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Welcome to Run for the Toad

We are so happy to welcome you to our trail race and to showcase all that we have in store for you this year. We hope you will find lots of inspiration and information to help you through your race planning.

The Toad is vibrant; a dynamic trail race where fun combined with the trail racing takes place throughout Tent City - especially in 2019, as we are remodelling Tent City like never before. Our main tent will be the awe inspiring scale of the 21st century ultimate in temporary custom shelters, ensuring weather-tight protection in virtually all weather conditions.

The Toad isn't just a trail race it is one of the great Canadian races. It also brings huge numbers of spectators and families. Then you have the sit down white table cloth post race dinner, children’s activities, the many complimentary amenities, great swag and Expo – so it’s also a race with executed planning and attention to the details.

We've packed this year full of ideas so you can plan your visit down to the hour ...

International travellers - Our host hotel (Best Western Plus Cambridge) is a 50 minutes drive from Toronto Pearson Airport.

As a gateway to a vast Grand River Valley Region that includes the quaint towns of Paris, Ayr, Cambridge and St Jacobs, within minutes drive, all with their own compelling heritage, and amenities like shopping, arts and dining.

We are here to make your visit one you will remember for a long time to come.

Peggy and George


Your registration fee for all events (except 
Toad Pals) includes:

  • Registration Gift
  • Catered Gourmet Luncheon
  • Finishing Medal
  • Pinehurst Entrance Fee
  • Expo Opportunity
  • Note: Toad Pals only receives a Toad Pal Medal & Pinehurst Entrance Fee

Registration fees

12.5K Run

Price changes in 1 month 12 days
    1. CA$99.00
      Now registering Jan 15 – Mar 30
      Register
    2. CA$114.00
      Mar 31 – Jul 30
    3. CA$129.00
      Jul 31 – Oct 2

12.5k Walk

Price changes in 1 month 12 days
    1. CA$99.00
      Now registering Jan 15 – Mar 30
      Register
    2. CA$114.00
      Mar 31 – Jul 30
    3. CA$129.00
      Jul 31 – Oct 2

25k Run

Price changes in 1 month 12 days
    1. CA$99.00
      Now registering Jan 15 – Mar 30
      Register
    2. CA$114.00
      Mar 31 – Jul 30
    3. CA$129.00
      Jul 31 – Oct 2

50k Run

Price changes in 1 month 12 days
    1. CA$103.00
      Now registering Jan 15 – Mar 30
      Register
    2. CA$118.00
      Mar 31 – Jul 30
    3. CA$133.00
      Jul 31 – Oct 2

50k Relay Team

Price changes in 1 month 12 days
  • Relay team is a minimum and maximum of 4 members

    1. CA$396.00
      Now registering Jan 15 – Mar 30
      Register
    2. CA$456.00
      Mar 31 – Jul 30
    3. CA$506.00
      Jul 31 – Oct 2

Toad Pals 94 spots remaining

Toad Pal registration fee does not include a Meal Ticket

  1. CA$10.00
    Jan 15 - Oct 2
    Register

Additional Details

Race Kit Pickup

  • At the race site on expo day and race day.

Race Times

  • 12.5K Run : Saturday October 5, 2019 @ 9:40 A.M.
  • 12.5k Walk : Saturday October 5, 2019 @ 9:40 A.M.
  • 25k Run : Saturday October 5, 2019 @ 9:40 A.M.
  • 50k Run : Saturday October 5, 2019 @ 9:30 A.M.
  • 50k Relay Team : October 5, 2019 @ 9:40 A.M.
  • Toad Pals : Saturday October 5, 2019 @ 9:15 A.M.

Contact Information

Event Location

Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, Pinehurst Road, Ayr, ON, Canada

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