Two Great Events
WPS Half MarathonThe Covid19 Race


2020-21 Race Director Messages

Good Day,

Happy New Year Runners! As we all continue to hope for the best and support one another through these interesting times, we have come to the point where we are willing to make an investment in the spring.

We have worked with local officials and are announcing we intend to hold a live event. A 5K event is set for Saturday May 1 at 6pm and Sunday May 2 at 730 am will be the start of the Half Marathon. There will be NO 2 Person Relay. You can click here to register and get more details. We are also offering a virtual option that can be found at the same link!

We want runners to be very clear on a couple of points! First, this event is subject to the health orders in effect on race day. Our model needs outdoor cohorts to be at 50 for this to work. Second, the race day experience will be much different. We will operate at about 20% traditional capacity with changes to support social distancing. (Includes no pancake breakfast, limited aid station support amongst other changes)

Limited Space:

Let me be very clear, there will only be a few hundred spots available so it will be first come first serve. There is the chance of a cancellation and IF we have to, there are NO refunds-NO transfers. All registrants need to be comfortable with the idea, that for the live event, in the case of cancellation, you may only receive your medal, shirt and finisher gift. We are all risking investing in this event, whether its time or money. This is as transparent as we can be!

So, I am hopeful we will be the first live event for a long time in our City, but time will tell-if you want a spot, grab one as there wont be many!

And now for something completely different…

In an attempt to keep our runners entertained and try to gain support for the Canadian Cancer Society, we have come up with a pretty neat idea for a virtual event. A 19k event, named, the COVID-19k.

It is a 19k race open to anyone. In fact, we are setting it up so it can be done in one run, or multiple shorter runs. We are even going to create a sub category where you can elect to do any of several modes, including wheelchair, skating or skiing! In fact, you can even buy an entry for someone as a gift!

We are working with the folks at Race Roster whose platform will allow for some neat options like uploading/tracking your results or even posting photos of you and your ‘cohort’ running. Of course we ask your respect health measures in your community.

Details can be found at Raceroster.

It really is…all about the MEDAL…

We have worked with a local designer to create something we have never seen. Not only is the medal 6 inches in diameter, it has a moving component and will serve as a great reminder of 2020 as we hope for a better 2021.

See the medal in action below or click on it to go to the YouTube video:

The medal, along with a finisher gift will be mailed to your home address, there will be no live kit pick up.

We hope that you and your friends will consider joining this event as we seek donations and also ask that you consider gathering pledges for our charity who, like so many others, need our help so they can continue their important critical work in the area of cancer research.

Thank you!
Nick Paulet
Race Director

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