How do I receive the RunWild newsletters?
Please email [email protected] with your email address and it will be added to the subscription list.
How do I know if I am registered?
You will receive an email confirmation notice from Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild. Only online registrations will be accepted.
What type of payment do you accept?
The online registration accepts Visa and Mastercard payments. Prepaid credit cards/debit cards are not accepted.
Does RunWild have an App?
Is RunWild on Strava?
Yes, follow our Strava Running Club here!
How many people are expected to participate in 2023?
Registration is capped at 2,800 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.
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for the events?
For the safety of our participants, we will be following government public health restrictions for outdoor events.
If Public Health restrictions cause the In-Person race to be cancelled, what happens to my registration?
We understand that things are always changing and if that is the case, we would love for our In-Person registrants to join us for a virtual edition of RunWild. As always, we strive to provide the best experience for everyone. If running virtually is not for you, we will provide the opportunity to defer your race registration until 2024 or donate your registration fee to the RunWild charities.
Can I secure pledges to help raise money for the Zebra Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, the Chinook Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, the Caribou Child and Youth 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.
How far is a 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 23, 2023. Please email [email protected]. 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. If you switch race distances you are not guaranteed a finisher medal.
Do you issue refunds?
All registrations are final. No refunds, exchanges, deferrals or substitutions are available on any registration.
How do I get my Race Package (bib, timing chip, etc.)?
If you selected to pick up your race package, pick up will occur at the St. Albert Seniors Association located at Red Willow Place, 7 Tache Street, St. Albert, Alberta. Race package pick up will take place on Friday May 5th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Saturday May 6th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
**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 have my race package mailed to me?
Yes, select the mail race package option when completing registration and an additional shipping charge will be applied. Please be aware that any request for shipping of the race package on registrations occurring after April 3, 2023 cannot be guaranteed to arrive before the May 6-7, 2023 race weekend.
Please note that in-person race participants are required to have a chipped race bib. As chipped bibs take time, in-person racers will be unable to select to have their race package mailed after April 3, 2023 and must pick their package up in person during the allotted race package pick-up times.
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 Events pages in the Events 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. Depending on potential flooding of the routes or other issues out of our control, maps may be updated in the weeks leading up to the race. Please be sure to check back to ensure that you have reviewed the correct route.
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. Individuals that complete any of the race events 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 of the in-person 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, and along Perron Street.
Where is the start and finish area?
The start area for all St. Albert RunWild events except the WildOnes Kids MaraFun is located in front of St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street. The finish area for all St. Albert RunWild events is located in the parking lot of Lions Park.
Is there somewhere to store my belongings during the St. Albert race?
Yes. There will be a bag drop location in front of St. Albert Place near the start 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, 10K racers follow the GREY, and 5K racers 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.
Can I wear my headphones/iPod during the run?
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.
If I'm running the virtual race, how do I track my distance?
Participants can use their preferred tracking device to record their race details. The RunWild Race leaderboard will be available starting May 5, 2023 for racers to upload their time and photos to during race weekend. The leaderboard will close May 15, 2023 for race entries.
*Please note that if you have selected to run virtually, there will be no course markers, water stations, aid stations or toilets as you will be running your own race route. Participants should run or walk with caution.
What is there to do after the race?
In St. Albert, there is post-race nutrition for all registrants. Everyone is invited to join us in Lions Park on May 7, 2023 for entertainment, an awards ceremony, vendors, a kids' fun zone including a petting zoo, inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and much more! Bring your friends and family members down to celebrate your achievement!
Who receives medals?
Individuals that complete any of the race events will receive a medal.
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 St. Albert?
In the Event Village at Lions Park.
How will I get my results?
Following the event, official race results will be posted on RunWild’s website and available at www.Racedaytiming.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.
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*Please note, any public health and safety recommendations set by the Province of Alberta will be applied at the time of this event.
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