Butter Tart Trot Race Information

Race Kit pickup

At Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Friday June 7, 5pm – 9pm
Saturday June 8, 6am – 8:30am

NEW Chip timing (bib chips) by Speedy River Timing

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

Start Times

Be prepared for travel time, Construction on Hwy 12 in front of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons!

Half 8:00 am 
Mini Tarts 8:30 am 
10 km 9:00 am
5 km 9:15 am

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


2018 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
Complimentary shuttle between the Butter Tart Trot & the downtown festival available for all participants!

Race Fees

No cancellations or refunds.  Transfer up to 2 weeks. 


  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?

    The Town of Midland provides a shuttle, check the Butter Tart festival site for details

    Butter tarts at every aid station and post food station
    Branded sport tank top
    NEW chip timing (bib chips) by Speedy River Timing
    One free entrance to SMAH value of $13
    Awesome smiling volunteers

  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 8:50
    Handmade medals & Freezies to finishers

  12. WHAT IS the Race distances cap?

    1k = 125 racers
    5k = 250
    10k = 250
    Half = 125

  13. Race kit pickup?

    Friday June 7  5pm - 9pm
    Saturday June 8  7:00am -8:30

  14. Activity for spectators

    Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons opens early 8:30

  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 earlier, as cut off times is 11:30 am.