How to register & registration period

Registration for the 2023 Knee Knacker will open in mid-December 2022.
Please visit to enter the 2023 lottery.

Note that due to the race cancelation in 2020 and 2021, some entrants from the 2020 race will have their entries rolled over to the 2023 race – Those entrants were given the option to carry over their entry into either the 2022 or 2023 race.

Registration and race fee

The race fee is $175 CAD all-in (including all taxes and fees).
You will initially only be charged a $10 CAD fee to enter the lottery, and if your name is drawn, the remainder of the entry fee ($165 CAD) will be charged at that time.

Volunteer service requirement

To be eligible to compete in the 2023 Knee Knacker, you must – in addition to being selected in the lottery – complete four (4) hours of volunteer service. This is a requirement of all applicants picked in the lottery.
As a volunteer-run organization with deep roots in the community, the intention of this requirement is to encourage our runners to consider ways they can contribute (not specifically Knee Knacker). We recognize that many people already volunteer with plenty of different causes and we thank you for that!

Your volunteer service must follow these rules:

  • Is a minimum of four (4) hours total, and can be made of several smaller volunteer sessions if desired;
  • Needs to be done between July 01, 2022 and June 30, 2023;
  • Can be for any purpose. It does not need to be related to the Knee Knacker or trail running;
  • Can be done with any organization or event, or may be performed on your own. Authorization or monitoring is not required.

Some examples of volunteer work are: helping at any race or community event; Meals on Wheels; Big Brothers / Big Sisters; participating at a Rivers Day event; trail work; voluntourism; picking up trash at a beach with your family; building sets at a community theatre.

When you have met this requirement, please fill out the Runner Volunteer Requirements Form to give us the details.

Volunteer exemption: The volunteer service requirement will be waived for any runner who raises $100 or more, using the Knee Knacker Fundraising program, between February 15, 2023, and midnight, June 30, 2023. Please go to the Knee Knacker Fundraising page for more information. We ask that you also fill out the Runner Volunteer Requirements Form once you have met this minimum goal.

Refund policy

Lottery registration for the race is a $10 CAD non-refundable administration fee.
If your name is selected in the lottery, the balance of the registration fee (an additional $165 CAD) will be charged at that time.
Race registration fees are non-refundable.

Transfer policy

Entries are not transferable.
In addition, they must be used in the current year and may not be carried forward to future races.