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The event is in support of youth mental health and addictions.  All proceeds from our fundraising efforts will go to the RVH Foundation in support of their Child and Youth Mental Health Program. The event will bring kids, families, and community partners together to continue the conversation on mental health and addictions.  

Participants will be imparted with positive messaging around mental health and addictions, introduced to the health benefits of physical activity, and connected to community support services and resources.  We would be honoured if you would attend our kids run and work with us to affect positive change in our community.  


Saturday, May 5th, 2018.  The community kids run coincides with the Children’s Mental Health Week. 


The event will take place at the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds @ 240 Line 8 South in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, L0L 2X0.


This chip timed event will have two races: 2.5 km (14 & under only) and 5 km (all ages).  The course is a flat 2.5 km loop on gravel pathways, which takes participants through open fields, past scenic landmarks, and through a wooded pond area.    


The “Oro-Medonte Kids Run” is open to kids of all ages, as well as their family and friends. Entry for both races combined will be capped at 300 participants.  Online registration will close @ 11:59 pm on May 2, 2018.  People will be able to still register @ the pre-race day pick up (see below for date and time) and the morning of the run.  Same day registration will close at 9:00 am or until registration is sold out.

4 Person Race Teams

Participants of all ages can form 4 person race teams during registration.    

Race Package

Hot dog, ice cream, and a drink will be included in the participant race package, along with an event t-shirt and medal.  Onsite t-shirt printing will not be available.  We are planning for 300 participants.  Medals takes 4 weeks to order!  Children will be the priority for the event, but we can look to order more if we exceed these numbers.

Menchie's has also generously offered to provide each participant (18&U) with a frozen yogurt certificate (valued up to $7) redeemable at their Bayfield store location.  


Parking and entry to Burl’s Creek is free.  Access off line 8 near Hwy 11.  Parking for the public will be limited to parking lots #1 and #2.  Refer to Event Layout Map on home page @

Pre-Race Day Pick Up – May 4, 2018 @ Shanty Bay PS School

5:00 pm                       Pre-Race Day Pickup / Onsite Registration Begins

7:00 pm                       Pre-Race Day Pickup / Onsite Registration Closes 

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am                       Race Kit Pick Up / Race Day Registration Begins 

9:00 am                       Race Kit Pick Up / Race Day Registration Closes                   

9:00 am                       Course Walk Though Begins

9:30 am                       Welcome / O’Canada / Stretches

10:00 am                     2.5 km Kids Run (14 & Under Only)

10:30 am                     5.0 km Kids Run (All Ages)

11:00 am                     BBQ Begins

12:00 pm                     Awards Ceremony and Door Prizes

12:30 pm                     Event Ends


Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd per event (2.5 & 5 km).  Age level category (i.e., 14&U, 12&U, 10&U, 8&U, 6&U) prizes for the 2.5 km run will also be awarded.  For each event, there will also be a prize awarded for the team with the best 4 runners.  Highest individual, school, and corporate fundraisers will also receive a prize for their efforts related to fundraising for RVH.  Lastly, a prize will be awarded for the winner of the kid’s “Mental Health Matters" Artwork Challenge.   

Up and Out, providers of sporting gear four trails and tails out of Orillia, is generously donating Salomon trail shoes (valued @ $150) to both male & female 1st place finishers of the 2.5 km race.  Game on!

Canada's Wonderland has donated two (2) single day general admission tickets for the highest individual fundraiser for RVH's Child & Youth Mental Health Program.   That is a game changer. Good luck with your fundraising!

Mental Health Matter Artwork Challenge

In order to raise awareness about youth mental health and addictions we have created an artwork contest.   Students will be tasked to draw a picture of what they imagine youth mental health and/or addiction looks like and illustrate a healthy way of coping.  The illustration can be personal or something outside of themselves.   Drawings that meet this criteria will be judged for their quality and creativity.  A prize will be awarded to the winner of the artwork challenge. 

Submissions must be on the Mental Health Matters Artwork Challenge form (see website).  Name, age, and school must be on the back of the form.  Drawings can be in colour or black and white.   An announcement of the winner will be made at the Kids Run on May 5th, 2018.  The winner of the artwork challenge does not need to be in attendance at the event.  Submissions are to be mailed collectively by the schools or individually to Shanty Bay Public School at 1871 Ridge Rd W, Oro-Medonte, Ontario, L0L 2L0 (Attn: Mental Health Matters Artwork Challenge).  Artwork has to be submitted by no later than April 30th, 2018.  

Registration fees

2.5 km (14 & Under) Closed

Registration closed
  • Participants 14 & under can run or walk. Participants 5 or younger (or with a special circumstance) can be joined by a parent.

    1. CA$25.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Feb 23 – Apr 1
    2. CA$30.00
      Apr 2 – May 2

5 km (All Ages) Closed

Registration closed
  • Participants of all ages can run or walk in this race distance category.

    1. CA$35.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Feb 23 – Apr 1
    2. CA$40.00
      Apr 2 – May 2

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are for medical reasons only (must provide medical note). 50% refunded 4 weeks prior to race, 25% refunded 3 weeks prior to race. No refunds for any reason 2 weeks prior to race. Race will proceed rain or shine, except in extreme situations like inclement weather (lighting, tornado warning, etc.).  No refunds if event is cancelled, but will be rescheduled to another weekend.

If you would like to transfer a race from one person to another please email us at and we will be happy to make that change manually. We will honour the original price if the transfer happens during a higher current price period.  

If you would like to switch to another race (i.e., 2.5 km to 5 km, vice versa) this must be done through Race Roster.  If there is an increase in price you will be charged the difference.  You will not be refunded the difference however when there is a decrease in price.  Additionally, Race Roster charges a fee of $1.95 for processing the request. 

No transfers will be permitted 2 weeks prior to an event.  Races cannot be deferred to the following calendar year.  


Donations can be made by clicking on the "Donate Now" button or at the time of registration. Family and friends can also make donations in the name of participants.  We have also organized a number of individual, school, and corporate fundraising challenges.  We encourage interested parties to create and / or join a fundraising team.   All donations and proceeds from our fundraising efforts will go to the RVH Foundation in support of their Child and Youth Mental Health Program.  Donations of $20 or more will receive charitable tax receipts.  In the weeks following the event, charitable tax receipts will be issued by the RVH foundation.

Top Teams


Shanty Bay Public School

Raised: CA$3,195.00


East Oro Public School

Raised: CA$1,640.00


WR Best Memorial Public School

Raised: CA$300.00

Top Fundraisers


Cole Reid





Logan Peters





Tyler MacGregor

Raised: CA$685.00

Contact Information

Event Location

240 Line 8 South in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, L0L 2X0

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