Can I participate with my support animal?

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Service animals are the only animals permitted on course.
Trained, accredited service animals (animals trained to assist individuals with a medical or physical disability) may be permitted on course, provided that the procedures below are followed.

  • Accreditation documentation by a recognized Assistance Animal program or equivalent.
  • Only working animals (not including retired, trainee and companion animals), are permitted on course.
  • The service animal must wear an identification harness for the duration of the event.
  • The owner is responsible to clean up after their service animal.
  • Race officials have the right to refuse participation if the service animal poses a safety concern.

Please note that the required documentation is to be submitted at least one week prior to the event. All documentation and inquiries should be directed to

Blind Persons’ Rights Act
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Human Rights Code

Can I participate with my support device?

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Can I participate in a wheelchair?

Participants requiring the use of a wheelchair are permitted in all distances.

Can I participate with my handcycle?

Handcycles are not permitted to be used

Can I participate with my Nexus Rollator Walker?

Yes, you are able to participate with a Nexus Rollator Walker.  

Can I participate with my motorized wheelchair?

Motorized wheelchairs are permitted in the 5k event. They must not exceed a speed of 5km/hour and must not exceed 40″ length x 30″ wide.

Where can I find more information about participating with a visual impairment (blind)?

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I am a visually impaired runner. Where can I find out more about running with a guide?

If you are visually impaired and would like to be matched with a guide runner, please contact Achilles Canada at

How do I register to run with a Guide?

You will register using the online registration system. Please contact to provide your support person’s name and contact information.

When the participant picks up their race kit, they will receive the additional “GUIDE” bib.

Your guide has 2 options:

  • The guide can participate in the event at no cost. They will need to complete the event waiver and wear the event “GUIDE” bib on their back.
  • The guide can pay the full registration fee. They will receive the event shirt, bib with timing chip & finisher’s medal. They will need to wear the event “GUIDE” bib on their back.

I am running as a guide, how do I get my “guide” bib?

The participant that you are guiding will be given a guide bib with their bib. You will need to wear this bib on your back while guiding a participant in the event.

I am interested in running as a guide.

Thank you so much for your interest in being a guide for one of our participants! We at CRS do not coordinate guides, however I am sure that Achilles Canada at would love to hear from you.