The 5km run starts at St Lawrence College. Runners head up to Montreal Rd (traffic will be blocked off), and continue to McConnell Ave. The route will swing around Cotton Mill St and join the bike path at Edward St. The run continues along the bike path until the turnaround located just beyond the band shell at Lamoureux Park. The route back follows the bike path all the way back to the finish line at St Lawrence College.

The 5km turnaround will be clearly marked and a volunteer will be stationed there to let you know to turn. Note that the 10km runners will continue to run past the 5km turn. The route is not an identical out-and-back so the turnaround point is a little further than 2.5km.

This race is a favourite for local speedsters; you can expect the winning time to be in the 17-minute range. The festive and inclusive atmosphere also makes it a great course for first timers attempting their first race. A lot of runners have made our event their first run.

Event Details

Race Start & Transportation

The race will start at 10:00 AM from St. Lawerence College, Cornwall. It is a partial out-and-back route (see map).


All athletes must run the complete length of the route. Where the route is on the shared recreation path, runners must stay on the right-hand side of the pathway throughout. The approach to the finish line will be well-marked. Athletes shall not receive or collect refreshments or water from a place other than the official stations, except where provided for medical reasons from or under the direction of race officials. For the safety of all our participants, running strollers and pets are not permitted on the course.