WALK, RUN and ROLL for Grandview Kids!

 

RUN AJAX is very proud to once again be supporting the efforts of the great people at Grandview Children’s Centre, and we are happy to be the charity partner again in 2017!  Help us raise the money we need to continue to provide invaluable care to the little ones who need it in our community!

Join us on

October 1st, 2017

What's New

  • RUN AJAX has a new date – Sunday October 1st, 2017
  • 15k is now available in favour of the half marathon
  • All events will now be entirely along the waterfront with Rotary Park as home base.
  • RUN AJAX has a new site – check it out

Route Map

Step one is where you would go to register to fundraise for Grandview Kids. Last year, together we raised close to $38,000 and had the largest amount of participants to Run, Walk and Roll for Grandview Kids.

If you commit to fundraising a minimum of $100 per person for RUN AJAX in support of Grandview Kids, you qualify for FREE event registration at RUN AJAX!

Step two allows you to pick the race you want to Run, Walk or Roll for at RUN AJAX.

 

STEP ONE

STEP TWO

Register to fundraise for Grandview Kids!

REGISTER!

You and your Team for RUN AJAX

More information

For more information, please visit the and new and improved RUN AJAX website. Check out all of the other races through out the year.

8:20 AM Lifetime Fitness Kid’s 1K
8:50 AM Intact Insurance Waterfront 5K
10:00 AM  Veridian Waterfront 15K
10:15 AM Intact Insurance Waterfront 5K Awards
12:00 PM Veridian Waterfront 15K Awards
Course and Finish Line close at 12:15PM

RAISE OR DONATE $100 TO GRANDVIEW KIDS AND RUN FOR FREE 

Until May 30th     June 1st – July 31st     August 1st – September 24th     Race Week
 15K – $45 $50  $55  $60
 5K –   $25  $30  $35  $40
 1K –  $5***  $5***    $5***  $5***      


***Every year our kid’s 1K registration has filled early, but with the free entry, too many no shows resulted in other kid’s missing out. By adding a $5 entry fee, we hope to limit the no shows and provide the greatest availability for eager children to be part of this super fun event. To continue our ongoing commitment to our youngest participants, parents who register for the 15K or 5K will still be able to register their children for FREE***

*****Register for the Veridian Waterfront 15k or Intact Insurance 5k and gain FREE entry to our New Balance Thursday Night 5K Series*****

All events are Chip-Timed and run along the beautiful and expansive Ajax Waterfront.

Participants in the Veridian Waterfront 15k will receive a New Balance Fleece Hoody.

Participants in the Intact Insurance Waterfront 5k will receive a New Balance Heather Tech Short Sleeve. 

Participants in the Lifetime Fitness Kid’s 1km will receive a cotton short sleeve t-shirt. 

***due to early ordering times for this quality of race swag, we can’t guarantee your size, so please register early to avoid disappointment***

All finishers will receive a custom crafted medal for their individual event.

Merchandise prizes to top three male and female in the Intact Insurance 5k, and to age groups winners in both Intact Insurance Waterfront 5K and Veridian Waterfront 15K.

Cash prizes for top three overall male and female runners in the Veridian Waterfront 15K
1st Place = $300
2nd Place = $200
3rd Place = $100

Friday, September 29, 2017, 4-7pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10am-3:30pm
Location Running Free Ajax (map)
Race-day Packet Pick-Up Opens at 7:30 AM.

There will be no race-day registration

Parking is available at Rotary Park as well as 3 additional waterfront parking lots within a mile of Rotary Park. We always encourage car pooling.

Thursday Night 5K Race Series

 

 

ARE BACK, AND SO ARE THE POPSICLES!

 

These 3 Chip Timed events are a great way to test your fitness in a low key race environment, while also checking out the different sections of the Veridian Waterfront 15k and Intact Insurance Waterfront 5k courses.

Bring the kid’s along for a FREE Lifetime Fitness 500m fun run just before each 5k start and they can enjoy themselves after at the adjacent splash pad and playground.

Registration for each event opens at 5:30pm on race day and the cost is $5 ***for free entry see below***

***We strive to consistently give the best value possible to our runners. If you register for the Veridian Waterfront 15K, Intact Insurance Waterfront 5k or the Monalco Contracting Fall Harvest Cross Country Festival, you will get

FREE entry into the New Balance Thursday Night 5Ks***

Race #1
Date: Thursday June 22nd
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Carruther’s Marsh Pavilion, 55 Ashbury Blvd, Ajax, L1Z 0E7

Race #2
Date: Thursday July 27th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Rotary Park, 177 Lake Driveway West, Ajax, L1S 7J1

Race #3
Date: Thursday August 24th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Carruther’s Marsh Pavilion, 55 Ashbury Blvd, Ajax, L1Z 0E7

Check out the Route Maps for all three races

What does RUN AJAX mean to you?

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Melodie - A proud half marathoner!

Run Ajax changed my life! Another Grandview Mom and I got together and started training months in advance and we finished the half marathon! Never had I thought of myself as a half marathoner. Our children were able to have fun competing in the 1km Kids Run and be there at the finish line to cheer us on. Absolutely life changing and all while supporting Grandview kids!

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Team Belanger

Team Belanger runs for our Son, Brother & Student Owen B! Grandview has supported Owen to be the best he can be. So we wanted to show our support for Grandview. Owen was born to have fun and what is more fun than a tutu?

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Vickie Derby

Owen completed his biggest challenge September 2016 at the Run Ajax's 1k kids run. Where he walked hands free the whole 1k. Having Spastic quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy this was a tremendous milestone. He set this very high goal to prove to himself that he Can do anything he tries!!!

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TEAM TLC

TEAM TLC will be walking the 5k for Grandview Children’s Center at RUN AJAX in September 2017. We have been participating in this event since 2014. We walk not only to give back to Grandview, but also to teach our children the value of charity and the spirit of giving

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Tanya and Kevin Beer

As team Noelle, we thought it would be brilliant if we could get our family and friends who support Grandview to come together to do a 5km walk. The thinking behind this came once people saw the progress Noelle was making and started asking more about Grandview. We plan to continue walking annually because it is always rewarding to see all the Grandview kids out and crossing that 1km fun run. Thank you Grandview for always reminding us of how lucky we are to have you in our lives. You guys are the best!
We really do encourage others to come out and try!

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