About the Race

flint-and-cocoaPACE for the Donkeys is a 5K trail run (walkers welcome!) to be run on the trails and through the fields of the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, in Guelph, Ontario. It’s fun for all ‘pacers’, and good for donkeys since all proceeds support them.

The race will be timed, but go at your own PACE (just as donkeys do!). Registration fee for the race is $40. Registration closes September 28th.

There will be several 100M Donkey Dashes for kids ages 2-11 after the 5K run is finished. Five age groups will race, as follows: age 2-3; age 4-5; age 6-7; age 8-9, 10-11. Register your child for Donkey Dash here via our registration page at raceroster.com.

All registered participants will receive a Pace for the Donkeys medal and a donkey button. Race will take place rain or shine.

If you’re unable to attend in person, you can still register for the virtual run. This can be done anywhere at any time. Registration is $30 with all proceeds supporting the donkeys.

Race day amenities:
bag drop-off/prize swap tent
post race refreshments for registrants (complimentary)
wash stations
free parking (follow the signs to offsite Pace parking lot)

Runners are encouraged to raise funds in support of the DSC. The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is able to provide a lifelong home to unwanted, neglected or abused donkeys and mules because of the generosity of individuals who donate. To collect donations online, we invite you to create a ‘sponsor me’ page when you register for the race via raceroster.com – they’ve made it simple to create a sponsorship page, and easy for people to sponsor you.

After the race, we will award prizes.

The race will be held on one of our Open Days, so we hope you’ll also take time to visit the donkeys in the barnyard; have a picnic by the pond; take a peek at our Long Ears Boutique full of fun and useful donkey trinkets, clothes and books; and even to have your picture taken with a donkey.

Race Day Schedule:

8:00 AM  First shuttle from Eagle’s Flight parking area

8:05 AM Registration, chipping, receiving bib and number

9:30 AM  Race Warm-Up

9:30 AM  Last shuttle from Eagle’s Flight parking area

9:45 AM  Group Photo

10:00 AM 5K Trail Run, followed by walkers

11:15 AM  Donkey Dash

11:15 AM  First shuttle back to parking area (approx. once course is clear)

11:30 AM  Awards Ceremony

12:45 PM  Last shuttle back to parking area