From Blenheim to Erieau the L-O-N-G WAY!


Happy New Year Everyone! My name is JP and I'm the new race director/organizer for Trot To The Beach. After 12 AMAZING years John and Annie have passed the reigns down to me (and I'm pretty pumped/nervous!). Trot To The Beach is the longest running and most popular 1/2 marathon and 5km event in Chatham Kent and they both deserve a HUGE thank you for all they have done for creating such an amazing event, being champions for active lifestyles and for all the money they have raised to create some beautiful trails right here in CK!

There won't be any major changes to the event with the exception of the addition of a 1km "Tot Trot" There will be some smaller changes that could mean BIG savings for you though. Changes like...

 - Discounts for spreading the word on Facebook! Click the special link from the Race Roster registration site to share the event on facebook. Every person that uses your link to register means you get $5 back up to the full cost of your registration, which means you can run for FREE!!!

 - Signing up in groups of 5 or more will get you a discount (must all register at the same time) 

 - And, if you collect $150 in pledges, we refund your registration and you run for FREE!!!

This years charity recipients are the Blenheim Youth Center and The Word Of Life Soup Kitchen. Both of these charities are a major part of our community and do amazing things for our friends and neighbours in Chatham Kent.

I am super excited and can't wait to see you all out there!

Registration Fees

1/2 marathon run Closed

1/2 marathon walk Closed

5km run/walk Closed

1/2 marathon run (youth) Closed

1/2 marathon walk (youth) Closed

5 km run/walk (youth) Closed

Tot Trot Closed

Aprx 1km



The overall 1/2 marathon run and 5km race male and female winners will receive awards three deep.

The overall 1/2 marathon walk male and female winners will receive awards one deep.

The winners of ten year age groups in the 1/2 marathon run and the 5km race will receive awards one deep.

The 5km race has a youth age group division that goes as follows: 1-10 yrs, 11-15 yrs, 16-19 yrs and the top runner in each age group receives an award.

All finishers receive a medal.


Race results for 2015 will be available on the Trot to the Beach website or on the WRACE website.


Awards will be given out on the beach and a light lunch will be served. Shuttle buses will return runners/walkers to Blenheim when they're ready.

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 William Dorssers $500.00
2 Jo Van Alphen $100.00
3 Phyllis McGowan $100.00

Top Teams


Implicit Entertainment

Raised: $150.00


Earth Angel's

Raised: $50.00

Top Fundraisers


Reagan Smolders





Chelsey Elizabeth





Andrea Raine

Raised: $100.00

Event Schedule

  • June 12 6:00 AM EDT - "Day Of" registrations and race packet pick up

  • June 12 6:45 AM EDT - Opening Prayer & Warm Ups

  • June 12 7:00 AM EDT - 1/2 Marathon Walk (All)

  • June 12 8:00 AM EDT - 1/2 Marathon Run (All)

  • June 12 8:30 AM EDT - 5km Run/Walk (All)

  • June 12 10:00 AM EDT - Tot Trot (Aprx Time)

  • June 12 10:30 AM EDT - Medals & After Party (Aprx Time)

Contact Information

Event Location

Blenheim, Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada

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