Lace up for the Lightning Bolt!

5 K Run/Walk, 10 K Run and 1 K Kids Dash

What does your registration include?

  • A Lightning Bolt race t-shirt (must register by the early bird deadline of September 16, 2017)
  • Chip timed event by WRACE
  • Post race refreshments including sausage on a bun, veggies, fruit and drinks
  • Awards

Things to note:
Register by the early bird deadline to receive a Lightning Bolt race t shirt. 
Awards ceremony and draw immediately after the race.


**For every $50 you collect you will receive one ballot for the draw. Donation receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more.

When you participate in the Lightning Bolt you are part of something big. Your effort, whether you walk or run, has a direct impact on the lives of our students. Through your support we are able to provide top-notch, private Christian education to the students of Leamington and Essex County. 

We want to tell you why the Lightning Bolt is important to us. Why your support of this race matters. Better yet, let our students tell you why UMEI is important to them. 

"At my old high school, my teachers saw me as a student. At UMEI, my teachers see me as a person."
- Iseonna Silliker (2016 transfer student)

"In retrospect, developing my character and values in a close-knit community environment where I was free to be myself, and didn’t feel the kind of peer pressure that I might have at a different school, made all the difference in becoming who I am today."
- Mike Wiens (UMEI Grad 2006)

At UMEI, our goal is to help young people reach their full potential spiritually and academically so they’re empowered to make a difference. 


Registration Fees

Adult 5K Run/Walk Closed

Race t-shirt only available for early bird registrants

Adult 10K Run Closed

Race t-shirt only available for early bird registrants

Kids Dash 1 K Closed

10 years and under. To receive a race t-shirt you must register by September 16th.

Family 5 K Run/Walk Closed

2 Adults & up to 3 children under 12 years. To receive a race t-shirt you must register by September 16th.

Event Schedule

  • September 16 11:59 PM EDT - Early Bird Registration Closes

  • September 30 7:30 AM EDT - Race Day Registration

  • September 30 9:00 AM EDT - Kids Dash 1 K

  • September 30 9:15 AM EDT - 5 K Walk/Run & 10 K Run

Contact Information

Event Location

Point Pelee National Park, Point Pelee Drive, Leamington, ON, Canada

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