Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Ottawa Ontario
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Have a second piece of pumpkin pie and LOTS of whipped cream because you will have earned it!

Join us for a fun and fitness day for everyone in the family at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum! Hundreds of kids participated last year and hundreds more will lace up their shoes this year!

Wylie Ryan's Most Excellent Turkey Trot (1Km) is great for kids up to 11 years of age.

There is something for everyone at this event because there is a 3K, 5K, 10K, half and full marathon for the rest of the family.

Enjoy the beautiful fall colours in the Village of Cumberland and take the time to walk the Museum grounds after you finish your event.

event highlights

  • Traffic-free on the grounds of the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
  • Two waves of runners to accommodate all of the kids
  • Friends and family can accompany the little ones
  • Finisher’s medal for everyone
  • Free downloadable performance certificate
  • Post-event food available for sale on site
  • Stroller-friendly (hard-packed gravel path)
  • In support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • A family-friendly Thanksgiving weekend activity with ‘something for everyone’
  • Happy Happy Thanksgiving!

wylie ryan fall half marathon for kids - for home and/or school

We are pleased to announce a fall program to get kids (ages 7-11) running regularly in the month before Wylie Ryan's Most Excellent Turkey Trot 1Km Run. The program is called the Wylie Ryan Fall Half Marathon for Kids, and is designed for use at home or school - monitored by parents and/or teachers.
Kids will run and track their running program in the month or so leading up to the Turkey Trot. They will have completed 20Km before the race, and add their 21st kilometre, and complete the last 1Km of the 21Km half marathon distance at Wylie Ryan's Most Excellent Turkey Trot. Those who complete the Half Marathon over that period of time, will receive a Wylie Ryan Fall Half Marathon Certificate and Half Marathon medal in a special ceremony after the Turkey Trot.

Click here to learn more about the program and to obtain your very own Wylie Ryan Fall Half Marathon Distance Log Book to get started.

registration information

date of event
Sunday Oct 8, 2017

events & distances

  Wylie Ryan 1Km Turkey Trot  

participation categories - age as of december 31, 2017

  Wylie Ryan 1Km Turkey Trot

Boys and Girls*: 11 and under

*there are NO place awards for Wylie Ryan Kids' events

entry fee discounts and deadlines

  December 31, 2016 Enjoy 15% discount off regular entry fee
  January 31 2017 Enjoy 10% discount off regular entry fee
  March 15 , 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 Sunday 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 Sunday 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.

entry drop off or mail in

If you do not wish to register online, you can fill out the online form (without submitting) by clicking “Enter Now” and printing it off. You may mail in or drop off to: Somersault Event Series, 1915 Sunland Drive, Ottawa, ON K4A 3T4. All dropped off or mailed in forms are subject to applicable HST plus a $5 + HST ($5.65) admin fee. Please be sure to add this to the entry fee. All cheques are to be made payable to “Somersault Event Series” and must be received a minimum of 10 days prior to the event.

late entries accepted
We accept late entries. After the online entry deadline has passed (the Sunday PRIOR to race day), participants may still enter in person at race kit pick up times and locations as advertised on the event website. The entry fees for late entries are higher than the online entry deadline fee, must be paid in cash, and does not guarantee event swag (these are “while quantities last”). Email info@somersault.ca for entry fees and details.

race services

souvenir t-shirt
T-shirts are unisex sizing. Click here for sizing information. If your entry is received on the Sunday prior to the event, you will receive a free event souvenir T-shirt at race kit pickup. Late entrants will receive a free 'Somersault Series' 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. 

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.

post race refreshments
Enjoy a banana, a granola bar, and either eLoad or Skratch brand fluid replacement after the run. We will announce in the pre-event newsletter which particular brand we will be offering on race day for this event. The Muscle MLK Team will be on hand to cheer you on to the finish and provide a Muscle MLK* and a high five! (*to those 16 years of age and older).

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

  Wylie Ryan Kids' Turkey Trot Ages 8-11 9:30 a.m.
  Wylie Ryan Kids' Turkey Trot Ages 7 & under 9:45 a.m.

directions & parking
Take the Queensway East past Orleans on Regional Road 174 to the Village of Cumberland.  Turn South at the traffic lights on Cameron St. and make the next left onto Old Montreal Rd. Head East (left) on Old Montreal Rd. until you reach the Heritage Village Museum (approx. 2Km). If you are coming from the East, take Highway 17 (Regional Rd. 174) and take the same turnoff.

pay parking - $5.00 per car - correct change please

The only parking available at the race site at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is on the field grounds of the Museum. There will be a charge for parking of $5.00 per car - payable as you enter the lot.  We ask that you bring correct change to speed things up. We are not charging a toonie per adult to enter the grounds as in the past.  The parking fee allows us to pay the parking attendants we have to hire for the day.

race kit pick up & late registration
It is highly recommended that you pick up your race kit prior to the event, rather than on race day.  Race morning is very hectic and it can be wet or cold at our outdoor Race Day Race Pick Up site.

Saturday October 7
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland Village

Ottawa, Canada

Sunday October 8
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland Village
Ottawa, Canada

course description
All starts and finishes are on the Museum grounds.

The 1Km Turkey Trot Course (CLICK HERE for the course map) will do a little more than one full loop of the Museum grounds, returning to the Finish Line.

event site
On the event site map below the Marathon and Half Marathon Start Lines will be changed in the near future to accommodate the new half marathon and marathon courses .  All start lines will be at the same spot as the 3Km & 5Km Start is shown on the map below.

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. 

rules & regulations
Please be sure to visit our Rules and Tips page for more detailed information.

A parent or adult supervisor must accompany each participant on the event site. One adult may supervise more than one child.

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.

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