July 25, 2017 Update


Amherst Island Ferry Info:

Take the Amherst Island Ferry, located east of Bath, Ontario on Highway 33. The ferry departs from the dock located on Highway 33(Bath Road), Millhaven, Ontario, every hour on the half hour. The race start times are designed to give passengers on the 8:30 a.m. trip across ample time to land on Amherst Island, get to the race site and warm up. The ferry departs the Island every hour, on the hour.


Shuttle Service:

There is limited parking at the ferry dock, on a first come, first served basis in Millhaven. You can walk on to the ferry at no charge and a bus will be at the dock at Stella on Amherst Island to take you to the race site. This service will be in place for the 8:30 a.m. crossing. It will take you back to the Stella dock for the 11 a.m. and 12 noon trips.  There will be a $5 charge for this service, payable on the trip back from the site after the race.


Mar 1, 2017 Update


Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the “Wooly Bully Run,” set for Sunday morning, August 20, 2017 on Amherst Island.  Start time is 9:15 a.m.


While one might think the name of the race stems from the 1960’s pop song by “Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs,” it is an acknowledgement of the many sheep farm operations on Amherst Island.  This and the image of runners making the trip over from the mainland to experience its beauty made the decision to organize a run an easy one.


The Wooly Bully is a terrific family event which has three different runs: 1K Kids Fun Run, 5K/10K races along the waterfront. 


There will be a free, post race bar-b-que serving hamburgers, hot dogs (vegetarian options will also be available) along with soft drinks and other snack items. This will be served by the members of the Amherst Island Emergency Services Association. For those who do not want to eat from the bar-b-que, there will be fruit and granola bars available also. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy your lunch under the tents.


Net proceeds from the 'Wooly Bully Races' will be directed to the Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre, located on Amherst Island. http://neilsonstoremuseum.ca/


There are prizes for the top men and women in both races as well as in several age group categories. 


The 10K race counts for points towards the KRRA members Race Series standings.  The 10K is also the final event in the ‘Tri-Island Series,’ which also includes the “Howe Island Hustle” and the “Wolfe Island 5K.”  Go to www.krra.org for details on both 2017 series.


There is also a 1K run for youth 12 years and under. 



Click Here for 2017 Race Information



Online Registration

(Opens on February 17th)


Email race director, Joe Du Vall at joe@runottawa.ca  if you have any specific questions.


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