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Richmond, BC V7C 0A2

Fred Pawluk

2019 |
Track and Field


When not competing Fred seeks to give back to the community through his involvement with Kajaks. He believes that athletes can only reach their potential with the support of a coach and athletic community. He finds giving back to be equality important and rewarding.

Richmond Roots Fred moved to Richmond in 1978. From 1986-89 he started running road races and relays. He started running competitively in 2003. It was through working with Kajaks Coach’s like Jean-Jacques Schmidt and others that he found his strength in cross-country and road running events.

Did You Know Until Fred started running in 2003 the only competitive race he had run was in High School.

Barriers Overcome Competing as a Masters athlete has presented Fred with several challenges over the years. He has dealt with various injuries including planter fasciitis, torn menisci, hamstring tears, as well as on going knee osteoarthritis.


Recognition Through his running career Fred has been recognized as the Richmond Male Master athlete of the year 4 times, as well as a builder of the year in 2012. Fred has been recognized by Kajaks for his outstanding services to the club.

All Awards

2005 Kajaks Outstanding Male Master  
2010 Masters Athlete of the Year – Richmond Sports Council  
2012 Kajaks Outstanding Service Award  
2012 Builder of the Year -Richmond Sports Council  
2018 Certificate of Appreciation – City of Richmond  

Championship From 2003-2018 Fred has earned 55 Firsts, 32 Seconds, and 17 Thirds in various Track & Field, road races and x-country events. Highlights included the B.C. Masters Championships, the B.C. Senior Games and World Masters Indoor Track.



Career Stats

YearTeam / OrganizationHighlight
2010 World Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships 1500m – 4th place  
2014 BC Indoor Record (65-69) 800M – 2:47.10  
2014 Canadian Indoor Record (65+) 4x400M – 4:46.66  

Contribution to Richmond Sport When not representing Kajaks as a Masters Athlete Fred has given his time to Kajaks as a volunteer, organizers and President. Fred was the meet director for the 2009 BC Senior Games and strives to give back to the athletic community.

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