Sudbury Camino 2019

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It's back! Challenge yourself to complete the 30km hiking challenge and join us on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 for the annual Sudbury Camino, and experience Sudbury in a whole new way!

The Challenge

Inspired by the famous El Camino De Santiago pilgrimage routes, the Sudbury Camino was initiated by RRA in 2017 and offers an on-foot exploration of urban and wilderness trails along a portion of the 93 km Sudbury section of The Great Trail.

This unique challenge has continued to grow in numbers and distance each year, and 2019 is no exception. What started as a 21 km journey has now transformed into a 30 km hiking adventure which will begin at the Kinsmen Sports Complex and finish at Moonlight Beach.

While we do encourage you to walk the full 30 km, participants are more than welcome to start their challenge at three alternative locations; Robinson Playground (21 km), Downtown Farmer’s Market (15.3 km), and Bioski Cottage (4 km).

This is a free event, and all participants who complete the full 30 km challenge will recieve the Sudbury Camino 2019 medal!

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Passports

The release of the official Sudbury Camino passports will be announced shortly. This comprehensive booklet will be used throughout the challenge as the guide to the Camino route, and to collect your challenge stamps along the way.

Transportation

Shuttle buses will be provided at Moonlight Beach to join us at one of the following starting locations:

• 7:15 a.m. from Moonlight Beach to Hillfield Trail (Kinsmen Sports Complex in Lively)

• 9:15 a.m. from Moonlight Beach to Robinson Playground

• 11:15 a.m. from Moonlight Beach to the Farmer’s Market

• 2:15 a.m. from Moonlight Beach to Bioski Cottage (South Bay Road)

Note that the shuttle buses will be provided at Moonlight Beach only! Participants are also welcome to meet up at their preferred starting location if a shuttle bus is not needed.

Can’t make it on August 10th? Don’t worry!

If you missed out on the event, don’t worry, you can still rock the Sudbury Camino with your friends and family until August 30th! Don’t forget to take pictures at the following landmarks: Kinsmen Sports Complex, Southview Greenhouse, the Downtown Market, Living with Lakes, Bioski Cottage, and Moonlight Beach.

Once you have conquered the challenge, contact RRA at 705-674-4455 ext 4535 to set up a time to collect your stamps, and the exclusive Sudbury Camino 30 km Medal!

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HOW TO PREPARE

Although portions of the Sudbury Camino route are in urban areas, a fair amount utilizes trails. Each section difficulty is rated as follows:

Section 1: Kinsmen Sports Complex to Southview Greenhouse: moderate

Section 2: Southview Greenhouse to the Downtown Market: easy

Section 3: The Market to Living with Lakes: easy

Section 4: Living with Lakes to Bioski Cottage: difficult

Section 5: Bioski to Moonlight Beach: easy

When preparing for your Camino journey, consider the diverse landscape and section distances. We recommend you bring the following items:

  • 2 refillable water bottles
  • Adequate footwear (closed toed, water resistant)
  • Appropriate clothing (hat, layers, long pants)
  • Your preferred sun protection and bug repellent
  • First aid kit
  • Food for the day
  • Medication (as required)

Please note, Rainbow Routes Association is committed to supporting plastic-free initiatives in our city, and will not be providing any single use plastics at this event.

To print the 2018 28 km Camino route click here.

To print the 2017 21 km Camino route click here.