23rd Annual Maitland Trail Meet (Virtual Race)

The 23rd Annual Maitland Trail Cross-Country Meet will be a virtual run this year.  The race will be on the Maitland Trail at the bottom of the North Harbour Road in Goderich.  Parents/ guardians must supervise their own children during this race.  The race course will be open and marked from Wednesday, September 23rd at 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. 


This is a straight, one way race course.  Athletes will walk/ jog up to their start lines which will be clearly marked on the trail.  The finish line (for all the races) is on the near side of the Menesetung Bridge. All races will run straight down the rail trail. 


Please submit a photo and/or race time or let me know when your child has completed the race.  A Maitland Trail Race t-shirt will be given to the first 120 athletes who register for this event and send me confirmation that they have completed the run. T-shirts will be delivered to your child’s school.  If you would like an alternative pick up, please email me janet.goddard@ed.amdsb.ca


A huge thank you goes to our sponsors as this meet would not be possible without their generous donations. 



Goderich Skin Essentials

Integrated Wealth Management  (Phil Paquette) 

Fit Body Boot Camp 

Hairitage Hair Studio 

Goderich Chiropractic 

In your Gardens 


Van Beak Family Dentistry 

Huron Chiropractic Center 


I would also like to thank Erin Grandmasion for designing our t-shirts.  Finally, I would like to thank the students at GDCI for their help in marking the course and organizing t-shirts. 


Race Information


Registration will open on September 1st and close on 


Age Groups and distances are as follows. Age groups go by the runner’s age on Jan. 1st, 2021.


7 and under  - 1000 m   (2013 and up - grade 2 and under)

8 year olds - 1000 m   (2012 - grade 3)

9 year olds - 1200 m    (2011 - grade 4)

10 year olds - 1500 m    (2010  - grade 5)

11 year olds - 1800 m    (2009 - grade 6)

12 year olds - 2000 m    (2008- grade 7)

13 and over - 2300 m    (2007 - grade 8)


Here is the registration link: 



Registration will open on Tuesday, September 2nd.  The first 120 to register get a t-shirt. After that, athletes are welcome to run the event but will not get a shirt.  Registration closes on Sunday, September 20th, 2020. 


Good luck to all of our runners!