On August 24, 2014, hundreds of walkers, runners, spectators and volunteers will gather at the Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound, Ontario to participate in the 5th annual Bayshore Race.
While runners and power walkers are challenged in timed ½ Marathon, 10k and 5k road races, the 5k Fun Walk enables almost anyone to participate. The 1k Kids’ Run makes the Bayshore Race an unforgettable, family-oriented event. The Bayshore Community Centre serves as a great venue, with its beach, playground and plenty of free parking. Offering spectacular views of Georgian Bay, our race course is one of the most scenic in Ontario!
Race proceeds will support improvements to cancer and heartcare at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital. Runners and walkers are encouraged to collect pledges in support of the project. Our goal is to raise $40,000 towards our $8.6 million goal.
Free technical tee to the first 400 entrants registered for the 5k, 10k and 1/2M race and powerwalk events. See the race website for complete details.
New this year at the Bayshore Race is our Team Challenge – Sign up for the Race and start (or join) a team of up to 20 family, friends, or co-workers. Collect pledges in support of you and your team. It’s easy to do when you create a fundraising page as you register. All proceeds support the purchase of diagnostic and medical equipment for cancer and heart care for residents of Grey Bruce.
Two teams – one from GBHS Hospitals and one from the community with the highest average amount raised per runner or walker will win great team prizes. We’ll also have a "Spirit Award" for the team with the best costumes/cheering/attitude. Great fun…great support for our regional hospital…great bonding time with family, friends or fellow employees.
See the Race website for more details.
The 1k Kids' Run will start from the north parking lot of the Bayshore Community Centre and proceed north along 3rd Avenue East for 400 metres. Runners then turn around and proceed back to the start/finish line.
The 5k Road Race will start from the north parking lot of the Bayshore Community Centre and proceed north along 3rd Avenue East. 3rd Avenue East turns into East Bayshore Road. Runners will reach the turnaround located near PMI Food Equipment and return along the same route.
The 5k Fun Walk follows the same route as the 5k Road Race.
The 10k Road Race will start from the same location as the 5k Road Race, proceeding north along 3rd Avenue East. 3rd Avenue East turns into East Bayshore Road. Runners will reach the turnaround near Hibou Conservation Area and return along the same route.
The ½ Marathon will start in the same location as the 5k Road Race. ½ Marathoners will continue past Hibou Conservation Area on East Bayshore Road into the village of Leith (8k point) and then proceed east on Grey Rd 20. Runners turn right onto Tom Thomson Lane, proceeding south 800 metres before turning around. Returning to Grey Rd. 20, they turn right and proceed to Annan. At Annan, runners turn around and return to the Bayshore Community Centre via Grey Road 20, East Bayshore Road and 3rd Avenue East.
Visit the Bayshore Race website for complete Race information.
August 24 7:30 AM EDT - Power Walkers Start
August 24 8:00 AM EDT - 5k, 10k and Half Marathon
August 24 8:00 AM EDT - 5k Fun Walk
August 24 9:00 AM EDT - 1k Kids' Run