Kate Van Buskirk

Run Your Best

Coach Kate Van Buskirk is an internationally accomplished athlete, bronze medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Female Athlete of the Year as awarded by Canadian Running.  She has been running competitively for 15 years and has travelled the globe in her athletic pursuits. She has achieved tremendous results as a runner and looks forward to expanding that success to her coaching role with Pace & Mind. Her passion for running extends beyond her own athletics to the entire running community, with whom she loves being connected.


Career Highlights

  • 2013 and 2014 Canadian 1500m Champion.
  • 2x NCAA All-American for Duke University
  • NCAA Record-Holder
  • Brooks Elite Ambassador
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games 1500m Bronze Medalist
  • 2013 IAAF World Championships 1500m Semi-Finalist
  • 8x Member of Team Canada
  • Member of Athletics Toronto, Coached by Dave Reid (former Canadian 1500m record holder), Eddie Raposo, and Hugh Cameron
  • Cover Model of Canadian Running Magazine May/June 2014
  • 2014 Canadian Running’s Female Athlete of the Year and Golden Shoe Winner


1500m: 4:05.38 5000m: 15:29.71 10 km: 32:24