Dear members of the ultrarunning community,

the last 8 months have been a real test of our resiliency to overcome the hard situation everyone is experiencing but as ultrarunners always do, we did not let that stop us from enjoying our sport by keeping up with training on our own or hosting virtual challenges.

Despite the limited number of events hosted in 2020, so far 1043 performances across the globe from Canadians have been recorded on our Ranking List (see update 30 Sep). If anyone has participated in an event which is not listed, please contact us so we can update the list.

The last 8 months has also been a very busy time for the ACU as we went through the election process of a new executive committee to move our sport forward nationally and internationally.

As I am typing this announcement, the final transition to the new executive has been completed and they are ready to assume their new functions.

Ryne Melcher is taking the helm as your new President

Lee Smith as Vice-President and Adam Takacs as Secretary/Treasurer.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best and to thank the whole ultrarunning community for your tremendous support over my last 10 years as President of the ACU.

A special thanks goes to our Directors, Technical team members, Provincial Representatives, as well as Race Directors and members, for their outstanding work and support year after year.

As I step down, I am confident that the same cooperation and support will be continuing with the new executive members.

To help with the continuity of the organization, I will be moving to the new function of Technical advisor and keep the position of National Team Manager.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, our memberships has declined, a few new members and limited number of renewal have been processed. The ACU is your association and without your support it cannot exist so I encourage you to renew or join.

On this note, I wish you well, be safe and stay healthy, we got this...

Yours in Sport