Butter Tart Trot Race Information

Race Kit pickup

At Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
It is with a very sad and heavy heart that we need to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Buttertart Trot  Race.

Chip timing (bib chips) by Speedy River Timing

Picking up for another runner, be prepared to show ID / letter of consent. 

Start Times

Half Walkers 7:00 am 
Half Runners 8:00 am 

Mini Tarts 8:15 am
10 km 8:45 am
5 km 9:00 am

Awards and crowning of king and queen tarts 10:30 am. Cut off times for ALL events 11:30 am


Butter Tart Trot race route - VIEW


Coffee & Light Breakfast items for sale inside Sainte-Marie among the Hurons 7:00 – 9:30.
Post Food Station at race site for paid runners only!

Aid Stations

5 Aid Stations

  1. Water Butter Tarts – 2k
  2. Water (Gazebo) 3k
  3. Water, Gatorade, Banana, Butter Tarts – 5k
  4. Water, Gatorade , Banana - 7.5k
  5. Water, Gatorade, Banana, GU Gel, Butter Tarts – 9.5k

Washrooms available on site, Porta-Potti on 10km and Half marathon.  


Free parking at race site, Sainte Marie Among the Hurons
FREE shuttle parking at Mitsubushi grounds (Across Hwy#12, Wye Valley Rd. Walking path under highway). For a quicker exit after the race, we strongly suggest parking at the Mitsubushi grounds.

Race Fees

  • Cancellation of the 2020 Race: Refunds for race entries

    Unfortunately fiscally it is impossible for us to offer full refunds for race entries as we have invested quite a bit into this year’s event already. Runners can choose one of 2 options: 

    • Although we have a no refunds policy we will be honouring a 50% refund for those individuals who are requesting this. 


    • We are offering a full deferral to the 2021 event. 

    In order to do so you must send an email to buttertarttrot@gmail.com with your choice, full name of registrants, and email (if choosing refund as it will come via e-transfer). This must be completed by FRIDAY APRIL 17th at MIDNIGHT. 


  1. Can I run with a stroller

    Yes, of course we recommend you start at the back of the group. Your timing chip will be activated when you cross the mat.

  2. Can I bring my doG?

    Unfortunately Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons does not allow animals on their property.

  3. Is there a shuttle to the BT festival?

    FREE shuttle from Mitsubushi grounds for runners and family.

    Butter tarts at every aid station and post food station
    Branded sport socks
    Chip timing (bib chips) by Speedy River Timing
    One free entrance to Saint Marie Among the Huron a value of $13
    Awesome smiling volunteers
    Custom medals to all paid runners

  5. Are there awards? 

    Crowning of King & Queen Tart in each distance, no age group awards

  6. Is there post food

    Food for racers include, Water, Gatorade, Tarts, Bananas, Cookies, Granola Bar

  7. What is at Aid stations?

    2k - Water and BT
    3k - Water
    5k - Water, Gatorade, BT  
    7.5 - Water, Gatorade, Bananas, BT
    10k - Water, Gatorade, Bananas, BT, Gu Gels

  8. Where do I park?

    Free parking on site and across road with a tunnel to site. This is recommended if planning on going to Butter Tart festival, easy right hand turn to downtown

  9. What is for sale on site?

    Coffee shop, light snacks, merchandise , Butter tarts 

  10. Where are washrooms?

    On site at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in facility 
    Porta-Potti - on site at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 5k & 10 k aid station
    Midland Town Dock

  11. Kids 1k Fun Run

    Age limit 13 years
    Parents encouraged to run with child, no registration for parent required
    Must be off course by 8:35
    Handmade medals & Freezies to finishers

  12. WHAT IS the Race distances cap?

    1k = 125 racers
    5k = 300
    10k = 300
    Half = 125
    HalfWalkers = 25

  13. Race kit pickup?

    Friday June 12  4pm - 8pm
    Saturday June 13  6am - 8:00am

  14. Activity for spectators

    Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons opens 10:00am

  15. Where do the race proceeds go?

    Camp Quality Southern Ontario, located in Schomberg, is a non for profit camp, that provides an uplifting experience for children affected by childhood cancer. It costs $1500 per child to send them to camp. To learn more visit www.campquality.org

  16. Can I walk the course?

    We welcome walkers in all distances. The Half marathon walkers will be sent out at 7:00am, as cut off times is 11:30 am.


    Participants can switch themselves. Log back into your running room dashboard to complete.