January 29, 2021
Dear Trail Friends,
We sincerely hope that you and your family is safe and healthy during these challenging times we continue to face.
As much as we are chomping at the bit to be able to open registration for our 2021 races, we are unable to move forward until the situation facing all of us improves to the point where large outdoor gatherings are allowed and our Park partners are able to issue permits for events.
So please hang in there, keep up your training in a safe and distanced manner and let's cross our fingers (and toes!) that we will be able to host you sometime this year!
In the meantime, check out our new virtual series - We Run The North: Canada's National Parks 10K Series
Norman & Jodi
July 9, 2020
Dear Trail Friends,
Gotta Run Racing, along with the global community, has faced unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. We have all experienced some form of loss, disappointment and adversity in the last few months. The safety and health of our runners, volunteers and community is our foremost priority.
The Ontario Government has not indicated when the limit on group sizes will be increased to a point that will allow the race to take place. The Credit Valley Conversation Authority will not issue permits until such time. Events like ours take months of advance planning therefore without having this key information, it has come to the point that we will have to cancel this year's Island Lake Classic. We appreciate and understand your disappointment. These are challenging times for all of us, but with the support of our participants, volunteers and community partners, we are confident that we will return to the trails stronger than ever, when it’s safe to do so.
While this is a disappointing outcome, we know it is the best one for the current situation. We want to continue to support our community even without this event so we will be donating a portion of every Virtual Run registration fee to our charitable partner, Friends of Island Lake.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding moving forward.
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Monday, September 6, 2021
9th annual Island Lake Classic 10K & 5K Race/Walk starts and ends in picturesque Island Lake Conservation Area, in the Town of Mono, next door to Orangeville. Groomed trails and bridges crossing the lake guarantee an enjoyable event. Fun for the whole family - The free kid's run takes place prior to the race.
Please note, admission to the park is free for participants and volunteers.
Dogs, strollers and wheelchairs are not allowed during the event but can enjoy the park after closing ceremony.
New Course Record 5K
Jackson Bull 18:13
New Course Record 10K
Roman Mironov 37:14
Live too far away? Schedule conflicts? FOMO? No problem! Sign up for our virtual event and we will send you a custom medal and your choice of swag - logo'd running hat or tech running socks and you can participate any day, anytime, anywhere! Virtual Run Packages will be mailed in late summer via Canada Post.
$30.00Feb. 7 - Dec. 31
Live too far away? Schedule conflicts? FOMO? No problem! Sign up for our virtual event and we will send you a custom medal your choice of swag - logo'd running hat or tech running socks and you can participate any day, anytime, anywhere! Virtual Run Packages will be mailed in late summer via Canada Post.
$35.00Feb. 7 - Dec. 31
FreeFeb. 7 - Dec. 31
- September 6 11:00 a.m. EDT - Early Race Kit P/U at Running Free Orangeville
- September 6 4:00 p.m. EDT - Race Kit at Running Free Orangeville ends
- September 7 8:00 a.m. EDT - Race Day Registration
- September 7 9:00 a.m. EDT - Kids' Fun Run
- September 7 9:20 a.m. EDT - 10K Run
- September 7 9:45 a.m. EDT - 5K Run/Walk
- September 7 11:00 a.m. EDT - Awards begin
- Event contact
- Jodi McNeill