Join the 45th Annual Great Raisin River Footrace: Run, Walk, and Support Beyond 21!

The highly anticipated 45th Annual Great Raisin River Footrace is set to take place on Sunday, August 11, 2024, at the picturesque Williamstown Fairgrounds. This cherished local event invites runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to lace up their sneakers and embark on an unforgettable journey through scenic backcountry roads that embrace the beauty of the Raisin River.

The run will take place rain or shine and aims to have the largest run yet welcoming 200 athletes. Advance registration is now open and will save each runner $20, by registering before August 1, 2024. There is only room for 15 day-of registrations so don’t be disappointed and register today.

Event Details:

  • Bib Pickup and Registration: 7:00 am – 8:15 am
  • Kid’s Fun Run: 8:15 am (150-meter dash, no pre-registration required)
  • 11K Run: 8:30 am
  • 5K Run: 8:35 am
  • Refreshments, Snacks, Awards, and Fundraising Announcement: 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Participants can choose between an out-and-back 5K or an 11K loop, each offering a unique and scenic running experience. For the little ones, the “Kid’s Fun Run” is a thrilling 150-meter dash that promises fun and excitement.

All profits from the event will support Beyond 21, a non-profit organization in Cornwall, Ontario, that offers a heavily subsidized day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Beyond 21 provides a wide range of programs that enrich social relationships, foster physical health, create hands-on learning opportunities, and promote self-confidence for individuals who may not otherwise have those opportunities.

Although the race promotes fun first and every runner receives a medal for their accomplishment, there are several awards up for grabs:

  • Ed Whitlock Trophy: Fastest 5K (male and female)
  • Tom Longboat Trophy: Fastest 11K (male and female)
  • Richard Jarvo Memorial Trophy: Fastest 5K (male, 19 and under)
  • Kathrine Switzer Trophy: Fastest 5K (female, 19 and under)
  • Age Category Awards: Top male and female per 10-year age categories

Following the run, participants are encouraged to enjoy the Williamstown Fair, with the day pass each runner will receive. The Williamstown Fair is the oldest Fair in Canada and is sure to create lasting memories for all who attend.

Join us for a day of fun, fitness, and community spirit while supporting a great cause. Lace up your shoes and be part of a beloved Williamstown tradition!

For more information, visit our website or contact Hannah Pearson at

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