Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Course Information

Is this event in-person, virtual, or both?
We are working on contingency plans for an in-person event if public health restrictions permit, but are simultaneously planning for a virtual option. Our goal this year is to enjoy and explore our beautiful neighbourhood, so there will be options for everyone regardless of whether we gather in-person, or explore on our own.

Where can I find course maps?
View route maps here for 2021.

Will there be road closures on race day?
If we gather in-person then yes, there will be lane closures, and where the route crosses a road there will be temporary closures by course marshals to allow runners to safely cross. We thank Sage Creek residents for their support and cooperation. Wondering if your road is on the route? See route maps here.

My child wants to run in the 1 km race but might not do it without me. Do I have to register too?
The 1 km Fun Run was designed with children in mind, including our smallest runners! There is no age minimum or maximum but the runner/walker must be registered to be accompanied by a caregiver. 

One parent or caregiver aged 12 or older may run with younger children without being registered for the 1 km Fun Run, but they will not receive the race kit. All unregistered parents and caregivers who accompany children on the course will be required to sign a course waiver at race kit pickup.

What type of running surfaces can I expect?
You can expect a combination of sidewalks, roadways, and limestone trails that wind their way through Sage Creek. Route maps are available here.

Medical Assistance
If we gather for an in-person event then medical assistance will be provided by qualified volunteers. Look for medical volunteers at the finish line and throughout the course.

Run Sage Creek is grateful for the amazing community support we have received from our wonderful sponsors. Look for them along the course and at the start/finish line. 2021 sponsorship opportunities are available here.

If you would like to get involved in this second annual event we would love to have you volunteer with us! Please visit our volunteer page for information, and watch for a call for volunteers.

Cheering and Support
Runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels love to be cheered along as they go! If you live on the race route please wave, smile, and cheer as the runners and walkers pass! If you are attending with a runner or walker, but aren't registered yourself, please do find a comfortable and safe location from which to cheer.

Prizes and Awards
Awards will be presented to top finishers in each category, more details coming soon.

Race Information for All Distances

Race Distances
Run Sage Creek includes 1km, 3km, and 5km races. Once finalized, view course maps here.

Do I have to run? Can I walk?
We encourage all ages and all levels of fitness and have distances to accommodate all activity levels. View course maps here.

We encourage everyone in the family to participate, even if that means they’re cheering from their stroller. Out of consideration for other participants, please start near the back of the start line to reduce traffic jams.

For the safety of all participants and your pets, dogs are not permitted on the course.

Is there a fee?
Yes, rates are on our registration page. Run Sage Creek is a walk/run in the Sage Creek Community with the goal to encourage and inspire everyone to get outside and be active. Funds raised will go to the Parent Advisory Council of École Sage Creek School

How was the event date chosen?
Run Sage Creek’s Race Committee members discussed several possible fall dates, knowing that many people are away during the summer. We chose to have a fall event once families have settled back into their back-to-school routines and the weather is milder to give the opportunity for more of our community and beyond to participate in our second annual event.

Although we realize it falls on Thanksgiving weekend, October 10, 2021 was selected since it aligns closely with Terry Fox week at École Sage Creek School without competing with other events in and around Winnipeg. We have run/walk events available for everyone in the family and we hope you make Run Sage Creek part of your Thanksgiving tradition.