About Safe Harbour Run

First held in 2009, this run has provided the Huron Women's Shelter with valuable resources to support women and children in their time of need. Over the period, 2012 through 2015, it has attracted hundreds of participants in a multitude of run disciplines. Throughout its history, it has been an integral part of Runners' Choice Runpiker Series that rewards runners who enter multiple events.

After a one-year hiatus, it returns in 2017 with a new partner, Blue Bayfield. Since the run has always been held in this charming historical village, the marriage of this environmental body and the Huron Women's Shelter is a natural fit. Blue Bayfield is committed to the protection of lakes and rivers. The term Safe Harbour has duel meaning. It implies a safe place for women and children and it also makes the case for a safe water environment for all living things.

The Runners’ Choice Runpiker Series is a group of 8 events across South West Ontario. Events in the series take place in Goderich, Woodstock, Ingersoll, Embro, Bayfield, St. Mary’s, Stratford and The Pinery. Any runner that completes 5 or more races in the series will receive a special gift provided by Runners’ Choice in London and be eligible for one of the grand prizes provided by each event. Runners’ Choice continues to support these events as we know how important they are to the communities they support.

All photography courtesy Bayfield Breeze by Melody Falconer-Pounder and Diane Brandon.
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our 2017 partners

Huron Women’s Shelter, Second Stage Housing and Counselling Services serves all of Huron County by providing a safe and caring environment for women and their children experiencing all types of abuse. Here women are empowered as they make changes in their lives. They provide the following services: Emergency Shelter, 24/7 Support and Information Phone Line, Second Stage Housing & Counselling.

Blue Bayfield is an established environmental body that has received international recognition for the protection of our greatest resource, water.  It recently undertook to install 5 water refill stations in Bayfield. This effort combined with providing over 200 refillable bottles to the community and beyond has reduced the amount of plastic that may have found its way into the lake or rivers. Over a nine-month period, over 15,000 bottles have been filled in these stations. In addition, it has successfully promoted the elimination of styrofoam takeout packaging at major community events and is seeking to expand this project.


2017 GOLD sponsors

Krantz LawMunicipality of BluewaterCentral HuronBayfield Town Hall

2017 SILVER sponsors

Michael Strickland, HollisWealthMain Street Optometric • Paula & Ray Letheren • Sandy & Cal Scotchmer • Erin Roy, Edward JonesBlue Horizon Pools & Spas • Optimist Club of Bayfield • Terry and Dwayne Ferguson • Sunset BlindsGoderich Printshop • Craig Design • Zehrs GoderichThe Little Inn of BayfieldLibro Credit Union • Walmart • Brian Coombs Realtor® • Black Dog Village Pub & Bistro

2017 BRONZE sponsors

Dr. Jim Hollingworth • Michael's Pharmacy • John Smallwood • Geo Teck • Market Square Dental • Sondra Buchner • Steve Denomme • Hyundai of Goderich • Bluewater Carpet & Tile • Microage Basics • Cheryl Heath • Bayfield Garage • Dr. Wood, Clinton Chiropractic Clinic • Clinton Dental Clinic • Perry May, Huron Foot ClinicVirtual High School • Pat Mcdougall • Lorraine Dietz • Tuckersmith Communications • Bayfield Area Chamber of Commerce • Gardiner's of Goderich • Outside Projects • Huron WaterKincardine and Bayfield Hearing Clinics • South End Body • South Huron Veterinary Clinic • TD Canada Trust • Ken & Mary Beth Larone • Lighthouse Money Management Inc. • Barry & Gayle Detenbeck • Judith and Bill Higgs • Mark Falconer • Bayfield River Valley Trails • Fincher's • Windmill Lake Wake & Eco ParkHuronia WeldingThe JMR Collections • Foodland •

Registration Information

DON'T DELAY! Register Now as entry is limited to 250 participants.

Online Registration closes thursday, August 17th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM.
If you miss this deadline, race day registration is open Sunday, August 20th, 2017 @ 7:30 am.
-- (No registration after 8:20 AM on sunday, august 20th, 2017) --

LOCATION: Bayfield Clan Gregor Square. Registration and race number pickup is in the Square starting at 7:30 am.

START TIMES:  10K at 9:00 AM ;  5K at 9:10 AM ; 5K Walkers & Pole Walkers at 9:20 AM ;
2K Run/Walkers/Para Athletes at 9:30 AM.

RACE START LOCATION: Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield (Please note: we ask that you NOT bring bikes, skateboards or dogs onto the race route - Thank You.)

AGE CATEGORIES 5k and 10k RUNS: Male/Female - Under 15  15-19  20-29
  30-39  40-49  50-59  60-69, 70+

WASHROOM FACILITIES: Washrooms are available in and near the Square, and are also available about 200m down Main Street, near the library.

REFRESHMENTS: A water station will be available along the race route. Light refreshments will be provided for runners after the race.

CASH PRIZES: Cash Awards for top 3 male and female finishers in the 5k & 10k runs (winners are exempt from age category win). Cash Awards for 1st place male and female finishers by age category in the 5k & 10k runs. Para Athletes, Walkers and Pole Walkers are untimed events.

10k - $40 adults, $20 students (<19)    5k - $30 adults, $15 students (<19)
2k - $10 adults, $5 students (<19)    Walkers & Pole Walkers - $20 (5k)

Race Day Registration Fees Increase - PLEASE NOTE: Same day registration closes at
8:30 AM SHARP.  Please pre-register now or come early on August 20th.
10k - $60 adults, $40 students (<19)    5k - $50 adults, $35 students (<19)
2k - $40 adults, $30 students (<19)    Walkers & Pole Walkers - $50

ALL entrants will receive a gift package.

DON'T DELAY! Register Now as entry is limited to 250 participants.