+ Do I have to run?
No. One of the goals of the Edmonton Pride Run & Walk is to create an inclusive event where everyone is welcome and diversity is celebrated. To achieve this goal, we've added a non-competitive 3 KM walk which does not chip-time participants or record individual results. In addition, both the 3 KM walk and 5 KM run/walk routes are fully paved (other than a 200-metre section on grass near the start/finish line) and fairly flat in order to accommodate a wide range of abilities.
+ Do I have to specify my gender identity?
We've decided to no longer ask participants for their sex or gender identity. Race results for the 5 KM run/walk and 10 KM run will be categorized only according to age groups. If you have any feedback on this policy, please contact us.
+ Can I register more than one person at a time?
Yes. At the bottom of the registration form there is a button to "Add Another Participant" which you can use to add one or more people to your order.
+ Do registration fees include a t-shirt?
No. In order to make the event as accessible as possible t-shirts are not included in the registration fees but can be added during registration for an additional fee. This year we are offering a variety of different shirt styles, sizes, and colours, but to guarantee availability of your preferred size and colour be sure to complete your order by May 17, 2017.
+ Is there a reduced fee for children?
Yes. There is a 50% discount for those under age 16. Alternatively, participants under 16 years of age may attend the event free of charge and do not need to register, but they won't receive a race bib, race package, timing chip, or have their results measured.
+ Is there a reduced fee for seniors?
Yes. There is a 25% discount for those age 65 and older.
+ Is there a reduced fee for groups?
Yes. There is a 10% discount for groups of 5 or more when all members are registered in a single order.
+ What if I can't afford the registration fee?
We have a limited number of subsidized race registrations. If you would like to participate but are unable to afford the registration fee, please contact us.
+ Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome as long as they remain on leash and are comfortable with crowds. If you aren't sure how your pup will respond, it is probably best to leave them at home.
+ What should I wear?
The event will go ahead rain or shine (or snow!) so please take a look at the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Colourful and creative attire are welcome but not required. Please keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event.
+ Can I bring a stroller?
Strollers, chariots, and wagons are welcome, but please keep the following in mind when deciding if you'd like to bring one:
- all routes have a 200-metre flat section on grass near the start/finish line
- beyond this, the 3 KM walk and 5 KM run/walk routes are fully paved, but the 10 KM run route is a combination of paved and unpaved trails
- there is a minor hill about 500 metres from the start/finish line and the 10 KM route has several additional hills throughout
- those with strollers, chariots, or wagons will be required to assemble at the back of the group at the start of the race