On September 25, 2022, between 11am and 4pm, join Up and Running Guelph for our 3rd annual Pick Up the Pace, fundraiser, presented by Co-operators, Brad Barbour Insurance Group! This year we are excited to team up with The Country Rumble Cycling and Live Music event and welcome you to our first in-person event. We invite you and the entire family to Thatcher Farms (5727 5th Line, Guelph/Eramosa) for a fun-filled day! With live music, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, play area, and so much more, there will be something for everyone !! Free Parking for everyone - or feel free to ride your bike!!
Run, Walk or Ride for Mental Health
Register for Pick Up the Pace to walk or run our unique country farm 1km loop. Whether you want to achieve a total distance, see how far you can go in up to 4 hours, or partner up with a friend or a group and complete as a relay - the choice is yours! Last day to register is September 20, 2022
If two-wheeled adventures are more your style register for Country Rumble, choose from our 13km, 25km, 50km or 75+km gravel routes and register to ride for mental health. Group ride leaders will guide you through the scenic country roads at social pace. For those wishing to challenge themselves or move faster, all riders will be provided with routes and are welcome to complete on their own. Last day to register is September 20, 2022
To keep up our virtual tradition and continue to invite supporters from across the country (and around the world) to join us, we continue to offer a virtual registration option. Walk, run or ride your favorite route, or take on a new challenge with Pick Up the Pace Anytime. The virtual event will take place between September 17 and 25, so choose a day or spread your walking/running/riding over several days within this period. Last day to register is September 24, 2022
All proceeds from the event will be directed towards Up and Running Guelph. With your help, our goal is to raise $25,000 to ensure the continued delivery of low-cost, accessible, safe and supportive programs for our community. All participants registered for Pick up the Pace, Pick Up the Pace Anytime and Country Rumble who raise $150 or more will be reimbursed their registration fee. All donations of $20 or more will be issued tax receipts.
The Country Rumble Live Music Event
Hosted at Barn Swallow Fields at Thatcher Farms, The Country Rumble Live Music event is open to all ages! This unique event features local musicians, fun games, access to the beautifully designed 6 acre corn maze, pumpkin patch and fun farm yard. Kiddos are encouraged to bring their bikes to learn new skills in the dedicated kids bike area that will provide an opportunity to showcase their hard work in a special kids' event. Food and drink will be available for purchase onsite.
General admission can be purchased in advance through the registration link or in-person on September 25, 2022.
As a Pick Up the Pace Anytime participant, you can walk, run or ride on your own anytime between September 17 and September 25. Get out as many times as you would like to, on any route your choose. This is a great option for those who are unable to join us on September 25. *For Canadian residents only - Pick Up the Pace Anytime participants will receive an event kit by mail.
Children under 10 are Free!
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