FAQ

My 6yr old daughter is interested in running the LifeTime Kids 1k race; can I run with her?

Yes, of course you may run with your kids! However, there will also be on course marshals and run leaders to make sure your kids get to the finish line! If you decided to run with your children, there is no need to register as an adult for the Kids race. The 8:20am start time of the Kids race also gives you ample time to get back to the start line to race in the 5k or 15k yourself!

I am interested in running the 5k race, is it possible for me to push my son in his stroller?

Yes, you may push your child in a stroller for any Run Ajax race; however, we do ask that you be aware and courteous to other runners and note that you may be asked to start near the back out of safety concerns.

Where is race kit pick up?

Race kit pick up is located at AJAX RUNNING FREE (95 Bayly St, Ajax)

When is race kit pick up?

Friday September 29th from 4-7p and Saturday September 30th from 10a-3:30p

I am from out of town, can I pick up my race kit on race day?

Yes, there will be race kit pick up available on race day for our out-of town racers! It will open at 7:30a near the start/finish line.

Will there be any race day registrations?

We are proud to say that over the past number of years, Run Ajax has been a sold out event! Therefore, we will not be offering race day registration.

Where should I park on race day?

Parking is available at Rotary Park or any one of the waterfront parking lots located within 1 mile of Rotary Park. We definitely encourage car pooling! Please be advised that if you choose to park at Rotary Park, there may be delays upon exiting due to our races and the use of those roads for a short time period.

Will bag check be available?

Yes, free bag check is available beginning at 7:30a on race day.

How is my race time measured?

ALL Run Ajax events are chip-timed. The timing chip will be attached to your race bib that you will pick up during race kit pick up. Please wear your race bib on the front of your person (affix with safety pins) and do not bend or fold the bib in any way. Your chip-time will activate as soon as you cross the starting line and de-activate when you cross the finish line, thus giving you a race time!

What if it rains on race day?

All Run Ajax events will run regardless of the weather! Please dress accordingly.

It was pretty hot in previous years; will there be water stations along the course?

Yes, there are 4 water station locations on the race course serving water and electrolytes. Each water station also has a first aid kit. If you are having any issues, please talk to any of the helpful volunteers at the water stations.

Do I get a medal for finishing my race?

Yes, ALL finishers of the LifeTime Kids 1k, Intact Waterfront 5k and Veridian Waterfront 15k receive a custom Run Ajax medal!

If I win my age group, do I get a prize?

Yes, there are cash prizes for the top three overall male and female finishers in the Veridian Waterfront15k. There are merchandise prizes to the top three overall male and female finishers in the Intact Waterfront 5k. In addition, there are merchandise prizes for the top male and female racers in each age group in the Intact Waterfront 5k and Veridian Waterfront 15k. Please plan on sticking around for the awards ceremony following each event.

Will there be post-race food available?

Thanks to our sponsors, Run Ajax is pleased to provide RACE PARTICIPANTS with a selection of post race fruit and treats. Water (courtesy of Performance Water Systems) and electrolytes (courtesy of Nuun) are also available at the Start/Finish line. We are also happy to note that Boston Pizza will once again be serving slices of pizza at the finish line!

Is there a charity partner in connection with this race?

Once again, Run Ajax is pleased to support Grandview Kids. If you raise or donate $100 to Grandview Kids, you will run your race for FREE! (please see link on website for more information).

Is there any race swag?

In an effort to be environmentally friendly, we will once again be offering online race kits to our participants (you will be given a link to our sponsors who graciously provide coupons or vouchers for you to use). At race kit pick up, you will be provided your race bib (with chip timer) and your New Balance technical shirt (NB In Transit Half Zip for the Veridian Waterfront 15k and NB Heather Tech Short Sleeve for the Intact Waterfront 5k).

Does the Intact Waterfront 5k race usually sell out before race day?

Yes it does! Due to space restrictions on the waterfront pathways, we have to cap the number of racers in each event and therefore, our races usually sell out in the first few weeks of September. Register early to avoid disappointment and also to guarantee your preferred size of New Balance Technical Shirt.

Do race fees increase as we get closer to the event?

Yes, register early to avoid disappointment! The first fee increase is June 1st.

Can we walk the 5k race as a family?

Yes, we do allow for walkers in both the Intact Waterfront 5k and the Veridian Waterfront 15k race, however we do need to enforce strict cut off times due to a variety of reasons and safety concerns. Please be aware the course and finish line closes at 12:15pm. Each individual will need their own race bib on course.

Is it true that if I register for any Run Ajax event, that I can race the New Balance Thursday Night 5k Series for free?

Yes, please take advantage of this benefit! The New Balance Thursday Night 5k Series takes place on June 22, July 27 and August 24 and is a fully supported, chip-timed event that allows you to discover all aspects of our beautiful waterfront race course!

Why is there now a fee for the LifeTime Kids 1k race?

Every year our Kids 1k event has sold out; but due to the free entry, there were many no shows on race day which resulted in many eager kids missing out. We hope to limit the no shows by asking for a $5 entry fee. To honour our commitment to our youngest participants, parents who register for the Veridian Waterfront 15k or the Intact Waterfront 5k will still be able to register their children for FREE.