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Saturday May 30, 2015    10:00 a.m.    Columbia Lake, Waterloo, Ontario

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 3rd annual In Running Colour will go May 30 at Columbia Lake.  Join us and support Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo.  

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

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Directions | Picture This

 

Registration fees

4 KM Closed

Individual, Fun Run

  1. $45.00
    Dec 8 - May 27

1 KM Closed

Individual, Fun Run, 12 and under

  1. $30.00
    Dec 8 - May 27

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. $45.00
    Dec 8 - May 27

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.**

  1. $30.00
    Dec 8 - May 27

Registration Options

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


PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • Mail in: To 2 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestogo N0B 1N0 by Tuesday May 26 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 255 King St N, Waterloo by Tuesday May 26 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com by Wednesday May 27 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 29, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Columbia Lake (field behind OpenText), Saturday May 30, 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  Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo.  

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.

The top pledge raiser wins a BBQ!

The second highest pledge raiser wins a $200 Gift Card from Adventure Guide.

The third highest pledge raiser wins a pair of Saucony shoes.

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), a paper form is available.

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

 

Enjoy 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 30 8:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration Opens

  • May 30 10:00 AM EDT - 4KM Wave 1 Starts

  • May 30 11:15 AM EDT - 1KM Starts (after last 4KM runner)

Contact Information

Event Location

Frank Tompa Drive, Waterloo, ON, Canada

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