History of Deerfoot Athletic Club

The Deerfoot Athletic Club Masters  & Seniors Divisions have consistently produced medal winning performances that rank at the Provincial, National and International level over distances ranging from the 100m to the 10000m on the track. This includes similar accomplishments in road racing and cross-country.

The University Division guided Abbotsford’s University College of the Fraser Valley Cascades Running Club to the 2001 Interprovincial Men’s Cross-Country Championships title. In 2002 the BC Cascades Team won a silver medal at the 2002 Women’s National Collegiate Cross-Country Championships.

The High School Division has fielded runners to the provincial track final level over 1500m and 3000m. Wins in the Langley Pacific Mile and the Abbotsford Canada Day Mile are also among this division’s  accomplishments.

The Middle School Division and the Elementary School Division as new additions to the club display a remarkable depth of talent with many of them producing provincial Top 20 efforts. These young athletes have traded in the playground for a sport and their performances are rewarding them.

The creation of the Fraser Valley Road Running Series (2000-2007) gave the club athletes and local runners the opportunity to take on all comers from across the Lower Mainland. Over the next eight years Deerfoot athletes would win twenty five out of twenty seven races outright.

Since its inception the Deerfoot Athletic Club was the winner of multiple Seawall Team titles. Some club members have won their age group medals in the Vancouver Sun Run.  Several have run marathons in the 2:30’s in Victoria and the California International Marathon.

Another runner took our club to the Women’s World Masters Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships – and a share in the national indoor 4 x 200m relay record.

At home Deerfoot runners have won team titles or achieved race division wins in the Police Challenge and the Run for Water events.