This year the t-shirts will be purple. We will also outfit our volunteers in ‘Safety Orange’ so that they’ll be easy for participants to spot.
Once I choose my size, can I change my mind?
Yes, you will be able to edit your t-shirt size until September 17, 2017 through the online registration page.
What if it rains?
Rain or shine, the show must go on. The event will not be postponed if it rains.
Can I sign up first and then decide on race day (October 5th) whether to run or walk?
Change requests can be managed through the online registration page until September 27th.
Can I register after September 17th?
Yes, you can register after September 17th but you will not be able to get the t-shirt (they have to be ordered a couple of weeks before the event). The registration closes on September 28th.
Can I get a receipt? Can I get a receipt instead of a t-shirt?
No, we are not authorized to issue receipts. Along with your registration fees, each participant will receive: a t-shirt, finisher medal, a race that has been professionally mapped out by Zone3 Sports, the convenience of online registration and timing chips by SportStats. We are also fortunate to have sponsors donate prizes and treats for the participants.
Is the Challenge wheelchair accessible?
Yes, both races are wheelchair accessible.
Can I run or walk with my stroller?
Yes, strollers are welcome on both courses. Because strollers take up more space, if you choose to run or walk with your stroller, please line up at the back.
Is there a time cut-off for the walk or run?
The Sir John A MacDonald Parkway will only be closed for the duration of the Wellness Challenge. If you expect to take more than 37 minutes to complete the 5-km run, please consider the 3-km walk. Historically, 97% of runners complete the course within the time limit.
What are the events operational/administration costs?
The Wellness Challenge is held in support of the GCWCC and all funds raised will go towards making a difference in the lives of people living in our communities. Part of the registration fees go towards the operational and administrative costs of the event: t-shirts, bibs, timing chips, credit card processing fees, road closures, police, port-a-potties, etc.
Where will my funds go after I register online?
After we recuperate administration costs from your registration fee, the remaining balance will be transferred to the GCWCC, which supports organizations in the National Capital Region through United Way, Health Partners and Centraide Outaouais.