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presenting sponsor of the

97th Boxing Day 10 & 4 mile runs

December 26, 2017 (and every year)

YMCA 79 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

10:00am Race day pickup and registration opens

NOON start for both 10 & 4 mile events

Longwood Hill  

2016 Video Race Report

Running Room Online Registration and Confirmation

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Online registration closes December 21st. You can register on Boxing Day starting at 10:00am. Race Day entrants do not receive lounge pants.

Great things about this event

NOON start gives you time to get to the YMCA. Real washrooms next to the start line in the GO station. 2:00pm awards at the YMCA

This year all pre-registered entrants receive a pair of embroidered cotton lounge pants at race pick up. At the finish there is a custom snowman finishers medal and a fleece blanket to stay warm on your short walk back to the YMCA.

GO transit is available for those traveling from the Greater Toronto area. The Hamilton Station is next to the YMCA.

Large gymnasium for indoor registration, refreshments and awards. Spectators are welcome in the gymnasium. Change rooms with showers for entrants, bring your own lock and towel. Park for free on Boxing Day at City Hall one block west of the YMCA on Jackson Street.

A scenic course with downtown start and finish, the 10 mile event includes 6 miles of paved waterfront trail. The 4 mile event includes 1 mile of the waterfront trail.

Run or walk with Olympians, there are always past, current and future Olympians who challenge for the $3,000 cash purse. Three past winners are already registered for 2017.

Intsavit vitamins will be promoting their spray vitamin products at the YMCA. Check out their website. Instavit Vitamins

2:30pm, Post Race Social at The Pheasant Plucker a short walk from the YMCA. Bring your bib as the first beverage is on them.

Each year the Hamilton Harriers donates $5,000 to YMCA strong kids campaign. This helps local children participate in programs. There is no entrant fund raising portion in these events.

race comments are welcome e-mail:James

Weather? Hamilton Weather

The Hamilton Harriers are committed to the delights of running while offering the opportunity to avoid the loneliness of the sport. We meet at the Hamilton Downtown YMCA located at 79 James Street South. While many of the Harriers are YMCA members, you need not enroll to be a Harrier. Join us for regular runs on
Wednesday evenings at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m.
The distance and pace are your choice. Don't be worried about keeping up. We have runners and walkers.

2016 finisher fleece

Polar fleece finishers blanket waiting for you at the finish line.

Cotton lounge pants for all pre-registrants. Unisex sizes from x-small to xx-large. They are made in Hamilton at Niko Apparel.

Loung pants


longwood water  station



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