The 2021 Royal Road Race has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Race Day is Saturday, May 9, 2020 Opening ceremonies start at 8:45 a.m. with both the 5 km and 10 km race starting at 9:00 a.m. The Mini Mountie Runners will also start at 9:05 a.m. and they will be lined up behind the 5 km and 10 km runners.
Fees are non-refundable. Race registrations may not be transferred, given or sold to a third party. Registrations are not defferrable to another year. Those racing under a false identity are not covered by event insurance and are not eligible for an official race time or any overall or age category awards.
Attach your running number to the front of your shirt/jacket so it is visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to your race number. Do not fold your race number.
There is no package pick-up on race day.
We ask that everyone show up early and be diligent with their arrival time to allow for proper screening and parking.
We ask that everyone have their race bib clearly visible and available for inspection upon arrival at the McCarthy Boulevard entrance off Dewdney Avenue. (we want to verify that the vehicles coming on site are race registrants)
If runners are bringing family or friends we ask that they all be in the same vehicle as much as reasonably possible. If they cannot be in the same vehicle then indicate this to security at the gate. ("my wife is in the car behind me" etc)
Participants are asked to lock their belongings, out of plain view, inside their vehicles.
Please use the McCarthy Boulevard entrance off Dewdney Avenue for the race. Signage and traffic directors will be at the gate for parking.
Walkers on the course should yield to runners. If the running/walking path is congested, please stay to the right, allowing runners to pass on your left.
During the race, in the interest of safety, please stay on the side of the road where possible. Remember motorists have the right of way, unless a RCMP officer gives them other directions.
The use of portable headphone devices (iPods, MP3 players) is not permitted. For your safety, and that of others, you must be aware of your surroundings at all times. This includes being able to hear verbal warnings from police and course marshals as well as the sounds of traffic or other participants on the course.
Water Stations will be at the Start/Finish Line and mid-way through the course.
Course marshals will be wearing distinctive clothing and will be positioned along the course to direct both motorists and participants as necessary. The course will be marshalled until the last one is done.
Washrooms are located inside the Drill Hall.
Strollers are NOT allowed on the course. No participation using bicycles, strollers, skateboards or in-line skates will be allowed. As well as NO PETS.
A digital clock will be positioned so you can see your results as you cross the finish line. Volunteers will assist you after you cross the finish line and direct you into the recovery area.
Brunch buffet will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a short awards ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Your race/bib number is your entrance for the brunch. Please ensure that you do not remove it until you enter the brunch. For those that purchased brunch tickets, please present at the door.
If you registered for 10km and decided to stop after the 1st 5km loop, your time will not be recorded. Also if you choose to stop after 5km, please step aside and do not cross the timing mat as the system will not be accurate. Your race time will be listed as DNF (did not finish).
A parent or guardian must meet their child at the finish line upon completion of the Mini Mountie run then proceed directly into the Drill Hall for their medal presentation. Look for the RCMP Safety Bear mascot near the Drill Hall side entrance located close to the finish line. Children cannot be left unattended.
Mini Mountie medal presentations will take place near the large Canadian flag in the Drill Hall. Professional photographic services will be available at that time.