Registration limited to 700 individuals, including relay members. Be sure to check the appropriate confirmation list to make sure your entry was processed.
Online—until midnight Monday, March 31, 2014.
The most convenient and eco-friendly way to register. Easy and secure with instant confirmation. Costs less than offline!
Don't have online access at home? Drop by BMO Gibsons or Sechelt branch and they'll be happy to help you get signed up!
Drop-Off at BMO — this option available ONLY on the Sunshine Coast: Drop off completed entry form (available below) with payment, payable to April Fool's Run, at one of the following locations:
To get your EventsOnline confirmation email re-sent to you, click here
(does not include relay team members other than captain)
$2 discount for age 60+ or 19&U (age on race day)!
BCA Competitive Members deduct $3 each.
$2 discount for race day age 60+ or 19&U (Individual & Club/Team Challenge).
Entries are non-refundable. If you have registered but cannot participate in the event due to injury or illness*, you have 2 options while online registration is still open (no transfers or deferrals after online registration is closed):
**RELAY TEAMS may substitute up to half the team free of charge, but you must officially notify us of the changes, including the substitute's full name, age, city, and medical information.
Only one of the above options may be used, and only once per entry.
*NEW FOR 2014: You must show us a physio's or doctor's note proving that you are unable to participate due to injury or illness. A date-stamped photo of you in a body cast will also work. Other situations, such as an unexpected vacation, being invited to your cousin's wedding, moving, work, pregnancy, or winning tickets to see the Rolling Stones on race weekend, will no longer be accepted as reasons for transfer or deferral.
If you deferred your entry in 2013 and are wanting to sign up for 2014, please email for instructions.
Encourage others to sign up for the Fool's Run for the first time in at least 5 years, and we'll reward you with a discount on next year's entry fee! Just ask them to input your name on the online form where it asks for Referring Friend's Name.
After the race, qualifying individuals will be emailed a discount code for the following year's online entry.
Discount codes earned in 2013 were emailed June 3rd.
Note: Putting your own name in the referral box when you register does NOT count — you can't get credit for recommending the race to yourself… unless you're Gollum/Smeagol, perhaps.
Requests for complimentary entries for elite runners will be handled on a case-by-case basis. We will consider those who have run a half-marathon in the last 18 months under 1:12 (men) or under 1:25 (women), past top 3 winners and top 1 masters, as well as masters with half-marathon age-graded results of 85% or higher in the past 12 months.
Please email us no later than March 29, 2014, at with your name, age, gender, personal best performances, and recent 10k, Half marathon and marathon performances. Note: we offer complimentary entries only; no other expenses can be covered (go for the prize money!). Billeting may be available. Serious enquiries only please. We will not respond to foreign athletes who request an invitation for the purpose of obtaining a visa.
Only items that actually cost money are included here—a number of other services and items are provided by sponsorship.
Runner Services: School bus rental, water and cups, Port-a-potty rental, safety pins for bib numbers, DJ, race announcer, truck rental, park rental and electricity use fees, community centre room rental fees, Mission Point House rental, medical attendant expenses.
Online registration: processing surcharge paid to registration company is included in entry fees. Amount depends on total paid.
Timing and Results: Approximately $4.50 per person for chip timing and results by Sportstats.
Awards: Custom Finisher's medals with printed ribbons, approx $5.00 each; cash prizes totalling $1650, age group awards purchased from local artisan totalling $900.
Marketing materials: Rack cards, posters, online and magazine advertising.
Insurance and sanctioning: Through BC Athletics, sanctioning fee plus approx. $1.75 per person for non-BCA members.
Course Markers: materials to replace missing or damaged plywood signs or cones; purchase of our own XC stakes for finish line approach; materials to create our own supply of stop/slow paddles for marshals.
Miscellaneous expenses: ferry fares, envelopes and labels for race kits, postage, long distance calls, printer ink and paper, vehicle fuel, sponsor certificates and frames, folding tables for water stations & finish area (replacements and additions).
Website: Domain name registration and web hosting fees.
Charity donation: Any net proceeds to Mission Point Park improvements and/or local high school track & field and XC teams. This is separate from participant donations made specifically to the Food Bank.