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

May 5th 2018, 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 in the Municipality of La Pêche. Over the past 7 years this run has raised $47,015 which goes to the ongoing commitment of the Recreation Association supporting a healthy community through the outdoor sports facilities and activities at the Wakefield Centre La Pêche. Funds also support the Wakefield Trails. 

Event Partner

Race Partners

Photo and T-shirt 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
  • 5km: 9:20 am – Brought to you by Sebastien Aubin & Nadine LaCasse
  • 10km: 10:30 am – Brought to you by Famille Charles IGA
  • 10km Trail Run: 8:55 am – Brought to you by Groupe Santé Dentaire Wakefield
  • 21.1km Trail Run: 9:25 am
  • SILENT AUCTION 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Race Photos

2017 RACE PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE 

Events

3 KM Family walk/run (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 Groupe Santé Dentaire de Wakefield 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:  No dogs, Nordic walking poles and no walkers for this Trail Run.

21.l KM Half Marathon Trail Run (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: Limited to 250 people, 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.

Friends of Event

Registration (NOW OPEN)

  • A Wakefield Covered Bridge Run Race t-shirt, (male or female options).
  • $5 of each registration fee is donated.
  • Recovery snacks provided by Famille Charles IGA
  • Medals for everyone

3 km Walk/Run Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15 $25 / Youth Senior : $15
  • Until Apr 1 $30 / Youth Senior : $20
  • Until May 3 $40 / Youth Senior : $30

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

  • Until Jan 15 $37 / Youth Senior : $27
  • Until Apr 1 $42 / Youth Senior : $32
  • Until May 3 $52 / Youth Senior : $42

10 km Famille Charles IGA Run/Walk Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15 $45 / Youth Senior : $35
  • Until Apr 1 $50 / Youth Senior : $40
  • Until May 3 $60 / Youth Senior : $50

10 km TRAIL Run Groupe Santé Dentaire de Wakefield Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15 $45 / Youth Senior : $35
  • Until Apr 1 $50 / Youth Senior : $40
  • Until May 3 $60 / Youth Senior : $50

21.1 km Trail Run Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15 $60 / Youth Senior : $50
  • Until Apr 1 $65 / Youth Senior : $55
  • Until May 3 $75 / 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 Register Now!

  • Until Jan 15 $60 + $ 15 for additional member
  • Until Apr 1 $65 + $ 20 for additional member
  • Until May 3 $95 + $ 30 for additional member

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

  • Until Jan 15$95 + $ 27 for additional member
  • Until Apr 1$100 + $ 32 for additional member
  • Until May 3 $130 + $ 42 for additional member

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

  • Until Jan 15$125 + $ 35 for additional member
  • Until Apr 1$130 + $ 40 for additional member
  • Until May 3$160 + $ 50 for additional member

Race day registration available

Race day registration is available cash or cheque only from 7:15 am to 10:15 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.

Register by Mail or in Person

  • Individual Form

Race Kit Pick-Up

Friday May 4th: Vorlage Ski Hill at 65 ch. Burnside, Wakefield QC

  • From 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, for ALL events.

Saturday May 5th: Vorlage Ski Hill at 65 ch. Burnside, Wakefield Qc. 

  • From 7:15 am to 8:30 am for 3km and 10 km Trail Race. 
  • From 7:15 am to 9:00 am for 5km and 21.1km Trail Run. 
  • From 7:15 am to 10:00 am for 10km. 

Donations and Pledges

The Wakefield Covered Bridge Run is committed to raising funds for local charities like the Wakefield Recreation Association and Wakefield Trails, whose mandates support the health and well-being of youth in our community. The Association 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. We are also responsible for the different festivals and the Wakefield Trails supports the maintenance and creation of recreational trails throughout the community.

Exhibitors and Activities

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

  • Famille Charles IGA Chelsea, will have complimentary snacks at the finish for you! 
  • Municipalité de La Pêche
  • Le Saj de Damas will be making fresh falafels as well as falafel sandwiches made on fresh bread cooked onsite on their Saj oven. Syrian deserts will also be served. After your run, stay and enjoy some tasty foods! 
  • Todd Morin – Investors Group - Music station and prizes
  • 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!
  • SILENT AUCTION 8:00am - Noon: In support of the Chimeda Paddling Group! Lots of GREAT prizes to bid on to support a wonderful cause. 100% of funds raised from the auction will support their project. 
  • Message Therapy 

Awards: 12:30 pm or earlier

  • Participation Medals for everyone
  • Value of $1000 or more in PRIZES TO GIVE AWAY TO TOP FINISHERS
  • 10:45 am: 3 km, 5 km and 10km trail AWARDS
  • 12:30 pm: 10 km and 21.1 km Trail AWARDS
  • 12:30 pm: Silent Auction Results

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 3 male and 3 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 3 male and 3 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 3 male and 3 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 3 male and 3 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 3 male and 3 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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