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Lindsay Milk Run

The 2024 Lindsay Milk Run 5K/10K is scheduled to take place on Sunday July 21, 2024 at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. Please be advised that the 2024 event will not include a half marathon division.

For further information, visit the Register section below or e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division.

Event Details

Event Date: Sunday July 21, 2024

Start times: 10K - 8am and 5K -8:20am

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay, Ontario

Registration Fees

2024 Milk Run Registration Fees
DivisionFees
5K (until 4pm July 17, 2024) $40
10K (until 4pm July 17, 2024) $45
Race Weekend 5K or 10K (space permitting) $55

Registration fees include: finisher medal, race t-shirt and post race refreshments.

Please note: Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions.

Register

Registration for the Lindsay Milk Run opened at 12:01am on January 31, 2024.

Registration will take place exclusively online through the Race Roster website as well as through the Kawartha Lakes Online Program Registration website.

5K/10K Team Divisions

Prizes will be awarded for the fastest 10K and 5K teams overall, calculated by the average of all team members.

  • Each team competes either in the full 10K or full 5K course, all team members must be entered in the same distance.
  • Teams must consist of a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12.
  • Team members are eligible for individual awards as well.

Team registration deadline is Wednesday July 17, 2024 at 4:30pm. After this time, no changes or additions to teams will take place. Sorry, no exceptions.

Route Maps, Course Descriptions & Race Records

2024 Lindsay Milk Run Route Map

Download a copy of the 2024 Lindsay Milk Run Route Map

Course Descriptions:

Milk Run 10K Division

Participants will travel throughout mainly residential streets in the Town of Lindsay, connecting with with Victoria Rail Trail for a distance, connecting with the 5K division route before ending the race at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Milk Run 5K Division

Participants will travel throughout mainly residential streets in the Town of Lindsay, connecting with the 10K division route before ending the race at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Race Records:

10K Men's Record: Jerry Kooymans 29:10 - 1981

10K Women's Record:Theresa Lau 32:56 - 2000

5K Men's Record: Steve Hosier 15:33 - 2009

5K Women's Record: Katelyn Murphy 18:06 - 2016

Lindsay Milk Run Inclement Weather Plan:

There are many things that can be controlled; but unfortunately weather is not one of those things! Sometimes there are weather events beyond our control. (Not to worry though, a little rain in the forecast won’t stop us) But in the event that there is a threat of more severe weather, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all participants, volunteers, and spectators.

If race officials deem the course unsafe due to weather conditions, here’s what you need to know:

  • Participants will be made aware of any weather forecast delays or cancellation on the Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation social media platforms (Facebook and X) as well as through e-mail in advance of the event. On race day, any updates will be communicated via the PA system at the event site.
  • In the event of extreme inclement weather, the Race Director; in consultation with emergency services personnel and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action is necessary.
  • Race officials may cancel, delay, or change the event logistics in the case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of participants. If severe weather approaches and has not cleared by 8:30am on race day, the race will be cancelled.
  • In the event of light rain, the event will continue as scheduled. Any delays or changes will be communicated to event participants at the event site via the PA system. Participants are advised to exercise caution and take into account the impact of weather on the route conditions and adjust their participation level accordingly.
  • In the event of rain, participants are reminded to exercise caution to the potential of wet, slick roadways, and standing water on the route and throughout the race site. Participants are advised to run at their own risk.
  • Lightning visible to the Race Director or reported to the Race Director will cause the start of the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes after the latest flash of lightning.
  • The Lindsay Milk Run uses an Event Weather Alert System to advise participants of event conditions and provides suggested actions based on weather conditions. All Water Stations will display a coloured flag indicating event weather conditions. View the chart below for the meaning of each flag:
Event Weather Alert System
Alert LevelFlag ColourEvent ConditionsRecommended Actions
Extreme Black Event cancelled/extreme and dangerous conditions Participation stopped. Follow event officials instructions
High Red Potentially dangerous conditions Slow down, observe course changes, follow official instructions and consider stopping
Moderate Yellow Less than ideal conditions Slow down, be prepared for worsening conditions
Low Green Good conditions Enjoy the event! Be alert
  • Event officials may decide to shut down the course after the race has started if weather conditions deteriorate. In this occurrence, a red flag would be placed at all Water Stations located along the route, and volunteers would advise the race course has been shut down and the race would not resume. Participants would then be advised to seek shelter.
  • Volunteer course marshals and route personnel will be released from their positions in the event of the race being canceled.
  • All entry fees are non-refundable. Fixed costs are incurred whether the race is held to completion or not. In the event of a full cancellation, registered participants would still receive their race t-shirt, bib and finisher medal.

For questions regarding the Lindsay Milk Run inclement weather plan, contact the Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division.

Awards and Prizes

2024 5K Age Divisions:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

2024 10K Age Divisions:

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Prizes will be awarded to the overall top three finishers in the 5K and 10K division for both male and female.

Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age category for both the 5K and 10K divisions.

A prize and medals will be awarded to the first place in team in both the 5K and 10K divisions.

A cow bell finisher medal will be awarded to every participant upon completion of the race.

2024 Road Closures and Traffic Impacts

A Temporary Road Closure Permit for this event has been approved by the Kawartha Lakes Public Works division.

Vehicular traffic along the route will be impacted through delays or possible re-routing between the hours of 7:30am until approximately 10:30am.

Albert Street South impact:

Albert Street South between the area of Mary Street and Fleming College will be closed to all vehicular traffic starting at approximately 6am. A barricade will be placed across the street preventing traffic from entering Albert Street South. Only local traffic will be permitted to cross the barricade between the hours of 6am and 8:20am.

Starting at 8:20am all vehicular traffic will be restricted in this area as the 5K runners pass the area. The area should be clear of all participants by 8:30am. A barricade will remain in place until the end of the event at approximately 10:30am. Volunteer Course Marshals will be on site at the intersection of Mary Street and Albert Street from 7am until 9:30am directing traffic, as required.

Mary Street impact:

The 10K event will start at 8am. Starting at approximately 7:30am the area of Mary Street West between Adelaide Street South and Albert Street South will be closed to all vehicular traffic to accommodate runners and the setup of the race start line. During this time, traffic will be re-routed around this section of street.

Residents in this area are asked to prepare for this temporary impact accordingly. Directly impacted residents will also receive a letter prior to the event advising them of the race impact.

Traffic flow will continue at approximately 8:10am through this area. The intersection of Mary Street and Albert Street will be impacted at 8:20am as 5K runners will travel through this area until approximately 8:30am.

A rolling street closure will take place at the intersection of Mary Street and Adelaide between the hours of 8:20am and 9:30am. Our Volunteer Course Marshals as well as Police will be stationed at the intersection to direct traffic accordingly.

Adelaide Street South impact:

Adelaide Street South between the area of Mary Street and the Lindsay Recreation Complex will be closed to traffic starting at approximately 6am. A barricade will be placed across the street preventing traffic from entering Adelaide Street South between Mary Street and the Lindsay Recreation Complex. Only local traffic will be permitted to cross the barricade at this time. At approximately 7:55am, all vehicular traffic will be restricted from this area to accommodate our runners and the setup of the race start line as the 5K event will start at 8:20am.

We ask that residents in this area prepare for this temporary impact accordingly. Directly impacted residents will also receive a letter prior to the event advising them of the race impact. In the event, residents in this area require access in or out of this area, please approach event staff to assist you in exiting the area safely.

This area will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the end of the event at approximately 10:30am.

Victoria Rail Trail – Temporary Closure:

A portion of the Victoria Rail Trail between the William Street North at Springdale Gardens and Victoria Avenue North at the Victoria Junction will be temporarily closed from 8am until 9:30am. Residents in those respective areas are advised to anticipate higher than usual trail traffic during that time period.

Signage will be placed at both the starting point and ending point of the impacted section of the trail alerting trail users of the temporary closure.

Volunteer Course Marshals and Police:

Volunteer Course Marshals will be stationed throughout the route to direct traffic and participants. Traffic will be temporarily stopped as runners approach intersections. Once the area is clear of participants, traffic will be permitted to pass.

Police will be present at all major intersections to direct traffic, as required.

View the 2024 Lindsay Milk Run Route Map

For further details contact the Race Director.

Race T-Shirts

Registration fee includes a free race t-shirt for all participants.

The first 150 pre-registered participants will receive a free Technical race t-shirt.

After the 150 mark, participants will receive a cotton blend race t-shirt. T-shirts are universal sizing and sizes cannot be reserved in advance and are on a first come, first serve basis in terms of sizing availability.

Early Bib Pick Up

Early Bib will take place on Saturday July 20, 9am to 12pm in the main lobby of the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Bibs and t-shirts will not be available for pick up prior to July 20, sorry no exceptions.

Regular bib pick up will also take place on race morning beginning at 7am in the main lobby of the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for a list of frequently asked questions, should you have any additional questions contact the Race Director.

Are dogs allowed?
Only service animals are permitted on the course. We ask that all participants and event attendees leave their four-legged friends at home on race day.
Are strollers permitted on the route?
Yes, we permit strollers on the route. We ask that all participants with strollers stay to the back of the start line and be mindful of other participants.

Why is the event called the 'Milk Run'?

Our event adopted the name 'Milk Run' due to our longstanding event partnership with local dairy producers.
Is this event an official timed run?
Yes, both the 5K and 10K division are official chip timed events.
Can you choose your T-Shirt size?
No, t-shirt sizing cannot be reserved. Sizing will be on a first come, first serve basis. For best selection it is advised that participants take part in early bib pick up or arrive early on race day.
Can walkers participate in the event?
Yes! we welcome participants of all levels. Participants who are walking the route are reminded that the route is closed for 90 minutes; after which time we ask that any remaining participants on the route take to the sidewalk and proceed with caution obeying the rules of the road.
How long is the route closed for?
The route is closed for 90 minutes; after which time we ask that any remaining participants on the route take to the sidewalk and proceed with caution obeying the rules of the road.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to assist with this great community tradition, Volunteers are required for the following duties:
  • Registration/Pre-registration
  • Set up/tear down
  • Course Marshals
  • Route Attendants
  • Water Stations
  • Food Station
  • Traffic Controllers
  • Early Bib Pick Up

Complete a Milk Run Volunteer Application Form online

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors:

Additional sponsor details coming soon...

Sponsorship Opportunities

A huge part of the success of our event relies on the support of our generous sponsors and community partners.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and how to get involved in this community tradition contact Courtney Boyd, Lindsay Milk Run Race Director by calling 705-324-9411 extension or via e-mail.

For questions regarding the Lindsay Milk Run, e-mail the Race Director, Courtney Boyd or call 705-324-9411 extension 1306.

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