Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get my t-shirt after the race?
No you cannot pick-up your shirt after the race. We also do not mail out shirts before or after the race.
Is my t-shirt size guaranteed?
No, unfortunately due to the number of participants we cannot guarantee t-shirt sizes will be exactly as ordered.
Can I exchange my shirt size at kit pick up or on run day?
No, you cannot exchange your shirt at kit pickup or on run day. If you wish to change your shirt size, you may do so BEFORE May 6, 2018 in the Participant Dashboard
Where do I find my Registration Confirmation and/or Promotional Gift Card?
To search for your confirmation, please click here. If you do not see your registration confirmation email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. Your individual link to download your promotional gift card was emailed to you in a separate email.

If you are looking specifically for your promotional gift card, you can log into the Participant Dashboard here to retrieve your coupons.

When does my Promotional Gift Card expire?
Promotional Gift Card

Your Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card expires one month after the price change / registration cut-off date that you registered before.

For Example – if you registered on January 8, 2018, and the registration cut-off was January 15, then your Promotional Gift Card expires on February 15, 2018. Or, if you registered on January 30, and the registration cut-off was February 15, your Promotional Gift Card expires on March 15, 2018.

Please refer to the chart below for specific registration and promotional gift card expiry dates:

Registration DateRegistration Cost and Promotional Gift Card ValuePromotional Gift Card
Expiry Date
Until January 15, 2018$45 + HST includes a $35.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card*, a technical running shirt and a coupon for 20% off running shoes.**Promotional Gift Card Expires February 15, 2018
Jan. 16 - Feb. 15, 2018$50 + HST includes a $30.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card*, a technical running shirt and a coupon for 20% off running shoes.**Promotional Gift Card Expires March 15, 2018
Feb. 16 - Mar. 15, 2018$55 + HST includes a $25.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card*, a technical running shirt and a coupon for 20% off running shoes.**Promotional Gift Card Expires April 15, 2018
Mar. 16 – Apr. 15, 2018$60 + HST includes a $20.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card*, a technical running shirt and a coupon for 20% off running shoes.**Promotional Gift Card Expires May 15, 2018
Apr. 16 – May 6, 2018$65 + HST includes a technical running shirt. No gift cards are available after April 15th.No Promotional Gift Card
How do I create a team?
Teams have more fun! So, gather your friends, family and colleagues together for fun, friendship and fundraising for Camp Ooch!

Getting Started Is Easy!

  • Choose your team name.
  • Nominate a Team Captain.
  • The Team Captain registers for the race and creates the team during registration.
  • The Team Captain informs team members that the team has been created.
  • The Team members register for the race individually and join the team by selecting the team name from the drop down menu on the registration form.

Are there incentives to fundraise?
If you raise $150 online, the cost of the race registration is reimbursed to you.

Fundraise Online

Raise a minimum of $150 online by May 13, 2018 at 5PM EST you are eligible to have your race registration reimbursed.*

  • In order to qualify, the $150 total cannot include any personal donations made by you to your own personal fundraising page.
  • The registration reimbursement does not include HST or processing fees.
  • All reimbursements will be issued by September 30, 2018.

Opting out of your Reimbursement – providing more funding for Ooch
Ooch incurs the cost of your registration as our way of saying thank you for your commitment to raising critical funds to send kids with cancer to Camp Ooch.

By opting out of receiving a refund, you will receive a gift-in-kind donation tax receipt and make a meaningful difference in the life of a child.

What is the charitable cause?
Camp Ooch is our charitable partner. Click here to learn more about Camp Ooch.
Do you need volunteers? How can I sign up to volunteer?
Yes, we always need volunteers to help us make the event a success. To sign up, click here and we’ll be in touch with you soon after we receive your application.
Can I wear my headphones / iPod during the run?
Ideally not. You should enjoy the race atmosphere and environment. If you do wear them, please ensure that the volume is low enough to hear any instructions given to you by our course marshals and that you are aware of others around you.
What is the route like?
The route is flat and fast.

Download Route Map

Is registration capped?
Yes, the race is capped at 3,000 participants in total.
Are there finisher medals?
Yes, everyone who finishes the race gets a medal. The medals will be handed out at the Post Run Party located in Lansdowne Park.
Can anyone cross the finish line?
No, only registered participants wearing a race bib will be allowed to cross the finish line.
Can kids participate?
The minimum age for participation is 8 years old. All kids must be registered in the event and have a bib. Anyone under 12 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult.
Is there a time limit?
Yes, there is a time limit. Participants have 2 hours to complete the course – approx. a 12:00 min/km.
Are walkers allowed?
Yes, walkers are encouraged to participate. All walkers will start in the final wave, starting at 8:09AM.
Are wheelchairs allowed?
Yes, athletes requiring the use of a wheelchair are welcome to participate.

  • If you are using a racing wheelchair with three wheels, please register yourself for the Wheelchair Wave that starts at 7:55AM.
  • If you are using a four wheel chair, or a recreational wheelchair, please register yourself for the 4th Wave that starts at 8:09AM.
  • The use of hand cranks, levers, motors or mechanical gears (e.g hand cycles) are not permitted. Please see the International Paralympic Committee’s Athletics Rules and Regulations for more details.
  • For safety reasons, it is recommended that all wheelchair athletes wear a helmet during the race.

Is the race 'chip' timed?
Yes, Sportstats will be timing the run using their Championchip Timing system.
What is included in the Entry Fee?
Technical Running shirt
Exclusive Finisher medal
Personalized race bib (if you register before May 7)
Opportunity to run a scenic route in the Nation’s capital
Great post race celebration
Helping send kids living with cancer to Camp Ooch
What are the wave start times?
Based on your estimated finish time

Wave NumberEstimated Finishing TimeCorralCorral Color Start Time
1st waveUnder 50:00 minutesCorral #1Red8:00 am
2nd wave50:00mins - 1:00 hourCorral #2Yellow8:03 am
3rd wave1:01 - 1:10 hourCorral #3Blue8:06 am
4th wave1:11+ hourCorral #4Green8:09 am
What time does the run start?
Run starts at 8:00AM
What is the race distance?
The distance of the race is 10km.

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