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Our Cause

A fun event that gives back to the community

What Motivates Us

The Huron Shore Run is a community event with a primary goal of promoting physical fitness and active living through road races and walking while raising money for the community initiatives. 

This annual event has been able to continue since 1988 due to the endless support of all our sponsors, participants, donors, pledges, and volunteers. A huge thank you to all involved over the years! We couldn’t do this without you.

This Athletics Ontario registered event, brings not only locals out for the day, but racers and their families from all across Ontario. 

What motivates us! Each year the Rotary Huron Shore Run team donates the event profits back to community causes and this year is no different. Over the past few years, donations have gone towards the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation to support their new ER, lab, and the CT scan, and community groups such as Rotary for community projects, and athletic youth groups. 

For 2023, the primary fundraiser is for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation and the new Wellness and Treatment Centre build in Owen Sound; the first of its kind in this region! Based on harm reduction and recovery principles, the Centre will provide a safe environment for individuals in need of additional support following discharge from hospital/addiction services or who are being referred from a community agency. 

Additional funds raised this year will support the Saugeen Track and Field Club, the Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club, and all three Rotary groups in Saugeen Shores.

Learn a little more about each of these organizations. 


When you are out on the course, you will not only be doing something good for yourself by promoting a healthy lifestyle, you will be supporting several important organizations in the community.

We challenge all participants to collect pledges for this very worthy cause. 

Support by Participating in our Virtual Spring Training Program

Make the Journey of Sarnia to Tobermory

We challenge you to enter our virtual Spring Training event. Run, Roll, Ride your bike or walk the distance along the Lake Huron Shore from Sarnia to Tobermory, a total of 325 km, or choose a portion of the journey. Register online as an individual or create a Spring Training Team with your family, friends, or co-workers. Work together to meet your distance or fundraising goals prior to Race day. Registration is by donation and charitable receipts will be provided for donations.

How to Participate:

  1. Register as an individual or a team
  2. Set your distance and fundraising goals
  3. Ask for pledges
  4. Track your distance

Earn a Free Entry 2022

If you raise $200 or more in sponsorships, you will receive a Promo Code in 2022 that will permit you to enter the sub event of your choice free of charge. This code is transferable to a family member or friend if that is your wish.

2021 Huron Shore Run Poster

Register for Spring Training

Sponsor a Participant

Track your Spring Training Distance