Richcraft Kanata Race Day

A community event for the whole family.

Sunday, June 11, 2017



We would like to acknowledge and thank the organizations and businesses that have sponsored the Richcraft Kanata Race Day. Without their financially and in-kind support, Richcraft Kanata Race Day would not be possible.

2017 Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities Click Here for our sponsors information package


1K, 5K & 10K

The race routes for the 2017 edition of ‘Richcraft Kanata Race Day’ have been changed due to anticipated construction on Goulbourn Forced Road. The 5/10K races and the 1K children’s fun run will start and finish on Innovation Drive, at the southeast corner of the Richcraft Recreation Complex near the gazebo. The 1K will be staged on an out and back course along Innovation Drive that will be secured and monitored by adult volunteers. 

The 5/10K races start together and will follow an out and back course on Innovation Drive, Hines Road and into the Nordion Canada property utilizing their roadways. It will be coned and secured by adult volunteers, each kilometre marked with 2 water stations. 5K runners will do one lap, 10K runners do two laps.

The 1K fun run is children 5-12 years of age. Parents who want to run with their children are not to register as a participant. There will be an age restriction in place on the registration link through Events.com to prevent this from being done accidentally.

The 1/5/10K events will be timed, using ‘Running Goat’services.

Results will be posted on www.kanataraceday.ca by Monday, June 13th.

TOT TROT (100m)

You are never too young to race! The Tot Trot is one of those Kodak Moments. From preschoolers, toddlers and babes in strollers, the Tot Trot is a 100m “run” that finishes under the finish line arch. It is our intention to stage this event on the soccer field at the Richcraft complex.  The Tot Trot is free and all you need to do is show up! No advance registration is required.  Richcraft Richcraft Kanata Race Day 2016 is Sunday, June 12th.  Please note:  THIS EVENT IS NOT TIMED


5KM & 10km – 8:30 a.m.
Parking: Please follow directions for parking at the race site.
Entertainment: In addition to the race, please enjoy the Kids Fun Zone and the Marketplace.

1KM – 9:45 a.m. – For children 5-12 years of age.

TOT TROT 10:00 a.m. – For children under 5 years of age.

Registration: Registration is online only. Follow the links on this website. Late registration is available in-person at the Saturday Race Kit Pick Up from 10am to 4pm at the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata (RRCK) – However, only a limited number of timing chip bibs are available so participants are encouraged to register early online.


We are pleased to announce that our Pace Bunnies are back this year to help you reach your time goals. Pace Bunnies will be racing in the 5K and 10K events. Details of time goals will be posted prior to the race.


Timing for the 5K, 10K and 1K will be performed by ‘Running Running Goat Race Timing.’ The Tot Trot is not timed.
Results will be posted on www.kanataraceday.ca by Monday, June 13th.


Walkers are welcome to participate but due to time constraints, only in the 5K event.  Please click on the ‘Walker’ option when in the process of registering online.

  • 1KM Race – $10  $20 with event t-shirt (youth sizes)
  • 5/10K Race – $30 $40 with event t-shirt (gender sized S;M;L;XL
  • Tot Trot – No Fee
  • For group registration click here.

This year, participants in the 1/5/10K events have the option to purchase an event t’shirt, for an additional fee of $10.  The 1K shirt will be of a cotton material, the 5/10K shirt will be a polyester blend, with a choice of size as outlined above.  These are available at race kit pick up on Saturday, June 10th or race day as specified.

Fees for the Richcraft Kanata Race Day are collected and used to stage the race and to raise funds for the fundraising committee of the Kanata North Recreation Complex. The goal of the fundraising committee is to raise $1.5 million to support the expansion of the pool from 6 lanes to 8 lanes as well as enhance the Skateboard Park to include many of the features found today. Fund raising efforts included naming rights for the building, commemorative pavers, time capsules, pool tiles, and community events such as the Richcraft Kanata Race Day.


All participants in the 10K, 5K and 1K must be registered to participate. Register online at www.events.com until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

Tot Trotters simply show up at the race site!


Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata.

  • Saturday, June 10th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Pick up your race kit and other race information and eliminate race day line ups. Note only a limited number of timing chips and race bibs are available at the last minute. Participants are encouraged to register in advance online.
  • Sunday, June 11th Race Kit Pick-Up: Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata, 7:15 a.m. for 5K & 10K; 1K and until 9:30 a.m.

Awards are being handed out immediately after winners have been declared in the 10K event and gets underway at 9:30 a.m. in the courtyard at the rear of the Richcraft Recreation Complex.  1st 2nd 3rd Overall, Men/Women; 5K and 10K race only.  Awards will not be mailed out so if you are unable to stay, winners may have a designate pick up an award on their behalf. 1k and Tot Trot participants will receive finishers ribbons.

There will be many draw prizes awarded through a random selection process. Winners must be in attendance to claim a prize if selected.

Richcraft Kanata Race Day is a community fun run open to all ages. Proceeds from the event supports the enhancements of the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata and recreation within the community.

Featuring a 10K, 5K, 1K and 200m Tot Trot, the race is held at the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata (RRCK)

Race will start on Innovation Drive just east of the gazebo and runners will proceed north on Innovation to Hines Road;

Right on Hines Road and continue into Nordion Canada; route continues south then east along the rear of Nordion plant and then north onto Station Road. 

Runners will head westbound along the north side of Best Canada and Nordion to a turnaround location.  Once making the turn, runners take it is back out at the Nordion entrance on Hines Road;

Runners will be run west on Hines Road and then directed left onto the Monk Trail where they will be directed back to the finish line that is situated on the pathway just east of the gazebo.  5k runners do one loop, 10K runners do two laps.

Organized by Councillor Marianne Wilkinson the 2017 race is the 8th year and is one of a number of fund raising initiatives undertaken by the Councillor and the Kanata North Recreation Centre Inc. All proceeds support the enhancement of the Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata (RRCK) and its programming.

The original facility design called for just a 6-lane swimming pool and a small skateboard park. Fundraising has supported the addition of 2 swim lanes thus creating an 8-lane pool suitable to meet the aquatic recreation needs of Kanata and West Carleton residents. The larger pool is now home to various swim clubs and teams, offers more swim lessons, and more opportunities for adult fitness swimming. Fundraising has also expanded the expanded skateboard park, which now serves a large child, youth and adult population. Without your support these worthwhile additions would not be possible.

While the RRCK is fully built and operating, we are still in need of fund raising dollars for additional youth program intitiatives and improvements to the facility. In 2015 for example, KNRC funded an outdoor nature appreciation program in the wooded March Highlands surrounding the facility through a unique Junior Ranger program initiated by Marianne Wilkinson.

Richcraft Kanata Race Day 2017

A Race for the Whole Family

Presented by Richcraft Group of Companies
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
10K, 5K and 1K races & Tot Trot

The Committee

Richcraft Kanata Race Day is an event organized by Councillor Marianne Wilkinson with the help of the Kanata North Recreation Centre Inc. A Race Committee of community volunteers organizes the logistics of the event each year.

If you would like to help with the Race Committee or volunteer on Race Day contact us.




Race Day Volunteers

Contact Joe Duvall ([email protected])
What can you do to help out? We need adults and youth volunteers to assist is a variety of race day activities. To help organize this or future Richcraft Kanata Race Day events contact Kerry as well.
Race Day Volunteer Jobs:

Route Marshals

As a route marshal you will be responsible for guiding runners along the race route. Under the direction of our technical director you will assist in setting up the race course, manning an assigned location to guide runners and help clean up the race route.

Water Station Attendants

Keeping runners well hydrated during their run makes for a more enjoyable and safe race experience for the runners. A water station is located on the course and volunteers are needed to help set up the station and hand out water to the runners as they pass by. This is a great place to greet and cheer on the runners.

Food Station Attendants

At the end of the race, racers can help themselves to a post race snack. Food station volunteers help set up and maintain the food station.

Registration Desk

Help is needed to register last minute racer entries, hand out race kits, and accept completed pledge forms and/or donations.

First Aiders

Do you have first aid qualifications (Standard Level First Aid/CPR)? If so, we can use you to provide first aid on the race course and help contact EMS should the need arise.

High School Volunteer Hours

Volunteering at Richcraft Kanata Race Day is eligible for the volunteer hours requirement for high school. Our race day volunteer coordinator will be happy to sign off your hours when you have completed your shift.

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