Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our intent on keeping all of our participants, volunteers, staff and community safe; the 2020 Oakville Half Marathon is now VIRTUAL.
For everyone who registered for the 2020 Oakville Half Marathon by July 21, 2020, will have their registration automatically deferred to our 2021 event.
From every registration, we will be donating $10 to the Oakville Hospital Foundation to support our health care workers.
Please sign up separately for our virtual event at https://www.oakvillehalfmarathon.com/register/
How does it work?
A virtual event is a chance for runners to achieve their running goals and stay active when we are not all able to congregate together. Runners can run or walk the event they registered for on their treadmill, around town, or anywhere that is safe to do so under provincial and municipal guidelines. Run your distance, then upload your time using the specific instructions sent to you and see where you stack up!
Who is eligible to run the virtual race?
Anyone who registers for our Virtual Run from our website.
When do I run?
You can run your distance any time between October 1 – October 31. You can upload your results as many times as you’d like to Sportstats to attain that personal best!
Will the course be pre-set or can I make one up?
This is YOUR race! You can run on a treadmill or choose your own route for the virtual event—we suggest you adhere to Public Health Agencies’ guidelines and try to stay within your neighbourhood. You can create fun loops, set-up your own fuel/water station in your yard, and tell your neighbours so they can cheer you on from their porches! Please practice Physical Distancing and follow these virtual race tips!
We specifically ask that you do not use any of the Oakville Half Marathon Race Weekend routes as they will not be closed or policed. Please do not attempt a group run on race weekend—or at any time during the virtual race window.
Please obey local and provincial guidelines with regards to acceptable places to run and remember to social distance!
How much does the virtual event cost?
The virtual run is $35 for all distances.
Will shirts or medals be given out?
All runners will receive the Official 2020 Oakville Half Marathon shirt. Shirts will be available for pick up at a date TBD. We will also ship your shirt to you if you cannot pick it up. Shipping will be available at a fixed cost. There is no event medal.
Will prizes be given out?
Since participants are responsible for uploading their own time to Sportstats, prizing will be awarded via draw format instead of distance winner prizing. We encourage participants to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date on draws and contests.