*  New Female course record was set  
in 2016 - by Heather Pady  - 41:32.8
2016 complete results (click)  
Thanks to Enfield Timing
Chase the Tornado    

Seventh Annual Chase the Tornado  - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Grand Valley, Ontario        10 km Run,  5 km Walk/Run,  Kids' Half K Fun Run      
Hidden away from the bustle of big cities and off the commuter corridors lies the quiet community of Grand Valley.  
The largest river within Ontario's borders originates in the highlands of Dufferin County and snakes its 300 kilometer journey to Lake Erie.

One Friday afternoon 31 years ago a deadly tornado cut through Grand Valley, tearing straight down Amaranth Street and heading east.

Running the same path as that tornado, we follow a scenic route that crosses the Grand River 4 times via 3 different bridges.

The Toronto Grey & Bruce Railway line paralleled the River, operating from 1870 till 1984.  The
Upper Grand Trailway Association now maintains this
rail trail which provides over a kilometer of our route.
You'll want to run the Tornado every year because it's a perfect 10k, because its, challenging, and because.....
Grand Valley
 wants you  back.
2016 Tornado sponsorship
pkg .pdf

Thanks to our 2017
Much thanks also to the following supporters for providing prizes and other services in 2016  
Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast                                  Block 3 Brewing
Town of Grand Valley                                                      Brewed Awakenings
Township of Amaranth                                                  
 Grand Wellness Centre
Dufferin EMS                                                                      Grand Valley Dental
Yogalaya                                                                              Davison Bus Lines
Healthy Little Sparrow                                                     The Gould Team
Body Balance in Motion                                                  Pita Pit Orangeville
Harmony Health                                                                Creekside Clothing
Nicola Ross
to Start
Presented by
Presented by
Ryan Kruizenga  37:27.7
Fernando Carvalho  38:12.5
Ryan Ridler 38:49.1
Heather Pady  41:32.8
Claire Couper  42:08.9
Jen Mazenaur  46:57.9
Nick Hann  20:17.8
Ken DeJong  20:43.5
Jack Gillies 21:39.5
Dakota Poulter  21:09.3
Ella Vanbruinessen  22:56.1
Trinity Allen 23:00.1

2015 Pictures:   Courtesy of Robert Glen on
2014 Pictures:   Courtesy of Robert Glen on FLIKR
2013 Pictures:   Course pics courtesy of Robert Glen on FLIKR
Finish pics courtesy of Carrie Briscoe on FLIKR
2012 Pictures:    Two YouTube videos are  available
one  by Carrie Briscoe -
here           one by Norman Nadon - here
Also pics courtesy of Robert Glen on FLIKR
Course  Records:
Male         34:25  Cody Beals        2014
Female    43:35  Heather Pady    2012
Run through beautiful countryside of the Grand River Valley.
Custom Participant medals for all, overall winners' prizes,
chip timing, draw prizes, tech race shirts, runner
refreshments, and BBQ.
Run the hilly 10K and
cross the Grand River 4
times via 3 bridges.  Run
or walk the 5K. Put your
10-and-unders in the
Fun Run
Start and finish at Grand Valley Community Centre, 90 Main St N., Grand Valley, L9W 5S7
GPS - N 43° 54' .109"  x     W 80° 18' .959"  
Proceeds benefit the Upper Grand Trailway and Grand Valley Minor Hockey
                                     10 K

                                       5 K