What is your Equity, Access and Inclusion Policy?

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Equity, Access and Inclusion Policy
Organizers of the Canada Running Series strive to create safe and welcoming events
for all interested participants, including accommodations and assistance to address
any potential participation barriers.

Declaration of Inclusion
On behalf of the Canada Running Series, the organizers hereby declare an invitation
to participate in the event to all interested and willing parties. We hereby declare our
intention to create an event that adheres to principles of social equity and inclusion
and is open, welcoming, safe, and accessible.

Statement of Accessibility
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Canada
Running Series has established a process for accessibility inquiries pertaining to each
of the events. Canada Running Series is committed to access for all participants and
spectators involved with the events.

Requests and Feedback Mechanisms
To ensure proper communication and to optimize organizer’s ability to best meet
accommodation requests, requests must be received to Canada Running Series 1
month prior to the event date. All requests for accommodations will be acknowledged within 72 hours.

Can I participate with a service animal?

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Service Animal Policy
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 info@canadarunningseries.com.

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

Can I participate with a support person?

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Yes! The participant will register using the online registration system.

Please contact info@canadarunningseries.com to provide your support person’s name and contact information by September 15th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Your guide has 2 options:
1. The guide can participate in the event at no cost. They will need to complete the event waiver and wear two “GUIDE” bibs, one on their front, and one on their back.
2. 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.

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

If you have any questions about the information above, please contact info@canadarunningseries.com.

If you require an alternate assistive device or have any questions or comments with respect to the Accessible Customer Service or registration process offered by Canada Running Series, please contact us at info@canadarunningseries.com