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Half Marathon, Half a Half, 5k & 1k Kids Run

38th Annual YMCA Half Marathon, BrandHealth Half a Half (10.55k) , AccuPed 5K and WildRock Kids 1K Fun Run

Date: Sunday, February 28th, 2016

The 38th annual YMCA of Central East Ontario – Balsillie Family Branch, Peterborough’s Half Marathon, Half a Half, 5K Walk/Run and Kids 1K Fun Run in support of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. This program encourages the healthy growth and development of children, youth and teens in the community of Peterborough.

 Participating in this event is not only fun and healthy; it's providing an important foundation for our youth that will have far reaching benefits for them, their families and our community.

2016 Results (click on race to view)
Half Marathon
Half Marathon OMA Championships
Half a Half
5km Run/Walk

The 38th annual YMCA of Central East Ontario – Balsillie Family Branch, Peterborough’s Half Marathon, Half a Half, 5K Walk/Run and Kids 1K Fun Run in support of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. This program encourages the healthy growth and development of children, youth and teens in the community of Peterborough.

Participating in this event is not only fun and healthy; it's providing an important foundation for our youth that will have far reaching benefits for them, their families and our community.

Event Options

Until Dec.31, 2015

Jan.1 - Jan.31, 2016

Feb.1 - Feb.28, 2016

Half Marathon Run/Walk
Start time 12:30pm
(walkers must complete in 3hr or less)


$60

$70

$75

Brand Health Half a Half (10:55k)
Start time 12:40pm


$45

$55

$60

AccuPed 5k Run/Walk
Start Time 12:50pm


$40

$50

$55

Wild Rock Kids 1k Run/Walk
Start time 12:05pm


$25

$25

$25

Registration Form

How to Register:

           Running Room
           https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=12585

  • By Mail
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    Print Registration form and mail to Race Registry ~ 123 Aylmer St. South, Peterborough , On K9J 3H8

Pledge Form

 

Route Maps
Half Marathon and Half a Half
5k and Kids 1k Fun Run

 

Sponsors



Awards and Prizes

All runners received a technical dry fit race shirt, post run lunch and race bag with food, and freebies.  Half Marathon runners receive a finishing medal. 

All 1k participants receive a cotton shirt, medal and loot bag for participating.

Age Category winners for the Half Marathon receive free running shoes from local sponsor AccuPed Family Orthotics. 

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners overall and in each age category 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59, 60 plus.

There will be no duplication of individual awards


2015 Winners
    

Half Marathon                                       Half a Half (10.55k)

Male: Jesse Gibbs  1:11:39                   Male: Kirk Hopkins  39:58

 

   

 

 

Female: Jutta Merilainen  1:25:45         Female: Lindsay Furtado  44:15

 

 

 

 

 

5k Run

 

 

 

 

 

Male: Gustav Finley  19:08

 

              

Female: Kayla Kowal  19:54

 

 


Team 5K Challenge

This is your chance to take on other companies and businesses to win great prizes. Get a team of 5 people and sign up for the 5K Walk/Run portion of our event and take part in our team challenge event. There will be a variety of prizes in a variety of categories – is your team the highest fundraiser or do you have the fastest cumulated time? Every team that gathers pledges (minimum of $100 per team) has a chance to win some great prizes. How does breakfast delivered to your office sound or gift certificates for lunches and other fun prizes?

Help one of Peterborough’s largest charities while have fun, being healthy and winning great prizes.

To register your team name and team list (ensure names are identical to names as they are registered) please contact Heather Stephens or Charlotte VanSpronsen at 705-748-9642.

5K Media Challenge

This is the opportunity for local media to participate in the fun and challenging 5K Walk/Run while supporting the YMCA of Central East Ontario – Balsillie Family Branch and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Are you a journalist, radio personality or blogger? Join the 5K Media Challenge and train, run and compete against one another for the title of 5K Media Challenge Winner! Bragging rights and great prizes are up for grabs!

 

Race Kit Pick Up

AT THE YMCA of Central East Ontario - Balsillie Family Branch, Peterborough, 123 Aylmer Street South 
• Saturday, February 27st, 2:30-5:30pm

RACE DAY
• Sunday, February 28nd, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Safety and Support

Distance and Markings: First mile and every kilometer marked.

Gatorade & Water Stations: A total of 8 stations for the half marathon. At the 2K, 5.3K, 7.7K, 9.6K, 11.6K, 13.7K, 16K and 19K. Water and Gatorade will be distributed at the start and finish line.

Bag Check & Hot Showers: Available at the YMCA. Bring your own towel! A bag check will also be available. Lockers are not available. We discourage you from bringing valuables to the event.

Medical Assistance: Available at the Start/Finish area from sports physicians, athletic therapists, nursing students, as well as volunteers from the St. John’s Ambulance. Massage therapy will be available post race for runners provided by Century Health Registered Massage Therapy

Closure: Race course will close at 3:30pm at which time roads will reopen & volunteer support will be limited.

Course: For the safety of all runners, dogs and bicycles are not permitted on the course.

Parking: On race day, there will limited parking at the YMCA lot. We would ask runners to arrive early and plan on parking off-site and walk to the YMCA to pick up race kit or to access the change rooms.   Off-site Parking has been secured at the Memorial Centre – Roger Nielson Way

Where the Money Goes

YMCA Strong Kids Program

The YMCA Balsillie Family Branch – Peterborough’s Half Marathon,
Half a Half, 5K Run/Walk and our Kids 1K Fun Run has raised close to $900,000, an average of more than $25,000 per year in support of the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. The YMCA’s annual Strong Kids Campaign is focused on raising much needed financial support for deserving children, teens and families who are unable to afford the full cost of participation in a YMCA program activity.

Participating in this event is not only fun and healthy; it’s providing an important foundation for our youth that will have far reaching benefits for them, their families and our community.

 

Ontario Masters Athletics

The Peterborough Half Marathon has been selected as the Ontario Masters Athletics (OMA) 2016 Half Marathon Championship, part of the 2016 OMA Road Race Series. In addition to Peterborough Half Marathon age group awards, participating members will qualify for OMA award medals. The first three in each age group, male and female, from 30-34 and up, are eligible. Only OMA members qualify for its award category medals. Ontario Masters Athletics is an organization for athletes over 30, a division of Athletics Ontario. It provides a friendly environment to compete with people of your own abilities, on the track, in road races and cross country.  If you are interested in learning more and/or becoming a member, please visit our web site athttp://ontariomasters.ca

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