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Our Races 2016


The Guelph Lake 5k and 10k June 12th, are run on beautiful paved, rolling roads within the Conservation area.

The Summer's Night 5k, a flat and fast 5k, run at twilight, July 6th.  Goes through the Homewood grounds. 

 The Fergus 10k, August 14th, run on beautiful roads along the Grand River, last year produced some of the fastest results in a local race in a long time. 

The Falling Leaves cancelled this year due to construction in the Arboretum.


The Guelph Thanksgiving Day Races, October 10th will have five races, a 100m and 1k race for children, a one mile, a 3k, a 5k  and a 10k. This has in the past been both a big family event and has attracted some of the world's best runners.  Two of our winners have gone on to compete in the Olympics.

 We specialize in good well-run races, accurately measured and timed.  The courses are well marshaled and marked.  For testimonials click here.  

All of our races are friendly small local races.  You can pick up your race kit, or register for the race at the start line, (at least half an hour ahead of the start time).   Our sponsors are local businesses, our volunteers are mostly local runners, some of them Canada's best elite runners.  We try to keep things moving, so that you can pick up your race kit on race day, run the race, enjoy some race food, review the results all in the space of two to three hours and get on with your day.

We do not offer a free tshirt with each entry in order to keep costs down.  We will be offering a series t-shirt at cost . We do have a good collection of age group merchandise prizes    

The Guelph Athletics Society attempts to limit the environmental impact of our races.  See here for details


Guelph Athletics Society: Our Race Series  

We are proud to present our 2016 Race series.


Guelph Lake Conservation Run 5k and 10k   June 12th 9am

Summer's Night 5k  July 6th 8:30pm

Fergus Highland Games 10k   August 14th 9am

Thanksgiving Day Races  October 10th 10am 


This year we are sponsored by the Running Works in Downtown Guelph, as well as by  Domino's Pizza 

Five races, all at the bargain price of $25 per race.  This year we will be offering a discount on the entries for the entire series.  The races range from 5k road races to trail half marathons.  Guelph Lake has a beautiful but rolling 5 and 10k.  Summer's Night 5k, will be held at twilight, near downtown, and has a spectacular, but flat route.  The Fergus 10k last year produced some of the fastest results in a local race in a long time.  

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