Important Race-Day Information

We are pleased to announce that The Water Run 2020 is a go!

 ***PLEASE READ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS****

DATE

Saturday October 10, 2020

LOCATION

Downtown YMCA start -Strathcona Park trail.

PARKING

Free parking at YMCA parking lot.

ENTRY FEES (Capping Run at 150 Participants)

3k/5km/10km – $50; KIDS $20! Online closes Friday night.

Last minute registration – $60! Starts Thursday night closes Saturday morning.

Race Day Registration will be available from 9:30am-10:15am for $60.

It saves to register early!! Make sure to giveyourself enough
time to grab your bib andprepare for a 11am start!

Your entry includes:
Race Bib with Racepro CHIP TIMING and Results
W
ELL MARKED course with water stations.
Finish line snacks from Tim Hortons.
FUN & SWEAT!

RACE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Pickup Times / New Race Start Times
10 km: pickup between 10:15am – 10:45am – new rolling race start 11:00am.
5km runners: pickup between 10:30am – 11:00am – new rolling race start 11:15am
3km runners: pickup between 10:45am – 11:15am – new rolling race start 11:30am

RACE PACKAGE PICKUP

We are staggering race package pick-up according to your race distance. Please do not arrive before your scheduled pick-up time.
Participants must line up 2m apart during package pick-up. Before receiving your timing chip and race bib number from our team (who will wear masks & gloves) participants will be questioned as follows:

Pre-Screening Questionnaire will be posted for Runners to self assessment before event. Questions asked are below:

(Questions 1 – 4 NO, 5 YES required for participation) to be answered upon arrival.
1. Have you traveled outside of the country in the past 14 days?
2. Have you tested positive for COVID – 19. (if yes in the past 14 days, no participation)
3. Do you have any symptoms: cough, fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing not related to a pre-existing condition?
4. Have you knowingly been in contact with an individual who has tested positive in the last 14 days?
5. Have you read the athlete race day information in its entirety?

RACE START

Racers will line up every 2m (at flags) and individually released every 5 seconds in a time-trial format.
Keep moving up the line until you’re the next to go. Your start time is automatically triggered when you cross the start line.
Although cohorts will be allowed to start and race in a group, side-by-side running is not allowed.
We want to leave plenty of room for others to pass.

PASSING PROTOCOLS

Athletes will be instructed to maintain physical distance of 2m through the race.
Passing is permitted when there is nobody coming the other way. Call out “passing on your left” and allow 2m.
The runner being passed must fall back to maintain 2m distance from the runner in front.

WATER STATIONS

Water cups will be filled and waiting on the water station tables.
Porta-Potties will be stocked with hand sanitizer.

FINISH LINE

Athletes will be encouraged not to directly follow another athlete into the finish area and to always maintain 2m of physical distance.
We have a wide finish chute with two lanes. Pick a side and keep moving forward.

POST-RACE

Bottled water and fruit snacks will be available at the finish. Each one will be handed out by a gloved volunteer.
After the race, runners can gather in small, distanced groups by the grassy area in front of the YMCA for a short congratulatory speech.
Savour the moment and then ENJOY the rest of your THANKSGIVING weekend with your friends and family.

Top Male/Female in each event win a free entry to the next race! Winners will receive an email after the race.
TOP PRIZES also go to top PLEDGE EARNERS for ADULTS and KIDS!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US