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Wet & Wild Hawk Run
Enjoy a 5k run/walk with a wet and wild twist!

The Wet & Wild Hawk Run at Holiday Beach is a wacky 5K Walk or Run at this beautiful conservation area.  Will you get wet?  You betcha – throughout the beautiful natural course you will run through misting stations, possibly be hit by a water sniper, and encounter other wet and wild adventures along the way.

Holiday Beach supports rare habitat and endangered species such as the Prothonotary Warbler. Managed by the Essex Region Conservation Authority, Holiday Beach welcomes approximately 40,000 visitors each year. Its protection is vital to the health of our community.  Proceeds from the Wet & Wild Hawk Run will help us to improve our visitor services and implement wildlife habitat conservation projects. 

While it is timed, this event is a super-fun walk or run for all ages and fitness levels to enjoy - an awesome day of wet & wild fun! All participants will receive a Wet & Wild Hawk Run medal.

Groups of five or more will receive a $5 discount per person.

"Dry" route options will be available for racers who don't want to get wet. 

Refund policy: Please note that our event offers no refunds or deferrals.  Transfers would be the responsibility of the transferee.  No exceptions.


Registration fees

Walk/Run Early Bird Registration Closed

The first 50 people to register will be given $5 off their total cost.

  1. $30.00
    Jan 1 - Aug 20

Kids' Dash Closed

  1. $5.00
    Jan 1 - Aug 20

Walk/Run Regular Registration Closed

Teams of 5 or more will receive a $5 discount per member. Early bird fee does not apply.

  1. $35.00
    Jan 1 - Aug 20

Walk/Run Race Day Registration Closed

  1. $40.00
    Jan 1 - Aug 20

Event Schedule

  • August 23 8:15 AM EDT - Race Day Registration

  • August 23 9:45 AM EDT - Kids' Dash

  • August 23 10:00 AM EDT - 5k Run/Walk Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Essex, ON, Canada

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