The Rouge is home to many historic and significant travel paths. Indigenous peoples used these paths since time immemorial, running from community to community delivering messages, for protection, for ritual and for sport. Then, and now, Indigenous athletes are considered masters of distance running, and are counted among the most esteemed runners in Canadian history. In celebration of this proud and enduring legacy of Indigenous athleticism, Rouge National Urban Park invites visitors to reconnect with nature and follow in the footsteps of more than 10,000 years of human history within the Rouge Valley.
Move through the fall colours, get active and enjoy an array of cultural programming throughout the day.
Not a runner? Take part in a series of free, drop-in guided walks with Indigenous content and fall themes!
Visitors can even bask in the beauty of our onsite pumpkin patch where you can consider bringing a pumpkin home with you, or fill your bellies with incredible food thanks to our vendors. There is something for everyone at this action-packed event. Please bring cash for pumpkin sales.
The Earth Run in the Rouge consists of a 10k and 5k course. Registration for the 5k is FREE for youth 17 years of age and under! There will also be a free kids 1k run.
Who is it for?
Guided walks: Free Registration for walks start 30 minutes prior to the respective walk time. Register at the designated Parks Canada tent.
Run Ticketed – Register – $25 to $50
We will also be collecting food donations for Feed the Need Durham’s food distribution program at the event. Please give what you can!
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Venue: Zoo Road Welcome Area(adjacent to the Toronto Zoo), Scarborough
Run: Parking lot at Toronto Zoo, lot 3.
Address:Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Rd, Scarborough
Paid Parking at Toronto Zoo