The Course

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

Full Marathon : 42 km one loop takes the runner through scenic Mennonite country-side, 13 km of which is nearly flat. Start Time: 8:00am

Half Marathon : 21 km – one loop of the 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 Timer Results timing technology
– Scenic route in Mennonite Country
– Indoor soccer facility to warm up in Changing 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 a 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

(*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

Sunday April 29, 2018

Official 2017 Photographers

Stefan Myles, Tom Ludwig, Brett Nelson and Larry Roger Gingerich, of KW Event PhotographyVisit Website!

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Award Categories

42km Full Marathon: A $500 prize will be awarded to the male and female with the top run time overall. In addition, prizes will be given to the top three finishing times in each of these age categories, male and female: 14-19 / 20-24 / 25-29 / 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65-69 / 70-74 / 75-79 / 80 & Over

21km Half Marathon: Prizes will be given to the top three finishing times in each of these age categories, male and female: 14-19 / 20-24 / 25-29 / 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65-69 / 70-74 / 75-79 / 80 & Over

* Winners of the $500 prizes are not eligible for prizes in individual categories.

Results & Awards

Awards Ceremony and Results Awards will be presented at Bechtel following the race. Results will be available on race day, or on the internet at chiptimeresults.com and WaterlooMarathon.com

Bechtel Park Map