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Health and Safety Information

The Nature Emporium's Run for Southlake prioritizes the health and safety of all of our participants, volunteers, staff, and spectators. In order to maintain everyone's safety, in accordance with Athletics Ontario and public health regulations, we will be enforcing the following:

Vaccination Requirements

In person participants five (5) years of age and older will need to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time of picking up their race kit and bib. An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received a full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada. In addition, their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine must be received at least 14 days ago.


In person event attendees are required to complete a survey assessment to screen for symptoms and other risk factors consistent with COVID-19. Any participant that does not meet the health assessment criteria will not be permitted to attend and will be provided with access to our virtual event.

Face Coverings

Participants will not be required to wear a face covering while running. However, all in person attendees will be required to wear a face covering while in the start area, starting corrals, and post-finish area with the exception of while eating or drinking.

Limiting Touchpoints

We are reducing the amount of contact in certain areas on race day. Participants are encouraged to wear hydration belts to reduce overcrowding at hydration stations. Medals will be handed to participants, rather than placing them around their necks.


We will be providing hand-sanitizing stations throughout the event. Please follow best practices on personal hygiene, including regular handwashing, avoiding touching the eyes, mouth, or nose, and covering your moth and nost when coughing or sneezing.


This event is sanctioned by Athletics Ontario, more details about safety recommendations as provided by Athletics Ontario are outlined here.


Our sponsors enable our events to happen, and lead the way for community support of our hospital. That's why we’re so pleased to welcome back Nature’s Emporium as the Title Sponsor for the Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake. Your years of generous support have made it possible for Southlake to provide leading edge care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients every year. CLICK HERE to learn more about Nature’s Emporium.