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OCTOBER 17, 2021
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Beautiful fall colours are the canvas to this art themed extravaganza. Runners and walkers take to the trails of the picturesque Boyd Conservation Area in Kleinburg, just west of Canada’s Wonderland. Chip timed and fully supported, the 10K, 5K, and 2K course ensure an inclusive event that is challenging for all while remaining family-friendly. All participants receive a tech shirt or hat, finishers medal, an ample finish line feast, and digital download of all race day photos ensuring your art in motion is captured for all to see!

We raise money and awareness in support of patient care and research at SickKids Rheumatology and for the Dr. Bonnie Cameron Post-Secondary Scholarship.
Participation is free for fundraisers who raise over $150, with those raising over $1,000 treated to a champagne toast and a VIP swag bag.

 

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COVID-19

Your safety is important to us. We feel that it will be safe to race on October 17th. To help us ensure this, Runanthropic/Art In Motion 10K/5K/2K has joined Athletics Ontario and have had our race sanctioned (AO Sanctioning #2021 10001). Essentially, this binds us to following the Safe Sport protocols set up by them.  For COVID, Athletics Ontario will be following the guidelines developed by the National task force, Back on Track.

NEW The Art In Motion will require every participant, spectator, and volunteer who will be onsite at Boyd Conservation Area on October 17, 2021 to be fully vaccinated (2 doses plus 14 days) as per Provincial guidelines.

We will have many children and adults participating who have arthritis and are immunocompromised as a result of their conditions or medications. It is incumbent upon us to do all that we can to ensure their safety. This measure also enhances the safety of the other participants, spectators, volunteers, and those that are unable to be vaccinated, but are still participating. (i.e. Medically exempt, and children 11 and under.)

Those not wishing to participate because of the vaccine policy will be offered a full refund, deferral to next year, or transfer to our virtual event.

 

READ MORE ABOUT OUR COVID PREPARATIONS

Athletics Ontario has also highlighted any additional or differing guidelines that have been set specifically by the Province of Ontario. That information and the Road & Trail Risk Assessment and Safety Recommendations can be found on their website at https://athleticsontario.ca/return-to-sport/

Broadly, it encompasses many of the elements we have been living with day to day: Social distancing; handwashing & hygiene; food & fluid distribution; start lines; finish lines; social distancing on courses; and the list goes on.

We are in the midst of finalizing what our race day plan will be, ensuring that we are as current and up to date with not only Public Health requirements, but with actions to ensure the safety of every participant, spectator, and volunteer. 

Here is what we can tell you so far: 

  • Our event is completely outside except for washrooms.
  • We will have lots of hand sanitizer available.
  • Masks will be required when not competing.
  • All volunteers and spectators will be required to wear masks. 
  • Race Kit Pick-up is already on site and outside, but we are looking at creative ways to make this process faster, thus, less bunching up.
  • We will be doing wave starts with faster runners/walkers leaving ahead of others in small groups. [Our timer (Speed River) has successfully employed this strategy with other in person races this year.]
  • The 10K and 5K/2K events will start at different times to keep crowds at a minimum.
  • We are capping the event at 300 people, in person, to keep crowding to a minimum. 
  • There is plenty of room in our main Start/Finish area to keep people the requisite distance apart.
  • Aid stations will have only bottled water.
  • We will be encouraging participants to carry their own hydration, if possible.
  • Gatorade will be available at the finish line.
  • There will be a separate 10K start line. (More information to come)
  • Our 10K will be a point to point to avoid two-way traffic and congestion on the course (we’ve had construction issues the past few years that should be resolved by race day 2021).
  • Revamp of our 5K for this year to keep it off the smaller trail (thus reducing crowding and two-way interaction).
  • Finish line food will be handed out by volunteers in a ‘grab and go’ style – again this is all outside – maintaining social distancing and minimizing/eliminating touching and contact as much as possible.
  • Even though spectators are allowed under Step 3 (75% of venue capacity), we are dissuading spectators and encourage only those who need to come on race day, to be there.
  • We will not have our Art’s and Crafts Market and encourage people no to linger once they have completed their race.

There are many more, little, but equally important details left out of what we have planned and  thought about. Final decisions on exactly what Race Day will look like will come shortly. It will be communicated on this website and directly to our participants via email.

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Art In Motion 10K/5K/2K – Sunday October 17, 2021 – artinmotion10k.com

 

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