february, 2017

04feb11:00 amShubie Sam's Groundhog GambleShubenacadie Provincial Wildlife ParkProvince:Nova ScotiaEvent Type:Kids/Youth Run,Running,Walking


Event Details

Taking place in Shubenacadie Wildlife Park – home of world famous weather prognosticator, Shubenacadie Sam!! For those unable to make the journey to Sam’s place, there is also a virtual option! Register now for a great reason to get out during those cold winter days and participate in a 5km event. Or….is it?

What is the Groundhog Gamble?

Funny you should ask! The “gamble” here involves not knowing how far you will actually have to run until February 2nd, when Shubenacadie Sam either sees his shadow or doesn’t. If he does NOT see his shadow, then the event is 5km. HOWEVER, if Sam sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, then it means 6 MORE km of running for you! That’s right, you MIGHT end up running 11km!!

What’s life without a little gamble?

Partial proceeds from the event will be donated to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, home of Sam and many other incredible animals (and wildlife related programs!!)

Gamble on Sam’s Prediction From Anywhere in The World 

As mentioned, if you can’t make it to the park or February 4th doesnt work for you, then our virtual option may be for you! A virtual event is one that can be done anywhere at anytime – in this case, anytime after Sam makes his prediction! Anytime after February 2nd, you can run the required distance on your own or with friends and participate! Partial proceeds from these registratations will also go to support Sam and his friends at the park!

Optional Finishing Medal and Swag

For the first time ever, a @RunAtCan event will have an optional finishing medal. If you don’t want a medal or other swag, simply register for the “Bib Only” event. However, if you want a finishing medal and any other goodies from our supporters, register for the “Bib + Swag” event.

Event Hosts


Race Event Guide 

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park


(Saturday) 11:00 am


Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park

149 Creighton Rd, Shubenacadie, NS

Event Distance, Map & Elevation

5k Run, 5k Walk, 11k Run option only if Shubie Sam sees his shadow.


$25 – $50

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