Race Day


Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Contact: Race Director, tedsrunforliteracy@gmail.com

Location: Kildonan Park, 2015 Main Street, Winnipeg, Shelters Fox, Deer, Ash, and Elm (formerly Shelters 2A/2B and 3A/3B).

Parking: Parking is available at the Rainbow Stage parking lot and the Pavilion parking lot. Vehicles parked on the left hand side of the roadway will be ticketed and towed. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. There is absolutely no parking within 100 meters of the start/finish line. We ask kindly for your cooperation.

Race Time: The 10 km runners start at 10:00 AM. The 5 km runners start at 10:05 AM. The 2 km runners/walkers start at 10:10 AM.

Start/Finish Line: The start/finish line for all three events is located adjacent to North Shelter 2A/2B. Participants are to exercise extreme caution as they approach the finish line and watch for child runners and other vulnerable people.

Dogs, Skateboards & Bicycles: For the safety of all participants, dogs, skateboards, and bicycles are not permitted on the course.

Strollers: Strollers (with children) are welcome providing stroller gives way to participants wanting to pass and exercises extreme caution as they approach the finish line.

Race Timing: The 5 km and 10 km runners are chip timed by City Park Timing. The chip is attached to your shoelace. Runners must cross both the start and finish line for their time to be registered.

Bibs: Bib must be clearly visible on the front of the runner all times.

Right of Way: Participants must exercise caution and give way to vehicular traffic. Road Marshals are located strategically on the course.  Road marshals cannot stop traffic.

10km Course: The 10 km course is an out and back course. As runners exit the park outbound (and enter inbound) the road is in poor condition for approximately 1/2 block. Runners are to run facing traffic. Please do not bunch up abreast.

5km Course: The 5 km course is the first quarter of the 10 km course. It is an out and back course. The turnaround point at 328 Scotia Street is clearly marked. Runners are to run facing traffic.

2km Course: The course is entirely within the park and is one loop on the designated walkway next to the road. Please be aware of vehicular traffic. Please do not bunch up abreast.

Walkers: Walkers are to be aware runners will approach from behind, often very fast. Walkers are to give way to runners when they are alerted to their presence. Walkers are asked not to bunch up and to be alert. Extra caution is to be exercised when approaching the finish line.

Medical: There are two medical technicians on bicycles. They will be available before, during, and after the race. We will also have a medical doctor onsite at the start/ finish line. There are three defibrillator on site: one in the ambulance parked next to the start line and each of the two technicians will carry one on their bicycles. First-aid kits are located at the registration booth and the food/beverage area. Please look out for your fellow runners/walkers and report anyone you think may be in medical duress to a volunteer  or committee member or, in the event of a clear medical emergency, call 911.

Dry Clothes Drop Off: Dry clothes drop off is located in the large U-haul truck close to start line. It opens at 9:00 AM and closes at noon.  Unclaimed clothing will be stored for one month before donation to charity.

Photo Booth: Post your picture from our photo booth with the hashtag #TRL2017 on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a free registration to Ted’s Run for Literacy 2018.

Toilets: Toilets are located at the following locations:

1) The basement of Kildonan Pavilion,

2) Indoor facilities next to shelter 3A/3B,

3) Two port-a-potties at the start line (one is wheelchair accessible).

4) A port-o-potty (not w/c accessible) at 10 km turnaround point.

Snacks: Light snacks, coffee, chocolate milk, and hot chocolate are available at shelter 2A/B next to the start line. Runners, walkers, volunteers, are welcome to food and beverage.

Water Stations:  There is a hydration station close to the 5 km turnaround point. The 10 km runners will pass the water station twice.  There is a second water station at the 10 km turnaround point close to St. John’s Park.

Environment: There are numerous blue bins on site. There are also trashcans for non-recyclables. There are compostable containers for banana peels and other organic waste. We appreciate your support in depositing your waste in the appropriate bin.

Weather: Please check the forecast before heading to the event and dress accordingly. In the event of extreme weather, the race directors have the authority to postpone or cancel the race. This announcement will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, tedsrunforliteracy.com, and all participants will receive an email. We are not able to refund registration in the event of an emergency cancellation.

Award Ceremony: The awards ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM sharp. First, second, and third place winners of the 10 km event (of each 5-year increment age category, male and female) will be acknowledged on the P.A.   First place male and female of the 5 km event will each receive a $25 Running Room gift certificate. The overall fastest male and female of the 10 km event will each receive a $50 cash prize. A $100 prize will be awarded to the male and female runner who set a new TRL 10 km course record. The current male record is 35:02.621 (set in 2016) and the female record is 38:49:000 (set in 2012).

Prizes: To expedite the process, the prize numbers will be pre-drawn and posted at the draw prize table next to Dry Clothes Drop Off. The numbers drawn will correspond to bib numbers.  Unclaimed prizes will be announced following the awards ceremony.

Volunteers: Ted’s Run for Literacy race committee acknowledges and thanks the many volunteers that have given freely of their time to keep us safe and comfortable. Their dedication and support is deeply appreciated. Have you thanked a volunteer today?

Massage and Chiropractor: There is massage and chiropractor services on site in Shelter 3A/B (need to confirm).

Social Media:  Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/tedsrun  and  Twitter: @TedsRun

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