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2024 Paju Mountain Run

Registering for the 2024 Paju Mountain Run

Held in Coordination with Live from the Rock Folk Festival

41st Paju Mountain Run
Saturday, August 10th, 2024
Non-competitive race: 8:30 am
Competitive race: 9:00 am
Lunch Awards Ceremony: 11:30am

Registration Costs

Entry fee prior 12 am on July 1: $50.00
Entry fee after 12am on July 1: $60.00
Paper Handling Fee for Same Day Registration:$5.00
T-Shirts Available with Online Registration or on Race Day as available. Guaranteed T-shirts if ordered before July 1.$25.00
Contact Ashley Davis, Community Development Officer at or 807 886 2235 for more information

Registration Deadline

Participants can register online until Friday, August 9 at 12 noon, or by printing the registration form or by registering at the Municipal Office and paying by cash, cheque, debit, or credit until August 8 at 4:30 pm. Please ensure cheques are made out to The Township of Red Rock, with Paju Mountain Run in the memo line. There will be a $5.00 handling charge added to the registration cost for paper-based registration.  Same-day registration will be accepted at the race kit pick-up location payable by cash or cheque, Royal Canadian Legion 41 Salls Street Red Rock.

The Early Bird Draw will be July 1 after 5 pm and announced as part of Red Rock’s Canada Day Celebrations – The Early Bird Draw will be two weekend passes to Live from the Rock Folk Festival.

Race kits can be picked up between 7:30 am and 8:15 am in the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 41 Salls Street, Red Rock (upstairs) on race day, August 10th, 2024.


Awards will be presented by the Mayor to the top three finishers in each division for the individual competition. The awards ceremony will take place at the Red Rock Legion, 41 Salls Street in Red Rock. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 am after all the participants are off the race course. There will be a draw prize for every Paju Mountain Run participant. The winner must be in attendance to collect their prize. The non-competitive participants will be eligible for a draw prize. The winner must be in attendance to collect their prize.

Division Ages (men and women)
Junior Under 20
Open 20-29yrs
Senior 30-39yrs
Veteran 50 and over
Top Local Male & Female


The course is 11.2km in length. The start/finish line is on lower Brompton Road in front of the Recreation Centre. The course takes the participants out to White Blvd, up Newton Street and out the Escape Road. The Escape Road is a gravel surface. It will cross a bridge, rail road tracks and Hwy 628; the climb begins when the participants pass the old Paju house. The climb to the top of Paju Mountain is approximately 715 ft. The participants are guided around the water station and back down the mountain to the finish.

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Community Development Office by phone at 807-886-2235 or by email at  The race requires 50 volunteers annually to ensure that the event is successful.  Each volunteer is invited to join the participants for the luncheon at the Red Rock Legion and receives a Paju Mountain Run T-shirt.

2023 Winners

2023 Paju Mountain Run
Top 3 runners – 3rd overall: John Martinsen, 1st overall: Jon Belanger, 2nd overall and top female: Jennifer Pasiciel



The Township of Red Rock is hosted the 40th Paju Mountain Run on Saturday August 12th, 2023.

The Paju Mountain Run is a 12km run which tours takes participants around the community of Red Rock, up a 715 ft up the Paju Mountain and back down again. This event brings participants from across the North Shore, and this year we even had a participant from as far west as Alberta!

29 volunteers to help make the event possible along with help from the OPP Auxiliary helped with traffic at Hwy 628 crossing and the Red Rock Public Works Department.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary provided participants and volunteers with a delicious lunch and Sweet Treats and More made a delicious cake celebrating 40 years of the Paju.

This year there were 17 participants – 10  runners in the competitive race and 7 participants in the non-competitive race.

1st place and overall fastest male was former local Jon Belanger

2nd place and overall fastest female was Jennifer Pasiciel of Thunder Bay

3rd place and fastest in Veteran Category was John Martinsen of Thunder Bay

Top Male: Jon Belanger – 53:49

Top Female: Jennifer Pasiciel – 57:12

Open Female Gold: Jamie Thompson 1:26:13

Senior Female Gold: Jennifer Pasiciel 57:02

Senior Female Silver: Tara Rooney 1:09:11

Masters Female Gold: Michelle McChristie 1:04:46

Veteran Female Gold: Rita Pasiciel 1:19:18

Senior Male Gold: Jon Belanger 53:49

Veteran Male Gold: John Martinson 58:00

Veteran Male Siler: Nicholas Rajchevich 1:07:53

Veteran Male Bronze: Michael Iwachewski 1:08:22

And of course we couldn’t have done it without the generous support of local and regional business who sponsored the event through financial donations, in kind donations, and the donations of prizes.

The following Sponsors helped make this event possible:

bmi Group, Brennen Ford Nipigon, Cheatles LLP, CFNO, Countdown Escape Rooms, Debbie Harris-Shallow (Massage), Downtown Fitness, Fresh Air Experience, JML Enginering, Live from the Rock Folk Festival, Makkinga Contracting, Mallons, McSweeney and Associates, MNP, OCWA – Ontario Clean Water Agency, Red Rock Indian Band – Lake Helen Gas and Variety, Rexall Nipigon, RJ Burnside, Saunders Foodland, Serendipity Gardens Café, S.A.N.D. – Such A Nice Day Adventures, TBT Engineering. Twigs in Bloom, Wellness Lab

Past Race Results

Records by Division

Men ClassNameTimeYear
OverallParris Allaire37:241986
JuniorJoel Kuper40:221985
OpenParris Allaire37:241986
SeniorDouglas Pattyson39:361985
MastersBill Krezonoski42:131994
VeteranBrian Hendrickson48:301998
LocalDallas Allaire41:032000
Women Class NameTimeYear
OverallSue Kainulainen 45:34 1986
JuniorBrooke Latimer49:551991
OpenSue Kainulainen45:341986
SeniorSue Kainulainen47:461994
MasterJoan Murphy52:37 1990
VeteranBarbara Smith56:302004
Local Jody McKie55:411994