Get involved, have your say, help lead Canadian ultrarunning into the future!
Dear ACU members,
With the pandemic now hopefully mostly behind us, the future of Canadian ultrarunning has never looked brighter. Canadian ultra road and trail runners continue to post incredible results both at home and abroad. A number of Canadian overall and age group records continue to be broken every year. Ours is a strong and proud running nation, with ACU members shining brightly on the global stage.
Since 2010, the ACU has been delegated by Athletics Canada to be the sole entity in managing ultrarunning at the national level. Among other responsibilities, the ACU coordinates the national race series, selects athletes to compete as Team Canada at continental and world championship events, and ratifies national records.
Two of the current ACU executive positions are coming open for two-year elected terms. After being acclaimed as Vice-president in late 2020, then serving as Acting President since early 2022, I'm stepping away to pursue other opportunities. Adam Takacs (Secretary Treasurer) has provided great insight and leadership through some uncertain times, and will continue in his role to provide continuity and guidance.
This letter serves as a Call for Nominations for the upcoming ACU election. If you are an ACU member and interested in leading the ACU into future success, please email Carolyn Caskie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with an expression of interest no later than November 4, 2022. A list of nominees for voting will be sent to ACU members via email by November 11, 2022, and elections will be held via email with a Survey Monkey link on November 18, 2022.
The positions open for election, and the primary duties of each, are:
ACU President
The president shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Directors.
The president is the chief executive officer of the Society and shall supervise the other officers in the commission of their duties.
The president is the direct liaison between the ACU and the IAU (International Association Ultramarathon)
ACU Vice-President
The vice-president shall carry out the duties of the president in their absence.
Again, this is a terrific opportunity for you to guide Canadian ultrarunning into the future.