Earth Run in the Rouge

In Collaboration with Parks Canada and the Rouge National Urban Park First Nations Advisory Circle, join us September 29, 2018 for the inaugural Earth Run in the Rouge.

A rich assembly of natural, cultural and agricultural landscapes, Rouge National Urban Park is home to amazing biodiversity, human history dating back over 10,000 years, including some of Canada's oldest known Indigenous sites, some of the last remaining working farms in the Greater Toronto Area, Carolinian ecosystems, Toronto’s only campground, one of the region’s largest marshes, a beach at Lake Ontario and amazing hiking opportunities.

Once land assembly is complete, Rouge National Urban Park will be one of the largest and best protected urban parks of its kind in the world, spanning 79.1 square kilometres in the heart of Canada's largest and most diverse metropolitan area, overlapping the cities of Toronto, Markham and Pickering and the Township of Uxbridge. Indeed, Rouge National Urban Park will be 23 times larger than Central Park in New York.

The Earth Run in the Rouge is an event collaboration between the Rouge National Urban Park First Nations Advisory Circle, Parks Canada and 5Peaks. This special initiative will also feature a celebration of Indigenous art and culture, and create opportunities to highlight Indigenous traditional knowledge and history throughout the Rouge and beyond.

Join us for the Inaugural event. Only 200 entries available! 4k, 8k, 3k kids and free 1k kids races available!


In Partnership with:

  • Alderville First Nation
  • Beausoleil First Nation
  • Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
  • Chippewas of Rama First Nation
  • Hiawatha First Nation
  • Missisaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
  • Missisaugas of the New Credit First Nation
  • Six Nations of the Grand River
  • Nationne Huron-Wendat

Register and learn more about the Inaugural Earth Run in the Rouge


Indigenous Arts Celebration

Date: Saturday September 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Venue: Zoo Road Welcome Area

Join us in a celebration of the arts, cultures, knowledge and histories of the Indigenous Peoples that share an ancestral connection to the Rouge. Stay tuned for more details!