On-Line Registration opened on January 7, 2012. The field is limited to 1400 participants.
You may contact Peggy or George Sarson, (race directors) at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone during business hours 519-576-1824.
The Best Western PLUS Cambridge Hotel will be providing reduced rates ($89.00) plus taxes for all race participants. To make a reservation you must contact the BEST WESTERN PLUS Cambridge Hotel direct, phone number 519-623-4600 and mention you are registered for "Run for the Toad." Since the number of available rooms is limited, it is strongly recommended to reserve early. Amenities will include a complimentary early morning coffee, hot buffet breakfast, indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool.
For reservations call: 519-623-4600.
Pinehurst Park Conservation area has excellent facilities for campers at all levels. There is a washrooms and change facilities, showers, and lots of parking.
For on-site reservations contact www.grandriver.ca
Run for the Toad running store sponsors provide excellent training programs through group running sessions. The store owner, managers, and staff are familiar with the race course and trail running. Please do not hesitate to sign up with our race store sponsors today!
Entertainment for the young children. Again, this year, the kids can look forward to an even more expanded version of the Thunder Tree Cinema. We encourage parental supervision at all times.
The Grand River Conservation Authority Nature Center will be hosting an educational demonstration in which the kids will be able learn about our forest, nature, critters and insects. Other fun activities are planned too!! Come visit us in the Thunder Tree Theatre Tent.
All children are welcome to participate in the parade marching during the opening ceremonies.
We are looking forward to serving you in grand style. The dinner is professionally prepared and catered by St. Jacobs Catering. To view the dinner menu please "Click Here."
All things considered, the spectators play a big part of any successful race event. Spectators are made up from other non-racing family members, support personal, press and race officials. These people are also the enthusiastic people who will cheer you on. Certainly, the race organizers will do our level best to bring you back for the next year's event. All spectators are welcome to join in for the post race dinner. Additional meal tickets can be purchased for guests with advance notice before August 20, 2012 – $22.00/Adults $11.00/Children (under 12.)
The race course itself provides many excellent points of observation within close walking range, so that you can cheer on your special runner several times throughout each loop. For those individuals that are physically challenged we will provide assistance getting you to those strategic observation sites on the race course.
Mostly, these are individuals that are well known to the race organizers. Our volunteers (many with running race backgrounds) consistently display high personal standards and project a favorable image of the sport and of volunteering. They know how to cooperate with the athletes, spectators and race officials. Many of last year's familiar faces will be back again this year.
Again this year the Best Western PLUS Cambridge Hotel will be serving hot buffet breakfast for the runners/walkers and their families who are registered at the Hotel. For those runners, walkers, guests, and volunteers coming directly to the race site, we will be serving complimentary Tim Hortons coffee and treats. Electrolytes will also be available.
We take particular interest in all the Post Race Activities, because it reflects the relationship within our sponsorship community. It's also our future to help grow Run for the Toad. We intend to send home, with many of the runners, door prizes reflective of the day's events.
You may pick up your race-kit at the Great Forest Bistro tent on Friday September 28, 2012, hours: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) – 6:00 p.m. and on Race Day September 29 between the hours of 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. All CHIPS must be picked up RACE DAY ONLY. Remember, there is NO race day registration. At 9:00, we will commence with the opening ceremonies followed by the 9:30 race start.
Under the direction of Pro Therapy International we provide an "Emergency Action Team" in case of serious injury that requires medical care or for an ambulance to be called.
A medical doctor will be stationed at the medical tent center in Tent City at all times. County of Brant and the St, John's Ambulance service will be on site. Medical Response Carts with quick response team members will be on mobile carts to respond to injury on the race course. Carts respond to life threatening trauma, significant trauma, as well as patient transfers between on site medical and EMS. Paramedics will be stationed at the finish line. Athletic therapists will be stationed at aid station 2, 3, and 4.
The Canadian College of Massage Hydrotherapy will be providing a 12 person staff on-site for pre-race and post-race therapy.