FAQSWho is organizing the Canal Days Run?
Down to the Wire along with the St. Catharines Road Runners and Walkers are the official organizers of the run. Down to the Wire specializes in event management service, including race support and consultation, as well as race course set up (everything from start and finish lines to traffic cones and barricades to aid stations).
More information about the St. Catharines Road Runners and Walkers can be found at:
What is the distance?
The Canal Days Run is a 5km Run/walk in support of Autism Ontario. It is a flat course with many features of Port Colborne to be seen. Please be cautious as there is a railway crossing on the route.
This year there will also be a Kids Fun Run, that will be approximately 600 meters that will be a loop around H.H. Knoll Park.
Where is the start and finish?
The Start and Finish of the race will take place at H.H. Knoll Park in Port Colborne along Lake Erie. All pre- and post-race activities will also take place here.
Do I have to wear a costume?
No, it is your choice to take part in the theme or not. It just adds more fun to the event! We realize that it can be hot during the race, so if you are not comfortable racing with your costume, please just put it on after you finish the race.
What is included in the Kids Zone?
The Kids Zone is available for those children who have completed the Kids Fun Run! It will include various games, crafts, and prizes! Please note that the volunteers are not babysitters. Please do not leave your child unattended!