Tom Taylor Trail Ten Miler
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Start Date/Time September 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am
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Very disappointed this year - water stations were not well organized. the route was not clearly market
the after race food was the only thing that was good - the door prizes all went to low numbers - wondered if ours were in there
will try again next year to see if it gets better
Pro's: Nice scenic course, fun coloured T-Shirt, lot's of raffle prizes.
Con's: Ran out of water at one water station, another water station I had to ask someone to pump more water as the volunteers were chatting and not paying attention, poorly marked course (I had to ask where to go), race route through park was not closed to the public.
I probably will not run this race next year.
This was my first year running this race.
Pro's: The shirts were nice and so were the medals. The post race party and good was slightly above average too. We were offered bananas, bagels, coconut water, coffee, water, chilli, cons bread and more! It was a beautiful course along nicely with great weather this day too.
Cons: POORLY MARKED is an understatement. Often I hoped I was going on the right path. They also ran out of water at the halfway mark when I had also run out in my water bottle. There were limited portapotties before and after the race, and at that they were disgusting as they were permanent portapotties. It was very disorganized in the beginning on knowing where to go.
Overall, nice course. But fend for yourself when you begin running! Nice shirts and medals though.
loved the tom taylor event - walking the trail for such a worthy cause was great. the oranizers did an awesome job - would definately do it again next year.
Very nice, scenic 10 mile race. Only a short section was run on Yonge St., the rest was on the trail system. Some hills before the turn around point, but flat in the beginning and end of the race. Very small group of runners so everyone spread out quite a bit after the start. After the first half, it didn't feel like you were in a race as the trail was so busy with people out for a walk and doing their own runs and not in the race! Enthusiastic cheer leaders along the route were much appreciated. Coffee, cookies, water, and chilli provided after the race. There weren't any washroom line-ups even 10 minutes before the race, which is unusual.
Always in Stripes
Loved this race - it was a fun, community race with a beautiful route. It was clearly a runners race - and I really hope it can continue. I will definitely run it again!
Weather conditions were perfect. The run is very well organized and I consider it one of Newmarket's great events. My compliments to Christina and her team!
a spectacularly thoroughly organized event, given its smaller field size, and by far the most overwhelming enthusiastic cheer squad/volunteers i've ever run at… what a privilege to share and feel… the town is quant, trail sweeps you through the downtown river trail, scenery is forest and water, earthy tones in fall… loooooove it… delicious post race chilli, put this race on your to-do list… A+++ … A blast… thank you newmarket… you've left your imprint on my heart…. ;)-
Thank you for another great year. It was our best year yet. We appreciate your feedback and it will be taken under advisement. We are a committee of runners, and we had you (the runner) in mind when this event was conceived.
See you in 2014
A fun local race with lots of enthusiastic volunteers. My only critique is that there were not enough porta-potties at the start.
Disagree with some reviewers calling for more prizing. The half had 139 total finishers. This is a small community race held during a big racing month when a lot of the fast competition is running elsewhere.
The course is accurate, well-marshalled, professionally timed. The bridges were icy, but nearly all were sanded, and volunteers reminded me at every one to be careful. (Oxygen-deprivation makes you forget what you've been told 8x before!) For a tiny race, the community support is amazing. The food afterwards was plentiful and hot. The shirts look sharp, a little on the large side.
The race was well organized. I found the trail well marked and very clean, except for some fallen leaves. A little icy on the bridges, but the race marshals gave plenty of warning. I loved that they called out my name at the finish. They served free hot coffee, hot chili (both veggie and meat) and nachos to stay warm post race.
The run is very pretty, winding along a creek and through parks.
I would totally do this again.
Well done 4T Team!
Had a great run! Very well organized race with a nice hometown feel! Great food at the end :)
First time running this race. Great experience. Beautiful trail to run in the fall. Nice mix of light hills and flat terrain. Nice that its small. Feels like a true runners race, great recovery refreshments at the end. I would totally run this race again.
Benefits: A great way to run along the fall colours of the Tom Taylor Trail (part of the larger Nokiidaa Trail). Race also promotes a great local charity called Inn From the Cold.
Race itself: Local Newmarket and Aurora Running Rooms coordinate training clinics to match race distance and date.
Run marshals: genuinely enthusiastic and eager to assist -they're runners too and truly interested in making your run all that it can be. They're all dressed in orange, easy to pick out of the crowd.
Run pep squads: lots and lots of them -throughout the course. Great motivation. They're often local Newmarketonians, so they'll likely call out your name as you go by -a nice personal touch if you too are local.
Run kit: includes chip, bib, t-shirt and a few goodies from local sponsors.
Run route: minor hills (but lots of them), relatively flat.
Race parking: limited directly at start line, so consider arrive early and/or carpool. Otherwise you'll need to park on one of the side streets and walk a little bit.
Run weather: often cold with rain and or snow. Dress appropriately!
Post-run: Food/snacks always available -warm drinks, warm food and muscle milk. Music tent available. Allied Health Profesisonals often have a tent available also.
Event was very well organized with lots of enthusiastic volunteers and loud cheering. It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to fellow runners. Well done!
Well organized local community event; lots of volunteers, great spirit and always love the chili at the end! Course mostly flat, great for beginners. Will for sure run again!
I agree with the reviewer above; this is a good grass roots race, but has a long way to go to compete with REAL races. Lots of volunteers and good race shirt. Race kit consisted of a pencil and toothbrush. Little variety in post race food. ALL bridges were icy and slipper (there were several wooden bridges to cross). The race committee could have salted and sanded the bridges. And, no awards. And I can't find the results... Nice race, but wouldn't be rushing back. I have been RD for 5K races that had much better pre and post race festivities, exceptional race kits, and shirts and racer backpacks. It was less $$$ but better value. They need serious runners on the committee.
This is an excellent community run, good course on a paved trail through Newmarket. It would be nice if there was additional prizing for top finishers by age (special medal or something), but otherwise well organized and a fun event!
Great race! Well organized with food and refreshments waiting at the finish! Course is mostly flat on the Tom Taylor Trail (paved trail) through Newmarket. I'll run it again for sure!
I ran this race in 2011, and it's a good community event. The race name is a misnomer, as it's run on a paved multi-use path, and roads (minimal time on the road); the Tom Taylor Trail is the name of the path.
This is an out-and-back course, flat to downhill for most of the first half, with a few small hills thrown in for good measure. The path is a little narrow in spots, and on the back half, there were a few instances where I couldn't run the tangents because of the race traffic making it's way through the first half. Nonetheless it was a personal best race, so just a minor inconvenience.
I was disappointed that my third place finish got me nothing in the way of prizing. The only prizes were for first place and top under 20 runner. Nothing for the top over 40 runner. For my $65 entry (early bird is $55), I would expect a little more. Nice long sleeve tech shirts though.
I don't think I would return to this race unless the prizes were better distributed.