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Thanks for a great run!

Celebrate running with IN RUNNING COLOUR!

A colour-themed run in Waterloo Region?  Why not!  Run your funnest race of the summer and be blitzed with colour along the way!  

This run is either 4 kilometres, or 1 kilometre for children! The children's 1k starts after the final 4k runner has finished. You don't want to miss it :)

The second annual In Running Colour will go May 31 at Columbia Lake.  Join us and support the Big Brother Big Sisters of Waterloo Region.  

All participants will receive a white race t-shirt, which should be worn for maximum colour exposure.  This is one of the latest fads in running.  Read last year's recap here

Quick Links:

Directions | Picture This

 

Registration fees

4 KM Closed

Individual, Fun Run

1 KM Closed

Individual, Fun Run, 12 and under

4 KM (Family) Closed

Family rate, Fun Run. The first two family members are full price, and every additional member is 50% off. **The discount only applies to every family member who selects one of the Family Rate options at a single transaction.**

1 KM (Family) Closed

Family rate, Fun Run, 12 and under. The first two family members are full price, and every additional member is 50% off. **The discount only applies to every family member who selects one of the Family Rate options at a single transaction.**

Registration Options

All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable.  


PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • Mail in: To 2 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestogo N0B1N0 on Tuesday May 27 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 255 King St N, Waterloo on Tuesday May 27 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com on Wednesday May 28 at 6:00 p.m. 

After these dates, entries will only be accepted at Kit Pickup. All entry fees increase by $5 after pre-registration.  


RACE WEEKEND - REGISTRATION AND KIT PICKUP

Race Kits & T-shirt/Colour Pickup will take place:

  • Runners’ Choice, Friday May 30, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Columbia Lake (field behind OpenText), Saturday May 31, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.


You can earn a FREE ENTRY by raising $100 in pledges!  It's easy; see below for more information!

Shirt and Colour Information

All participants will receive a white cotton race t-shirt which should be worn during the race for maximum colour exposure!  In the Designated Colour Zones (DCZ), all participants will be blitzed with a series of colours.  

Each participant will receive an individual packet of colour for their own individual use, and a pair of In Running Colour sunglasses.  Feel free to bring goggles or anything else you feel necessary!

Additional colour packets will be available for sale to bombard your friends!

After the 4 KM, all participants will have the opportunity to watch the 1 KM event for kids!  

Charity Support

Proceeds and pledges from In Running Colour will go to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential through a variety of mentoring programs including one-to-one and group programs, for both in school and outside of school.

Signing up and running helps out, but please also consider collecting pledges!  Every participant who raises a minimum of $100 gets a full entry fee refund, and the top pledge raiser wins a Mountain Bike!

Two ways to fundraise:

1. All runners have their own online page to securely raise money. Find yours through this link

2. To collect pledges in-person (with cash or cheque), download and print this form.

Directions and Parking

Directions to Columbia Lake:

From Hwy 401 take exit 278 (from Toronto) or exit 278B (from London) to Hwy 8 West Kitchener.

Exit at Hwy 85 Waterloo.

Exit at University Ave. West (second University Ave. exit).

Turn right at Weber Street North.

Turn left at Columbia Street West.

Turn right at Hagey Boulevard at the University of Waterloo.

 

Parking

Parking is available for free at the University of Waterloo, Lot X

It is an 800m walk along Frank Tompa Drive to the venue

Course Details & Information

  • Course Notes
    • The 4 KM and 1 KM events are not timed races, and the courses are not certified distances.  
    • There will be one water station on the 4 KM on the course.
    • Each KM will be marked.
    • Courses are subject to change pending approval and external factors.
  • 4 KM Course Description
    • Starting at the the west shore of Columbia Lake, run south on the Trans Canada Trail to Columbia St. W.
    • Turn right onto Columbia St. W.
    • Turn right onto Westmount Rd. N. 
    • Turn right onto Bearinger Rd.
    • Turn right onto the Trans Canada Trail.  
    • Run South to the Start/Finish line!
  • 1 KM Course Description
    • Starting at the Start/Finish venue, the 1 KM will follow a 1 KM route around the field.  
    • Parents are encouraged to run the 1 KM with their children.  If you have already registered for (and run) the 4 KM, then don't register again.  Otherwise, parents are welcome to register for the 1 KM.
  • There is no timing or awards at this event.  Participation is strictly for fun and colour!  

Post Race

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Enjoy a post race massage, musical entertainment, draw prizes and a variety of refreshments following your run.

Sponsors

Thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible!

Event Schedule

  • May 31 8:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration Opens

  • May 31 10:00 AM EDT - 4KM Wave 1 Starts

  • May 31 11:15 AM EDT - 1KM Starts (after last 4KM runner)

Contact Information

Event Location

Frank Tompa Drive, Waterloo, ON, Canada

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