Note that all advance race registration will close at noon on Thursday April 25th. Registration will then happen in person on April 28th between 9am and 10:30am. It is strongly encouraged that you register before the race.
All donations made of $20 or more will receive a Charitable Tax Receipt from GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation. This applies to donations only. No receipts will be issued for race registration and shirt or buff purchases.
This year we are offering two ways to participate in the Peterborough Butterfly Run.
- Join us April 28th in Millennium Park Peterborough. The event will include the FREE Memorial Walk, 1K Kids Fun Run and our traditional 5K Run/Walk from Millennium Park into East City.
- If you are unable to join us for the in-person event, but would still like to support, you can register for the 5K Virtual Butterfly Run. You’ll receive a race shirt, race kit (including medal) and our gratitude for your support.
As always, the purpose of the Peterborough Butterfly Run is to raise awareness and funds to support families and individuals who have experienced loss during pregnancy, the loss of a child, or infertility.
Race Format – April 28th
Registration to open at 9am
1km Kids Fun Run at 10am
Memorial Walk at 10:20am
Opening Ceremonies/Group Warm Up at 10:45am
5k Walk/Run at 11am
Note that the 2024 Race Route Map is at the bottom of this page.
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Race Shirts, Kit Pick Up and Deadlines
Participants who register by April 5th will be able to select their shirt size and ensure availability by April 28th for race kit pick up. As in past years, all registered participants in the 5km walk/run will receive a race kit that includes a t-shirt, a 2024 race medal, a customizable race bib that can be personalized with a loved one’s name or other special message, and the opportunity to include a name on the memorial banner. Cost is $45 plus applicable fees. Additional adult and children’s sized race shirts and buffs can be also purchased online at the registration site before April 5th, 2024.
Race kit pick up will be held on April 26th and 27th (Location TBD, in Peterborough). For those who register after April 5th, only medals and bibs are guaranteed to be available on April 26/27/28th. Race day pick up will be available, but participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their kit on April 26 or 27 to ensure they are at the start line on time on race day.
Please note that there will be no second race shirt deadline for this year. If you would like a race shirt you will need to have your order in or be registered by April 5th.
It’s Your Race Mobile App can be used to train, track your distance and run time. It will easily connect to upload your run results.
Online registration will be available until 12pm April 25th, 2023. In person registration is also available at Runner’s Life 174 Charlotte Street, Peterborough, ON
Registration will be available on the day of the event; however, participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance to ensure they are at the start line on time on race day.
Participants can collect donations online through ITS Your Race! As in past years, prizes will be awarded to top individual fundraisers, and top kid fundraisers. Prizes will be awarded based on online fundraising totals as of 11:59PM on April 27, 2024.
Funds raised to date have been used to implement several community initiatives including:
- specialized education for health service providers in perinatal bereavement care,
- lending libraries where community members can borrow books on pregnancy loss, child loss and infertility free of charge from several locations in Peterborough, and
- bereavement kits containing comfort items, legacy items and grief acknowledgement items for families and individuals who experience pregnancy or infant loss.
2024 Race Map
Photos From the 2023 Peterborough Butterfly Run
Funds raised at the event have been used to provide ongoing specialized education in Perinatal Bereavement Care to healthcare providers across Peterborough City and County, establish more than 10 lending libraries for individuals and their families located across Peterborough City and County, as well as the development of bereavement kits for families and individuals who experience early and later pregnancy loss and infant loss. Since 2018, more than 800 bereavement kits have been provided to families and individuals by health care providers with the Peterborough Family Health Team and PRHC.
Our Bereavement kits are put together and distributed by a group of volunteers. They contain comfort items, memorabilia, and grief support. They are distributed by health care providers with the Peterborough Family Health Team, PRHC, local physicians and mental health clinicians. They may also be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details email Vince@GPHSF.ca
Contact the GPHSF:
GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation
185 King Street (Jackson Square), 5th Floor
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8