Join us on September 16

There is something for everyone at the RBC Race for the Kids. Whether you are running, walking or cheering, there will be plenty of music, activities and food to be enjoyed.

Schedule

7:00 a.m. – Event grounds open
7:50 a.m. – Opening remarks
8:00 a.m. – Start of 10K Race
8:00 a.m. – Family Fun Zone opens
8:45 a.m. – Opening remarks
8:55 a.m. – Group Stretch
9:00 a.m. – Start of 5K Race
9:15 a.m. – Group Stretch
9:25 a.m. – Start of 2K Family Fun Run
10:30 a.m. – Luv2Groove
11:00 a.m. – Awards Ceremony


Corrals & Wave Starts

There will be wave starts in the 2K, 5K and 10K events.

Wave starts help ensure a safe start to each race by staggering participant’s start times. Participants of similar speed are organized by “corrals,” which helps assist in moving everyone into the race gradually.

Runners will be sent off in a series of waves starting with the green corral, followed by orange and red corrals. Each wave will be sent off minutes apart. As a wave is sent off, the next one will be brought forward to the start line and directed to wait until given the signal to start. This process will continue until all corrals have left.

For the 5K and 10K timed events, no matter which wave you are in, you will get your accurate race time because of the timing chips that are embedded into your bib.

Participants are asked to choose the coloured corral that best fits their expected finish time. 

10K – Start Times

 

Expected Finish Time

Under 45 minutes

45 – 60 minutes

60+ minutes 

Wave #

1st Wave

2nd Wave

3rd Wave  

Corral Colour

Green

Orange

Red

Race Start Time

8:00 a.m.

8:02 a.m.

8:05 a.m.

 5K – Start Times

 

Expected Finish Time

Under 25 minutes

25 – 40 minutes

40+ minutes

Wave #

1st Wave

2nd Wave

3rd Wave 

Corral Colour

Green

Orange

Red 

Race Start Time

9:00 a.m.

9:02 a.m.

9:05 a.m.

 2K Family Fun Run – Start Times

 

Expected Finish Time

Under 15 minutes

15 – 25 minutes

25+ minutes

Wave #

1st Wave

2nd Wave

3rd Wave

Corral Colour

Green

Orange

Red

Race Start Time

9:25 a.m.

9:35 a.m.

9:45 a.m.

 


Bag Check

The Bag Check Tent is located just past the entrance to the event site. This is a free service provided to all runners.

Drop off your bag, stroller or other belongings that you do not want to run/walk with at the Bag Check Tent. Present staff with the baggage tag attached to your bib when you check your belongings. You will need to show your bib number when you pick up checked baggage after the race. The Bag Check Tent is supervised at all times.


RBC Family Fun Zone

Eager to cheer on your family and friends? We encourage you to do so and there will be lots of activities and entertainment for the whole family in the RBC Family Fun Zone.

  • Little Rays Reptiles
  • Two Bouncy castles
  • Rock climbing
  • Face painting
  • Balloon artists
  • Craft tent
  • Musician Dylan Holton
  • Luv 2 Groove
  • Mechanical Bull
  • DJ

Keeping it Green

As part of RBC’s longstanding focus on environmental sustainability, RBC is committed to reducing the environmental impacts of all RBC Race for the Kids events.

Here are some of the ways we are keeping it green:

  • Water bottle refill stations
  • Recycling and compost collection
  • Green Team volunteers to maximize recycling efforts
  • Minimal food waste by donating any extra food
  • Sustainable transportation is encouraged

Awards

Prizes will be awarded to the top five best times in each of the 5K and 10K timed events.

10K Prizes will be awarded at 9:20 a.m., before the start of the 2K Family Fun Run.
5K prizes will be awarded at 10:30 a.m. from the main stage.

5K and 10K Awards

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

5th Place

6th – 10th Place

St. Laurent Centre Gift Card

$250 Gift Card

$200 Gift Card

$150 Gift Card

$100 Gift Card

$50 Gift Card

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