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.
For sponsorship opportunities Click Here for our sponsors information package
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.
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.
Dubbed the “Get out of my way 1K” this fun event for younger runners is a great photo op and a fun way to get kids involved. The race starts behind the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata (RRCK) on the Goulbon Forced Road. Runners take off along the tree lined forest road for a quick out and back. Parents are invited to walk and/or run alongside their children. Only children and youth are timed for this race.
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.
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.
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.
Presented by Richcraft Group of Companies
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
10K, 5K and 1K races & Tot Trot
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) and is run through the forested area of the Goulborn Forced Road before winding its way along residential streets and for those on the 10K course back along Terry Fox Drive.
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 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.
Contact Kerry Meyer (Kerry.Meyer@ottawa.ca)
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:
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.