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

(*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 28, 2019

Official 2018 Photographers

Thank you to Photographers Stefan Myles, Tom Ludwig, Brett Nelson and Larry Roger Gingerich, of KW Event Photography

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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.

This year, the Ed Whitlock has 2 Visually Challenged Runners, a School Team and look forward to many other runners in these two new Categories next year.

Results & Awards

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

Bechtel Park Map