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Waterloo Classic Road Races 2014
10 KM, 5 KM & 3 KM Run

Thanks for a great event! Registration for 2015 is available here.

Join us for the 37th Annual Waterloo Classic!

The Waterloo 10KM Classic has been a staple on the Waterloo Region sports scene for almost four decades. Whether you are looking for a personal best, or looking to spend some quality time with your family, this is the race for you. 

All races start on the track at Universtiy Stadium, and all finishers of any race receive a finisher's medal. Post-race, there is entertainment, food, and prizes!

In 2014, this race is the second leg of the 2014 Battle of Waterloo.  For more information, click here.

Challenge yourself to a 3km, 5km or 10km this Father's Day!

This event is a fundraiser for the Heartwood Place.  Through individual pledges and participation, and through the support of many generous coprorate sponsors, The Classic has been and will continue to be a successful annual fund raising event the Heartwood Place. It is our objective to put on a fun, safe, and healthy athletic event for the citizens of Waterloo Region and beyond, while maintaining a community responsibility to local charitable organizations and their causes.  Just click the "Donate" link to the left to get started!

With your entry you will help us reach our objective.


  • FREE            Technical t-shirt to the first 1,200 entrants
  • FREE            Medal for all finishers
  • ALL              Events CHIP Timed with Awards
  • FREE            Saucony Shoes draw! Pick up your race kit on Fri June 13th or Sat June 14th at Runners' Choice and be entered into a draw to win one of four pairs
  • GREAT          Draw Prizes
  • FANTASTIC   Fundraising Prizes
  • FREE            Completion Certificate with the "2014 Completion Sticker" (Collect each year's sticker to complete your certificate)
  • ENJOY          Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun
  • FREE            Fabulous Post-Race Refreshments with Live Entertainment


Registration fees

10 KM Closed


  1. $40.00
    Nov 27 - Jun 11

5 KM Closed


  1. $40.00
    Nov 27 - Jun 11

3 KM Closed


  1. $30.00
    Nov 27 - Jun 11

10 KM (Family) Closed

Family rate. 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. $40.00
    Nov 27 - Jun 11

5 KM (Family) Closed

Family rate. 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. $40.00
    Nov 27 - Jun 11

3 KM (Family) Closed

Family rate. 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. $30.00
    Nov 27 - Jun 11

Registration Options

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


  • Mail in: To 2 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestogo N0B1N0 on Tuesday June 10 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 255 King St N, Waterloo on Tuesday June 10 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at on Wednesday June 11 at 6:00 p.m. 

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


Race Kits & Chip Pickup will take place:

  • Runners' Choice, Friday June 13, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Runners’ Choice, Saturday June 14, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • University Stadium, Sunday June 15, 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Individual & Team Categories

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES (one only per participant)

  • Age Categories: Up to 12  |  13 - 15  |  16 - 19  |  20 - 24  |  25 - 29  |  30 - 34  |  35 - 39  |  40 - 44  |  45 - 49  |  50 - 54  |  55 - 59  |  60 - 64  |  65 - 69  |  70 plus
  • Weight Categories:  Male 180 - 199 lbs, or 200 lbs plus       Female 150 - 169 lbs, or 170 lbs plus

TEAM CATEGORIES (each participant can belong to any number of team categories)

  • Parent/Child (2 person team)
  • Spouses (2 person team)
  • Corporate (min 3 person team)
  • School (min 3 person team)
  • NEW: Open (min 5 person team)

Course Details


  1. Since the printing of the entry form, the 10KM course has been determined to take the Laurel Trail instead of Phillip Street. The Laurel Trail is paved and flat. 
  2. The 5KM and 10KM turnaround on Westmount Rd are different points. 10KM runners on their second loop run past the 5KM turnaround to reach the 10KM turnaround.
  3. Elevation profiles: 10KM | 5KM

Post Race

Following your run, enjoy a BBQ, fresh fruit, bagels and Gatorade - all free with your entry.

Musical entertainment, massage, draw prizes, exciting games and activities will also precede the awards ceremony.



Grand Prize Draw: Mountain Bike

Bonus Draw Prize: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt!  

Plus hundreds of dollars of merchandise, and everyone is eligible! Winners must be present to collect their prizes.



Receive a finisher's medal at the finish line!

All unclaimed medals will be available for pickup at Runners' Choice on Monday June 23, 2014.

ALL EVENTS - medals to:

Top 3 overall Male and Female, Open & Masters (age 40 plus)

Top 3 Male and Female finishers in each age and weight category, and

1st place team in each Team Category.

Prize money ($100) will be awarded to the top Open team in any timed event in which there are at least 5 eligible teams in the official results. 


Prize Money will be awarded to the top 3 overall Male and Female, Open and Masters (age 40): 1st - $100 | 2nd - $75 | 3rd - $50  


Computerized timing and race results by Chiptime Results. Results will be available race day, and after the race at the Runners’ Choice store and on these websites: | | |



The sponsors recognized on this entry form have generously contributed financial support, products and/or services to The Waterloo Classic Road Races and we encourage your ongoing support of these generous companies and organizations.


Check out our website at for thousands of race photos - all free to download.


The Waterloo Classic 10 KM Road Race is the oldest continuing race of it's kind in Waterloo Region.  

Its long and storied history is one of sporting and community tradition since the inaugural event in 1978.  It has been held at University Stadium (formerly Seagram Stadium) every year except for 2007, when it was displaced by turf installation. We are currently sifting through the boxes of newspaper clippings and black & white photos to share these stories; for example, did you know that once in the early 1990s, it snowed?  

Rich Hughson won the inaugural running in a time of 31:39.  Through various course changes, the event record today is 29:46 by Paul Lockhart in 1985 (which beat his brother Greg Lockhart's 1981 record by ONE second!) Jackie Mota holds the female record at 33:47 in 1997.  Overall, we have seen 5 sub-30 times throughout the years, and with 5, Clive Hamilton holds the record for most victories.  

One of our favourite stories comes from 1988, when two runners who would represent Canada in Seoul later that fall ran the Classic. Doug Consiglio (Canadian 1500m champion) and Peter Maher (Canadian marathoner) competed in the 10 KM. Of the two Olympians, who would come out with the win? 

The 3 KM (1996) and 5 KM (1997) events were added in the 1990s to meets the modern needs of families and all types of runners. But the 10 KM distance remains the signature challenge of The Waterloo 10 KM Classic.  

For the past 36 years, The Classic has raised money for such worthy organizations as Child Find, Red Cross, Food Bank, Canadian Diabetes Association, Lung Association, Crohn's and Colitis, K-W Habilitation Services, The Waterloo Recreation Complex, K-W Firefighters Defibrillation Program, The Betty Thompson Youth Centre, Citizens Concerened with Crime against Children, the Hospice of Waterloo Region, C.O.D. Riding Program, K-W Counselling Services, K-W Special Olympics, Books for Birthdays, Freeport Hospital, and local amateur athletics. This year, all pledges will be donated to HEARTWOOD PLACE.

Event Schedule

  • June 15 7:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration and Kit Pickup Opens

  • June 15 9:00 AM EDT - Race Start

  • June 15 9:15 AM EDT - Fabulous Post-Race Refreshments

  • June 15 11:00 AM EDT - Pledge Prizes and Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

University Stadium, Waterloo, ON, Canada

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