HEY REGISTERED RUNNERS: RACE KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP on Thursday June 30th between 1pm-6pm at Brantford Parks and Recreation Main office - 1 Sherwood Dr. OR the Morning of the Race!


We would like to invite you and your family out to celebrate our Nation's Birthday by participating in the 6th annual Great Canadian Trail Runs including 5km and 10km routes.  The Great Canadian Trail run will take place the morning of Canada Day featuring a picturesque trail run.  Prepare to spend the day with us at Brantford's Canada Day Celebration...

Mainstage Headliner this year is Canadian Band BIG SUGAR!!
Young Canadians Entertainment include: Bob the Builder & Friends, Barney and a Meet and Greet with Chase from Paw Patrol!

After the great concerts, enjoy a fantastic fireworks display.

New this year is Kids Fun Run which will take place right following the 5km&10km races before the awards ceremony.  All runners will enjoy an exciting stadium atmosphere start/finish within the track at Lions Parks Steve Brown Sports Complex.

Lots of other excitement on the day including midway amusement rides, live bands, a children's stage & entertainment, food, vendors, exhibits, beer garden and much much more!!

All proceeds from this race support the Brantford's Canada Day Celebration which has been a favourite community event every summer for many years!



2016 Highlights:

  • No Transaction Fees!  All Processing Fees are INCLUDED in the Race Entry Price. 
  • 5K & 10K Run. All events are open to all ages and fitness levels.
  • Kids Fun Run - FREE 
  • Accurate Timing & Immediate Results using state-of-the-art Bibtag Technology provided by Chip Time Results.
  • Stylish Technical Dry-fit T-shirt perfect for the running in the heat of summer for 5km & 10km Run Participants. (Please note: shirts guaranteed on race day for first 150 participants - size permitting)
  • Run Medals given to each participant 
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall prizes - Male and Female
  • Top award given to each male and female in each age category
  • Celebrate Canada Day and enjoy Post-Race Entertainment and lots of fun for the whole family at the festival.  
  • Post-Race Meal (Hamburger or Hot Dog) Catered by The Sherwood Restaurant
  • Come to Brantford to Celebrate Canada Day and Join us for our 6th Annual Canada Day Races!

Registration Fees

Great Canadian Trail Run 5km Closed


    1. $35.00
      Apr 25 - May 28
    2. $40.00
      May 29 - Jun 29

Great Canadian Trail Run 10km Closed


    1. $40.00
      Apr 25 - May 28
    2. $45.00
      May 29 - Jun 29

Event Schedule

  • July 1 9:00 AM EDT - The Great Canadian Trail Run

Contact Information

Event Location

Steve Brown Sports Complex, Edge Street, Brantford, ON, Canada

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