2016 Registration is Open

19th Annual - The Original Oktoberfest Run

Sunday October 18, 2015

9:30 a.m.  -  5 KM

9:45 a.m.  -  10 KM

11:15 a.m.  -  200m

Start - Westvale Public School, Waterloo

Finish - Waterloo Park, Waterloo

It's Octoberfast

 "If you are looking to run a personal or seasonal best time, this is the race for you!"

This is the race you don't want to miss!  

Waterloo Region's fastest 5k and 10k courses!

2014 Results available here

 Through individual pledges and participation, and through the support of many generous corporate sponsors, The Oktoberfest Run has become a successful annual fundraising event. It is our objective to organize 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.  With your entry, you will help us reach our objective.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Long Sleeve T-Shirt to the first 1,000 Entrants.
  • NEW FAST COURSES!  "If you are looking to run a personal or seasonal best time, this is the race for you!"
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: 200m Kids Fun Run
  • FREE Completion Certificate with the "2015 Completion Sticker" (Collect each year's sticker to complete your certificate)
  • ENJOY Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun.
  • FABULOUS Post-Race Refreshments with Live Entertainment.

FOR RUNNERS, JOGGERS, WALKERS & FAMILIES OF ALL AGES & ABILITIES!

This is the second leg of the 2015 Battle of Waterloo III. For more information, click here.

Registration Fees

10 KM

Individual

Closed
Dec 8 - Oct 14 $45.00

5 KM

Individual

Closed
Dec 8 - Oct 14 $45.00

200m

Individual, Fun Run, 12 and under

Closed
Dec 8 - Oct 14 $20.00

10 KM (family)

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.**

Closed
Dec 8 - Oct 14 $45.00

5 KM (family)

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.**

Closed
Dec 8 - Oct 14 $45.00

200m (family)

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.**

Closed
Dec 8 - Oct 14 $20.00

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 October 13 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday October 13 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com by Wednesday October 14 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 WEEKEND - REGISTRATION AND KIT PICKUP

Registration and Kit Pickup will take place:

Friday October 16, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Conestoga Mall (Centre Court), 550 King St. N., Waterloo

Saturday October 17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Conestoga Mall (Centre Court), 550 King St. N., Waterloo

Sunday October 18, 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Westvale Public School, 265 Westvale Dr., Waterloo

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Race Start - New Fast Courses

   5KM - 9:30 a.m.    Race starts at Westvale Public School and finishes in Waterloo Park.

 10KM - 9:45 a.m.    Race starts at Westvale Public School and finishes in Waterloo Park.

200m - 11:15 a.m.   Starting and finishing in Waterloo Park

Directions to Waterloo Park: From Hwy #401, take Hwy #8 West to Hwy #85 Waterloo to University Ave. W. to Westmount Road North.  Left on Westmount Road North to entrance to Waterloo Park.  

SHUTTLE BUS DETAILS:

We recommend that participants park at Sun Life Financial, 50 Westmount Road North, take the shuttle bus to the start at Westvale Public School and then run back to the finish. Shuttle buses begin at 7:30 a.m. The last shuttle bus leaves at 8:50 a.m.  Runner’s gear will be transported from the start line to the finish line at Waterloo Park and stored in a supervised area. Gear must be picked up by 11:30 a.m. We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen articles.

Directions to Sun Life Financial, 50 Westmount Road North (shuttle bus location): From Hwy #401, take Hwy #8 West to Hwy #85 Waterloo to University Ave. W. to Westmount Road North.  Left on Westmount Road North.

There are no shuttle buses after the race to take participants back to the start.

There is no parking at the race start.  Drop offs are permitted.

Course Details and Information

Links: 5 KM Elevation | 10 KM Elevation | Google Detail


NEW COURSE MAPS WILL BE POSTED SOON!!

Each KM is marked and is clearly visible. Times will be called at the 5 KM mark of the 10 KM. Water Stations: 1 on the 5 KM course / 3 on the 10 KM course.  Courses are certified distances.  Courses are subject to change pending official approval, course certifications, or construction issues.

Time Limit:

The time limit to complete the course is calculated at 10 minutes per kilometer.  Starting at the half way mark, if a participant does not reach a km mark by this calculated time, the participant will be asked to move to the sidewalk and finish the race as a pedestrian, unassisted by race support.  Participants are asked to familiarize themselves with the course route if this situation might be a possibility to them.  We wish to minimize traffic disruption caused by our event, and value the support of Police services regarding participant safety, and trust you understand our position.

T-Shirts

Only the first 1,000 entries will receive a FREE 2015 limited edition long-sleeve t-shirt. Register today – don’t be disappointed!

NOTE: A limited quantity of extra t-shirts will be available for sale. Makes a great gift or souvenir!

Individual & Team Categories (5 KM & 10 KM Only)

INDIVIDUAL 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

 

INDIVIDUAL WEIGHT CATEGORIES:

• Male     180 - 199 lbs     200 lbs plus
• Female  160 - 169 lbs    170 lbs plus

 

TEAM CATEGORIES:

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

Awards

10 KM & 5 KM 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 to:

  • Top 3 Males and Female, Overall and Masters (age 40): 1st - $100 2nd - $75 3rd - $50
  • $100 in prize money 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.  

Unclaimed medals will be available for pickup at Runners' Choice any time after Monday October 26, 2015.


RESULTS

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:

www.chiptimeresults.com | www.RunWaterloo.com | www.runnerschoicewat.on.ca | www.roadraceresults.com/

Post Race

Following your run, enjoy barbecued hot dogs and sausages, fresh fruit, and bagels – all free with your entry! Live musical entertainment, massage and draw prizes will also precede the awards ceremony.

Don't miss the 200m Kids Fun Run!  The cutest Oktoberfest Run ever!


DRAW PRIZES

Everyone is eligible for hundreds of dollars of merchandise, as well as the Grand Prize Draw: $250 Cash

Winners must be present to claim prizes.

Fundraising Prizes

INDIVIDUAL

  • Grand Prize: For the individual collecting the most pledges by race day – beautiful T-Shirt Quilt and a free entry to The 2016 Oktoberfest Run.
  • Prizes for the next top 4 Individuals: $100 Conestoga Mall Gift Card, Saucony Jazz Running Shoes and a free entry to The 2016 Oktoberfest Run.
  • Free Saucony Shoes! Each individual collecting a minimum $500 in pledges will receive a pair of Saucony Jazz Running Shoes (retail value $119.95)

TEAM

  • CORPORATE:
    • Entry Fee is $30 per person, and each team must raise a minimum $1500 in pledges.
    • Prizes for the top 3 corporate teams collecting the highest amount in pledges are:
    • 1st  Place - a $500 gift certificate for a team party at Mother's Pizza Kitchener | 2nd Place - a $250 gift certificate for a team party at Zoup Cambridge | 3rd  Place - a $100 gift certificate for sub sandwiches or pizza
  • SCHOOL:
    • Entry Fee is $25 per person, and each team must raise a minimum $500 in pledges.
    • Prizes for the top 3 school teams collecting the highest amount in pledges are:
    • 1st  Place - a $250 gift certificate to the store of your choice and a pizza party | 2nd Place - 25 specially crested t-shirts and a pizza party | 3rd Place - a pizza party

Each Team must complete a Team Registration Form.  Please call (226) 750-0017 for form or more information.

Sponsors

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

 

Photos

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

Event Schedule

  • October 18 09:30 AM EDT - Race Start - 5k

  • October 18 09:45 AM EDT - Race Start - 10k

  • October 18 11:15 AM EDT - Race Start - 200m - in Waterloo Park

Contact Information

Event Location

Waterloo Park, Waterloo, ON, Canada

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