- The race is free to everyone, however donations to Places for People are encouraged! Places for People raises money for Affordable Housing in Haliburton County.
- Start time is approximately 10AM (Arrive at 9:30AM to be safe!)
- The race will be starting from the Ball Diamonds behind the Arena in Minden. (See map below for details.)
- Participants get a special token to commemorate the event.
- On-site, early-bird registration for the Highland Yard will be available after the race and we'll have Freezies for sale to help with your post-race cooldown!
Look what we have! Our 2017 Highland Yard SWAG has been delivered and this year we have some awesome long sleeve t-shirts for the 5K and 10K registrants and some cool and creative fandanas for 2K participants!
Don't forget to register by May 31st to qualify for EARLY BIRD RATES at run.highlandyard.ca
We received some great feedback on last year's post-race survey and based on those comments we have broken the 0-19 age group for the 5K and 10K events into two so the 'big kids' are not directly competing with the younger kids for recognition.
Our new age groups will be 10-14 and 15-19. Those under 10 choosing to run either the 5K or 10K will be placed in the younger age group. All other age groupings will be the same as previous years.
The 2017 Highland Yard has made some changes for the run this summer. First, we have moved ALL the start times for the races to earlier in the day to try to beat the heat and humidity of August.
The 10K will kick off at 9AM sharp, followed by the 5K at 9:15AM and the 2K at 9:30AM. This means that Registration will be closing at 8:30am and a bit earlier start to the day for you.
Second, we are reducing the cost for teams – please check out the new rates – and sign up as a team and get the benefits.
We look forward to seeing you on August 6th, bright and early!
Participants in the Highland Yard on August 2nd who collect pledges for Places For People will be rewarded with gift certificates redeemable at JoAnne Sharpley's Source For Sports in Haliburton. The more you collect the greater the gift certificate you will receive.
Places for People featured in the July/August issue of the United Church Observer
Watch the Highlander Online: The 2014 Highland Yard
Minden Times: Places for People seeking board members.
CTV News Barrie: Helping families in Haliburton County!
Highlander: Locals show well at Highland Yard
The Highland Yard on Canoe
- Listen to our Race Director, Jack Russell, talk about the Highland Yard. At the time, we only had 20 registrants... but we're happy to report we have more and more everyday!
- Earl Cooper talks about piping for the Highland Yard, a long standing tradition!
- The Highland Yard is a tradition steeped in history. Listen to Jane Boyd discuss the origins of this race.
- Listen as Sue Shikaze talks about the Highland Yard from the runner's perspective, including improvements to the event, the 2K walk, and ways to train for the 10K and 5K run.
- Want to know how to prepare for the Highland Yard? Tina Newman, Registered Massage Therapist at Highland Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, tells us how start off the race on the right foot.
- Todd Houston talks about organizing the Highland Yard with Kilcoo Camp, and the massive job of manually calculating the timed results before chip technology automated timed road races.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with our committee. We would love to talk with you.
Podcast: Fay Martin on Homelessness. February 2012
Rural Poverty in Haliburton County. Minden Times Series. Jenn Watt. 2008.
- Spinning their wheels: The cost of rural poverty.
- Affordable housing hard to find
- You can't eat the scenery: Well-paying jobs tough to find in tourist economy
- Where have all the young people gone: Not enough jobs to keep young people here
- County's poverty problem has no easy fix: No further that our own back yard
Poverty touches every aspect of life. Haliburton Echo. Jenn Watt. 2010.
Legal access workshop will address poverty issues. Haliburton Echo. Jenn Watt. 2011.