Participant Information

Event Schedule:

  • September 29 9:30 AM EDT - 2k Family Run/Walk start

  • September 29 9:15 AM EDT - 5K/10K Start (staggered start with 10k starting first -subject to change based on # of participants)

Registration Deadline: To ensure your race time is officially chip time, registration deadline is  Sept. 15th at midnight. We will allow for walk-ups in the following days, right up until until 8:30 am Saturday morning but a bib and timing chip are not guaranteed.

Race Site: Streets throughout the village of North Gower, starting and finishing at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Center;2300 Community Way in North Gower. Route details can be found on our website at:

Race Kits: Race kit pick-up night will be Friday, September 28th, 6pm - 8pm and September 29th, 7:30am - 8:30am at the canteen behind the  Alfred Taylor Recreation Center, 2300 Community Way. North Gower. Parking is available at the recreation center. Race kits will include your personalized bib, related event info and any promotional vender materials. For participants of the 5k and 10k, you will have to pick up your timing-chip prior to your race at Race Central. Race kits can be picked-up for family members etc. 

Participant Bib Number: Each participant will be issued a pinnie (bib #) that should be pinned to the front of your shirt, not the back please. This will be included in your race kit. It is important to note that if you have more than one person in your family who is in the 5K or 10K events, each wears the one assigned to them. It is matched to your timing chip. 

Timing: The 5K and 10K are timed events, the 2K Family Run/Walk is not. Timing chips will be provided by our official timers, SportStats. 

Start Times: Please be aware of when your event time is set to begin and report to the start line within 10 minutes of your event. Announcements will be made to provide last minute information required for your event. 

Water Stations: There will be 1 water station on the 5K course and 2 water stations on the 10K course.  Water will also be provided at Race Central in the Recovery Zone. 

Facilities: There are washrooms located behind the Alfred Taylor Recreation Center  by the ball diamonds.

Running Stroller: The use of running strollers is RESTRICTED TO THE 2K FAMILY RUN ONLY.  Strollers are prohibited in the Timed events. Bicycles and any other ride-on’s are NOT permitted in ANY event. 

Animals: Animals are prohibited for the 5K and 10K events.  Dogs are encouraged in the Family 2K (As per by-law, on leash only).   

Safe Running: Runners are encouraged to run no more than 2 abreast and everyone should stay to the right of the path as much as possible to allow the returning runners and passers ample room. **Participants are to follow the instructions of course Marshals including police officers, firefighters and volunteers during the event.** 

Changing Races: If you feel you need to change the event you registered for, this MUST be done prior to Sept. 20th. Failure to officially report your change will result in your time not being listed in the end results. Please contact us at for more info.

Parking: Limited parking is available at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Center, but will only open for entry/exit before and after all races. Street parking is available throughout the village but please stay off streets used in the events.

Post Race Food: There will be post race snacks provided for all participants of the 5K and 10K races.


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