FAQ’S Don Doan Dash – 5K

What’s different about this 5k run ?
This is the first official race put on by The Brampton Benders. It is in support of ALS Canada and our dear friend and founding member Don Doan who was diagnosed with ALS and who the race is named after. Part of the race will also take place on the Don Doan Trail.

What is the course like ?
The course is a loop around Professors Lake that begins with a short out and back portion before following paths and streets that surround Professor’s lake. It is flat with a few small rolling hills totally 21 meters of elevation change throughout. Route can be found here

Is there an age limit? 
Nope. Young or old, all are welcome. We have a 1 1/2 hour time limit to complete which allows for walking at a comfortable pace and finishing with lots of time to spare.

Are walkers welcome ?
Absolutely! 1 1/2 hour time limit allows for plenty of time to complete at a comfortable pace.

Are strollers, roller blades or bikes allowed ?
Please no pets or roller blades are allowed on the course for safety reasons.  Strollers are permitted, but should line up near the rear of the start line.

Are pets allowed ?
No, sorry. Please leave pets at home.

How can I register ?
You can register on the link from the main race page which takes you to the Running Room link. Found here.

Can I register on the day of  the run ?
Yes. It’s an additional $5 to register on race day, so we recommending saving some $$$ and register early. Registration forms available at the race.

What should I wear ?
Wear what you would run in regularly, check the weather first. There’s a race shirt which would be fun if everyone wore. Costumes and other fun things are also encouraged. Just leave sharp and pointy parts to your costume at home.

There’s parking at Professor’s Lake and surrounding streets. We encourage car pools because less cars means better parking spots for everyone.

See Map
GPS: 1660 North Park Road Brampton, Ontario L6S 4B4

Bag Check
Bags can be checked in at registration and be available after the race.

What about water stations
A water station will be located at the ½ way mark

Access to the bathrooms at Professors Lake building will be available

Medals & prizes
All finishers will receive a Don Doan Dash medal. Top 3 finishers male and female will be recognized and prizes awarded.

Where do I pick up my race kit?
Race kits will be available at the Running Room prior to the race:

  • Friday September 8th, 2017
    4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday September 9th, 2017
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Bramalea Running Room
    Bramalea City Centre, Peel Centre Dr,
    Brampton, ON L6T 3R5

Can I pick up my friend’s registration kit?

What happens if I can’t run?
Unfortunately, there are no refunds. You can however transfer your registration to someone else by contacting Samantha Grant at samantha.grant71@hotmail.com prior to Friday September 8, 2017 at 4pm.

Charitable Partner
ALS Canada is our charity partner. We encourage everyone to donate directly through their website. Details can be found here

Where is the best place for family/other spectators to watch?
The start / finish area is best place to watch all the action.

A photographer will be taking pictures along the route. Pictures will be available after the run

Who can attend the post-race party?
You are welcome to have your family/friends join us at the post-race party at the finish line

Results ?
Results will be posted immediately after the run, and can be found here

If you think your finishing time is incorrect or you are missing from the results, Contact Timing Shack at click here

Other questions ?
Please contact Samantha Grant at samantha.grant71@hotmail.com

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