The 20th edition of the annual Stanstead 5KM will be held on May 11th at 9:30 am this year. For a second year, proceeds of the race will go towards Phelps Helps’ educational and career support programs.
The course will consist of a flat loop around historic Stanstead on streets and recreational paths, starting and finishing at the town hall. Registration can be done the day of the event by presenting at Sunnyside Elementary (441 Dufferin street) between 8-9:20 am. The cost is 10$ per adult and 5$ for children and youth. Elementary students can participate by splitting the race in half with a partner in the form of a relay race. At the high school level, students can compete for their school, as well as individually, and the winning school will be awarded a trophy. To qualify their secondary school, at least four students must be in attendance – the top 4 runners from each school will calculate their score, with bonus points given for any additional runners. Adults compete in categories based on their age and gender.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd runners from each of our 18 categories from 12 years and under to 80+ years old. Snacks and prizes will be presented at the finish line, following the race.
Record times for this race are held by Francois Menard-Kilrane in 2008 with the time of 15 minutes and 26 seconds in the male divisions and by Mary-Lou Butterfield in 2017 with the time of 18 minutes and 44 seconds in the female divisions.
This race is sponsored by Le Coureur, Les Marché Tradition, Garage Dany Robert and the Town of Stanstead. We look forward to seeing the whole family out for this race!