Sydenham High School, Sydenham, Ontario
We invite you to come to Sydenham for the Sydenham Lakeside Run in 2013 - what a beautiful site and course we have for you to run!
Sydenham, sits on the Southwest shore of Sydenham Lake in the Township of South Frontenac, just a few minutes North of Kingston, Ontario. Believe it or not the town was founded more than 200 years ago, and has a distinguished history in agriculture, mining, railways, and more recently as a growing residential, and vacation area as well as a great place to visit. You just have to check out the second oldest General Store in Canada - it is really cool!
The picturesque town park on clean, clear Sydenham Lake flanked by its two community schools, and football field is a perfect setting for the multi-sport event of which the Sydenham Lakeside Run is part. The adjacent Cataraqui Trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail) provides an ideal run course along the bank of Sydenham Lake.
We encourage you to make the SYDENHAM Lakeside Run part of your 2013 event schedule. There is an event for everyone, from 2 to 82! See you in Sydenham on July 7, 2013!
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- Walkers are welcome in the 5Km
- Personalized participant number bibs
- Medals for all finishers at the finish line
- Safe measured out and back courses
- Official performance certificate available online
- Post race refreshments
charity of the series - heart & stroke foundation
We are pleased to announce that the 'Heart & Stroke Fondation' is the 'Charity of the Somersault Event Series' in 2013 - heartandstroke.ca . The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.
the cataraqui trail
The Cataraqui Trail is an interesting segment of the trail system of Eastern Ontario. It is a four season trail for hikers, cyclists, equestrians, snowmobiles, and cross-country skiers, and follows the former Canadian National Railway line from Strathcona near Napanee to Smiths Falls, a distance of 104 km. The Trail is also part of the Trans Canada Trail system.
We are grateful to be able to use part of the Catarqui Trail for the Sydenham Lakeside Run, and are pleased to make a donation each year to its continued development and maintenance. We encourage you to visit the Trail web site at
to learn more about it, purchase a membership, or make a donation towards its maintenance.
wylie ryan lakeside kids' 2km
Check out the Wylie Ryan Lakeside Kids' 2Km as well. You can enter your son or daughter on the 'Enter Now' button above, along with your entry in the 5 & 10Km. You can also jog along with the kids for free, on their 2Km Run, to keep them company. For more information on the Kids 2Km Run, please click here.
The Sydneham Lakeside run is an official event in the 2013 Somersault Run Series, and participants in the event are included in the Somersault Champions Challenge rankings. Those who participate in more than one Somersault Run Series race, can see how you stack up against others in overall, gender, and age group categories, becoming eligible to be CC Champions at year end.
Both the 5 and 10Km races are part of the Champions Challenge. If you enter one of these races, you automatically score points in the Champions Challenge. Check out the Champions Challenge program at http://www.somersault.ca/championshipstri.htm.
- Wylie Ryan Lakeside Kids' 2Km
- 5Km Run
- 10Km Run
| 5Km Run
Male & Female:
13 & under, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, Clydesdale M- 200lbs+ & Athena W-150lbs+, Walk*
*there are NO place awards for Walk category
Male & Female:
19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+,Clydesdale: M 250+, & Athena: W 150+ , Walk
somersault junior program
We are proud to continue to build the Somersault Junior Program in 2013. This program is designed to encourage those 12 to 19 years to participate, by including appropriate distance races, and by offering 2 year categories 13 & under, 14-15, 16-17, and 18-19. Athletes in these categories will feel comfortable in Somersault events, and are automatically ranked in the Junior Champions Challenge.
Students born in 1989 or later, and enrolled in school during the 2012-2013 school year, receive a 40% discount on the entry fee.
season entry fee discounts
As a courtesy to those of you who enter many Somersault
events, who plan well ahead or who are just thrifty,
we have a generous early season entry fee discount
program. For more information on the early season discounts, trade discounts, and draw prizes, for which early season entrants are eligible, please go to http://www.somersault.ca/earlydiscounts.htm.
free transfer of entry if you enter by march 15th
Each early season entry received by March 15, 2013, is eligible for one free transfer to another event in the same calendar year, if the event change request is made by the Sunday June 30.
Each entry received after March 15, 2013 is also eligible to traansfer to another event in the same calendar year - if the event change request is made by the Sunday June, 30, for an administration fee of $15 is required.
There are no partial refunds if the event change request is to a less expensive event. There will be an additional charge if the change is to an event with a higher entry fee.
fee discounts and deadlines
|Dec. 31, 2012
||20% discount off the regular entry
||Free change of event deadline - June 30
|Jan. 31, 2013
||15% off the regular entry fee
Free change of event deadline -
|Mar. 15 , 2013
||10% off the regular entry fee
Free change of event deadline -
Click on the "Enter Now"button at the top of the page to view the entry fee schedule.
entry fee conditions
There are no refunds for any reason - this includes event cancellation or event changes. Credit cards are accepted for online entries only, up to Sunday June 30.
Entries received after Sunday Junr, 30 must be made at a Race Kit Pick Up time and location and must be paid in cash. Event souvenir shirts are included free with your entry up to Sunday June 30. Those who enter after Sunday June 30 receive a Somersault Series souvenir shirt.
late entries accepted on race weekend
We accept race weekend entries. After the Online Entry Deadline has passed (Sunday Midnight June 30), participants may still enter at Race Kit Pick Up on race weekend. The entry fee for race weekend entry is higher than the Online Entry Deadline fee, and must be paid in cash.
|December 31, 2012
|| 20% Discount Deadline
|January 31, 2013
||15% Discount Deadline
|March 15 , 2013
||10% Discount Deadline
|Monday June 24, 2013
||Regular Entry Fee Deadline
|Sunday June 30, 2013
|| Souvenir Shirt Deadline
|Sunday June 30, 2013
|| Online, Drop Off & Mail In
Entry Receipt Deadline.
|July 7, 2013
||8:30 a.m. - Late entry desk closes.
awards and prizes
All participants receive a completion medal at the finish line of their race.
The first place male and female solo winner of each race, receives a merchandise prize.
Category Top 3 Finishers
Each Age, Weight and Relay Category top 3 finishers, is eligible for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze 'Award Medal Lanyard'. This 'Award Medal Lanyard' must be picked up on race day, any time after the results are posted at the Awards Table, or at an Award Ceremony.
The 'Award Medal Lanyard' must be claimed on race day.
Check the official results to see if you finished in the top 3 in your category, and then you may claim your 'Award Medal Lanyard' at the Awards Table or at the Awards Ceremony.
If you do not receive your 'Award Medal Lanyard' on race day, you may send a self addressed, stamped envelope indicating the award, to 'Somersault, 1915 Sunland Dr., Ottawa, K4A 3T4', and one will be mailed to you.
official performance certificate
We are pleased to offer each race finisher the opportunity to download and print an official certificate of their event performance. That's right, by Thursday after each event you will be able go online to the Somersault web site, punch in your race number and obtain a certificate that highlights your race, finish time and place in the race.
You will LOVE the Somersault event finishers’ medals! Complete your race day experience with an iTaB . Personalize your medal with your name and finish time engraved on a small plate which fits neatly in to the back of your finisher's medal. Click here t o order your iTab after the event, or select the iTab option when you are entering online.
T-shirts are unisex sizing. Click here for sizing information. If your entry is received by Sunday, June 30 you will receive a free event souvenir T-shirt - if you attend the event. You will receive a Somersault Series souvenir shirt if you enter late on Race Weekend. You will not receive the event souvenir shirt.
You are eligible for the souvenir shirt only if you attend at Race Kit Pick Up to pick it up. If you do not pick up your race kit, you are not eligible for the souvenir t-shirt. Please do not request a shirt after the event.
tech shirt option
Tech Shirts are sized by gender. Click here for sizing information. You can upgrade your souvenir event t-shirt to a high quality Tech T-Shirt for an extra $15 when you enter online, up to the souvenir shirt deadline. The Tech Shirt comes without the sponsor logos on the back, so it makes a first class casual wear shirt. You are only eligible for the souvenir Tech T-Shirt,
- if you upgrade to the Tech Shirt when entering online, and
- if you pick up your race kit by event day.
Men's Tech Shirt sizing is the same as you would normally wear.
runners choice kingston
Runners Choice www.runnerschoicekingston.com is "the" running store in Kingston and area, and we are proud to have Al Cantley and his staff as the Official Running Store of the SYDENHAM Lakeside Run. Be sure to drop by the store in Kingston for all your running needs.
We are pleased to be able to offer a photo program for participants in the Sydenham Lakeside Run. Zoomphoto www.zoomphoto.ca will be offering you classy photos commemorating your participation. Just go to http://www.somersault.ca/results.htm the day after the event for your photo.
Enjoy a banana, a bagel, water, and Gatorade after the run.
We use Sportstats ChampionChip Timing at all Somersault races.
This timing system requires that all participants
wear a ChampionChip Bracelet on their ankle during
the race. This bracelet contains a computer chip that
allows you to be timed. No chip = no time.
You are responsible for
obtaining your ChampionChip Bracelet on race morning
from the Sportstats Tent near
the Finish Line. Do this at least 30 minutes
before your race - earlier is better! Races
will not be held up waiting for those who forgot their
You must return your ChampionChip
Bracelet immediately after you cross
the finish line. You are responsible for the
cost if it is not returned - and it is expensive.
results (Your event age is as
of December 31, 2013)
Your personal results will be posted very soon after
you finish the race. Please check the results
as soon as you can, to be sure they are accurate.
If there are discrepancies, go to the Sportstats
van near the Finish Line and provide them with the
information you think is correct. Results will
only adjusted after race day, if it is our error.
Have the results people make changes before you leave
the event site, or live with the results!
Results will be posted at http://www.somersault.ca/results.htm within 24 hours of the race.
|race day information
- July 7
| 6:00.-8:30 a.m.
Kit Pick Up & Late Entry
Sydenham Lakeside 5 Km 9:00 a.m. 5 km
Sydenham Lakeside 10 km 9:00 a.m. 10 km
Wylie Ryan Sydenham 2 km 9:05 a.m. 2 km
directions & parking
Sydenham is located North of Kingston. It can be reached by taking Regional Rd. 9 (Sydenham Rd.) (Exit 613) North from Highway 401 to Rutledge Rd. Turn left on Rutledge, which takes you right into the Town of Sydenham.
Parking is available at Sydenham High School, and Lougborough Public School at the corner of Rutledge Rd. and Wheatley St. as you enter Sydenham from the East.
kit pick up & late entry
Saturday, July 6
Sydenham High School
Wheatley St at Rutledge Rd.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 7
Sydenham High School
Wheatley St at Rutledge Rd.
6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
To view the map of the run courses, Click Here
The runs begin on Wheatley Rd. adjacent beside the football field. The runners take an out and back course. They travel North along Wheatley St. to George St. They then turn right onto George St., and proceed along George to the Cataraqui Trail.
Runners turn right onto the Cataraqui Trail and continue along the trail to the '5Km Turn Here' sign, and retrace their route back to the 10Km Turn Here sign (10Km Runners) or to Finish Line on the track (5Km Runners) in Point Park. The 10Km runners reperat the out and back course a second time and proceed to the Finish Line.
Nature of the Run Course
The run course is a predominantly flat one. It consists of paved roads and the firmly packed gravel of the Cataraqui Trail. Much of the trail travels beside Sydenham Lake on the Cataraqui Trail.
Water Stations on the Run Courses
There is one water station on the run course which is passed at the 1.25Km, 3.75Km, 6.25Km, and 8.75Km points. The stations will have water and Gatorade.
Click here to go to our beginner
and novice site for assistance.
race info updates
We will email 2 weekly Sydenham Lakeside Run Newsletters to participants with the latest updates prior to the race. These newsletters are very important as they will identify changes, answer your questions and recommend race day procedures that will make your event day a better one.
Please provide an accessible email address on your entry form if you wish to receive these Newsletters. You may want to use a personal email address rather than your work email, because many employers utilize filters that will not let the Newsletter through.
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