Join us in 2019 for
Richcraft Kanata Race Day

A community event for the whole family.

Sunday, June 9, 2019



We would like to acknowledge and thank the organizations and businesses that have sponsored Richcraft Kanata Race Day. This great community event would not be possible without their financial and in-kind support.

2018 Sponsors

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Runners will do an out and back loop and then be directed onto the Monk Conservation Trail for a little over 1K until they reach the finish line, The 5K does one loop, the 10K covers two loops. The 1K is an out and back route along Innovation Drive.

The 5 and 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 will do two laps.

The 1K will be staged on an out and back course along Innovation Drive, secured and monitored by adult volunteers. This run is for children 5-12 years of age. Parents who want to run with their children should not to register as a participant. There is an age restriction in place on the registration link through the link online to prevent this from being done accidentally.

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

Results will be posted on the Kanata Race Day website by Monday.

You’re never too young to race!

The Tot Trot is always good for those picture-perfect moments. From preschoolers, toddlers and babes in strollers, the Tot Trot is a 100m “run” that ends under the finish line arch. This event will occur on the soccer field at the Richcraft complex.  The Tot Trot is free and doesn’t require registration. Show up and you’re good to go!


Richcraft Kanata Race Day is Sunday, June 10, 2018. These are the times for this year’s events:

8:30 a.m. – 5K & 10K

9:45 a.m. – 1K (children 5-12 years of age)

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

Registration: Registration must be completed in advance online only. Limited late registration is available in-person at the Saturday race kit pickup. However, only a limited number of timing chip bibs are available, so participants are encouraged to register early online.

Parking: Please follow directions for parking at the race site. More information will be provided closer to the date of the race.

Our Pace Bunnies are back this year to help you reach your time goals. They’ll 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 Goat Race Timing. The Tot Trot will not be timed.

Results will be posted on the Kanata Race Day website by Monday, June 11.

Walkers are welcome to participate but, due to time constraints, only in the 5K event. Please select the ‘Walker’ option when you register.

1K fun run$10
5K/10K (youth)$20
Tot TrotNo fee

For group registration click here to contact us directly.

Fees for the Richcraft Kanata Race Day are collected and used to stage the race and to raise funds to support the ongoing initiatives of the fundraising committee of the Kanata North Recreation Complex.

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

Tot Trotters simply show up at the race site!

For group registration, click here to contact us directly.

Race Kit Pickup and Onsite Registration

Saturday, June 9* – Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Race kit pickup

*Limited onsite registration available at race kit pickup.

Sunday, June 10 – Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – 1K, 5K & 10K

9:30 a.m. –  Richcraft Recreation Complex rear courtyard

Awards will be handed out immediately after winners have been declared in the 10K event for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall, men/women for the 5K and 10K races only. 

Awards will not be mailed out so winners may have a designate pick up an award on their behalf if they’re unable to stay. The 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.

Organized by Councillor Marianne Wilkinson, the 2018 Kanata Race Day is in its 9th year and is one of a number of fundraising initiatives undertaken by the Councillor and the Kanata North Recreation Centre Inc. All proceeds support enhancements to 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, 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 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 fundraising dollars for additional youth program initiatives and improvements to the facility. Since 2015, KNRC has 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 2018

A Race for the Whole Family

Presented by Richcraft Group of Companies
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
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.

Contact us if you would like to help with the Race Committee or volunteer on Race Day.




Race Day Volunteers

Contact Tracy Dixon:

What can you do to help out? We need adults and youth volunteers to assist with a variety of race day activities. To help organize this or future Richcraft Kanata Race Day events, contact Tracy Dixon.

Race Day Volunteer Jobs:

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.

Keeping runners well hydrated during their run makes for a more enjoyable and safe race experience. 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.

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.

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

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.

Richcraft Kanata Race Day volunteers can use this to fulfill their 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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