The following are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us.
Can a parent register to run with my child?
No- the Marafun event is only for 4-12 year olds. If your little one has special needs or is nervous and very young, you may run along side them but DO NOT REGISTER YOURSELF.
How do I know if my child is registered?
If your online registration processed properly, you will receive an email confirmation notice from Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. You can also cross-reference the registrations online at RunWild.ca.
If you are involved in the MaraFun your teacher or parents will be emailed before April 26 to confirm if you are with a school team or not. This will determine if your race package is delivered to your school or if you'll have to pick it up yourself.
How many people are expected to participate in RunWild 2019?
Registration is capped at 2000 participants. We expect to sell out. The MaraFun race itself usually has between 650-700 racers.
Can I secure pledges to help raise money for the Zebra Child Protection Centre, the St. Albert Seniors Association or the St. Albert Sturgeon Hospice Association?
Yes please. Every dollar counts towards our fund raising goal of $100,000.
You can create your own page when you register and ask friends and family to support you or you may download and use our pledge form:
Where can I get a map?
Maps are provided on the race profile pages in the Events section and are available for download. To get the most out of the event, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the course ahead of time. Please note that the route, including the exact starting or finishing line may be adjusted this year so please check back closer to race date.
What do I receive for participating in the race?
All participants receive a commemorative medal and an event shirt.
Can my dog run/walk with me in any of the races?
With the exception of the hearing and vision impaired participants, no, we are NOT allowing dogs on any race routes.
Race Day Questions
Where should I park?
There will be parking available in the lot across from St. Albert Place, along Perron Street. More parking may become available closer to race day. Please check back to this website or follow directional signage on race day.
Where is the start and finish area?
The start, finish and all race day events take place in Lions Park, St. Albert, AB. Big school groups will meet in Lions Park around 10:30, but listen to your teacher's instructions.
Is there somewhere to store my belongings during the race?
What will the weather be like?
The average temperature in St. Albert during May is a low of 3ºC and a high of 17ºC.
Can I walk instead of run?
Yes. Walkers are invited to enter in all race events. We have even had racers in wheelchairs and with crutches compete the route.
Are there course markers?
Yes, there are markers along the route. Directional arrows will also be in place.
Who receives medals?
All MaraFun finishers will receive a medal.
Where do I meet my friends and family after the race?
In the Event Village at Lions Park. There is post-race nutrition for all registrants. Everyone is invited to join us in Lions Park for entertainment, a kids' fun zone including a petting zoo, inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and much more! Bring your friends and family members down to celebrate your achievement!