The course


Picturesque Full and Half Marathon courses wind through rural Mennonite country. The courses are certified by the Athletics Canada/IAAF/USATF, and the Waterloo Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

Full Marathon

42 km one loop takes the runner through scenic Mennonite countryside, 13 km of which is nearly flat.

Start Time: 8:00am


Half Marathon

21 km – one loop course.

Start Time: 8:30am



Runners will appreciate all of the amenities and value-added services:

  • FREE parking
  • Complete Full and Half Marathon Courses
  • Chip Time Results timing technology
  • Scenic route in Mennonite Country
  • Indoor soccer facility to warm up in, change rooms and showers
  • Close to the 401 and less than 1 hour from Toronto Airport
  • St. John Ambulance First Aid/CPR/AED services
  • Water stations every 3 km
  • Different coloured bibs to identify racers
  • Portable toilets along the course
  • Signs and cones on the route
  • Photographer at the Finish Line and the pictures will be available on the website
  • Runners receive a hand-made clay Medallion
  • Post-race refreshments, Technical T-shirt and a free massage
  • Volunteers and Therapy Dogs to welcome you
  • Scottish Pipers positioned throughout the course
  • Walkers welcome in the Half Marathon ONLY

** Please Note – both courses will be closed at 2:00 p.m.


Location & Directions to Bechtel Park

  • Bechtel Park
  • 185 Bridge St W
  • Waterloo, ON
  • N2K 1K9

    FROM LONDON


  • Take the 401 East to Highway 8 Kitchener/Waterloo (Exit 278B)
  • Exit at Highway 85 (formerly 86) North Waterloo
  • Exit at University Avenue East
  • Turn RIGHT at Traffic Lights at the corner of University Ave. and Bridge Street
  • Turn RIGHT approximately 180 from corner opposite Tim Hortons INTO Bechtel Park

    FROM TORONTO


  • Take the 401 West to highway 7/8 Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Exit at Highway 85 (formerly 86) North Waterloo
  • Exit at University Avenue East
  • Turn RIGHT at Traffic Lights at the corner of University Ave. and Bridge Street
  • Turn RIGHT approximately 180 from corner opposite Tim Hortons INTO Bechtel Park