Policy 2

Policy 2- Definitions of Walking for the purposes of Club programming and activities 

Adopted at AGM of 29 January 2006; Revised and approved at the AGM of 27 January 2013. Revised by Board 6 May 2023

a) Fitness Walking is the regular and structured participation in endurance walking activities, with the general goal of improving one’s walking ability.

b) Competitive Walking is the preparation for, and participation in, endurance activities where prowess is measured by time or distance, with the general goal of improving one’s walking ability and performance. Competitive walking includes Race Walking (defined below), but also includes walking as normally accepted, where strict compliance to the World Athletics (WA)  rules is not required, or where other definitions and rules may apply.

c) Race Walking is the event in Track and Field Athletics defined and described in Rule 54 of the WA Competition and Technical Rules.  The event is presently under the jurisdiction of Athletics Canada in Canada, working through its member athletics associations in each province and territory.  In Ontario, the Athletics Canada member association is Athletics Ontario.