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Wakefield Moonlight River Run

The Wakefield Moonlight River Run is inspired by the landscape in Wakefield (La Pêche), Quebec. Under the light of the moon, the course takes you through some of Wakefield’s most beautiful and picturesque landscapes along the Gatineau River. At the finish, you’ll be greeted with live music and a community celebration right in the heart of the village. Your participation in the Moonlight River Run helps raise funds for reputable local and global charitable organizations like the Wakefield Emergency Fund and the Wakefield Grannies. Their mandates include the health and well-being of youth. Over the past 2 years, this event has donated $13,000 to these organizations.

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  • 5 km KAFFÉ 1870 run/walk (Timed by Sportstats)
  • 10 km run/walk (Timed by Sportstats)
  • 10 Mile Run (Timed by Sportstats)
  • Live Music by The Strain Starting at 9:15pm
  • Zumba: 6:00pm, 6:45 and 7:30.
  • Chili

Start Times:

  • 8:30 pm: KAFFÉ 1870 5 km
  • 8:20 pm 10 km
  • 8:10 pm: 10 mile
  • Race starts at 38 Valley Drive at the Wakefield Community Centre.
  • Awards ceremony 10:30 pm

Race Kit Pick-up Location and Parking:

  • Friday Sept 26th, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Running Room, 901 Bank Street, Ottawa)
  • Saturday Sept 27th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (38 Valley Drive, Wakefield at the Wakefield Community Centre)
  • Arrive early for race kit pick up and join us from 5:30 pm to 8:20 pm to enjoy food and visit our exhibitor expo. 

Parking – All vehicles MUST park at the Wakefield Community Centre at race start.


Race Night Exhibitors (5:00 to 10:00 pm)

  • Investors Group
  • Massage Therapy
  • Local Food
  • Zumba activities

Come join the fun before your race and enjoy the gifts of Wakefield!

Register: (now closed)

Included in your registration:

  • A Wakefield Moonlight River Run dry fit Technical Race t-shirt, 
  • An Energizer head lamp (Mandatory to wear one for event for safety and FUN)
  • Recovery food at the end of your run with live music!
  • Hot Chili (with donation)
  • Zumba
  • Part of your registration is donated to support the Wakefield Grannies and The Wakefield Emergency Fund. 

Register by Sept 1st and save! Prices increase after this date until Sept 24th at midnight when registration closes. After Sept 24th you can only register in person on Race Day – Sept 27th from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m at an extra cost (cash or cheque ONLY) and t-shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

Awards: Over 140 prizes to give away!


September 27
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Event Category:


Aegle Events


Online Registration closes on September 24th, 11:59 pm
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The Wakefield Moonlight River Run needs 50 volunteers to help coordinate activities. This run could not happen without dedicated individuals who give their time to make a difference. All volunteers will receive:

-a Wakefield Moonlight River Run Volunteer race t-shirt
-recovery food provided by local businesses

More about volunteering.

Recommended Place to Stay:

Enjoy a night stay at the beautiful Wakefield Mill Spa Resort.


There are a number of partnership opportunities open to provide your business broad exposure to our community and contribute to a unique event! For more information please contact:

Shelley Crabtree
Director of Public Relations

About Us

Aegle Events make it their business to apply attention to quality and detail when managing your corporate conference or sports event. We ensure that each event has its own unique atmosphere and we strive to create the perfect environment for you to network, build relationships and promote your corporate brand and social mandate.

Contact Info


Dayna Chicoine
Registration Manager and Race Coordinator

Shelley Crabtree
Public Relations, Sponsorships and Volunteer Coordinator

33 Burnt Hill Road
Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0

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