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We are very excited to host the 2nd annual Great Gower Run on September 30th, 2017! Our goal is to bring together the community of North Gower with a fun, family-friendly running event that focuses on health, wellness and inclusiveness. All proceeds from the event will go towards raising funds for local youth community initiatives in North Gower and youth mental health and wellness initiatives within the larger Ottawa area. Last year we were able to donate $1500 to the CHEO foundation - Youth Net. We are also working closely with the NGRA to possibly bring a skateboard/bmx park to North Gower in the very near future!

Our 2k run/walk event is geared towards community members of all ages and fitness levels! Just come out and have fun! Run or walk, whatever makes you happy!

Our 5k/10k events are again geared towards all community members, however this is a chip-timed event for those of you more serious runners!

There will be prizes for the top 3 finishers in each event, as well as finisher's swag for all participants!

 

Registration fees

Toddler Run Closed

A fun way for kids 5 and under to get involved!

  1. $5.00
    May 13 - Sep 29

Virtual Run 5k or 10k Closed

Run with us, wherever you are! You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Once you've completed your run, lets us know and we will send you a GGR 2017 medal!

  1. $20.00
    May 13 - Sep 29

Great Gower Run Club Closed

Have you always wanted to run but don't know where to start? Why not let the Great Gower Run be your motivation! Join us for a 10 week Learn to Run Program - this program will be a walk/run program that will guide you to a safe transition from non-running and will teach you all you need to know about running in all kinds of weather (we will go rain or shine every week), goal setting, injury prevention, motivation, pacing and much more. Starting on Monday, July 24th, we will meet every Monday evening at 6pm sharp for approximately 1 hour. Our meeting place will be in front of Main Street Fitness. All youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult and any one between 15 and 18 are required to join with a friend/parent. NOTE: All participants run at their own risk and will be required to sign a liability waiver.

  1. $30.00
    May 13 - Sep 29

Virtual 2k Closed

  1. $10.00
    May 13 - Sep 29

2k Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
  • Register the whole family for $40 (includes up the 2 adults and 3 youth). Price will increase to $50 on Aug. 8th

    1. $15.00
      May 13 – Aug 7
    2. $20.00
      Aug 8 – Sep 29

5k Youth - 18 and under Closed

Registration closed
  • Great Gower Run buff included

    1. $25.00
      May 13 – Aug 7
    2. $30.00
      Aug 8 – Sep 29

10k Youth - 18 and under Closed

Registration closed
  • Great Gower Run buff included

    1. $25.00
      May 13 – Aug 7
    2. $30.00
      Aug 8 – Sep 29

5k Adult Closed

Registration closed
  • Great Gower Run buff included

    1. $35.00
      May 13 – Jun 15
    2. $40.00
      Jun 16 – Aug 7
    3. $45.00
      Aug 8 – Sep 29

10k Adult Closed

Registration closed
  • Great Gower Run buff included

    1. $45.00
      May 13 – Jun 15
    2. $50.00
      Jun 16 – Aug 7
    3. $55.00
      Aug 8 – Sep 29

Race Info

Race kit pick-up night will be Friday, September 29th, 6 pm - 9 pm and September 30th, 8 am - 9 am at Alfred Taylor Recreation Center, 2300 Community Way. North Gower. Parking is available at the front of the recreation center but will only be open for entry before 9:30am and open for exit after all races have finished, to ensure the safety of all participants. Street parking is available, however not on streets along the race routes.  Race kits will include your personalized bib, related event info and any promotional vender materials. For participants of the 5k and 10k, buffs (multipurpose headwear) will be available as well for those who have registered by Sept. 20th. Special Canada 150th theme Great Gower Run t-shirts will be available for purchase for $15 both online and a limited number will be available on race day as well.  Race kits can be picked-up for family members etc. 


Participant Information

Registration Deadline: To ensure your race time is officially chip time, registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 19th at midnight. We will allow for walk-ups in the following days, right up until until 8:30 am Saturday morning but a bib and timing chip are not guaranteed.

Race Site: Streets throughout the village of North Gower, starting and finishing at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Center;2300 Community Way in North Gower. Route details can be found on our website at: http://greatgowerrun.com

Race Kits: Race kit pick-up night will be Friday, September 29th, 6 pm - 9 pm and September 30th, 8 am - 9 am at Alfred Taylor Recreation Center, 2300 Community Way. North Gower. Parking is available at the recreation center. Race kits will include your personalized bib, related event info and any promotional vender materials. For participants of the 5k and 10k, you will have to pick up your timing-chip prior to your race at Race Central. Race kits can be picked-up for family members etc. 

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 is 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/Walk is not. Timing chips will be provided by our official timers, SportStats. 


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 1 water station on the 5K course and 2 water stations on the 10K course.  Water will also be provided at Race Central in the Recovery Zone. 

Facilities: There are washrooms located behind the Alfred Taylor Recreation Center  by the ball diamonds.

Running Stroller: 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 per by-law, on leash only).   

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, firefighters and volunteers during the event.** 

Changing Races: If you feel you need to change the event you registered for, this MUST be done prior to Sept. 20th. Failure to officially report your change will result in your time not being listed in the end results. Please contact us at greatgowerrun@gmail.com for more info.

Parking: Limited parking is available at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Center, but will only open for entry/exit before and after all races. Street parking is available throughout the village but please stay off streets used in the events.

Post Race Food: There will be post race snacks provided for all participants of the 5K and 10K races.

Event Schedule

  • September 30 9:30 AM EDT - 2k Family Run/Walk start

  • September 30 10:15 AM EDT - 5K/10K Start (staggered start with 10k starting first -subject to change based on # of participants)

Contact Information

Event Location

North Gower, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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