Groundhog Jog


Race Date: Sunday February 2nd, 2020

2020 Collaborative Photo Album – RACEDAY!

2020 Overall Results
2020 Age-Group Results
2020 Results by Gender


Location: PSDS (Wiarton High School 115 George St., Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0)

Start Time (Newly Updated to avoid conflicting too closely with Willie’s Prediction): 9:45am

Race Kit Pick-Up: 8:00am – 9:30am


RunnersDenlogo.jpg      Wiarton Fitness Centre        Foodland Logo 2020

Registration Open
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Every Groundhog Day, there’s an opportunity to get out and run a fun 5k!  Sunday morning during the Wiarton Willie Festival, the run starts at the high school and sets out around town catching all the sights.  So “bridge the gap” between last year’s running season and next summer’s goals by following these simple steps:

1. REGISTER EARLY to commit & motivate yourself

2. TRAIN  (visiting Wiarton Fitness Centre, 580 Berford St in Wiarton will help!)

3. BURN some winter fat!

4. RACE! (save the date: it’s Sunday morning of Wiarton Willie Festival now!)


2020 : our youth group rate is $20/racer for groups ≥10 or $15/racer for groups ≥ 30. Groups must book by Jan 15th 2020 and at least half of your group must be under the age of 15.  If you’d like the youth group rate leave us a message below and we’ll be in touch asap:

2020 | PRICING

SIGN UP ONLINE (Dec 17th 2019 – Jan 23rd 2020 at 11:59pm) for $25.00 + HST & Processing Fees 

SIGN UP ONLINE (Jan 24th – Jan 31st 2020 at 12:00pm) for $35.00 + HST & Processing Fees

SIGN UP AT PSDS (Wiarton High School) ON RACE DAY (cash/cheque only) for: $45.00 (includes HST)

2020 | EVENT INFORMATION               

Course Route: The 5km run/walk route will start and finish at PSDS and will stay on the west side of Hwy. 6. Participants will not be crossing Hwy 6.

Race Times: Unofficial times will be recorded for runners only.  Walkers are most welcome but will only qualify for the random prize-giving during awards.

Race Kit Pick-up: Available **SUNDAY** morning from 8:00am until 9:30am inside the front doors of the school.  Race-Day registration is available during these hours at the above premium fee.  Please enter through the North entrance and follow signs for runners. 2020 Forms Groundhog Jog can be filled out ahead of time for a smoother race-kit-pick-up.

Note: Participants are asked to carry a fully-charged cell phone for safety reasons. The course is marked with key turns and marshalled, however your safety is of the utmost importance. Dress appropriately for the weather please!

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female runners and to top 3 male and female masters (45+ on race day) Additional door prizes will be drawn at random.



Directions to the race start at Peninsula Shores District School (PSDS)

1. Follow Hwy 6 to Wiarton.

2. Once in Wiarton, turn west at second set of lights (George St.) and follow to PSDS.

Thanks to our sponsors, Wiarton Foodland, Runner’s Den in Owen Sound, Suntrail – Source for Adventure, Wiarton Fitness Centre… and the incredible PSDS Students who make this possible… along with several other dedicated volunteers.

PAST RESULTS             


2019 Pictures: Album 1, Album 2

2018 Results
2018 Collaborative Photo Album       
2017 Results
2016 Results
2015 Results

2013 thru 2014 organized by ECO-Shores

2010 thru 2012 organized by Jess Nicholson