COVID-19 UPDATES – BC Athletics March 24, 2020

BC Athletics issued an update today on COVID-19. Please see below:

Based on the continuing escalation of COVID-19 and in discussion with Greg White, Chair, BC Athletics Board of Directors, together with having received a report of non-social / physical distancing at a Club Track & Field practice and concerns raised by the Provincial Health Officer, BC Health Minister and Mayors of Cities and Districts that the public was not adhering to the absolute need for Social / Physical Distancing, the BC Athletics Board of Directors want to immediately advise all BC Athletics Individual Members, Member Clubs, and Club Members of the following change to the Training Guidelines in the BC Athletics Update – Coronavirus (COVID 19) #4:

2020-03-23 – Until further notice, BC Athletics clubs are to suspend training sessions due to the COVID-19 health crisis. This notice extends to BC Athletics member coaches who are coaching outside of the normal club organized training sessions and coaches who are not members of a club.

Athletes wanting to train through this period can do so on their own, without a coach present.

We expect all of our membership to conform with the spirit and letter of Government (Federal, Provincial, Local) mandates to help reduce the risk to our communities during this difficult time.

Thank you for your attention and stay safe.

Board of Directors and Staff of BC Athletics.

For full announcement, please visit the BC Athletics website here.

Based on this, Burnaby Striders will be suspending all club activities & training, until further notice. Our priority is to ensure our athletes, coaches and communities are safe and healthy. Let’s all do our part with social distancing, practicing good hygiene and staying at home where possible. We will commit to sharing further updates with you in the coming weeks, as we closely monitor further developments.

Thank you for your understanding and patience, during this very challenging time.

Burnaby Striders

BC Athletics Coronavirus (COVID 19) Updates

This is to let you know that BC Athletics is publishing Coronavirus (COVID 19) Updates on the BC Athletics website.

You are advised to check for updates which include:

  • Advisory notices from BC and Cdn Health Authorities
  • Mandates from Provincial Authorities
  • Tips for event organizers
  • Event cancellations
  • Other related information

BC Athletics appreciates that this may be a lot to consider but it is important that collectively we do what we can to help limit the impact of the virus. Please contact the BC Athletics Office – tel: 604-333-3552, if you have further questions or need clarification on any of the information provided.

For Burnaby Striders, we have our Spring outdoor training scheduled to start at Burnaby Central Secondary on March 30th. If there are any required changes or cancellations, further communication will be provided.

Thank you for your attention!

2020 Membership Renewals

For all existing members, it is time to renew your membership for the upcoming 2020 calendar year. All current 2019 memberships will expire with BC Athletics come December 31, 2019. We encourage you to renew your membership at the online link below to avoid your membership from lapsing in the new year. This renewal will be valid until the end of Dec 31, 2020. You will receive an email notification to confirm your activation.


New Striders’ Apparel!

New apparel has arrived for our upcoming 2020 season. Don’t delay and get your new uniforms and other attire now by placing your request order to

We have new for this year, hoodies by Champion and  Striders’ branded drawstring bags – very popular for holding your track spikes, uniform and other essentials for the day’s events. In addition, we have updated our look for the warm up T’s and competition singlets.

Please visit our Uniform page for more details!

2020 Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for all New Members & Returning Members to sign up for our upcoming 2020 track season. Our training will commence on October 1, 2019 at Burnaby South, so don’t delay. Sign up now or renew for next year so that your membership doesn’t lapse.

Remember, if you want to see those awesome results next Spring, now is the time to put in those hard working training hours.

If you are interested to join Burnaby Striders as a new member, please review the information in the link below:


If you wish to return as a member of Burnaby Striders for the 2020 track season, we encourage you to renew your membership at the online link below to avoid your membership from lapsing in the new year. The membership renewal will be active until the end of Dec 31, 2020.


Thank you and see you all soon!

JD BC Championship in South Surrey!

BC Athletics Junior Development Championship was held this past weekend in South Surrey, in very hot and sunny weather. A terrific turnout, with some excellent representation from our JD athletes. Over 16 top 8 placements, with special congratulations to Addy Benefield and Andre Meltzer who both captured GOLD – 800m for Addy (2006) and Andre (2009) taking it for both the 60m and 100m events.

Other notable medalist is Joe Georgilas (2007), who secured SILVER in the Long Jump and a BRONZE in the Javelin. Striders also had a 4X100m Boys’ Relay Team represent in the 2006 category, with a 3rd overall placement to end the day.

Fantastic effort by all and huge congratulations on working so hard all season long. We look forward to seeing all of the great success carry over into 2020!

For full JD Championship results, please click here.

BC Championship Jamboree in Kamloops!

Burnaby Striders represented well at this past weekend’s BC Championship Jamboree held in Kamloops, BC. Rachel Roberts, Marisa Mazziotti & Brandon Hsu represented in the U16 category and Katelyn Malmquist competed in the U18 grouping. Every year, the Jamboree attracts athletes from across the province, with a special addition this year from the Australian national team! It was a weekend of rain & sunshine, with the athletes giving it their all to claim provincial rankings and to also strive for a chance to qualify for Team BC at this year’s National meet.

Five top ten finishes with Rachel, Marisa and Katelyn all making it as top 10 finalists for the 200m, with Rachel also representing in the top 10 for the 300m. Marisa landed in 8th spot for the Long Jump and Katelyn captured 10th in the Shot Put throw.

Special shout out to Brandon, who had personal best times in all of his races, capturing triple GOLD in the 100m, 200m and 300m dash!

Congratulations to all of our athletes who came out and competed with such great determination and drive. Well done on an outstanding 2019 season! For full team results, please click here.

And for all the JD’s, please ensure you register for your JD Championship being held from July 19-21, 2019 … deadline is July 13th! You can register here.

TD Plays with Burnaby Striders!

Once again, we extend our deepest appreciation for TD Bank in generously donating $500 to Burnaby Striders. Big THANKS goes out to Lolita Lo, Branch Manager of the Burnaby Center branch at 1933 Willingdon Ave, and her entire team for contributing towards the development of our youth athletics.

Being a not-for-profit organization, every bit of financial support goes a long way for us being able to continue offering the training, coaching and facilities needed to help deliver top end performance at all levels. We look forward to seeing great results coming from our young athletes this year.

Thank you again, Lolita and TD, for your commitment to the community and it’s people!

Striders represented Universally!

Thirteen Striders’ athletes nabbed 14 medals at this weekend’s 6th Annual Universal Track Meet in Surrey. The last big meet of the season before the Championship finale in July. Excellent weather with some outstanding personal bests. Some notable podium finishers:

Gold: Sanghoon Lee (U18 Triple Jump), Brandon Hsu (U16 100m, 200m, 300m, Long Jump), AJ Meltzer (100m 2009), Cole Pagliaro (60m 2009)

Silver: Marisa Mazziotti (U16 Long Jump), Vasilios Georgilas (100m 2006), Joe Georgilas (2007 Javelin), Cole Pagliaro (100m 2009), Katelyn Malmquist (U18 200m)

Bronze: Sanghoon Lee (U18 Long Jump), Alexander Kenchington (2008 Javelin)

Full results can be found here.

Striders in the Home Stretch!

We are in the peak of track season, with nine meets under our belts and a few more to go – as our athletes strive towards the July Championships. Our young runners and jumpers have racked up an impressive 33 podium finishes thus far! Congratulations to the great effort put forth by all and the dedication in training … it’s paying off!

Special shout out to Katelyn Malmquist, Brendan Lim, Sheldon Dacon & Brandon Hsu who made it to the BC High School Provincials and proudly represented their schools. Well done in a very competitive field! For full results on all the track meets, please visit our Results page here.

There are just a handful of track meets upcoming, so please check out the Meet Schedule and register where you can. It all culminates to the Junior Development (JD) Championships in Surrey and the Jamboree (U16+) in Kamloops. Train hard and good luck to everyone!