Run at the Ridge 2018

Run At the Ridge 2017

15Th Annual Run at the Ridge – Saturday, May 5th 2018

With all due respect to the groundhog, the first Robin we see, or the first dandelion we pull out of our lawn, the REAL first day of Spring occurs with the Whyte Ridge Spring tradition of the “Run at the Ridge” 2018 marks the 15th annual “Run at the Ridge”.

This year’s Run at the Ridge is on Saturday May 5th, 2018, with the 2K race starting at 8:30 AM and the 5K race at 9:15 AM. It’s a terrific morning to spend with your entire family. Everybody from babies in strollers, toddlers, pre-schoolers, moms and dads, uncles and aunts, and even grandparents are welcome to participate. You can get pushed in a stroller, pulled in a wagon, walk, run, stroll, skip or jump ………whatever pace you are most comfortable with.  We had a fantastic turnout last year with 1403 participants lacing up their running shoes!  We are the third largest road race in Manitoba!

Your registration fee includes participation in either the 2K or 5K run, a mouth watering pancake breakfast,  beverages for the kids, Starbucks coffee for the grown-ups,  chocolate treats and fruit for everyone, a souvenir t-shirt, and many  other free samples and giveaways.  We always have wonderful mascots on hand, such as Boston Pizza’s Lionel and Buzz and Boomer.  We are excited to announce that our official race starter will be Whyte Ridge resident and 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist in swimming (4 x 100 freestyle relay), Chantal VanLandeghem.

Your fee also includes fun post race activities such as hair painting, face painting, childrens’ entertainment/games and the chance for everyone to win some great door prizes. You can also purchase tickets ($1.00 each) to win other great prizes! In the past, many participants have won such items as bicycles, golf clubs, patio sets, gift certificates….you name it!

Registration forms are available online at (small processing fee will apply) or you can pick up a form (no processing fee) at Whyte Ridge Elementary or Henry G Izatt School. Hard copy registration forms will be available in March.

If you require more information, would like to volunteer or have a prize donation, please contact Sue Zajac at


All students at both schools will be given a hard copy by the end of March.  All proceeds go towards Whyte Ridge Elementary School, Henry G. Izatt Middle School, The SOY Foundation (supports youth recovering from prescription drug addiction and mental health issues) and a local track and field program (Stride Ahead Tough Track).  Registration costs are as follows:

By Monday April 23th

  • Child (under 18):  $20.00
  • Adult:  $30.00
  • Family (up to 6 members):  $70.00

April 24th and after

  • Child (under 18):  $23.00
  • Adult:  $35.00
  • Family (up to 6 members):  $87.00

We can’t wait to see you there!!!  Check out our Facebook   For any questions or concerns, or to volunteer to help, please contact Sue Zajac or Cheryl Zealand, race directors, by email…. or