The Tobermory Trail Race Weekend will take place on Sept. 16-17, 2023. Registration will open for both Saturday’s Half & Full Marathon Events and Sunday Flower Pot Island 5K on Thursday January 19th at 9:00am. We hope to see you all on the trails in 2023!
As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic is fluid and mitigation measures are constantly changing. At the time of the event, we’ll need to follow any Covid mitigation guidelines, or restrictions imposed by, local or provincial governments, health units, sport governing bodies, or our host venue. These may include:
- Providing Proof of Vaccination
- Wearing a mask indoors, and possibly outdoors when distancing of 2m is not possible
- Completing a Covid Pre-Screening Test on the day of the event
- Staggered Starts
- Any other measures which may come into effect
At this time (March 9, 2022), the only restriction being imposed by our host venue and governing body (Athletics Ontario) is the need to wear a mask while inside a facility. Providing proof of vaccination is no longer required to sign up for the event.
Roughly 1 month before the event we’ll provide an update (on our website and by email to registered participants) on which Covid restrictions we expect will be in place.
Our extremely valuable 2021 volunteers may register beginning Monday January 10th, 2022 @ 9am. 2021 Volunteers may only sign themselves up, but they are permitted to sign up for both the Trail Marathon and Flowerpot Island 5K if they wish.
The General Public On-sale date is Friday January 14th, 2022 @ 9am. The entire TTRW weekend takes place in late September with the racecourses traversing the beautiful Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five Marine National Park. These races sell out extremely quickly, so if you’re interested in participating be ready when registration opens!
Prices have been kept the same as last year.
Proof of Vaccination against Covid 19 will be required for all participants and volunteers in 2022 as per our sports governing body, Athletics Ontario.
An email was just sent to all registered TTRW participants. If you are registered and did not receive the email it can be seen at this link. The confirmed registrant lists can be seen at the following links:
We’ve had numerous inquiries about registering for the next event scheduled for Sept 18/19, 2021. At this point the event is sold-out as all entries from the sold-out, postponed 2020 event were transferred to 2021. We may have some entries to sell later in the summer based on how the pandemic unfolds and what limitations are in place for outdoor gathering limits.
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Peninsula Adventure Sports Association (PASA) has some heartwarming news to announce this morning.
In cooperation with the Primary Place Child Care Centre and the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club (PBTC), and with the cancellation of the 2020 Tobermory Trail Race Weekend (TTRW) due to the ongoing covid19 pandemic, PASA has continued to provide some vital support to the daycare located in Tobermory. The Primary Place has received a substantial donation each year from the proceeds of the TTRW, and those funds are used to help keep the daycare running throughout the winter months when enrollment decreases substantially.
This year more than ever Primary Place needed the support of the community, so PASA created The Great Bruce Trail Scavenger Hunt to adapt to the region’s Public Health priorities.
Daycare board member Gillian Ceasar, Tobermory Press designer Tanya Early, and PTBC outreach/membership coordinator Marg Glendon also helped to pull off this fun and exciting event that put a challenge out to PASA’s race community who, for the most part, live up and down the entire length of the Bruce Trail.
The daycare was able to raise approximately $1000.00 thanks to generous racers, some of whom also donated their 2020 TTRW entry fee.
In all, 72 people participated in the Scavenger Hunt, hunting down up to 20 items such as waterfalls, stiles, and sugar maple trees. There were a few easy ones like “fall colours” and “single blaze” to make sure kids were engaged.
“We were happy to support PASA in organizing the Great Bruce Trail Scavenger Hunt,” states Glendon, “and to raise funds for Tobermory Primary Place Daycare. Planning for a virtual event with in-place participation (wherever you are) is a complicated task, and PASA should be commended for its quick planning and initiative.”
“Looking at the photo submissions, it appears the participants had a lot of fun, explored the Bruce Trail and shared it with friends and family. Peninsula Bruce Trail Club looks forward to supporting the Daycare and PASA at the Tobermory Trail Race next year, once again. Kudos to PASA!”
“We are thrilled we were able to get people out and active this fall with a fun event,” says PASA’s Leigh Grigg, “and we know the participants will enjoy receiving their awards in the mail. We encourage the residents of Grey Bruce to stay vigilant in preventing the community spread of Covid-19 by following public health guidelines, and we’ll see you on the other side of this pandemic with our great events returning in 2021.”
PASA, a non-profit, was founded in 2011 and supports outdoor sport on the Bruce Peninsula. More information on PASA’s events can found at pasacanada.wordpress.com
Tobermory Primary Place donations can be made by e-transfer to email@example.com. Please provide your contact information if you would like to receive a tax receipt.
You can also support the project by joining your local Bruce Trail Club, or making a donation to the Bruce Trail Conservancy. To find out more see the following link:
Greetings Trail Runners!
We’d been holding out hope that the Tobermory Trail Race Weekend could proceed in 2020 as planned, however it’s become clear we won’t be able to host the event. The safety of participants and volunteers is our primary concern, and mass participation events of this nature are simply not possible with this goal in mind. In Ontario, we currently have indoor gathering limits of 50 and outdoor gathering limits of 100 which require 2m of space between each person. We also have restrictions on public transportation, our host site (the community centre) remains closed, plus there’s no clear indication if these restrictions could tighten once again.
We’re sure you share in our disappointment at having to make this decision. The organizing team at TTRW loves nothing more than introducing participants to the natural beauty of the Bruce Peninsula and seeing all those hard-earned, brilliant finish line smiles. These are challenging times for us all, but with the support of our participants, volunteers, partners and communities we are confident we will return to racing stronger than ever, when it is safe to do so.
The next TTRW is now scheduled to take place on Sept. 18/19, 2021. With respect to entries and fees paid we’re providing the following 3 options. Please bear in mind we’re a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting, supporting and advocating for outdoor sport initiatives. We have annual fixed costs and derive 100% of our revenue from organizing these events. A portion of proceeds from TTRW also support the Tobermory Primary Place Daycare.
Option 1. Deferral. Your entry will automatically be transferred to the Sept. 18/19, 2021 event. What do I need to do to defer my entry? Nothing, all entries from the 2020 event will be automatically deferred to the 2021 event unless participants choose Option 2, or Option 3 below.
Option 2. Donation. Some participants have inquired about donating their entry fee. All donations will be directed the Tobermory Primary Place Daycare. In this instance we can donate 65% of your race entry, plus 100% of any fees paid for; extra meals, or extra swag. You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the amount of the donation. What do I need to do? Email firstname.lastname@example.org your request to donate before Sept. 18th, 2020.
Option 3. Refund. We’re able to provide a 65% refund for the race entry portion of fees paid, plus 100% refunds for the cost of any extra meals, or extra swag purchased. We’re not able to refund the transaction/system fee charged by Zone4, our registration provider. What do I need to do? Email email@example.com your request for a refund before Sept. 18th, 2020. Let us know if you’d prefer a cheque mailed, or Interac e-transfer sent along with the applicable email address (plus the security answer you’d appreciate.) For teams, please have only one person on the team request a refund.
Stay tuned for more news. We’re planning a Bruce Trail themed Scavenger Hunt for the month of October to help raise funds for the daycare. Full details will be released in the coming weeks.
Thank you all for your continued support and understanding. We appreciate every one of our valued participants, volunteers and partners as we manage through this together.
The TTRW Organizing Committee
Greetings Trail Runners!
We hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and with loved ones during these especially trying times. We wanted to provide an update on where planning sits for the Tobermory Trail Race Weekend given the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not events of this nature will be permissible in late September. Ontario’s emergency order limiting group gatherings currently sits at 10 and we need to see that climb closer to 100 for the Flower Pot Island event to proceed, or 200 for the trail marathon and ½ marathon to proceed as planned. The event has other hurdles to overcome, including guidelines, or restrictions related to mass transportation on buses and boats, plus gaining access to community centres, which are currently closed province wide.
For the time-being, we’re continuing to monitor all provincial and national emergency orders, restrictions and guidelines. We plan to make a final decision about whether or not we can host the event the week of July 20th.
Thank you all for your continued patience, support and understanding. We appreciate every one of our valued participants, volunteers and partners as we manage through this together.
The TTRW Organizing Committee
We’ve decided to change the Pre-Sale details for TTRW in order to give more people a chance to participate in the TTRW weekend events, but also provide our extremely valuable volunteers a guaranteed method to enter. All 2019 TTRW volunteers may register beginning Monday December 9th, 2019 @ 10am. 2019 Volunteers may only sign themselves up, but they are permitted to sign up for both the Trail Marathon and Flowerpot Island 5K if they wish.
The General Public On-sale date is Thursday December 12th, 2019 @10am. The entire TTRW weekend takes place in late September with the racecourses traversing the beautiful Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five Marine National Park. These races sell out extremely quickly, so if you’re interested in participating be ready when registration opens!
Prices have been kept the same as last year.
2019 RESULTS WILL AGAIN BE LIVE!
- Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay on Saturday, live results will be here
- Flowerpot Island 5K Run on Sunday, live results will be here
NOTE: Full weekend festivities (including the new trail running film tour screening) can be found here …the public is welcome “by donation” if there’s enough room.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS
Special thanks to Max at Remotesupport.ca