Race Day

Sunday, September 29th, 2019
Contact: Race Director at tedsrunforliteracy@gmail.com

Location: Kildonan Park, 2015 Main Street, Winnipeg, Shelters Fox, Deer, Ash, and Elm

Parking: Parking is available at the Rainbow Stage parking lot and the Pavilion parking lot. Vehicles parked on the left side of the roadway may be ticketed and towed. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Absolutely no parking within 50 meters of the start/finish line.

Race Time: 10 km at 10:00 AM, 5 km at 10:05 AM, and the 2 km at 10:10 AM.

Manitoba Runners’ Association (MRA): Ted’s Run for Literacy is sanctioned by MRA. Ted’s Run for Literacy is a MRA Classic Series event and an MRA Youth Series event.

Athletics Manitoba: Our 5 km and 10 km events are certified accurate by Athletics Manitoba.

Medals: All participants receive a unique, locally made Ted’s Run for Literacy medal.

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

Strollers: Strollers are welcome provided they give way to participants wanting to pass and exercise extreme caution as they approach the finish line.

Timing: The 5 km and 10 km runners are chip timed. The chip is pre-attached to the bib.

Bibs: Bib must be clearly visible on the front of the runner at all times. 10 km runners wear red bibs, 5 km wear white bibs, and 2 km wear green bibs.

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.

10 km Course (red bib): The 10-km course is an out and back course. The turnaround point is one loop in St John’s Park (click here to see map).

5 km Course (white bib): The 5-km course is an out and back course. The turnaround point is at 328 Scotia Street (click here to see map).

2 km Course (green bib): The course is entirely within the park and is one loop on the designated walkway next to the road (click here to see map).

Course Etiquette: Walkers must give way to runners. Walkers are asked not to bunch abreast. Extra caution is to be exercised when approaching the finish line. Please, run/walk on the right, and pass on the left. Give warning when passing.

Medical: There are two medical technicians on bicycles and a medical doctor at the start/ finish line. There are two defibrillators and portable oxygen on site. For minor scrapes and bumps we have two first-aid kits (located at the registration booth and the food/beverage area). Report anyone you think may be in medical duress to a volunteer or committee member. In the event of a clear medical emergency, call 911.

Dry Clothes Drop Off (red tent): Dry clothes drop off is in the large truck close to the start line. Unclaimed clothing will be stored for one month before donation to charity.

Social Media/ Photo Booth: Post your race day pictures and photos from our photo booth with the hashtag #TRL2019 on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a free registration to Ted’s Run for Literacy 2020. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/tedsrun) and Twitter (@TedsRun).

Water Stations: There is a water station about one block before the 5-km turnaround point. A second water station is located at St. John’s Park. There is no water station for the 2-km event.

Toilets: Toilets are located at the following locations:
• The basement of Kildonan Pavilion,
• Indoor facilities next to the Fox, Deer, Ash, Elm Shelters (aka North Shelters).
• Three port-o-potties (two at start line, one at 10 km turn around point)

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

Environment: There are numerous blue bins and trash cans on site. Please deposit 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 director has the right to postpone or cancel the race. We are not able to refund registration in the event of an emergency cancellation or poor weather.

Award Ceremony: The pre-race ceremony begins at 9:40 AM sharp. The post-race 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. First place male and female of the 5-km event will receive a $25 Running Room gift certificate. The fastest male and female of the 10-km event will receive a $50 cash prize and a pair of Oakley sunglasses. 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, prize numbers will be pre-drawn and posted at the draw prize table next to the 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 50 + volunteers that give freely of their time to keep us safe and comfortable. Their dedication and support is deeply appreciated. Have you thanked a volunteer today?

Sponsors: Ted’s Run for Literacy graciously thanks our many sponsors.


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