Peterborough Butterfly Run

Peterborough, ON

Registration is now open for the 2024 Peterborough Butterfly Run. 

Please note that our Race Shirt registration deadline has now past.  Registrations from now until race day WILL NOT include a race shirt. 

Although we take donations all year for the Peterborough Butterfly Run, to have your donation included in the individual and team totals it must be place here by Midnight April 27th 2024.

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 race day.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 

Register now!

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 2024

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 race route map is at the bottom of this information page

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Race Shirts, Race Kit Pick Up and Deadlines

As in prior years, all registered participants (Kids Fun Run, Free Memorial walk and 5km walk/run) will receive 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. 

Participants in the 5k who register by the race shirt deadline: April 5th will also receive a t-shirt, and other race kit items.

Registration Rates:

5km walk/run is $45 plus applicable fees.
Kids 1km Fun Run is $5 plus applicable fees.
1km Memorial Walk is FREE

Additional adult and children’s sized race shirts and buffs can also be purchased online at the registration site before April 5th, 2024. 

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.

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.

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.

If you have questions or need more information, please email or call;
Vince Bierworth
Executive Director GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation'
705 740 8074 ext. 101

2024 Race Route

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Apr 28, 2024


9:00 AM

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