Frequently Asked Questions
What is a virtual race?
A virtual race can be completed on your own from any location you choose, on the day that you choose, at your own pace. You can run, jog, or walk on a road, on a trail, or a treadmill. You can do the race outside or inside.
Is there a specific day/time I need to run?
With the virtual race you can select any date/time between August 14 – August 28, 2021 to complete your distance.
Entry fee includes
When will I receive my race kit?
If you registered before July 30, 2021 your race kit will be shipped beginning the week of August 2. If you registered after July 30, 2021 your race kit will be sent out to you within two weeks of your registration date. We ship race kits via Canada Post and are unable to guarantee delivery times. Please ensure the address you provided on your registration form is current and accurate as that is the address we will use when we mail you your run kit. To edit your mailing address, please log in to your participant dashboard and update accordingly.
All finishers in the 10k and 5k will receive a finisher medal.
DO I have to upload my results?
No, you don’t have to upload your results at all.
WHAT APP or program do I need to upload my results?
If you wish to upload you results you can use: RunKeeper, Strava, Map my run, Garmin and more! It is easy to upload your results. We recommend that you download and use RunKeeper as it will automatically upload your race result to our results page. It is free to download the app and its really easy and fun to use. Details on how to upload your results will be emailed to you on race week.
What if I don’t have a Fitness Tracker/App and I still want to upload my results?
No problem, you can enter your result based on the honour system.
Are there awards?
No, we don’t have awards in the virtual race.
WHAT IS THE CHARITABLE CAUSE?
Our charitable partner is the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO). Click here for more info.
ARE THERE INCENTIVE PRIZES?
POGO offers tiered level incentive prizes to recognize participants’ fundraising efforts. Click here for more info.
CAN MEN PARTICIPATE ?
Yes, absolutely! Everyone is welcome to participate in the virtual race.
CAN KIDS PARTICIPATE?
Kids aged 6 years and over can participate in the 10k or 5k as long as they are in a safe environment.
ARE THE SHIRTS SIZED FOR WOMEN?
Yes, the shirts are women’s specific sizing. Sizing runs small and we recommend ordering one size up. For example; if you would usually order a medium, please order a large.
DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS/ HOW CAN I SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER?
Thank you for wanting to be a part of our volunteer team. However, due to our run being virtual for this year, we do not require volunteers for the August 10k/5k. We hope you will sign up to volunteer in 2022 and help make the day special and memorable to all of our runners.