Athletics Alberta is the recognized and authorized sport governing body for athletics competitions in Alberta. An Athletics Alberta sanction is an agreement to host an athletics competition and is awarded to competitions which meet the needs of our sport. By accepting the sanction the event organizer agrees to the rules, regulations and conditions outlined by Athletics Alberta.
The event organizer is expected to run the event in accordance with the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) and Athletics Canada’s rules to ensure the accuracy of results and validity of records. Sanctioning is also provided for insurance purposes and for participants’ safety.