September 29, 2018
In Collaboration with Parks Canada, and the Rouge National Urban Park First Nations Advisory Circle.
Join us September 29, 2018 for the inaugural Earth Run in the Rouge.
The Rouge Earth Run is an event collaboration between the Rouge National Urban Park First Nations Advisory Circle, Parks Canada and 5Peaks. This special initiative will also feature a celebration of Indigenous art and culture, and create opportunities to highlight Indigenous traditional knowledge and history throughout the Rouge and beyond.
Join us for the Inaugural event. 8km of pristine trails. Only 200 entries available!
A rich assembly of natural, cultural and agricultural landscapes, Rouge National Urban Park is home to amazing biodiversity, some of the last remaining working farms in the Greater Toronto Area, Carolinian ecosystems, Toronto’s only campground, one of the region’s largest marshes, unspoiled beaches, amazing hiking opportunities, and human history dating back over 10,000 years, including some of Canada's oldest known Indigenous sites.
Once land assembly is complete, Rouge National Urban Park will be one of the largest and best protected urban parks of its kind in the world, spanning 79.1 square kilometres in the heart of Canada's largest and most diverse metropolitan area, overlapping the cities of Toronto, Markham and Pickering and the Township of Uxbridge. Indeed, Rouge National Urban Park will be 23 times larger than Central Park in New York.
Date: September 29, 2018
Directions to Start: Parking at Toronto Zoo, lot 4. This lot is also accessible by public transit.
Distances and Fees:
*Please note that race distances are all TBC at the moment as we finalize exact courses.*
4km: $50.00 plus taxes and online registration fees.
8km: $50.00 plus taxes and online registration fees.
Kids 1k race: Free! (up to age 10)
Kids 3k timed race: $10 (up to age 15)
4k and 8k race includes:
- On course race nutrition and hydration
- Post race snacks
- Official race swag - TBA
- Well marked routes and gorgeous views!
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 29
7:30am Packet Pick Up opens
8:30am Packet Pick Up Ends
9:00am Race Start
9:15am Free 1k kids race start
12:00pm Awards Begin
There will be one aid station on course at approximately 5km. This is a looped course so the 4k race will do one loop, and the 8k race will do two!
WE ARE PROUDLY A CUP-FREE EVENT!
For all races and events, please bring your own reusable cup/container/ water belt or hydration pack. Thank-you for being a part of our commitment to the environment!
Spectators: Parking is limited so be sure to arrive early and please carpool!
Medals will be awarded for top three male and female racers in each event.
In the interest of racer safety and because of the size of our attendance and the technicality of our course, it’s dangerous!
NONE OF THESE THINGS BELONG ON THE TRAIL DURING THE RACE:
- No dogs
- No headphones
- No strollers or baby joggers
- No nordic walking poles
*Please note that there are no refunds or cancellations for any reason. Please read the waiver carefully. If you need to switch between the 4k and 8k race, you can do this once at no charge. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.*
In Partnership with:
- Alderville First Nation
- Beausoleil First Nation
- Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
- Chippewas of Rama First Nation
- Hiawatha First Nation
- Missisaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
- Missisaugas of the New Credit First Nation
- Six Nations of the Grand River
- Nationne Huron-Wendat