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This race, organized by the Wainwright Runners, offers a CHALLENGING and refreshing start to your running season. Join us for either a 10km or 5km run, a 5km walk or a 2km kids run!

The route is out and back along a paved multi-use trail (Ascot and Area Recreation Trail RR#70) beside the CFB Wainwright Buffalo pasture. As you can see, the route is rolling terrain and should challenge all running abilities.  

Every participant receives a race shirt (if you sign up before April 10th, 2019) and a sapling (tree) for getting out and running with us. For those lucky enough to place in the top three spots of their running category, they will receive a hand-painted bowl by Canadian Artist Debra Cherniawsky-Durrer. Pictures of the mugs from last year are below. Photos of the bowls will be posted when a design is chosen.

You have the option of making the Bison Run your 1st race in the Battle River Series. You can register for all three races here as well as by clicking on the brown button "Register for Series" on the right panel.  

Please click here if you would like to volunteer. Volunteers are also included in the Series awards this year. 

Registration fees

2K Kids Closed


  1. $15.00
    Dec 21 - Apr 26

10K Race Closed

  • Race

    1. $35.00
      Dec 21 – Mar 8
    2. $40.00
      Mar 9 – Apr 21
    3. $45.00
      Apr 22 – Apr 26

5K Race Closed

  • Race

    1. $35.00
      Dec 21 – Mar 8
    2. $40.00
      Mar 9 – Apr 21
    3. $45.00
      Apr 22 – Apr 26

5K Walk Closed

  • Walk

    1. $35.00
      Dec 21 – Mar 8
    2. $40.00
      Mar 9 – Apr 21
    3. $45.00
      Apr 22 – Apr 26


Check out photos here on google and here on fb.

Timing and results

LogoEllis Timing is manually timing our race. All participants will receive an official time. Results will be printed on-site and available here. 

If you placed in the top 3 of your categorie, and were not at the awards, please email to arrange pick up time and place.  We will get your award to you.

Processing fee


Base fee

Transaction Fee

Site Fee

You pay

2km kids





5km/10km (early bird)





5km/10km (regular)





5km/10km (Sign up between April 22nd  - 28th)*





*Late sign up on-line is between April 22nd and April 26th. There is NO on-line sign up April 27th. 

Directions to race site

Please park at Davco 402 4 ave S Wainwright AB, and walk into the Start Finish Line. 


Race location is here.


Race parameters

The course is on a paved path called the Ascot and Area Recreation Trail (RR#70). 

Due to our "Spring" weather, please try and prepare for variable conditions. Dress in thin layers but several of them to stay somewhat dry and warm! You might want to bring some warm clothes to change into after the race. 

Strollers are allowed. 

Personal music is also allowed, but please be considerate to your fellow runners.

Dogs are also permitted if they remain leashed and are in the company of their owners at all times. Please also pick up after your dog. 

For the 5km elevation graph (x2 of this for the 10km race) click here

Battle River Series

Wainwright Runners is excited and proud to partner with Lougheed Race for the 2019 Battle River Series. The Series embraces three races, Bison Run April 28th (5km walk/run and 10km run), Lougheed Race August 11th (5km walk/run, 10km and half marathon) and Bison Dash September 15th (5km walk/run). All a runner needs to do is complete a race at each event and you will win a series medal! 

Run and/or volunteer in all three events and you win the Series medal. 5c86ec93a44a3.jpg

Remember to join Wainwright Runners club and get $5.00 off each Wainwright Runners events.


For the 5km Run we have six categories

  • Under 18yrs (male and female)
  • 18yrs to 40yrs (male and female)
  • Over 40yrs (male and female )

For the 10km Run we have six categories

  • Under 35yrs (male and female)
  • 35yrs to 49yrs (male and female)
  • 50+yrs (male and female)

The 2km Kids Run (12 and under) and the 5km Walk (all ages) will have male and female-only category.



If you are lucky enough to be one of the top three runners in your category you will win a hand-painted bowl by Canadian Artist Debra Cherniawsky-Durrer. Please visit her website to see more of her work. 

Awards will be given to the top three runners in all categories.

Package pick-up

Pick up your package at Armstong's Clothing and Sport 

Address: 919 2 Ave, Wainwright, AB T9W 1C5 

Time: 4pm-6pm Friday April 26, 2019.  

For those travelling you can pickup your package the morning of the event at the site from 9:00am-9:40am.

NOTE: An adult must accompany kids 12 years of age and under to the race site and must remain on site during the race.  

Thank You!


Register before Apr 10th (cut off date for free t shirt is Apr 9 at 11:59pm) and you will also receive a FREE short sleeve shirt with the race logo. 

Adult t-shirts are gendered and all kids shirts are youth sized. The t-shirts are a thin 100% cotton, which makes them flexible material while at the same time plastic-free!



In support of Earth Day, plant a tree, bring your own bottle and bring old shoes to recycle!

5bd9d7b95b012.jpgIn honour of Earth Day, Monday April 22nd, we are providing every race participant with a small sapling. Please visit this site for instructions on how to plant and take care of your tree.

To help reduce our impact on the environment:

Bring your own cup or bottle for refreshments please and thank you!



Fruit, muffins and bagels will be available to all participants. Refreshments are available for those who bring their own cup or bottle.  

Race cancellation

Wainwright Runners reserves the right to cancel the race based on: (1) Extreme weather during the event, (2) Unforeseen circumstances that make directing the race impossible. In the case of cancellation, race entries will not be refunded.

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A BIG THANKS to the following:

Thank you to the MD of Wainwright for supporting this race. 

Thank you to DAVCO for providing access to close parking. 

Thank you to Armstrong's for providing a venue for pre-race bib pick-up!

Thank You to Aeromodelling Club for providing a venue for race day.

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Click here to view 2018 photos. 

2019 photos coming soon here.


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Event Schedule

  • April 28 9:50 AM MDT - Welcome

  • April 28 10:00 AM MDT - 2km Kids Race

  • April 28 10:30 AM MDT - 10km Race and 5K Walk

  • April 28 10:40 AM MDT - 5km Race

  • April 28 12:00 PM MDT - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

402 4 Ave S, Wainwright, AB T0B 1B0

Click here to view map