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The Paju Mountain Run

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The Paju Mountain Run

Heading down the road toward Paju Mountain. • Credit: Photos from Town of Red Rock

Test Your Endurance!

The 11.2-km course is one of the toughest in Northwest Ontario.

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The Paju Mountain Run held annually in Red Rock, Ontario the second weekend in August should be on every runners bucket list! This year's race is set for Saturday August 6, with Thursday July 14th the deadline for early registration. The event is held in conjuction with the Live from the Rock Folk Festival.

The race has been around for over 30 years with this year marking the 34th annual running of one of the most challenging road races in Northwest Ontario with runners out to conquer the 11.2-km course. The start/finish line is outside the Red Rock Recreation Centre and leads walkers and runners up, up, up 715 ft to the top of Paju Mountain.

The Paju Mountain Run boasts one of Northwest Ontario’s most unique and challenging road races. The non-competitive event begins at 8:30 am (these participants are not timed), and the race at 9 am.

The Thunder Bay Metre Eaters time clock will provide participants with accurate race times. Runners will have the opportunity to use the Recreation Centre showers to cool down and clean up after their rewarding accomplishment of completing the course. An awards ceremony and luncheon begins at 12 noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, 41 Salls Street in Red Rock.

Enjoy the Community of Red Rock

Red Rock is truly a hidden gem along the north shore of Lake Superior. If you leaving the city of Thunder Bay travel 100 km east, go south on Highway 628, and enjoy the 8-km drive into the community.  The winding roadway into the community is surrounded by mountains and opens up with a beautiful view of Lake Superior, the Red Rock Marina Centre and Pull-a-Long Park.

The waterfront area hosts the annual Canada Day Celebration for the region, Live from the Rock Folk Festival held in coordination with the Paju Mountain Run, the Red Rock Fish and Game Club’s Annual Trout Derby in June and Ice Fishing Derby in March.

Come out and enjoy all the Superior Treasures Red Rock has to offer.

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