half marathon.

Date.

[2020 Event Cancelled] Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Time.

8:00 am

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Start & Finish Line.

Caledonia Fairgrounds

(151 Caithness St E, Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2)

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Course Description & Map. UPDATED Sept 19, 2018

We're thrilled to be organizing this beloved race route along the Grand River through Caledonia once again. Hilly, but beautiful!

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Beginning at the Caledonia Fairgrounds, runners and walkers will follow the historic tow path behind the Caledonia Fairgrounds to exit by the old toll house onto Argyle St N to turn left and cross the iconic Caledonia Bridge. The race course continues along Argyle to turn left at Haddington St.  Runners will turn right onto McKenzie Dr, left onto Caledonia Dr, left again onto Highland Blvd.  At Haddington St, runners will make a left turn followed by an immediate right onto Heddle St. Running down Heddle St, runners will turn right onto Renfrew and left onto Berwick.  At the base of Berwick St, at Forfar St, runners will enter the soft walking trail beside the river and follow it until its completion to turn right onto Haddington St.  At the top of the Haddington St hill, runners will make a sharp left turn onto hilly River Rd for just over 5 kilometres, past beautiful rural vistas and tidy farms. At Haldimand Road 9, runners will then turn left to cross over the Grand River again in the hamlet of York, ON.  After York, runners will enter the Rotary Riverside Trail for approx 8 km until the trail returns runners to Caithness Street and back into the Fairgrounds.

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IMPORTANT COURSE NOTES: there are areas where runners will be required to temporarily run in single file.  Some sections require runners to keep to road shoulder as the route is NOT FULLY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.  Please obey guidelines of course officials and common traffic rules. Please also note that there are multiple trail sections along this route.

 

Runners will enjoy delicious pie at the finish line! *Not a nut free event

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Presented by:

Course Restrictions.

Due to the nature of rural roads and trails, strollers and dogs are NOT permitted in order to keep participants safe! Event is capped at 200 participants.

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Water and Portable Toilets.

Aid stations (water and nuun hydration fluid) will be available approximately every 3 - 3.5 km. Energy gels will be available at the 10k aid station.

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Medical Information.

Haldimand County Emergency Medical Services personnel in nearby Caledonia stations will be monitoring the event and will be available via 911 call.

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Fee.

$70 (first 50 participants)

$85 (next 50 participants)

$100 (late registration)

Register early!

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Registration fees are non refundable and cannot be deferred to another year. 

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SWAG.

Long sleeve technical t-shirt.

Gorgeous finishers medal. 

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Parking.

We are very close to a free municipal parking lot (entrance at 27 Caithness St W, across from the

Haldimand County Fire Department Station 1). In addition, there is plenty of free parking on

Caledonia city streets. View our interactive map to see where parking is in relation to the start and finish lines. 

Please note that there is limited parking available within the Fairgrounds – reserved for volunteers

and those with disabled parking permits.

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Race Kit Pickup. (bib, shirt and race package) 

Please bring proof of registration (identification or email confirmation) to pick up your race kit. You may pick up someone else's kit, however, you have to show his or her proof of registration (email confirmation).

Proof can be as simple as showing your email confirmation on your cell phone.

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Advance Kit Pickup & Late Registration

Friday, October 9

4 pm - 7 pm

@ Riverside Exhibition Centre at the Caledonia Fairgrounds

(151 Caithness St E. Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2)

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Saturday, October 10th (Race day morning)

Kit Pickup & On-Site Registration (Cash or e-transfer only, pending race entry caps)

6:30 am - 7:45 am (race begins at 8 am, so plan accordingly)

@ Riverside Exhibition Centre at the Caledonia Fairgrounds

(151 Caithness St E. Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2)

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Time Limit.

Participants may be asked to move off the course at the discretion of race officials in order to reopen roads.  The time limit for finishing the half marathon course is 3 hours. 

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Award Ceremony & Door Prizes.

10:15 am 

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Awards available for both Half Marathon & Harvest 5k in both 5 year increments (from under 15 to over 70, plus overall M/F and overall Masters (40+) M/F

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Results.

Results will be printed and posted for viewing after the race. Timing will be provided by Speed River Timing.

 

harvest 5k.

Presented by:

Date.

[2020 Event Cancelled] Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Time.

9:00 am

​

Start & Finish Line.

Caledonia Fairgrounds

(151 Caithness St E, Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2)

​

Course Description. (UPDATED Sept 19, 2018)

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Beginning at the Caledonia Fairgrounds, runners and walkers will follow the historic tow path behind the Caledonia Fairgrounds to exit by the old toll house onto Argyle St N to turn left and cross the iconic Caledonia Bridge. Harvest 5k walkers and runners will turn left immediately after the bridge onto Forfar St. At the base of Berwick St at Forfar, runners will enter the soft walking trail beside the river and follow it until its completion to turn right onto Haddington St.  At the top of the Haddington St hill, runners will make a right turn onto Haddington St, then another right onto Heddle St. Running down Heddle St, runners will turn right onto Renfrew, left onto Berwick and left onto Forfar St.  From Forfar St, runners will turn right back onto the Argyle St Bridge and back along the tow path into the fairgrounds to the finish line.  

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IMPORTANT COURSE NOTES: there are areas where runners will be required to run in single file.  Please also note that there are trail sections along this route.

 

Runners will enjoy delicious pie at the finish line! *Not a nut free event

​

Course Restrictions.

Due to the nature of the out-and-back portions along the bike path, dogs and strollers are NOT permitted in order to keep participants safe. No age restriction. Under 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Event is capped at 300 participants.

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Fee.

$40 (first 100 participants)

$50 (next 100 participants)

$60 (next 100 participants)

$65 (late registration)

Register early!

​

Registration fees are non refundable and cannot be deferred to another year. 

​

SWAG.

Long sleeve technical t-shirt.

Gorgeous finishers medal. 

Parking.

We are very close to a free municipal parking lot (entrance at 27 Caithness St W, across from the

Haldimand County Fire Department Station 1). In addition, there is plenty of free parking on

Caledonia city streets. View our interactive map to see where parking is in relation to the start and finish lines. 

Please note that there is limited parking available within the Fairgrounds – reserved for volunteers

and those with disabled parking permits.

​

Race Kit Pickup. (bib, shirt and race package)

Please bring proof of registration (identification or email confirmation) to pick up your race kit. You may pick up someone else's kit, however, you have to show his or her proof of registration (email confirmation).

Proof can be as simple as showing your email confirmation on your cell phone.

​

Advance Kit Pickup & Late Registration

Friday, October 9

4 pm - 7 pm

@ Riverside Exhibition Centre at the Caledonia Fairgrounds

(151 Caithness St E. Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2)

​​

Saturday, October 10th (Race day morning)

Kit Pickup & On-Site Registration (Cash or e-transfer only, pending race entry caps)

6:30 am - 8:45 am (race begins at 9 am, so plan accordingly)

@ Riverside Exhibition Centre at the Caledonia Fairgrounds

(151 Caithness St E. Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2)

​

​

Medical Information.

Haldimand County Emergency Medical Services personnel in nearby Caledonia stations will be monitoring the event and will be available via 911 call.   

​

Award Ceremony & Door Prizes.

10:15 am 

​

Awards available for both Half Marathon & Harvest 5k in both 5 year increments (from under 15 to over 70, plus overall M/F and overall Masters (40+) M/F

​

Results.

Results will be printed and posted for viewing after the race. Timing will be provided by Speed River Timing.

 

li'l pumpkin 1k.

Date.

[2020 Event Cancelled] Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Time.

8:30 am

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Start & Finish Line.

Caledonia Fairgrounds

(151 Caithness St E, Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2)

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Course Description.

Li'l pumpkins (ages 12 and under) will run 1k inside the Fairgrounds (completely closed to traffic) to earn their very own medal and a mini pumpkin to decorate and take home! Families are encouraged to take part with their li'l pumpkins! Event is capped at 50 participants.

Fee.

$25

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Registration fees are non refundable and cannot be deferred to another year. 

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SWAG.

Mini pumpkins. Adorable finishers medal. 

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Race Kit Pickup. (bib and race package)

Please bring proof of registration (identification or email confirmation) to pick up your race kit. You may pick up someone else's kit, however, you have to show his or her proof of registration (email confirmation).

Proof can be as simple as showing your email confirmation on your cell phone.

​

Advance Kit Pickup & Late Registration

Friday, October 9

4 pm - 7 pm

@ Riverside Exhibition Centre at the Caledonia Fairgrounds

(151 Caithness St E. Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2)

​

Saturday, October 10th (Race day morning)

Kit Pickup & On-Site Registration (Cash or e-transfer only, pending race entry caps)

6:30 am - 8:15 am (race begins at 8:30, so please plan accordingly)

@ Riverside Exhibition Centre at the Caledonia Fairgrounds

(151 Caithness St E. Caledonia, ON N3W 1C2)

​

Parking.

We are very close to a free municipal parking lot (entrance at 27 Caithness St W, across from the

Haldimand County Fire Department Station 1). In addition, there is plenty of free parking on

Caledonia city streets. View our interactive map to see where parking is in relation to the start and finish lines. 

Please note that there is limited parking available within the Fairgrounds – reserved for volunteers

and those with disabled parking permits.

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