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600 South Shore Road, Stella, ON K0H 2S0

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Aug 16 2020


9:20 am - 12:00 pm


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Wooly Bully Races 5k/10k

The 8th Edition of the “Wooly Bully Races” Amherst Island, Ontario.

This Wooly Bully is a terrific family event that has three different distances: 1K Kids Fun Run, 5K/10K races.

The 10K counts for points towards the KRRA Race Series standings. The 10K is also the final event in the “Tri-Island Race Series“, which also includes the “Howe Island Hustle” and the “Wolfe Island 5K.”


5/10K events held on a very scenic out and back route along the South Shore of Lake Ontario.  There will be at least 2 aid stations, each kilometre will be marked.

1K Fun Run

A timed event for children 5-12 years of age on an out and back course. It will be timed but there will be no prizes for top runners.  Parents can run with their children if they feel it necessary but are not required to register.   Each child will receive a souvenir ribbon at the finish line and refreshments.


The race site is at the farm of Dave Willard, Amherst Island, 600 South Shore Road. Signs will direct you to the site once you leave the ferry. There will be portable toilets and a baggage check service will be provided.

Other Important Information

Amherst Island Ferry Info

Take the Amherst Island Ferry, located east of Bath, Ontario on Highway 33. The ferry departs from the dock located on Highway 33 (Bath Road), Millhaven, Ontario, every hour on the half-hour. The race start times are designed to give passengers on the 8:30 a.m. trip across ample time to land on Amherst Island, get to the race site and warm up. The ferry departs the Island every hour, on the hour.

Shuttle Service

Our bus shuttle will pick up runners at the Loyalist Public Works Facility, located on County Road 4 north of Highway 33 at Millhaven. It will depart at 7:45 a.m. and transport you to the ferry dock in Millhaven to board the 8:30 a.m. trip to Amherst Island. A bus will be parked at the dock in Stella to take you to the race site. The departure time from the site after the race is 11:30 a.m. It will return you to the Stella dock in time for the 12-noon crossing and the bus will be at the Millhaven dock to bring you back to your car. The charge is $10 per person and spots can be purchased during the online registration process.

Runners who opt to drive over can purchase their ferry ticket while registering online at a reduced cost of $5 each. They will be passed out on race morning at the Millhaven Dock.

Carpools are highly recommended, especially if travelling over on the 8:30 a.m. trip from Millhaven over to Amherst Island. You can meet at the Loyalist Works Facility (directions above) and carpool from that location for either the 7:30 or 8:30 a.m. crossing.



Online registration for the 2020 Wooly Bully Races is not yet open.

Race Kit Pickup / Final Registration

Saturday, August 15th. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Runner’s Choice, 56 Brock Street, Kingston.  Browse or pick up those last-minute items inside the store. Pick up your race kit or register for any of the three events at that time.

You can also pick up your race kit over at the race site on race day on Amherst Island, starting at 8:00 a.m. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

2019 Race Fees (not including online charges or HST)

1K Fun Run $7.00
10/5K Races – 19 Years and Under $12.00
10/5K Races – 20 Years And Older $35.00
KRRA Members (5K and 10K Races) $30.00

Post Race

The Amherst Island Emergency Services Association will serve will all runners a bar-b-que lunch (there will be veggie burger options), along with a soft drink and chips. There will also be some fruit and granola bars for all finishers along with water and Nuun electrolyte replacement. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the bar-b-que under the tents.

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