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Posted: April 18, 2019:  

Athletics: The Hertz Pacific Distance Carnival Opens its Tent to Entrants

Bringing a renewed excitement to Distance Track Athletics in Burnaby this June

BURNABY, BC, April 17, 2019 - The Hertz Pacific Distance Carnival will be held on Thursday, June 13, at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium. The event will start with local high performance athletes competing at the 1,500m distance followed by the Saucony ‘Chase the Pace’ 5000m with local running club Mile2Marathon introducing road runners to the track racing experience. The evening of distance running will culminate with the best athletes in Canada taking to the track for the Athletics Canada 10,000m National Championships.

"Giving the athletes the best opportunity, the best possible conditions, in an energized stadium to show their talent is important to us," said Brian McCalder, President/CEO of BC Athletics. "This is the goal for local organizers along with delivering a great experience for spectators."

To feel the excitement of a horse race, you don’t watch it from the stands, you watch from the rail. The Pacific Distance Carnival will bring spectators trackside to the beer garden to feel the whoosh of the athletes as they pass at Canadian record pace. The in-stadium DJ will keep the audience energized to cheer on the athletes and the rhythm of Taiko Drummers down the back stretch will push the runners to new heights. Fireworks marking the finish of each race will drive the athletes home to the line with a bang.

"We’re incredibly excited to sponsor the Pacific Distance Carnival and to support our best Canadian athletes," said Susan Wesenhagen, Marketing Manager, Hertz Canada. "We want everyone to enjoy the festivities and feel a part of our athletes’ journey to international success. At Hertz, ‘we’re here to get you there,’ whether it’s to the Pacific Distance Carnival, a business meeting or a vacation destination."

With locations in the lower mainland of B.C., and Vancouver Island, as well as locations nationwide and around the world, Hertz is pleased to provide car rental services to attendees of the Hertz Pacific Distance Carnival. Hertz car rental reservations can be made online at hertz.ca or by calling 1-800-263-0600.

Mark your calendars for this lifetime opportunity to see the best run live.

Athlete Registration is now open for athletes at PacificDistanceCarnival.ca.

About BC Athletics

BC Athletics is the Provincial non-profit amateur sport organization for Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons/Ultras, Cross Country/Trail Running and Race Walking. A Branch member of Athletics Canada, BC Athletics is made up of individual members, member clubs and affiliated organizations. The purpose of the Association is to promote, encourage and develop the widest participation and the highest proficiency in the sport of Athletics.(BCAthletics.org.


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