Paradise - Mount Pearl - St. John’s, NL, Canada Start Time - 8:00am (Wheelchair 7:57am)

RACE DAY - October 31, 2021



  • Sunday, October 31, 2021
  • 7:57 am Wheelchair Competition
  • 8:00 am Start of the 93rd Annual Tely 10

  • 8:00 am - 11:30 am Finish Line Open

  • Awards Presentation
  • 9:30 am - On-site awards will be presented only for the overall top 5 male and female finishers and Dr. Williams Award.

  • Top 3 age-group, commemorative pins recipients, and first place team awards: These awards will be available for pick up on RACE DAY between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm at the Grande Olde Band Stand at Bannerman Park.

  • Results of the 2021 Tely 10 will be posted at



Participants Parking and Bus To Start Line

Race participants can park their vehicle at Confederation Building or at the Johnson Insurance Parking Lot; they can then take “Bus to Start Line”, tickets purchased during registration at $6.00. Each Tely 10 participant must purchase a ticket DURING REGISTRATION to use the BUS to Start Line.

New in 2021: Participants cannot purchase Bus to Start Line Tickets after the registration deadline or in-person during the race kit pick-up.
  • Bus tickets will only be sold online before 11:59 PM, Monday, October 18, 2021.
  • Participants must show their race number to board the bus.
  • Buses leave from the following two locations, on a load and go basis between 6:15 am and 7:00 am:
    • Johnson Insurance Parking Lot, Fort William Building, 10 Factory Lane, St. John’s
    • Confederation Building parking lot, access off Allandale Rd, St. John’s;
  • The start area will have buses available for transportation of warm-up clothing to the finish line area. All warm-up clothing bags must be clearly marked with the participant’s bib number. Baggage buses will remain in the finish area until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Please Note: Official Vehicles only will be permitted in the start area as McNamara Rd /Topsail Rd will be closed in both directions approximately 1.5km from the start line.


Designated Drop-off Locations in Paradise

Drop-off Location: near the start line in Paradise; drop-off times: 6:30 am -7:45 am.

  • Driving west on Topsail Rd: take the third exit at the roundabout (McNamara Dr west side); designated drop-off area is between the roundabout exit and entrance to Paradise Plaza; to exit, please turn left on Burnaby St, loop through the Sobeys Parking lot and turn right (east) on Topsail Rd.
  • Driving east on Topsail Rd: Maries Mini Mart/Frequency Music Studios (1676 Topsail Rd, Paradise)
  • Driving north on McNamara Dr: take a left turn on Paradise Plaza entrance; to exit: loop through the parking lot, turn right on McNamara Dr and continue south.

- Please note that there is no race-designated parking area in Paradise.
- Plan to arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the race. With the number of people participating, everything from toilets to baggage checks will take longer.
- We recommend that you use the Bus to Start Line or carpool as there is NO parking on the side streets near the start area.



Attached to each race kit, is a colored tag with a number printed on it. This number on this tag will be the same as the number of your race bib and timing chip . This tag permits you to leave your backpack/bag on the bus until the race is over. You can use the plastic bag provided with your registration packet or use your own; Please affix the baggage/Luggage label provided to your bag and give it to the volunteer after you get off the bus. Buses will be clearly marked according to bib numbers. . These luggage tags will be used to identify who owns what bag when they are brought to the finish line and runners will only be given the luggage that corresponds to their bib number, so do not throw out your bib after the race.

Before the race, warm-up clothing may be checked onto the baggage buses located at the rear of the starting area. These buses will bring your clothing to the finish area in Bannerman Park. You can use the plastic bag provided with your registration packet or use your own. All warm-up clothing bags must be clearly marked with participant’s bib number. Buses will be clearly marked according to bib numbers.

  • All baggage must be checked by 7:45 a.m.
  • Do not check any valuables. Although we will do our best to see that your bag is waiting at the end of the race, we are not responsible for lost baggage.
  • Baggage buses will remain in the finish area until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 31.
  • After race day (Tuesday through Friday), any remaining baggage may be claimed at the NLAA office.
  • Baggage not claimed by Friday, November 5, 2021, will be donated to charity or otherwise disposed off.



The Finish Line will close at 11:30 a.m., roads will reopen to traffic earlier. After 10:30 a.m. Tely 10 walkers must use sidewalks along the course and obey all traffic rules.

Tely 10 participants are reminded that the race uses public roads that are not entirely closed to all vehicular traffic. Race vehicles, local residents, and emergency vehicles may still be on the road.

Race walkers are welcome to register for the race provided that they are able to finish the course in less than three and a half hours.

Walkers must move onto the sidewalks when separated from the larger group of participants. Walkers must obey traffic safety laws and always use their common sense and good judgment. RNC always has the final authority to implement traffic control!



The course will be patrolled by medical personnel provided by the Saint John Ambulance and Eastern Health. Ambulances and cyclists will patrol the entire route. If you feel faint or exhausted or injure yourself, please signal to these people. Please note SJA staff may request any runner to withdraw from the race for medical or safety reasons.



  • Bib numbers must be securely fastened to your front and visible at all times. If you attach the number to your shorts and wear a fuel belt, please ensure the belt does not cover the number. All participants must have an official race number. Please fill in the necessary medical and emergency contact information on the reverse of the bib number.
  • DO NOT CROSS YOUR HANDS TO STOP YOUR WRISTWATCH WHILE OVER THE MATS - Your chip may not register a time if you cross your hands in front of your body while over the timing mats at the start or finish line.
  • A 20 minute warning signal will be given by the Start Coordinator, at which time all participants should remove warm-up clothing and proceed to the starting corrals.
  • At 10 minutes before the start, a second warning signal will be given. All participants should now be in the starting corrals.
  • Runners/Walkers should enter only the corral of their anticipated finishing time.
  • Corrals
    • under 1:05
    • 1:05 - 1:15
    • 1:15 - 1:25
    • 1:25 - 1:35
    • 1:35 - 2:00
    • +2:00
  • Only competitive runners expecting to run the race in less than 60 minutes should occupy the front corral. Runners expecting to run the race under 65 minutes should occupy the next corral and so on.
  • All other participants should line up behind the signs indicating expected finishing time.
  • Please exercise due caution at the start of the race especially as you cross the timing mats at the Start Line. You must step on those mats in order for your time to be recorded.
  • Once the race is underway and the crowd thins out, stay on the right hand side of the road at all times.



Mile Markers

Each mile of the course is officially marked by mile signs. These signs are located on the right side of the road and clearly visible to all participants.

Washroom Facilities / Portable Toilets

  1. Several portable toilets will be available next to the start area on the Octagon Pond parking lot.
  2. On the race course: at approximately 3.1 mile on Topsail Rd
  3. On the race course: past the 6 mile point (corner of Topsail Rd and Holbrook Avenue)
  4. On the race course: before the 8 mile point (Colonial Garage & Distributors Limited, 355 Hamilton Avenue)
  5. Near the finish line at the Softball Field, Bannerman Park

Water Stations - 7 Locations

Race participants are asked not to linger at the water tables as this may interfere with other runners in their attempts to receive water. Several tables will be set up at all stations to make water access more accessible, and these tables will be separated by several meters. Please take your water cup with you and move well away from the tables if you wish to stop and drink for a few moments. Remember, some people are running for time and may not appreciate congestion at the water tables.

  • Station #1 (Start): Water only
  • Station #2 (2.5-mile): Water only (1179 Topsail Rd, Mount Pearl, NL)
  • Station #3 (5.2-mile): Water & Gatorade (655 Topsail Rd, St. John’s)
  • Station #4 (7.1-mile): Water & Gatorade (across from 314 Topsail Rd, St. John’s)
  • Station #5 (7.5-mile): Water & Gatorade (77-83 Cornwall Ave, St. John’s)
  • Station #6 (9-mile): Water & Gatorade (95 Lemarchant Road, St. John’s)
  • Station #7 (Finish): Water only

Gatorade will be available at the first tables at the 5.2-mile, 7.1-mile, 7.5-mile, and 9-mile stations.


Runners must follow and stay on the course. Runners must wear their bib so that it is visible to marshals. Runners who fail to do so will be escorted from the race course.

Whenever there are cones on the road, runners should stay on the right side.

Please run on the right side of the road (curb lane) at all times as requested by the police and obey the instructions of race marshals. Although some sections of the road will be closed and traffic diverted, please use caution and common sense at all times.


After 10:30 am Tely 10 walkers must use sidewalks along the course and obey all traffic rules.


Participants unable to finish the race for any reason may stop and signal to any of the medical personnel patrolling the course. Please notify race organizers that you have withdrawn from the course.



The course will turn sharply left off Military Road at the Colonial Building onto the left lane of Bannerman Road. The finish line is at the Bannerman Park Pool, approximately 200 metres beyond the turn.

The runner’s number must be clearly displayed on the front of his or her person as he or she crosses the finish line. You must touch mat as you cross the finish line in order to have your time recorded.

Please note: You must cross the finish line only once. If you go back on the course to accompany a friend, please DO NOT cross the finish line for a second time. Please do not go back on the course in the finishing stretch (i.e. along Bannerman Road) and accompany a friend across the line. This could lead to confusion among finish line officials and cause inaccurate results to be recorded.

The Finish Line will open at 8:00 AM and remain open until 11:30 AM. At this time the course will have already begun to re-open to local traffic and there should be no participants left on the course.

Refreshments And Facilities

After completing the race, please continue down Bannerman Road to the refreshments tent chute.

Bottled water (ONE for each runner) and a “goody bag” will be handed to you as you exit the chute. Once you receive these, please move some distance from the area to allow other runners room to exit the chute. Please exit the chute as quickly as possible to avoid a pile up of runners in the chute behind you.

There will be portable toilets and medical service aid tents available at the finish area.

Awards Ceremony

All race awards will be presented at Bannerman Park beginning approximately 10:00 AM

  • 9:30 AM Top 5 Overall Runners
  • The Dr. John Williams Award
  • Award Prize Money
  • Total Prize Money - $3700
  • Overall Runners
  • Men & Women
  • 1st $750
  • 2nd $500
  • 3rd $250
  • 4th $200
  • 5th $150


Individual Awards

Individual Awards will be presented to the first five overall Male and Female Runners.

Medals will be presented to the first three male & female finishers in each of the following categories. Age-categories are based on the participant’s year of birth, age as of December 31.

  • Under 20 yrs
  • 20 to 24 yrs
  • 25 to 29 yrs
  • 30 to 34 yrs
  • 35 to 39 yrs
  • 40 to 44 yrs
  • 45 to 49 yrs
  • 50 to 54 yrs
  • 55 to 59 yrs
  • 60 to 64 yrs
  • 65 to 69 yrs
  • 70 to 74 yrs
  • 75 to 79 yrs
  • 80 and Over
  • Wheelchair


Wheelchair Competition

The Tely 10 Mile Road Race is open to wheelchair participants. To be eligible for awards, all wheelchair participants must meet the following key criteria: Only hand operated, mechanical steering devices are allowed; No mechanical gears or levers are allowed to propel the wheelchair. Please following this link for complete wheelchair competition rules.


Results of the 2021 Tely 10 will be posted at

Luggage/Baggage Buses

These buses have transported your warm up clothing from the start line to the finish area. Buses will be marked according to bib numbers and will remain at the finish line area until 11:30 AM. You will need to show the volunteers your bib number to ensure it corresponds with the correct luggage tag to obtain your bag. After race day (Tuesday through Friday), any remaining baggage may be claimed at the NLAA office. Baggage not claimed by Friday, November 5, 2021, will be donated to charity or otherwise disposed off.

Returning to the Confederation Building

After the Awards Ceremony is over, there will be a bus available to transport participants and spectators of the Park and Ride service. This bus will bring them back to their vehicles parked at the Confederation Building.

Lost & Found

Anything found at the starting area or along the Tely 10 course after the race has started will be brought to the Finish Area. A designated tent, marked with the signage “Lost & Found” will be set up for participants wishing to find their missing items. The tent will be available for all Tely 10 participants until the finsh line closes at 11:30 AM. After this time, some items that may be found to hold value (ex: phones, keys), will be available for pickup at the NLAA Office if found. However, please be advised that for sanitary purposes, any clothing left on the course or at the starting area that was not checked into the luggage buses with identifying luggage tags will not be available after the race is over. All items of clothing will be properly disposed of, or otherwise donated to charity.