Saturday, Oct 7, 2023

UpRiver Running Fall Races

Centennial Park

Thunder Bay, ON 50K, 25K, 10K

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 7, 2023


The UpRiver Running Fall Races hold a special place in our heart. This community event celebrates our love for the sport and unites participants from all walks of life with varying goals and experiences. The 10Km, 25Km, and 50Km distances offer something for everyone. For 2024, we're excited to also add a Kids Trail Race of about 2.5Km, as well as make a change to our 50K course! Route TBA. This year, we'll also be providing a free vegetarian chili for all registered participants! Most of the course takes place on single track through some of our favourite trails in Thunder Bay. Participants will receive a finisher medal and the top 3 from each category for each distance will receive an award.

Long story short

- Free Kasper Transportation Shuttle to and from the race (Current River Community Centre: 450 Dewe Ave, Thunder Bay)
- Race Entries are non-refundable
- Participants can change their distance prior to registration close: No refunds issued for moving to a shorter distance, but the balance will be charged when moving up to a longer distance
- Optional T-shirt available for $30 extra under ultrasignup "STORE" tab--order by September 19th (extended)
- This will be a cupless event, please bring a reusable cup/water bottle/hydration bladder
- Water station will be available on course between aid stations
- The 50K event will have a 9hr cutoff with a 4.5 hr cutoff at the 1/2 way point (25km mark) and a 6hr45min cutoff at the 3/4 of the way mark
- Race bibs are transferable until the registration deadline (Thursday, September 19th,11:59pm)
- 17 and under participants can register in any distance for $40.
- Early bird pricing is valid until July 26th
- Capacity for each race: 50Km = 75 participants; 25Km = 150 participants; 10Km = 300 participants

The race start times are as follows:
50Km - 7:00am
25Km - 9:30am
10Km - 11:30am
- Kids Trail Run (2.5Km) - 10:45am
*Start times are subject to change, based on possible changes to health guideline restrictions.

Course Info

All races will begin and finish at the cabins in Centennial Park.

The 10K event will be a single loop course that heads from the cabins into Shuniah Mines and back.

The 25K event will be run on an out and back course that heads from the cabins into Shuniah Mines, tours Shuniah Mines, crosses back into centennial and ultimately to the aid station that will be located in the Cascade Conservation area parking lot. Runners will receive aid if needed and head on back. (The 25K Course involves over 2000 Feet of climbing in the out and back course)

The 50K will be updated for 2024 details TBA

Refund Policy

Should the event be cancelled after the payments have been processed, participants will be given the option to roll over 50% credit of their race entry to 2025 or receive a 50% refund on the race entry.
To access the optional t-shirt purchase, you must have registered by September 19th. If the race is cancelled after this date, participants will still receive their paid shirt.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the event after submitting payment, registration fees (race entry, shirt and meals) are non-refundable.

Event's current local time: 11:55 PM ET


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