YSJ Halloween 5k & Little Monster Dash - Saint John Airport
supporting The Brighten Group - focusing on Patient Comfort since 1919 - Saturday 27 October 2018
OUR RACE ON SATURDAY IS NOW CLOSED FOR NEW REGISTRATIONS BUT YOU CAN STILL SIGNUP FOR THE VIRTUAL RACE AND WE WILL MAIL THE RACE KIT OUT TO YOU EARLY NEXT WEEK - THANK YOU
Latest News - Porter Airlines are donating 2 flight seats as our Grand Prize at the Awards ceremony after the race. Terms & Conditions apply but you must register for the race and be in attendance at the awards otherwise we will re-draw until we have a winner.
News - July 25- Moosehead Breweries will be at our race pouring samples of their Moosehead Small Batch “October Brown Ale”. How fitting! They have been a fantastic regular feature at our airport race for a number of years now.
Welcome to the 8th edition of the YSJ 5k race on the Runway at Saint John Airport on Saturday 27 October 2018. We are proud to be the original Maritime Airport race and are excited to work with our colleagues at Saint John Airport in the build up to the race. This year we will be having a Halloween theme and we encourage you to run in your best Halloween costumes/outfits, although its not compulsory. We will have our Kids Fun Run once again, themed for Halloween as The Little Monster Dash.
In 2018 the Saint John Airport race is proud to partner with the Brighten Group for this very unique event The Saint John Regional Hospital’s Brighten Group, has been focused on Patient Comfort since 1919. Patient Comfort means enhancing the hospital experience for Patients, Families and Staff while in the hospital or, in other words, making your day a little brighter! Brought to you by the Saint John Airport, The Brighten Group and Fundy Sports and Tourism.
Medals for first 300 participants.
Halloween Costumes - we are happy for you to be as creative as possible but please note that face masks will not be allowed and nothing that can detach itself from your costume and create an issue for aircraft later in the day. Facial make up is fine.
New for 2018 - Prizes for the best Halloween Themed dress Male & Female & please note - we will be operating the race out of the Fire Hall located at the end of the Airport Service Road. Registration & race start and finish & Kids Fun Run will all take place at this venue.
New for 2018 - Halloween Hustle 5k Virtual Race
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. We will mail your race bib and medal directly to you and you can participate on your own schedule and at your own pace. Here's how it will work.
Upload your results to our Facebook page "Saint John Airport 10K & 5K" or email us at email@example.com
The Halloween Hustle 5k will be capped to 300 runners total.
$5.00 of every $36.00 entry fee will be donated to The Brighten Group to support cancer down there.
Provisional start time for the 5k is 12.30pm (or as soon as the Air Canada Flight departs) on the afternoon of Saturday 27 October. Timings may change at the discretion of the Airport or the Race organizers. Refunds will not be offered due to a change in race time. All runners must be off the race course by 2.30pm.
The Little Monster Dash
This Halloween themed Kids Fun Run for ages 4-13 will be over a non-timed distance of between 1.5 - 2k and will follow a brand new straight, out and back route from the Fire Hall. Please note that parents will not be able to run with their children during the Kids Fun Run. The kids must be self sufficient. All kids will receive a finishers medal. Kids Fun Run will start at 12.15pm.
All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable sorry. All timings are subject to flights schedules. Entries must not be sold on without the prior consent of the Race Director.Please click on this link for full Terms & Conditions
This is a live airport and in the event of flight delays we will reduce the race distance or run an alternate route. Subject to flight timings we may have to impose a time limit on the races. I will update everyone should this info be updated. No refunds will be issued for shortened or cancelled races.
Identification GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID MUST BE SHOWN ON RACE DAY FOR SECURITY PURPOSES. NO ID = NO RACE, SORRY. No ID = No race. You are running airside which is classed as a restricted area.
A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. We will mail your race bib and medal directly to you and you can participate on your own schedule and at your own pace. Here's how it will work. Register for our Virtual Race. Close to race date we will mail you your medal and race bib. Choose your location and distance to run/walk/jog/bike. Your 5K, your way! Set a date and run your race! Celebrate your victory! Wear your medal with pride! You’ve earned it! Send us a photo of you completing your virtual race with your medal Upload your results to our Facebook page "Saint John Airport 10K & 5K" or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nitty Gritty Details
Before we get too heavy with the specific details of this race we ask you for your patience. This is a very unique event on an active Airport runway and we can only host this race with the support of Transport Canada and the Saint John Airport Authority. I fully understand that we will be asking you to do things at this race that you will not be asked to do at any other event, so please take this into consideration. Everyone helping out is volunteering their time and endeavours so please thank them for their efforts.
Identification - TREAT THIS RACE AS IF YOU WERE DEPARTING FOR A FLIGHT – BRING GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID, NO LIQUIDS AIRSIDE, ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME.
Only competitors will be allowed air-side, (even in the Kids fun run) and all spectators must remain in the Fire Hall registration area. There will be restrictions on the area for spectators due to normal security airport regulations. Please follow directions by the volunteers / race officials.
Headphones of any description are not allowed on the Race Course for safety reasons at any time. If you are seen on the race course with Headphones you will be disqualified (we don’t want a plane landing on your head because you couldn’t hear us shouting at you). We must be able to communicate with you at all times.
There will be a water table close to the Fire Hall. For safety reasons please dispose of your plastic cups in the designated Throw Zone. This is to aid with the clean up and to ensure that cups do not end up being blown into aircraft engines.
Due to the liquids, aerosols and gel restrictions in place with Transport Canada no Water Bottles, liquids or gels will be allowed on the course. We will have a water table for your use on the route.
Strollers will not be permitted on the course at any time.
Washrooms – there are washroom in the Fire Hall and we will have portapotties on site. There are no port-a-loos on the run course.
Please park in the designated areas near the Fire Hall and follow directions provided by our Volunteers. If you park in the metered pay area in front of the terminal building you must pay the applicable fee - failure to do so may result in a ticket or towing. We will have Air Cadets assisting with parking.
Due to the sensitive nature and security issues with operating a Running Race in an airport facility you must follow directions provided by Airport Security or Race Officials. Failure to do so could result in the cancellation of future events.
We have no control over emergency flights that may require use of the airport facility. In the event that an emergency occurs during the course of the race we reserve the right to cancel, postpone or reduce the race distance or route. No refund will apply. – any decision regarding this will be made on race day and we will communicate this as soon as possible to the runners – no refunds or deferments will be available.
The Small print
All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.
* You must be in attendance at the Awards presentation after the race when the draw is made. If your name is drawn and you are not in attendance we will re-draw until a winner is found.
** Route may be subject to change due to operational reasons as imposed by the airport.
No refunds will be issued in the event that you cannot run.
As a result of the high volume of changes that were made in previous years we have decided that for all future events we will only make a name change with a $5.00 fee which will be donated to the charity nominated for the Kids Fun Run – no changes will be made until the donation is received. No changes will be accepted after 6.00pm on the Wednesday prior to the race.
In the event that runners wish to do a name change it is the responsibility of the runners to agree to the financial (entry fee) aspects of this switch as it relates to the draw for the free Air Canada Flights. Fundy Sports & Tourism, Saint John Airport, Air Canada and all associated parties absolve themselves of any and all liability due to a claim for a prize due to a name change, this matter must be negotiated between the respective runners. In good faith we will draw the names for draw prizes from the complete final list provided by Atlantic Chip at the time race numbers are allocated.
Race Day procedure
Race Registration will open at 10.30am. You will provide your PhotoID and will have your hand stamped after which you will visit the registration desks to collect your race number Your ID will be returned at the end of the event when you re-enter the Fire Hall.
You will only be allowed airside when announced by a Race Official. Once airside there will be a barricaded area for warming up, please stay within this area until the race start. Once you are airside you will not be able to return to the Fire Hall until the end of the event. All toilet facilities are inside the Fire Hall or Main Terminal Building, there will no Porta-A-Potties on the race route.
Once you start the race please stay to the marked race route, do not deviate from the route under any circumstances, unless directed by a race volunteer. If you need to withdraw from the race please proceed to the nearest marshal / volunteer who will arrange for you to be transferred back to the Fire Hall. It is imperative that you advise them that you are not finishing.
At the conclusion of the race you will be directed back into the Fire Hall where you will collect your ID.
Below is a Security Agreement that you will be asked to sign on race morning. Please print and bring along with you UNSIGNED on race day.
RUNWAY RUN SECURITY AGREEMENT
Pass Issued to (Individual’s Name please print): ___________________________________
Bib Number: ____________________________________
I agree that:
a. I have received a onetime
use, event specific numbered bib, which will serve as my pass into the Saint John Airport Restricted Area;
b. I will safeguard the numbered bib issued to me at all times;
c. the bib issued to me is only valid while I am participating in the May 03 runway race;
d. the bib issued to me is only valid for those restricted areas to which I require access during the
e. the bib issued to me has been designed to be worn on the outer clothing, and will be visibly
displayed at all times during the race;
f. I will not give or lend my bib to any other person;
g. I have been informed of any fees associated with the administration of the pass system and that
should I not return my bib as required to the Airport Operator or the Department of Transport as
appropriate, that I will be subject to a fee set by the Airport Operator or the Department of Transport
of one hundred dollars ($100) for each bib not returned immediately following the race;
h. the pass issued to me is not to be used to bypass passenger preboard screening where, as an
intended passenger on a commercial aircraft, I would be subject to such screening;
i. failure to abide by the safety and security instructions issued by race organizers will result in
automatic removal from the Airport Restricted Area, and referral to Transport Canada for investigation and resulting legal and monetary penalty.
October 27 12:15 PM ADT - Kids Fun Run
October 27 12:30 PM ADT - 5k Start time