROCKED it!

This was a very successful fundraiser for NOC! And, we received many compliments on our awesome course.

Thanks to our partnership with the Niagara Sport Commission for their support and volunteers in this venture!

And huge thanks to the Stamford Center Volunteer Firemen’s Association for their awesome park!

PLEASE! ​Accept
our gratitude!


AO Programs & Services Committee Member Survey

Athletics Ontario
Dear ​A.O. Members

As part of the 2014 Board Governance Review, the Program & Services Committee has been working with the staff and others to quantify the quality, reach, cost and effectiveness of Athletics Ontario’s Programs and Services.

We are now reaching out to the Athletics Ontario (AO) membership to gather your thoughts, knowledge and perceptions towards the value of the same programs and services.

Please take twenty minutes to think and add your scores to our survey at the following link:

Your input will be invaluable in validating the effectiveness and ultimately the importance of each of AO’s current Programs & Services.

With thanks,

John Stevenson
Chair, AO Programs & Services Committee

Athletics Ontario

AO Cross Country Site Map & Nearest Hospital

Useful information for the Teams and Spectators travelling to Niagara Falls from across Ontario for this year’s Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships at beautiful Firemen’s Park.
We hope that you won’t need the hospital directions, but we’re trying to cover everything.

Map to Hospital.pdf