5km fun run

Held in partnership with the St. Catharines Wing Fest, the Wing Fest 5KM Fun Run takes place Sunday, July 28 at Malcolmson Eco Park and will raise funds to support Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold – a key agency that helps meet the needs of less advantaged people in our community. New  event highlights this year include: the awarding of place medals by age category, prizes for best costumes/headgear, and the Rubber Chicken Chucking contest. The race ends where it starts, but all runners are encouraged to go down to Rennie park (in nearby Port Dalhousie) for some post race chicken wings and to redeem their free drink voucher!!

Runners: Download your race day reminders HERE

Watch Mayor Walter Sendzik, Betty-Lou Souter of Community Care,
and Wing Fest's Corrina Massicotte,
Click HERE for official contest rules 


The 2nd Annual Wing Fest 5 km Fun Run


Serious and recreational runners of all ages, chicken wing enthusiasts and anyone looking for a fun way to support Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold


Sunday, July 28 (race starts at 9:00 am). Pre-registration will take place Saturday, July 27th from 2 pm to 4 pm at Rennie Park. Registration will also be available the morning of the race concluding promptly at 8:30 am


Malcolmson Eco Park, 345 Waterfront Trail, St. Catharines. After the finish, head to Lakeside Park for Wing Fest 2019


$40 before May 1, $45 after May 1, $50 on race day

Frequently Asked Questions

What day is the race?

Sunday, July 28th beginning at 9:00am

Where is the race?

Malcolmson Eco Park at 345 Waterfront Trail Street, St. Catharines.

What is the timing system?

The Wing Fest 5k is a “bib-chip” event.

Where should I park?

Parking is available at the Welland Canal Parking Lot or Grantham Lions Parking Lot.

Will race medals and prizes be awarded?

Yes! New for 2019 - All runners will receive participant medals! We are also thrilled to be awarding official place medals to the top 3 male runners and top 3 female runners in each of our 5 age categories (10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59). Award ceremony will take place at 10:30 am.

Participant Medal:

Place Medal:

Try your hand at Rubber Chicken Chucking for a chance to win a free VIP fitness membership for the year at the new F45 Studio in St. Catharines (retail value over $1500)!! Other prizes include a 10 pass membership with heart rate monitor (retail value $350) and a 10 pass membership (Retail value $250)!

Where can I see pictures of the race?

Pictures and records from the event will be posted on our Facebook page:

Be sure to stop by our photo booth to pose with Beach chicken and his mystery friends!

Will there be wings included?

While wings are not included in the registration cost, we encourage participants to visit the St. Catharines Wing Fest in nearby Port Dalhousie, where you can enjoy some of Niagara’s best chicken wings!

Does the race end in Port Dalhousie?

It’s just a short drive away!

Can I register as a walker?

We have designed this particular race as a “run only." We encourage and welcome new runners to walk as needed along the course as they need too. No dogs, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards or scooters.

What’s the “Fun Run?”

We have plans to make your run as fun as possible with surprises along the way. We encourage our participants to dress up in your funkiest chicken clothes, hats, etc, or Wing Fest colours which are red and white. Random prizes will be awarded to participants showing the most spirit!  Kids are encouraged to bring their water guns and help race finishers cool off in our "water gun cooling zones".

Where is the post-race party?

Your post-race party will finish up at Rennie Park in Port Dalhousie where you can join wing lovers from across Niagara and beyond at St. Catharines Wing Fest.

What are your registration times?

Pre-registration for the 5km Fun Run will take place on Saturday, July 27th from 2pm-4pm at Wing Fest (Rennie Park in Port Dalhousie).

Race day registration takes place at 7:30 am on Sunday, July 28th (Malcolmson Eco Park), with registration closing at promptly at 8:30 am.

What do I get with registration?

You get a custom "Wing Fest 5K" t-shirt, a cool race bib, a free drink ticket, awesome swag and a terrific course to run. 

2019 T-shirt Design:

What age do I need to be to run?

We welcome runners of all ages!

What is the cost of registration?

We are a three-tiered registration, Early Bird registration is $40 until May 1st at midnight, $45 after May 1st, $50 on race day.

What happens to the proceeds from the Wing Fest 5KM Fun Run?

Wing Fest is proud to raise funds to support Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold – a key agency that meets needs of less advantaged people in our community. Learn more at

What is an out-and-back course?

An out-and-back course means that the race is a loop and starts and finishes in the same place.


We’re looking for community-minded businesses and organizations to support our efforts to raise funds for Community Care. We’re looking forward to a successful event in our first year. Your support will help us to ensure a successful event by offsetting costs related to promotion and logistics.

Sponsorship packages are available at the following levels:

  • $1,000 – Inferno: Banner with your company name and logo at start/finish line, logo on event T-shirt, logo/link on event web page, recognition via social media, recognition at Wing Fest event, recognition on Wing Fest site
  • $500 – Chipotle BBQ: Sign with your company name and logo along the race route, logo/link on event web page, recognition via social media, recognition at Wing Fest event
  • $250 – Honey Garlic: Logo/link on event web page, recognition at Wing Fest event

For further information, please email

Our 2019 Sponsors



Runner's Edge Logo 5KM Wing Fest Fun Run


Beatties Logo

Robson Tents Logo

Niagara College Logo

Walker Environmental Logo


Wine Garden Logo

Newman Brothers Logo

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