Guelph Thanksgiving Day Races
In support of
The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital
October 9th, 2017
Due to popular demand we will race around Exhibition Park again this year.
A Century-old Guelph Tradition
The Thanksgiving Races have been held in downtown Guelph for over a hundred years. There are races for everyone. Last year our participants ranged in age from 2 years old to 91 years old. The races are held on a one mile loop held around Exhibition Park , with the races being held consecutively, providing a great couple of hours of entertainment for both participants and spectators.
These races are chip timed. You will need to pick up a chip before the race, it will match your bib number. The chip will attach to your shoes with a provided plastic tie. We will remove the chip from your shoes after the finish line.
Thanksgiving Day Race Distances & Schedule
There will be 5 races, plus the CJOY-Magic 106 "3 in 1"
- Nicolas Lambden Memorial Mile, 11am
- 100m for 5 years and under only, 11:15am
- Metalumen 5k, open 11:30am
- 1k for kids in grades 1 to 3 only 12:10pm
- 3k open, includes walkers 12:30pm
A T-shirt is not included in your registration fee. We will have t-shirts available at cost ($5). This is to keep the cost of entries down and to allow only those who want a souvenir t-shirt to have one. You will be able to try on the shirt and check out the design at race kit pickup. We will order more shirts if we run out (because we never know how many people will show up, or what size they will want) so you are guaranteed a shirt if you want one (it may be two weeks after the race.)
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Thank you to Metalumen and CJOY-Magic 106, presenting sponsors of the 5k and 3-in-1 races.
Thank you also to all bronze sponsors: CIBC, David Parr Worldsource Securities Inc., Emil Smolders, Intrigue Marketing, Linamar, and Sutcliffe Kitchens.
We also extend a warm thank you to our friends at the Running Works, Mettrum Originals, Hitchhiker Lemonade, and Nestle.
Olympian Taylor Milne leads out the 10k. Seven runners and only two feet on the ground!