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PACE for the Donkeys Annual 5K Trail Run

Thank you runners - You raised over $29,600 in 2021!

 PACE 2022 Registration is now open!


PACE for the Donkeys is a 5K Trail Run and Walk through the nature trails and paddocks at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. This year, the race will be on the farm and also online! The race will take place on September 25th, 2022.

The proceeds from the run will go towards the Sanctuary, meaning that by registering you can help provide care to the animals here that we all love.


More Race Information


Q) Are spectators permitted for the race?

A) Family and friends of runners/participants are welcome. They will also need to take the shuttle with the runners to the Sanctuary. No on-site parking at the Farm.

Q) Is there a minimum age for the race?
A) There is no minimum age required for the race.

Q) Is there a limit to the number of racers in the PACE?
A) There is a limit of 400 runners on the farm this year. The virtual race has no limits.

Q) How do I qualify for a prize?
A) We’ll award top prizes for fundraising for individuals and teams, as well as top male and top female runner. 

Q) I’m not interested in participating in the race, but I would like to help the animals. Is there another way I can help?
A) We’re happy you asked! If you wanted to make a donation to the DSC, please DONATE HERE or give us a call at 519-836-1697 to support the donkeys. Thank you so much!

Parking this year is TBD.

We strongly encourage participants to bring their own water, as there will be limited access to water on the premises and no water stations on the course.


The course is a true 5K which loops up, down and around a section of the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada’s beautiful 200-acre farm.

Terrain may include hay fields, dirt laneway, wetland trails, and is mostly flat (with one short, fairly tough hill) but this is the country – rocks, roots, and uneven ground are part of the experience.

You will see mules and donkeys in paddocks who will be very curious about what you are doing. And, you will likely hear the beautiful braying sounds of the 90 plus resident animals!

The exact route is still TBD at this time.