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The Wakefield Covered Bridge Run will take you through some of Wakefield’s most beautiful and picturesque landscapes. 

May 4th 2019, La Pêche, Wakefield, QC

Whether you’re running up “Quad Buster Hill” in the half marathon trail run through Gatineau Park, or crossing the historical covered bridge in any one of our four running events, we promise a safe, challenging and unique running experience.

Your participation in the Wakefield Covered Bridge Run will help raise funds for the Wakefield Recreation Association, The Sentiers Wakefield Trails and Wakefield Community Emergency Fund in the Municipality of La Pêche. Over the past 8 years this run has raised $47,015 which goes to the ongoing commitment of the Recreation, Health and well being of the community.

Event Partner

Race Partners

Location and Start Times

All 5 events start at the Vorlage Ski Hill at 65 ch. Burnside, Wakefield, La Pêche.

  • 3km: 8:50 am - Brought to you by Klimat Bouldering. Fitness.

  • 5km: 9:35 am – Brought to you by Sebastien Aubin & Nadine LaCasse

  • 10km: 9:25 am – Brought to you by Famille Charles IGA

  • 10km Trail Run: 8:55 am - Brought to you by Physio des Collines

  • 21.1km Trail Run: 8:55 am – Brought to you by JB Construction

Awards: 

  • Medals for everyone

  • Value of $1000 or more in PRIZES TO GIVE AWAY TO TOP FINISHERS

  • 10:30 am: 3 km

  • 11:50 am: 10 km, 10 km Trail, 21.1 km Trail and 5 km.

Photos 2018

Events and Maps

3 KM Family walk/run Brought to you by Klimat Bouldering. Fitness. (map)

This family event for children and parents starts from Vorlage and goes to the other side of the Wakefield Covered Bridge and back.

5 KM sebastien Aubin et Nadine Lacasse Run/Walk (map)

This event takes you through part of Wakefield, across the Covered Bridge then runs along the beautiful Gatineau River for 1km and back on the same route, half paved road, half hard gravel road.

10 KM Famille Charles IGA Run/Walk (Map)

This fun and picturesque 10km event takes you through a residential area of Wakefield, across the Covered Bridge, then along the beautiful Gatineau River for most of your kms and back, one 3rd paved road, two 3rd’s hard gravel road.

10 KM Physio des collines Trail Run (MAP)

This trail run takes you over rolling hills, flat sections, forests and open fields. It starts a little challenging  in the first 100 meters straight up a section of the Vorlage Ski Hill (Quad Buster Hill), then passes the Wakefield Mill and joins part of the Trans-Canada Trail through the beautiful Gatineau Park and back. Please Note:  Trail event does not cross the Covered Bridge, No dogs, Nordic walking poles and no walkers for this Trail Run.

21.1 KM Trail Run Brought to you by JB Construction  (MAP)  

This exhilarating trail run takes you over rolling hills, flat sections, forests and open fields. It starts a little challenging  in the first 100 meters straight up a section of the Vorlage Ski Hill (Quad Buster Hill), then passes the Wakefield Mill and joins part of the Trans-Canada Trail through the beautiful Gatineau Park to near Lac Philippe and back. There will be a water station at 2.5km that you will also hit at 17.5km on the way back, and one around km 8km. Those water tables will also have first aid. You are out on the trails so if you need food we suggest you bring something as you need, water and first aid we provide. Please Note: This trail event does not cross the Covered Bridge,  it is limited to 250 people and you must be 10 years of age or older. No dogs, Nordic walking poles and no walkers for this Trail Run.  

Please Note:  No dogs at all events, Thank you.

Exhibitors and Activities

On race day during the event, there will be Food, Music, massage therapists and more!

  • Famille Charles IGA, will have complimentary snacks at the finish for you!

  • Municipalité de La Pêche

  • Saveurs d'ici et d'ailleurs Serving breakfast, brunch and tea $.

  • Tasha Forget – Kids activities: Face painting and Tatoos

  • Epic Fitness - Will guide you through a warm at 8:30 am 9 am and 10 am and a 10:45 am cool down stretches and welcome you at the finish line!

  • Purple Goat Films: Will be creating the awesome event video! Looking for a filmmaker for your event or wedding? Great affordable and friendly company to work with!

  • CLIF BAR - Des trousses et des prix!

  • Massage Therapists: 8 massage therapists from the international massage academy of Ottawa will meet you at the start or finish to answer your questions, help you prep for your run, or relax a sore muscle after your race!

Friends of Event

REGISTRATION 2019 NOW Open! REGISTER HERE

INCLUDED:

  • Running on beautiful NCC Trails and community trails, or across the unique Wakefield Covered Bridge in the road events.

  • $5 of each registration fee is donated to our charities.

  • Recovery snacks provided by Famille Charles IGA

  • A great time supporting a community event.

  • Medals for everyone

  • Awesome prizes for top overall finishers in each event.

  • No refunds once registration is completed, transfers possible, if ever race is cancelled due to severe weather or thunderstorms, no refunds possible.

RACE T-SHIRTS are EXTRA:

  • After organizing so many events and ordering thousands and thousands of t-shirts, we want to try and minimize waste in our 2019 Wakefield Covered Bridge Run and shirts will ONLY BE ORDERED ON DEMAND. They will cost $5 extra for adult male and female shirts, and $4 for youth. NOTE: This does not cover the full cost of t-shirts, but we want to only order shirts for people who will wear them and charging a small fee will help implement this. Charging this small fee will help cover costs and the event will be able to raise more funds for charity without a HUGE chunk of it going to t-shirts that not everyone wears. We are aware this is a big change for this event for our always returning participants, but we appreciate your understanding on this change that we believe is necessary. Hope to see you on May 4th!

3 km Walk/Run presented by klimat bouldering and fitness Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15: $25 Adult / Youth Senior : $15

  • Until Apr 1: $30 adult / Youth Senior : $20

  • Until May 1: $40 Adult / Youth Senior : $30

 5 km Run/Walk presented by Sébastien Aubin et Nadine LaCasse Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15: $35 Adults / Youth Senior : $25

  • Until Apr 1: $40 Adults / Youth Senior : $30

  • Until May 1: $50 Adults / Youth Senior : $40

 10 km Run/Walk presented by Famille Charles IGA Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15: $45 Adult / Youth Senior : $35

  • Until Apr 1: $50 Adult / Youth Senior : $40

  • Until May 1: $60 Adult / Youth Senior : $50

 10 km physio des collines TRAIL Run Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15: $45 Adult / Youth Senior : $38

  • Until Apr 1: $52 Adult / Youth Senior : $42

  • Until May 1: $62 Adult / Youth Senior : $52

 21.1 km Trail Run presented JB construction Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15: $60 Adult / Youth Senior : $50

  • Until Apr 1: $65 Adult / Youth Senior : $55

  • Until May 1: $75 Adult / Youth Senior : $65

Team Registrations

The team captain must sign the whole team up at the same time, once the team is entered, additional members can not be added. Minimum of 3 people, up to 12. Additional fee per team member starts at member # 4.

 3 km Team Walk/Run klimat Bouldering and Fitness Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15: $60 + $ 15 for additional member

  • Until Apr 1: $65 + $ 20 for additional member

  • Until May 1: $95 + $ 30 for additional member

 5 km Team Run/Walk Sébastien Aubin et Nadine LaCasse Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15: $95 + $ 25 for additional member

  • Until Apr 1: $100 + $ 30 for additional member

  • Until May 1: $130 + $ 40 for additional member

 10 km Team road Run/Walk Famille Charles IGA Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15: $125 + $ 35 for additional member

  • Until Apr 1: $130 + $ 40 for additional member

  • Until May 1: $160 + $ 50 for additional member

Race day registration available

Race day registration is available cash or cheque only from 7:00 am to 9:15 am and is $5 more then the last online price, you must register 30 minutes before your race start time. Shirts are first some first serve on race day.

Race Kit Pick-Up

Friday May 3rd: Vorlage Ski Hill at 65 ch. Burnside, Wakefield QC

  • From 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday May 4th: Vorlage Ski Hill at 65 ch. Burnside, Wakefield Qc. 

  • From 7:00 am to 9:15 am

Donations and Pledges

The Wakefield Covered Bridge Run is committed to raising funds for local charities like the Wakefield Recreation Association, Sentier Wakefield Trails, and Wakefield Community Emergency Fund whose mandates support the health and well-being of youth and all in our community. The WRA is responsible for the management and maintenance of the outdoor sportspad at the Wakefield Community Centre where people gather to practice their favourite sports activities and stay active. The Sentiers Wakefield Trails supports the maintenance and creation of recreational trails throughout the community and the WCEF supports our community through organized events to help out people in urgent need. 

Awards: 11:50

  • Participation Medals for everyone

  • Value of $1000 or more in PRIZES TO GIVE AWAY TO TOP OVERALL FINISHERS

  • 10:30 am: 3 km,

  • 11:50 am: 10 km, 21.1 km Trail, 5 km and 10km trail,

3km Family walk/run: Category Results posted: 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-100. 

  • Gift prizes for top 5 male and 5 female overall.

5 km: Category Results posted: 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-100. 

  • Gift prizes for top 5 male and 5 female overall.

10 km: Category Results posted: 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-100. 

  • Gift prizes for top 5 male and 5 female overall.

10 km Trail Run: Category Results posted: 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-100. 

  • Gift prizes for top 5 male and 5 female overall.

Half Marathon Trail Run: Category Results posted: 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-100. 

  • Gift prizes for top 5 male and 5 female overall.

Volunteers

The Wakefield Covered Bridge Run recruits an average of 50-60 volunteers every year to help coordinate activities associated with the run. This event could not take place without these dedicated people who love to contribute and make a difference. All volunteers receive:

  • A Wakefield Covered Bridge Run Volunteer t-shirt

  • Some snacks and a drink while having a great time

  • Sign up to volunteer.


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