We are super excited for this to be a big year again and as always, bring out some new runners, new supporters and have lots of fun!
The past years have given us 2000+ runners along with MANY volunteers and countless family spectators. A total of $100,000 has been raised to date for O-YA and the 'Goode Run continues to grow at a rapid pace.
As always we will be 'taking it to the streets' of Osgoode in 2017 and bringing you all an fun, exciting course along with some new extras! Our 2K 'Paws on Main' is looking to be a really family event this year with even the canine population of Osgoode coming out to join in the fun.
We will once again be holding the event at our new 'Goode Run home at the Osgoode Community Center. We will be filling up that wonderful space with even more fun and exciting things for all to enjoy.
We have very aggressive goals this year. Our participation goal is to reach 1000 unique participants spread out in all the events and to raise $50,000 for the Osgoode Youth Association. We know without a doubt with your help we can absolutely blow this goal out of the water!
NEW FOR 2017! In order to meet our fundraising goal of $50,000, we are encouraging both individuals and teams to collect pledges for their run. There are some fantastic PRIZES available for top fundraisers!
We're very excited and honored that you are joining us again this year! It's going to be AWESOME!
MUST be members of the same family
Race kit pick-up night will be Friday, May 12, 6 pm - 9 pm at The Stuart Holmes Arena, 5660 Main Street. Osgoode. Parking is available at the Arena or across the street in the Foodland parking lot (please use the end of the lot, away from the grocery store entrance if possible). Race kits will include your personalized bib, related event info and any promotional vender materials. For participants of the 5k and 10k, shirts will be available as well. (There will be a limited quanitity of shirts available to purchase.). Race kits can be picked-up for family members etc.
Registration Deadline– To ensure your race time is officially chip time, registration deadline is Friday, April 28 at midnight. We will allow for walk-ups in the following days, right up until until 8 am Saturday morning but a bib, shirt and timing chip are not guaranteed.
ALL 2017 GOODE RUN ACTIVITES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE STUART HOLMES ARENA; 5660 OSGOODE MAIN STREET, OSGOODE
The Osgoode Volunteer Firefigthers are hosting a BBQ lunch from 10 am – 12 pm at Race Central. Please plan to stay for lunch!
Race Site: Streets throughout Osgoode Village, starting and finishing at the Stuart Holmes Arena; 5660 Main Street in Osgoode Village. Route details can be found on the maps in this program, and on www.o-ya.ca.
Race Kits: Race kit pick-up night will be Friday, May 12, 6 pm - 9 pm at Stuart Holmes Arena; 5660 Main Street, Osgoode. Parking is available at the Arena or across the street in the Foodland parking lot (please use the end of the lot, away from the grocery store entrance if possible). Race kits will include your personalized bib, related event info and any promotional vendor materials. For participants of the 5k and 10k, shirts will be available as well. (there will be a limited quantity of shirts available to purchase). Race kits can be picked-up for family members etc. Race Kits can also be picked up Saturday morning from 6:30 am - 8:30 am.
Participant Bib Number: Each participant will be issued a pinnie (bib #) that should be pinned to the front of your shirt, not the back please. This will be included in your race kit. It is important to note that if you have more than one person in your family who are in the 5K or 10K events, each wears the one assigned to them. It is matched to your timing chip.
Timing: The 5K and 10K are timed events, the 2K Family Run is not. ChampionChip timing chips will be provided by our official timers, SportStats. They are to be picked up on event day at Race Central (registration).
Start Times: Please be aware of when your event time is set to begin and report to the start line within 10 minutes of your event. Announcements will be made to provide last minute information required for your event.
Water Stations: There will be 2 water stations on the 5K course and 3 on the 10K course. Please note that water will be served only on one side of the path. Water will also be provided at Race Central in the Recovery Zone.
Facilities: There are washrooms located inside the Stuart Holmes Arena.
Running Strollers: The use of running strollers is RESTRICTED TO THE 2K FAMILY RUN ONLY. Strollers are prohibited in the Timed events. Bicycles and any other ride-on’s are NOT permitted in ANY event.
Animals: Animals are prohibited for the 5K and 10K events. Dogs are encouraged in the Family 2K as part of our Paws on Main event. Bring your (friendly with other dogs, on a leash and cleaned up after) best friend for your stroll down Main Street!
Safe Running: Runners are encouraged to run no more than 2 abreast and everyone should stay to the right of the path as much as possible to allow the returning runners and passers ample room. **Participants are to follow the instructions of course Marshals including Police Officers and Firefighters during the event.**
Changing Races: If you feel you need to change the event you registered for, this MUST be done at least 1 hour prior to the start time. The timers at SportStats will change you to the event of your choice. Failure to officially report your change will result in your time not being listed in the end results.
Parking: Parking is available across the street in the Foodland parking lot (please use the end of the lot, away from the grocery store entrance if possible) or on surrounding streets. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON MAIN STREET.
Post Race Food: There will be fruit provided for participants of the 5K and 10K races. The Osgoode Volunteer firefigthers are hosting a BBQ lunch for a small fee.
May 12 6:00 PM EDT - Race Kit Pick-up and Walk up registration OPENS
May 13 8:00 AM EDT - Race Kit Pick-up and Walk up registration CLOSES
May 13 9:00 AM EDT - 2K Family Run/Walk start
May 13 10:00 AM EDT - 5K and 10K Joint Start (subject to change based on # of participants)