Centre de formation professionnelle de l'Outaouais, 249, boul. Cité des Jeunes, Gatineau Quebec J8Y6L2
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A fun, family/friend-oriented evening run in Gatineau.  The Night Lights 5 & 10 Km Runs, featuring the “Little Lights” 1 Km is a loop course to keep things ‘close’, but just dusky enough to make it a fun evening run featuring head lamps worn by all participants.

While the running season may be winding down, you can gather your friends and family to join in and walk or stroll the course which is secure of traffic during the event.

Join us afterwards in the cafeteria for food and friendship.  Bring your favourite dessert to share as it is a ‘potluck’ of sweetness after the warm chili bowl offered during our awards presentation.

Something for everyone and fun for all!

event highlights

  • A fun for the whole family early evening run
  • Head lamp run
  • A “secure of traffic” loop during the run
  • Walkers are welcome
  • Warm chili bowl offered after the event (included with your race entry fee and available for a small fee for family/friends who are not participating)
  • “Cool” weather swag
  • Only 15 minutes from Downtown Ottawa
  • BYO Dessert-sharing table
  • Held in conjunction with the season-ending MonPremier5K club run

Read through the event webpage thoroughly – there’s lot of good info here.  If you have a question not covered here, contact info@somersault.ca

charity of the event - Sport Santé Outaouais

registration information

date of the event

Saturday November 18, 2017

events & distances

  10 Km Bright Lights Run


  5 Km Bright Lights Run  
  1 Km Little Lights Run  

participation categories - age as of december 31, 2017

  10Km Bright Lights Run

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, 75-79, 80 & over, Clydesdale (Men 220 lbs+), Athena (Women 170 lbs+)

  5Km Bright Lights 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 (Men 220 lbs+), Athena (Women 170 lbs+)

  1Km Little Lights Run

Boys and Girls: 11 & Under*

*there are NO place awards for Wylie Ryan Kids events

entry fee discounts and deadlines

  Until December 31, 2016 Enjoy 15% discount off regular entry fee
  January 1 - June 30, 2017 Enjoy 10% discount off regular entry fee
  July 1 - September 1, 2017 Enjoy 5% discount off regular entry fee
  6pm Sunday PRIOR to event Online registration closes. Last chance for guaranteed event swag.
  Late Entry

At Race Kit Pickup (payable in CASH only) email info@somersault.ca for fees and details

entry fee conditions
There are no refunds for any reason - this includes event cancellation or event changes. 

If you wish to switch distances within the event, 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. You may use your dashboard to make these changes (up to 6:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the event*).

There are no person to person transfers. 

Credit cards are accepted for online entries only, up to 6:00 p.m. on the Tuesday* PRIOR to the race.  Entries after that date, must be made at the Race Kit Pick Up time and location noted below and must be paid in cash.

(*This event only – At most other Somersault races the online entry closes the SUNDAY prior to the event).

head lamps (manadatory)
As this is an evening event, it is MANDATORY for everyone (“Little Lights 1km runners included) to  wear a head lamp (and it’s just plain fun!)

You can bring your own or purchase on online when you register online and we will include it in your race kit. (Head lamps are $7 + HST)

Head lamps cannot be guaranteed or late entrants to register BEFORE race day!

student and senior discount
Students born in 1993 or later (24 y.o and younger), and enrolled in school during the 2016-2017 year, receive a 10% discount on their entry fee. Please be sure to enter your school name AND Discount Code STUDENT to qualify. Please bring valid student ID to race kit pick up. The student discount is not applicable to Wylie Ryan events. Seniors 60+ receive a 10% discount on the entry fee. There is no promo code.  The system will automatically issue 10% off based on your age. For relays, all members of the relay team must meet the student or senior age in order to receive the discount.

late entries accepted
We accept race day entries. After the online entry deadline has passed (the Tuesday PRIOR to race day at 6:00 p.m.), participants may still enter at Race Kit Pick Up times and locations on race day.  The entry fees for race day entry are higher than the online entry deadline fee, but do not guarantee you the event ‘swag’.  Late entry fees must be paid in cash. Email info@somersault.ca for entry fees and details.

no pets and no smoking event
Dogs or other pets are not allowed at this event, and smoking is not permitted in the building or on the race course.

race services

awards and prizes
You did it!  Once you finish your event and cross the finish line, you will receive your finishers’ medal!  Congratulations!

Race Winners*
The first place male and female solo winner of each race receives a merchandise prize. 
Please plan to attend the award presentations shortly after your race is over.

Top 3 Overall*
The first three overall finishers in each race - male and female - will be eligible to receive a gold, silver, or bronze lanyard, to attach to your finish medal.

Category Top 3 Finishers*
Each age category top 3 finisher, is eligible for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze 'Award Lanyard'. This 'Award Lanyard' can be attached to your finish medal and must be picked up on race day during the award presentations and then any time afterwards on race day, at the Awards Table.
*excludes Walkers, Wylie Ryan events, and Try-a-Tri events

Award Lanyard May Be Picked Up 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 Lanyard' at the Awards Table.

If you do not pick up your 'Award Lanyard' on race day, you may send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (regular postage one envelope/lanyard request), with a note indicating what event and lanyard you are claiming (gold, silver, or bronze), to 'Somersault', 1915 Sunland Drive, Ottawa, ON K4A 3T4, and one will be mailed to you.

event 'swag'

If your entry is received on the Sunday prior to the event by the 6 p.m. deadline, you will receive a race kit including a ‘souvenir’ from the event. Late entrants will not be guaranteed to receive the full race kit (only while quantities last).

You are eligible for the event ‘swag’ only if you attend the race kit pick up session to pick it up. Please do not request the race kit after the event. 

official performance certificate
We are pleased to offer each race finisher, the opportunity to download and print an official certificate of their event performance, by Friday after the event. From the results page: somersault.ca/results.htm choose the 'type' of event you entered (run/tri/kids), then select the specific event distance in which you participated to access the race results as well as view the finishers certificate by clicking on the 'certificate' icon beside your name.

You can now ‘claim’ your results on the Sportstats page to gain access to your online performance certificate and any photos associated with the event.  Go to www.sportstas.ca.  Then, click on the ‘+’ sign, beside your name. You will have a choice of clicking on photo, certificate, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

somersault iTaB
You will LOVE the Somersault event finishers’ medals and can choose to complete your race day experience with a personalized iTaB add-on. The iTaB allows you to put have your name and finish time engraved on a small plate which fits neatly in to the back of your finisher's medal. Click here to order your iTaB after the event, or select the iTaB option when you are entering online.

aid stations
The finish line will serve as the 2.5 km aid station on each of the 5 and 10 km courses.  Given the nature of the looped course, runners will have access to water and/or Skratch brand fluid replacement every 2.5 km and at the finish.

post race refreshments - leatherworks catering on site
Cozy up in the cafeteria after your run and enjoy a bowl of chili. We are also inviting everyone to bring their favourite cookies or desserts to share at our dessert table. Additional chili bowls can be purchased during the registration process for family/friends who may be attending with you ($7 + HST/person).

dessert sharing table
In the cozy spirit of this event, we are inviting everyone to contribute their favourite cookies or cake or dessert at our sharing table.  You can drop your dessert at the Sharing Table before the event for everyone to enjoy post-event.  We invite you to provide a card with the name of your treat and list any specialties such as “peanut free’, or ‘contains nuts’, or ‘gluten free’, or ‘overloaded with chocolate’ - you get the idea!

sportstats timing 
We use ChampionChip Timing at all Somersault races. This timing system requires that all participants wear a ChampionChip band on their ankle during the race. This race band contains a computer chip that allows you to be timed.  No chip = no time.

You are responsible for obtaining your ChampionChip timing chip 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 timing chip.

You must return your ChampionChip timing chip immediately after you cross the finish line.  You are responsible for the cost if it is not returned.

your results (age is as of December 31, 2017)
Results will be posted shortly 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. Please have the Sportstats Crew make any necessary changes on site as soon as possible in order to allow for award presentations to proceed.

Results will be posted in the results section at somersault.ca/results.htm within 24 hours of the race.

race day information
race day schedule
  10Km & 5Km Bright Lights Run 6:00 p.m.  
  1km Little Lights Run 5:45 p.m.

directions & parking
Centre de formation professionnelle de l'Outaouais,
249 Cité-des-Jeunes,
Gatineau, Quebec J8Y6L2

FREE parking and plenty of it! 

Your ideal parking is at the side of the Centre de formation professionnelle de l’Outaouais (P6B) which leads directly to the (back) door to take you to registration and the post-event awards/food.  Do NOT try to enter the front doors of the building as they are locked during the event.  Come around to the back. Loads of additional parking in and around the building, as well as the parking lots at Asticou.

We always recommend you Google Search the venue address for your easiest directions.

If you need to leave before the event site before the finish of the 10K, we recommend that you find parking offsite as you will not be allowed to leave the parking lots until the last runner has finished the course as it is a ‘secured’ course.

race kit pick up & late registration
Saturday November 18
Centre de formation professionnelle de l’Outaouais (cafeteria)
249 Cite des Jeunes Blvd – Gatineau, QC  J8Y 6L2

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

course description

It may be in Gatineau and you may be thinking ‘hills’, but the course is FLAT (and fast) and paved!

All starts and finishes are on the ring road surrounding the Centre.

The 5 km course is 2 loops of the ring road.

The 10 km course is 4 loops of the ring road.The Little Lights 1 km is 500 metres out and back.

The Little Lights 1 km is 500 metres out and back.

Click here for the course map!

event site
All start lines will be at the same spot as is shown on the map!

general information

All entrants should become familiar with the details on our General Information page. We have included information in this section that is not on the event information page, so please visit this section, even if you are familiar with the event.  It is also a good idea to re-read event information the week before the event to ensure you have the latest details regarding your upcoming race.

rules & regulations
Click here to go to the event Rules & Regulations page.  Remember it is your responsibility to know and adhere to the rules.

your first race?
Click here to go to our Tips Page for race tips and ideas.

If your kids, spouse, family members or friends are spectating why not volunteer them as officials/volunteers and let them have some fun too!  Email us ahead of time if you will help, so we can assign you - info@somersault.ca. You can also find out more on our Volunteer program page.

race info updates
We will email the latest news updates to participants 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.

Because the event is later in the season and our ‘season-ending’ points event is the Ottawa Fall Colours Run, your Champions Challenge points from this years’ event will count towards next years’ points tally which makes this the first event in the 2018 Series.

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