Envision Financial

Run for Water

Half Marathon, 10K Run and 5K Fun Run to raise funds for clean water projects

Envision Financial Run for Water

5k fun run

10am - Mill Lake Park, Abbotsford

The 5K course can be run competitively or for the sheer fun of participating in this great community event. There will be staggered starts at the beginning to ensure that competitive runners are free from any significant congestion. The trails of Mill Lake Park are a significant feature of the family-friendly course.

10K run

8:30am - Mill Lake Park, Abbotsford

This course has been designed to be less congested and safer for runners or walkers. It overlaps with the Half Marathon for some of the initial and final distance and also works to incorporate some of the paved trails in Mill Lake Park. It promises to be a fast course as well, with very little elevation change from start to finish.

HALF MARATHON

7:30am - Mill Lake Park, Abbotsford

The Half Marathon route winds its way around beautiful Mill Lake, then a steady decline out to the south side of Abbotsford. At the half way mark, the course turns at Farmer Rd where the beauty of the surrounding countryside will hopefully make you forget the rolling hills. Flat again at the top, with a great loop around the University of the Fraser Valley, a quick downhill to get the legs moving again and then homeward back to the start. This course is open to runners and walkers.


Abbotsford

Race Day

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Envision Financial Run for Water takes place at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. The start and finish lines for all race distances is on Bevan Ave. (33015 Bevan Ave.).

Schedule

The Abbotsford race day schedule for Sunday, May 26, 2019.

  • 7:30 am: Half Marathon Start
  • 8:30 am: 10K Start
  • 10:00 am: 5K Start

Parking

The main parking lot is at Sevenoaks Mall. Limited parking is available at MSA Arena, Mill Lake Ball Diamond, Abbotsford Middle School, Godson Elementary School (before 7am) and side streets in the area. Please car pool and allow extra time for walking to the race start.

No parking at Abbotsford Senior School this year. 

Road Closures

Many roads will be closed along the race routes on May 26.

Bag Check

Bag check is available at the start/finish area. Please label all items and allow extra time to check bags prior to race start.

Course Markers, Aid Stations, & Services

  • Course markers are at every kilometre along the race courses.
  • All aid stations provide water and sports drink (Gu Brew) is available on the Half Marathon, and 10K courses. Gel packs (Gu gels) will be available on the Half Marathon course.
  • Medical assistance and portable toilets are positioned along course and at the finish line.
  • Please refer to course maps for further details.

Race Timing

All events will be timed using the BibTag timing system. It records the time at which you cross the mat at the start line and when you cross the mat at the finish line, then calculates your net time. The BibTag combines the chip into the bib start number. Participants only have to attach the bib to their chest and you are ready to run!

Results

Complete race day results will be posted on the Run for Water website on race day at runforwater.ca/run/race-results or available on the Sportstats website (www.sportstats.ca).

Medals & Awards

Awards for overall winners will be given out at the Race Program Awards Ceremony. Awards for age group winners will be sent via email post-race.

Participant Shirts

All participants will receive race shirts. Participants in the Half Marathon, 10K  Run and 5K Fun Run will receive a short-sleeved technical shirt. Participants in the 5K Fun Run (Youth) will receive a cotton race shirt. If you registered after May 15th, we cannot guarantee a race shirt.

Pick up your race package at RACE EXPO on May 25.

Merchandise

Official Run for Water merchandise (race shirts, hats, water bottles, etc.) will be available for sale at the Race Expo on Saturday, May 25th and on Race Day.

Kids Activities

Kids activities may include bouncy castles, climbing wall, face-painting, etc. Bring your family and enjoy the fun!

Fundraising

Funds raised for the Run for Water Foundation can be brought to the “Donations” table at the Race Expo on Saturday, May 25th or on Race Day.

Volunteers

Over 400 volunteers help make Envision Financial Run for Water a success. We thank all those who have given their time to this great event, as it would not be possible without them!
Abbotsford

Route Maps

5K Fun Run

10K Run

Half Marathon

Abbotsford

Race Fees

DeadlineEventAmount
Until March 1
5K Fun Run
$25
Until March 1
5K Fun Run Youth (12 and Under)
$20
Until March 1
10K Run
$40
Until March 1
Half Marathon
$65
DeadlineEventAmount
Until May 1
5K Fun Run
$30
Until May 1
5K Fun Run Youth (12 and Under)
$25
Until May 1
10K Run
$45
Until May 1
Half Marathon
$75
DeadlineEventAmount
Until May 23
5K Fun Run
$35
Until May 23
5K Fun Run Youth (12 and Under)
$30
Until May 23
10K Run
$50
Until May 23
Half Marathon
$85

Included

Race Fees are non-refundable & non-transferable and are subject to GST and processing fees.

Race Fees cover the following:
(Note: All funds left over from your race fees go toward clean water projects)

  • Entry to the selected race events
  • Official race shirts for all finishers
  • Official finisher medals for all runners
  • Post-race snacks and beverages
  • Post-race awards ceremony
2019 Awards & Age Categories

Awards

5K Fun Run

  • 1st Place
    $100 gift card
  • 2nd Place
    $75 gift card
  • 3rd Place
    $50 gift card

Age Categories

  • Under 7
  • Ages 8 - 10
  • Ages 11 - 13
  • Ages 14 - 16
  • Ages 17 - 19
  • Ages 20 - 24
  • Ages 25 - 29
  • Ages 30 - 34
  • Ages 35 - 39
  • Ages 40 - 44
  • Ages 45 - 49
  • Ages 50 - 54
  • Ages 55 - 59
  • Ages 60 - 64
  • Ages 65 - 69
  • Ages 70 +

5K Fun Run awards are based on chip time.

10K Run

  • 1st Place
    $100 gift card
  • 2nd Place
    $75 gift card
  • 3rd Place
    $50 gift card

Age Categories

  • Under 10
  • Ages 11 - 14
  • Ages 15 - 19
  • Ages 20 - 24
  • Ages 25 - 29
  • Ages 30 - 34
  • Ages 35 - 39
  • Ages 40 - 44
  • Ages 45 - 49
  • Ages 50 - 54
  • Ages 55 - 59
  • Ages 60 - 64
  • Ages 65 - 69
  • Ages 70 +

10K Run awards are based on chip time.

Half Marathon

  • 1st Place
    $150 gift card
  • 2nd Place
    $100 gift card
  • 3rd Place
    $75 gift card

Age Categories

  • Ages 14 - 19
  • Ages 20 - 24
  • Ages 25 - 29
  • Ages 30 - 34
  • Ages 35 - 39
  • Ages 40 - 44
  • Ages 45 - 49
  • Ages 50 - 54
  • Ages 55 - 59
  • Ages 60 - 64
  • Ages 65 - 69
  • Ages 70 +

Half Marathon awards are based on chip time.

Frequently Asked

Questions

What does the race fee include?
Your race fee includes all items associated with the race: shirts, medals, chips/bibs, food, etc.
How do I know if I'm registered?
You should receive an email confirmation after you have registered. You can check the following link to resend the confirmation email.
May I walk the events?
You can walk ONLY 5K and 10K courses. As a walker, watch for runners coming up behind you. Please do not walk abreast and keep to the far right of the road. This will ensure that both walkers and runners can obtain their desired finish times.
May I pick up someone else's race package?
Yes. If you're picking up somebody's race package, you need their bib number and will be asked to sign a waiver.
Where do I get my race package (race bib & shirt)?

These items must be picked up at the Race Expo, located at the Envision Athletics Centre at the University of the Fraser Valley (1395 McKenzie Rd. Abbotsford).

Can I pick up my race bib and shirt on event day?
No, all participants must pick up their race packages at the Race Expo.
Can I register on race day?
No, there is no race day registration. Late registration is at the Race Expo.
How will my race time be recorded?

Timing is done by Sportstats who will be recording the time at which you cross the mat at the Start line and when you cross the mat at the Finish line, then calculate your net time. There is no other timing system, therefore if an accurate running time is important to you, it is imperative that you have a chip.

Where can I get a course map?
To get the most out of the event, be sure to familiarize yourself with the course. It is the responsibility of each runner to know the route. Study the course maps. Do not cross the centre line, stay on the proper side of the road as directed by signs and marshals. Race officials will monitor the course and will warn or disqualify violators. Please note that the race courses cross railroad tracks at several locations. Please ensure you watch your footing as you cross the tracks.
Are there course markers?
Yes, markers appear at every kilometer and every 5 miles on the half marathon course.
Where does the race start?
All races will start at Mill Lake Park on Bevan Ave. (Abbotsford).
What do I do with my race number?
Pin your race number to the front of your shirt. This helps us identify you at all times. Ensure you arrive at the correct start line for the race you have entered. The colour of your race number identifies which race you are entered in.
Is there parking near the Start/Finish area?

Yes, parking facilities around Mill Lake are at:

  • Sevenoaks Mall
  • MSA Arena
  • Abbotsford Middle School
  • Mill Lake Ball Diamond
  • Side streets in the area


This year, we are
running for

BEKYYE

Clean water is key to securing health, education and economic wellbeing, especially for girls and women who carry the burden of collecting water daily for their families.

Bekyye has no access to clean water currently. Girls and women of Bekyye walk for hours every day to fetch water from a river and ponds for cooking, cleaning, drinking and animal care. 
 
Bekyye is located in the Harana Buluk area of Oromia and 2200 people call it home. 
 
Young leaders in Bekyye have been mobilizing their community to fundraise 10% of the project cost. Your entire registration fee will be going to cover the rest! 
 
This means, at the end of 2019, girls and women in Bekyye will no longer have to go on very long and laborious daily journeys in search of contaminated water. With access to safe, clean, drinking water, kids can go to school, mothers can start businesses, fathers can water their crops, and children no longer die of waterborne diseases.
 
Go an extra mile? Partner with Bekyye by donating or fundraising with them! 100% of donations go directly to the project on the ground. 

Sponsors


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