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Pace for the Donkeys is a 5K trail run (walkers welcome!) to be run on the trails and through the fields of the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, in Guelph, Ontario. It’s fun for all ‘pacers’, and good for donkeys since all proceeds go to them. The race will be timed, but go at your own PACE (just as donkeys do!). Race will take place rain or shine. Race registration is non-refundable.

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5K Trail Run/Walk Limited spots available

  1. $40.00
    Mar 1 - Sep 25

Donkey Dash Limited spots available

There will be several 100M Donkey Dashes for kids 2-11 after the 5K is finished. Five age groups will race, as follows: age 2-3; age 4-5; age 6-7; age 8-9; age 10-11

  1. $10.00
    Mar 1 - Sep 25

Virtual 5K Run/Walk Limited spots available

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.

  1. $30.00
    Mar 1 - Sep 25

DSC Information

Since 1992, the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada has provided a lifelong home – and haven – to donkeys, mules and hinnies who have been abandoned, neglected and abused – or whose owners who can no longer care for them. There are currently 82 donkeys and mules at the Sanctuary Farm, and 42 more in our approved Foster Farm network.

We envision a world in which the dignity and worth of all creatures is recognized and respected.

Currently, the DSC is funded entirely through private individual donations and community and corporate sponsorships of special events.

We are excited to announce that we are once again hosting the Annual PACE for the Donkeys 5K. This unique race and experiences twists through the trails of our Sanctuary, passing wild life along the way, before heading back down the laneway to the donkey paddocks. Run through the donkey paddocks and experience their excitement as you come up on the finish line. Spend a day here at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada!

The DSC is a not-for-profit licensed charity. Charitable Number: 138721253 RR0001

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Event Schedule

  • September 29 8:00 AM EDT - First shuttle from Eagle's Flight parking area

  • September 29 8:00 AM EDT - Registration, chipping, receiving bib and number

  • September 29 9:30 AM EDT - Race Warm-Up

  • September 29 9:30 AM EDT - Last shuttle from Eagle's Flight parking area

  • September 29 9:45 AM EDT - Group Photo

  • September 29 10:00 AM EDT - 5K Trail Run, followed by walkers

  • September 29 10:45 AM EDT - Awards Ceremony

  • September 29 11:00 AM EDT - Donkey Dash

  • September 29 11:15 AM EDT - First shuttle back to parking area (approx. once course is clear)

  • September 29 12:30 PM EDT - Last shuttle back to parking area

Contact Information

Event Location

6981 Conc. 4, Puslinch

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