Half/10 & 5 FAQ’s

The following are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us.

Pre-Race Questions

How do I know if I am registered?

If you register online, you will receive an immediate confirmation notice from Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild.  Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

How many people are expected to participate in 2017?

Registration is capped at 2,000 participants. We expect to sell out.


Are there age restrictions for the events?

For the safety of participants, age restrictions are in place for the Half Marathon. Half Marathon participants must be 14 years or older on race day.

Parents/guardians are urged to ensure that young runners have the training and pace judgment needed to complete the event comfortably and safely.

All participants under the age of 18 must have parent/legal guardian permission. For the WildOnes Kids MaraFun, a parent/legal guardian must complete the waiver on the online entry form.

Can I secure pledges to help raise money for the Zebra Child Protection Centre or the St. Albert Seniors Association?

Yes please.  Every dollar counts towards our fund raising goal of $100,000.
We challenge you to collect $5/km from each of your pledges, but even $1/km would help our charities significantly.
Download a RunWild Pledge Form>>

How far is the half-marathon?

The RunWild Half Marathon is 21.1 Km

Can I switch to a different race event?

Yes. The deadline to switch events is midnight on April 27, 2017. After the deadline, those who switch will not be timed.   All transfers are subject to a $5.00 processing fee and there will be no refunds if transferring to a lesser race.  A race bib must be worn at all times during the race events.

How do I get my Race Package (bib, timing chip, maps, etc.)?

You must pick up your race package at the St.Albert Seniors Association Red Willow Place, 7 Tache Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 2S3 on:
Friday, May 5, 2017 4-8pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017 9am- 4pm

**Note that there are no group or multi-package pick-ups in the first two hours of package pick-up.

*Printed confirmation or picture ID is required for package pick-up. If you cannot make it to pick up your package, you can have a friend or family member pick it up on your behalf with your printed confirmation.

May I pick up someone else’s race package?

Yes. If you are picking up someone else’s race package, you need to have your own picture ID with you and your friend’s correct name that they registered with.

Can I register and pick up Race Package on event day?

No, Race Packages are not available for pick up on race day.

Where can I get a map?

Maps are provided on the race profile pages in the Races section and are available for download.  To get the most out of the event, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the course ahead of time.


What do I receive for participating in the race?

All participants receive a race package with a T-shirt, a race bib and sponsor items. All registered participants will have access to post race nutrition and those 18 years or older will receive a complimentary beer from the beer gardens. Half marathon and MaraFun participants will receive a medal.

Can my dog run/walk with me in any of the races?

With the exception of the hearing and vision impaired participants, no, we are NOT allowing dogs on any race routes.

Can I run/walk with my baby stroller in any of the races?

The 5km race is the ONLY route we are allowing strollers.

Race Day Questions

How will my race time be recorded?

Timing is recorded by the ChronoTrack B-Tag System. It records the time at which
you cross the mat at the Start line and when you cross the mat at the Finish line,
then calculates your net time. There is no other timing system, therefore if an accurate running time is important to you, it is imperative that you have a chip.

If I have my own chip can I use it?

No. All participants must use the ChronoTrack B-Tag Chip provided in your Race
Package and attached to the back of the race bib.

What streets are closed?

There will be no access to St. Anne Street.

Where should I park?

There will be parking available in the lot across from St. Albert Place, along Perron Street and Lion’s Park.

Where is the start and finish area?

The start area for all RunWild events except the WildOnes Kids MaraFun is located in front of St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street. The finish area for all RunWild events is located in the parking lot of Lions Park.

Is there somewhere to store my belongings during the race?

Yes. There will be a bag drop located in St. Albert Place near the starting line.

What will the weather be like?

The average temperature in St. Albert during May is a low of 3ºC and a high of 17ºC.

Can I walk instead of run?

Yes. Walkers are invited to enter in all race events.

Will there be pacers?

The Pace Team will be available for the Half Marathon for 1:30, 1:45, 2, 2:15 and 2:30. Each pacer’s goal time will be clearly indicated.  At the race start, line up near your pacer, but
please do not crowd them – allow room for other runners to pass.

Are there course markers?

Yes, there are markers along the route. Directional arrows will also be in place. Half Marathoners follow the BLUE, 10Kers follow the GREY, and 5Kers follow the BLACK.

Will there be water stations, aid stations and toilets along the routes?

Yes, there are water stations, aid stations and toilets along all routes. The Half marathon will have water stations roughly every 3km. The 5km race will have one (1) and the 10km race will have two (2). Please reference course maps before the race to see the exact locations.

Will there be First Aid stations/medical support?

First Aid on course will be provided by St. John Ambulance, for more information on what they do check out their web site at www.sja.ca. 
Please be sure to write your full name, emergency contact information and any allergies or health conditions you have on the back of your race bib.

Can I wear my headphones/iPod during the run?

Not recommended. Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild races take place primarily on roadways and we are not able to obtain complete closures of all course route roadways. To ensure the safety of all runners, headphones and music players are not recommended. When runners share a roadway with traffic, it can be very dangerous to wear a headset. Headsets tend to isolate runners from vehicle traffic, signals from race officials or RCMP.

Post-Race Questions

What is there to do after the race?

There is post-race nutrition for all registrants, on-site entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a range of interesting vendors. Bring your friends and family members down to celebrate your achievement!

Who receives medals?

All half marathon finishers and MaraFun participants will receive a medal.

Will there be post-race massage?

Not this year.

Where do I return my timing chip?

Chips are now disposable and there is no need to return them.
Please recycle them accordingly.

Where do I meet my friends and family after the race?

In the Event Village at Lions Park.

What is there to do after the race?

Join us for our post race festival with food trucks, beer gardens, live entertainment, on-site kid’s entertainment/activities, the awards ceremony and a range of interesting vendors.  Bring your friends and family members down to celebrate your achievement!

How will I get my results?

Following the event, official race results will be posted on RunWild’s website and available at www.zone4.ca. Chip timing will track your start and finish providing quick and accurate results and all runners must use this system. Your chip is attached to your race bib included in your Race Package. Chips are disposable and are not required to be returned.

When can I register for 2017?

Registration is now open.


See you in May!