DECEMBER 22 (POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER 29th due to weather warning)
Our traditional end of year run, aka the Hamloppet.
A number of checkpoints are scattered throughout the local streets and participants have to visit them in order prescribed. The checkpoints are not the traditional flags but holiday decorations set up by the local residents, thus the wording visit as opposed to find. What makes the Hamloppet unique is that runners must guess their own time, i.e. how long they think it will take to visit all the checkpoints that they have planned out. Obviously watches are not allowed! Whoever is closest to their predicted time wins the Trophy.
105 Huntingwood Ave, Dundas, ON L9H 6X5
$15 per person. HST and online registration fee are included.
All proceeds donated to Food4Kids Hamilton.
Additional donations to Food4Kids are welcome and may be added to the online registration fee.
6:10pm: Course maps available at start location
6:30pm: Mass Start (if you'd like to start earlier, drop us a line - we can likely accommodate)
7:45pm: Course closure time
Apres Hamloppet: The Shed Brewery for post run pizza and beer
Two course distances to choose from:
Runners (~6-7km) or Walkers (~3km)
All checkpoints are local residents house Christmas decorations. At each checkpoint you will need to answer a question (ie how many candy canes, colour of the stars in the windows etc).
NO WATCHES OR ANY TIME KEEPING DEVICE
Currently facilitate programs in 70 Hamilton elementary schools and 6 Hamilton high schools. Each week, these schools receive 1,300 packages of healthy food to distribute to children enrolled in the program.