WING FEST FUN RUN

5km fun run

Held in partnership with the St. Catharines Wing Fest, the Wing Fest 5 KM Fun Run takes place Sunday, August 12 at Malcolmson Eco Park and will raise funds to support Community Care of St. Catharines – a key agency that helps meet the needs of less advantaged people in our community. The finish line will extend all the way to Lakeside Park, where you can join wing lovers from across Niagara and beyond at Wing Fest 2018.

WHAT

The Inaugural Wing Fest 5 km Fun Run

WHO

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

WHEN

Sunday, August 12 at 10 am. Pre-registration will take place Saturday, August 11 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Lakeside Park. Registration is also available the morning of the race beginning at 8 am and concluding promptly at 9:45 am

WHERE

Malcolmson Eco Park, 345 Waterfront Trail, St. Catharines. After the finish, head to Lakeside Park for Wing Fest 2018

HOW MUCH

$35 before July 1, $40 after July 1

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Frequently Asked Questions

What day is the race?

Sunday, August 12th beginning at 10:00 am.

Where is the race?

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

What is the timing system?

The WingFest 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 there be prizes?

Yes! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 runners each to cross the finish line in the women and men’s distance. Prizes will be awarded at Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie approx. between 1-2pm.

Where can I see pictures of the race?

The pictures and records will be posted on our Facebook page.

Will there be wings included?

While wings are not included in the registration cost, we encourage participants to visit the St. Catharines WingFest 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?”

The fun implies that it is not a competitive 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 WingFest colours which are red and white.

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 WingFest.

What are your registration times?

Pre-registration will take place on Saturday, August 11th from 2pm-4pm at WingFest (Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie).

Registration takes place the morning of run on Sunday, August 12th from 8:00 am – 9:45 am (Malcolmson Eco Park), with registration closing at promptly at 9:45 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 two-tiered registration, Early Bird registration is $35 until June 30th at midnight and after July 1st $40.

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

WingFest is proud to raise funds to support Community Care of St. Catharines and 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 (1 Premium Sponsor): 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

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CHIPOTLE BBQ

HONEY GARLIC

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