Athletics Ontario is hosting our 2nd Annual Trillium Running Festival on Sunday October 29, 2023.

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Athletics Ontario invites you ALL to the Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area in Ayr, Ontario, for our second annual Trillium Running Festival on Sunday, October 29th, 2023. Last year, we hosted 100 runners and walkers for a great day and this year, we are looking to have even more shoes and even more smiles! This is a thank you to athletes, volunteers, race directors, meet directors, coaches, officials and all supporters of the Athletics Ontario community. This will be an inclusive, fun, non-competitive, and low-cost event!

In an effort to make strides towards a thriving and inclusive running community in Ontario, we have set out a 6.5-ish km course (it is a trail run after all!) and come join us for one loop or see how many loops you can do in 2 hours or 4 hours. Run, jog, walk, or dance your way around the beautiful trails at Pinehurst Lake Conservation area!

Additional notes:

  • This is not a chip-timed event, so bring your shoes and your smiles, and an event for all levels, abilities and ages.
  • There will be prize raffles for all participants including free race entries and running swag.
  • Course map will be shared in the coming weeks

This is a not-for-profit event, with the proceeds going towards the Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area. For almost 20 years, Pinehurst Lake played host to the Run for the Toad, a staple in the Ontario racing scene, led by race directors George and Peggy Sarson. We at Athletics Ontario aim to honour George and Peggy, along with key elements of the Run for the Toad course, with the Trillium Running Festival.

Sponsors & Partners:
Thank you to ParkBus, a service that connects city dwellers with nature through accessible transportation options. We thank them for their support of the 2023 Trillium Running Festival. Check them out at:
If you have questions about using this service to get to the Trillium Running Festival, please email [email protected].
Thank you to HoldtheCarbs, whose mission is to make extremely LOW CARB, KETO products so you can enjoy your muffins, pancakes, pizzas, brownies, granolas and more in a healthy, guilt-free way any time of the day. They are partnering with the Trillium Running Festival to give participants 25% off all their products at until October 29! You can receive the discount code when you sign up now for the Trillium Running Festival!
All the best,

Schedule for the Day:

  • 7AM: Registration and packet pickup for all events begins
    • Registration will be available until 11:45AM, for participants in all events
  • 8AM: 4 Hour Run commences
  • 10AM: 2 Hour Run commences
  • 10:30AM: Single Loop Run commences
  • 12PM: All run distances complete, and let the celebration begin!!!
    • Raffle prizing will be drawn at Start/Finish once all runners have made it back

If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected].

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