WING FEST FUN RUN – JULY 28TH 2019

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, the best costume/spirit award, the Rubber Chicken Chucking contest, and the High School Team Challenge (click HERE for poster and RULES). Make your way to Lakeside Park after the race, where you can join wing lovers from across Niagara and beyond at Wing Fest 2019.

ATTENTION STUDENTS AGES 12-18:
You are currently invited to participate in our 2019 Wing Fest Medal Design Contest.
Submit your design for a chance to win 2 Clifton Hill Fun Passes and 50 game tokens for you and a friend,
as well as a framed version of the 2019 Wing Fest place medal featuring your award-winning design!
Click HERE for official contest rules and submit your design by May 24, 2019.
Hand-drawn designs may be submitted using the following TEMPLATE.

WHAT'S THE EVENT?

The 2nd Annual Wing Fest 5 km Fun Run

WHO'S INVITED?

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

WHEN IS IT?

Sunday, July 28 (race starts at 8:30 am). Pre-registration will take place Saturday, July 27th from 2 pm to 4 pm at Lakeside Park. Registration will also be available the morning of the race concluding promptly at 8:15 am

WHERE IS IT?

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

HOW MUCH?

$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 8:30am

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 be awarded?

Yes! New for 2019 - We're 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 within an hour of the end of the race.

Attention students ages 12-18: You are currently invited to participate in our 2019 Wing Fest Place Medal Design Contest. Submit your design for a chance to win 2 Clifton Hill Fun Passes and 50 game tokens for you and a friend, as well as a framed version of the 2019 Wing Fest Place Medal featuring your award-winning design!  Click HERE for official contest rules and submit your DESIGN by May 24, 2019.

Where can I see pictures of the race?

The pictures and records will be posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wf5km/

 

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. A prize will be awarded to the person with the best costume/spirit!  Kids are encouraged to bring their water guns and help race finishers cool off in our "water gun cooling zone".

Where is the post-race party?

Your post-race party will finish up at Lakeside 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 (Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie).

Race day registration takes place the morning of run on Sunday, July 28th (Malcolmson Eco Park), with registration closing at promptly at 8:15 am.

What do I get with registration?

You get a custom "Let’s Get Saucy" t-shirt, a cool race bib, awesome swag and a terrific course to run.

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 http://www.communitycarestca.ca/

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.

Sponsorship

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 letsgetsaucy.wf5km@gmail.com

Our 2019 Sponsors

INFERNO

CHIPOTLE BBQ

 

 

HONEY GARLIC

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