Saturday, October 5, 2019
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area
Paris, Ontario Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

If I require additional information who do I contact?
You may contact Peggy or George Sarson, (race directors) at

If an out of town guest requires lodging, who do we contact?
The official race hotel is the Best Western Plus Cambridge Hotel. To make a reservation you must contact the Best Western Plus Cambridge Cambridge Hotel directly at 519-623-4600 and mention you are registered for Run for the Toad. Since the number of available rooms is limited, it is strongly recommended to reserve early. Amenities include a complimentary early morning coffee, hot buffet breakfast, indoor pool, and whirlpool.

Is there overnight camping available?
Pinehurst Park Conservation Area has excellent facilities for campers at all levels. There are washrooms and change facilities, showers, and lots of parking.

What can I expect if we bring our young children to the race?
We have a children’s 1km run with a finishing medal. Please register on-line for the Toad Pals race. The cost this year is $10.00.

Do you have a post race party?
We are looking forward to serving you in grand style. The dinner is professionally prepared and catered by St. Jacobs Catering. View the dinner menu.

Will the spectators enjoy this event?
All things considered, the spectators play a big part of any successful race event. Spectators are made up from other non-racing family members, support personal, press and race officials. These people are also the enthusiastic people who will cheer you on. All spectators are welcome to join in for the post race dinner. Additional meal tickets can be purchased for guests with advance notice before August 31, 2019 - $28.00/Adults $15.00/Children (under 12.)

Who are the volunteers at Run for the Toad?
Mostly, these are individuals that are well known to the race organizers. Our volunteers (many with running race backgrounds) consistently display high personal standards and project a favorable image of the sport and of volunteering. They know how to cooperate with the athletes, spectators and race officials. Many of last year's familiar faces will be back again this year.

Will there be pre-race breakfast this year?
Again this year, the Best Western Plus Cambridge Hotel will be serving a hot buffet breakfast for the runners/walkers and their families who are registered at the Hotel. For those runners, walkers, guests, and volunteers coming directly to the race site, we will be serving complimentary Tim Hortons coffee and treats. Electrolytes will also be available.

What Medical support can we expect at Run for the Toad?
Under the direction of Pro Therapy International we provide an "Emergency Action Team". A medical doctor will be stationed at the medical tent center in Tent City at all times. County of Brant and the St. John's Ambulance service will be on site. Medical Response Carts with quick response team members will be on mobile carts to respond to injury on the race course. Carts respond to life threatening trauma, significant trauma, as well as patient transfers between on-site medical and EMS. Paramedics will be stationed at the finish line. Athletic therapists will be stationed at aid station 2, 3, and 4.

Will Massage Therapy be available?
The Canadian College of Massage Hydrotherapy will be providing a 12 person staff on-site for pre-race and post-race therapy.