cancellation of the 2020 Buttertart Trot Race

Hello Fellow runners and buttertart lovers...

It is with a very sad and heavy heart that we need to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Buttertart Trot  Race. We are beyond heartbroken at having to cancel and it was an extremely difficult decision. As the province continues to practice social distancing and many health officials have said we will not be clear of this anytime soon we feel it is the responsible thing for us to do as race directors. 

So what does this mean for registered individuals?

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: 

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

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

In order to do so you must send an email to 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. 

Now for a bit of sugar in your buttertarts...

We really want to support healthy social distancing and activity.  Regardless of the distance you were registered for, if you complete a 5k, 10K, or 21.1K run/walk over the next 3 months you will receive some BUTTERTART TROT SWAG! Just send an email to us at the same address above (this in no way effects your entry for next year or refund). We would love if you post pictures of your runs and the fun that you will have as a way to boost the community up! Let’s stay connected! 

Thank you for all your support and understanding with this difficult decision. We love our runners and look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Buttertart Trot 

Much Love, 
Irene, Doug and Courtney Parker 

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The yummiest run Race in Ontario!
Saturday June 13, 2020 (cancelled)

1 KM KIDS charity RUN / 5 KM / 10 KM / HALF-MARATHON.

Come out to TROT for tarts this summer, during Midland’s Butter Tart Festival. Beginning and ending at historic Sainte-Marie among the Hurons’ beautiful waterfront in Midland Ontario, the trot offers a flat, easy course with lots of tarts en route, swag, medals and chip timing. Fun for the new and seasoned runner!



Here are some frequently asked questions about the Butter Tart Trot. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Camp Quality Canada

Thanks to everyone who sponsored, participated, and donated in 2019!  $14,000 was donated to Camp Quality Canada, sending 5 kids to camp for a week (up from 1 kid last year!).
Download the Pledge Form

Registration Fees

Chip timing (bib chips)
by Speedy River Timing

Mini Tart* FREE
5km** / $40
10 km** / $45
Half* / $70

After JAN 01, 2020

5km** / $45 
10 km** / $50
Half* / $75

After April 01, 2020

5km** / $50 
10 km** / $55
Half* / $80

Registration closes June 11, 2020 (noon)
Max 300 for 5 & 10km
Max 125 for Half & 1k 
Race Details

2019 Race

Would you like help on race day? We are looking for volunteers! 

Race Route 2020