PACE Registration is Now Closed

Join us on September 30 for our 6th annual PACE for the Donkeys 5K Trail Run (or walk)! Visit our PACE website for details and or go ahead and register directly at

This will undoubtedly be the most unique race you run all summer, with a route that twists through our nature trails and continue through our donkey paddocks. As you follow run through the Sanctuary's over 100 acres you won't forget who you're racing for as our nearly 100 donkeys, mules, and hinnies will cheer you on the entire way. 

All of the race proceeds will go toward care for the animals here at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. 

Wondering what you can do after the race? The Sanctuary will be having its regularly scheduled Open Day directly after the race beginning at 12:30PM, so feel free to make your back to the barnyard and visit with your cheerleaders. As well, the Sanctuary is located close to Guelph and within driving distance of beautiful nature hikes like Mount Nemo, the Elora Gorge, and Guelph Lake!

Want to help the donkeys even more? Get pledges to run! There's a downloadable pledge form (via the PACE site), or you can set yourself up to accept pledges at once you register. All the money you raise will go directly to the donkeys - and we'll have a prize for the top fundraiser. 

See you on the trail! 

Woman kissing donkey at PACE

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The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is entirely funded by private donation. We have people like you to thank for our continued ability to care for our animals.

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