Collingwood Half Marathon
05 October 2019
Collingwood is located in the Georgian Triangle, an area filled with countless recreation possibilities. Blue Mountain, the premier four-season resort is a fifteen minute drive away. Wasaga Beach, the longest freshwater sandy beach in the world, is a half-hour away. The possibilities are endless – and it’s definitely worth coming up for an extended stay on race weekend!The Historic Downtown offers shops, restaurants and cafes are located on the recently renovated “Main Street”. Stroll the interlocking brick sidewalks and enjoy the special fall decor during your visit. Sunset Point Park, the Shipyards and the Collingwood Trail Network provide ample sightseeing and walking/cycling opportunities.With that being said, the Collingwood Half Marathon is the place to be!!Come run our scenic races in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Our Half Marathon course runs right down Collingwood's "Main Street"! It continues out to the rolling countryside towards the Niagara Escarpment. It's fast, downhill and the air is fresh! The 10K provides an equally fast, scenic rural run conducive to setting your personal best!The scenery and fall colours give the Collingwood Half Marathon a beauty all its own. Stay at the Westin Trillium House at the Village at Blue Mountain.The Collingwood Half Marathon and 10K courses are certified with Athletics Canada. Your entry includes a technical running shirt and participation medal.
The Collingwood Half Marathon is a scenic, 21.1 kilometre race in the heart of the Georgian Triangle. The route begins at Fisher Field in Collingwood and runs across Sixth Street and down Collingwood’s “main street”. After turning onto Ontario Street, and towards the east end of town, the race heads for the open countryside via Raglan street, Ron Emo Road, Sandford Fleming Blvd. and 6th line. After a turn to the west on Poplar Side Road, runners are presented with a spectacular view of the Niagara Escarpment in the distance. Before the 16-kilometre marker the only short, gentle uphill of the race begins. At the 17-kilometre marker, runners turn north onto Osler Bluff Road to follow the base of the Osler Bluff ski hill with very gentle rolling pavement that begins to descend to the 18-kilometre marker. After a long downhill, the race turns east on Sixth Street towards the finish at Bygone Days Heritage Village, a segment that is downhill.
In the Collingwood Half Marathon you get to experience the best of the historic town of Collingwood and the open countryside surrounding the Town. The autumn colours and crisp fresh air will propel you quickly.
Please note that all parking is accessed via Fisher Field from Tenth Line. The finish chute is located at Bygone Days Heritage Village right next door. Food, massage, medical and family meet and greet are at Bygone Days. Please follow the signs. Course marshals will be available to direct you.
There will be Aid Stations along the route at approximately 3km intervals, supplying runners with Water and Gatorade. The course will be marked every kilometre.
After you cross the finish line, proceed to the end of the chute as quickly as possible. Medals, food, massage and medical aid will be available. A Family Reunion area will be located just outside the chute.
All events will be timed using the BibTag timing system.
The race cutoff time is 12:30 pm. All participants on the course after 4 hours may be asked to move onto the sidewalk or shoulder and obey normal traffic laws.
Runners will be provided with Gatorade, water, bagels, bananas, and oranges in the Food Tent. A very experienced medical team from the Collingwood G&M Hospital will be on hand to assist any participant in need at the medical tent located at the end of the finish chute.