Richcraft Kanata Race Day 2017

A community event for the whole family.

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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


5K & 10K

Both the 5K and 10K routes begin behind the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata (RRCK) on the Goulborn Forced Road. The race heads out along a series of ups and downs towards Kanata Avenue. Runners take a turn into the local residential area. The 5K runners will turn around in the community and return along the same route to RRCK. 10K runners continue through the community and eventually out onto the paved sidewalks of Terry Fox Drive and return to RRCK at Innovation Drive and back to the finish line on the Goulborn Forced Road.

TOT TROT (200m)

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 200m “run” that finishes under the finish line arch. The Tot Trot is free and all you need to do is show up! No advance registration is required. Starts at 10:00am.


Richcraft Richcraft Kanata Race Day 2016 is Sunday, June 12th.
Location: Richcraft Recreation Complex -Kanata – 4101 Innovation Drive
Race Start Times:

  • Tot Trot 10:00 am
  • 1KM – 9:30 am – For children 5-12 years of age. Parents do not register for this event but can run with their child, if desired. Only the children will be 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.

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.

55+ RACE

You are never too old to race. For those 55 years and older and not up to the 5K or 10K races, join in the 1K and run or walk to the finish line.


  • 1KM Race – $10
  • 5KM Race – $30
  • 10KM Race – $30
  • Tot Trot – No Fee

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 9th, 2016.
Tot Trotters simply show up at the race site!


Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata.

  • Saturday, June 11th from 10 a.m. – 4 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 12th Race Kit Pick-Up: Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata, 7:15 a.m. for 5K & 10K; 1K and until 9:30 a.m.


5K & 10k Race only.
1st 2nd 3rd Overall, Men and Women; 5K, 10K and 1K Winners or a designate must collect the prize on race day Race Day. Note: Awards are not mailed out after the race.
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 2017

A Race for the Whole Family

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.





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.






5k Race Route


10k Race Route


Race Day Volunteers

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:

  • 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.





Richcraft Recreation Complex – Kanata
4101 Innovation Dr, Ottawa, ON K2K 0J3

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