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Harvest Half 2016
Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & Half Mile Kids Fun Run


Saturday September 24, 2016     9:00 a.m.    St. Clements Community Centre, St. Clements, ON

Online Registration has closed, but you can still register Friday or Saturday at the times and locations listed below.

Announcing the 2016 special guest speaker at the pre-race pasta dinner on September 23:

Lanni Marchant

2016 Olympian in the 10,000m and Marathon and Canadian Marathon record holder 2:28:00.

The 3rd annual Harvest Half (and Quarter) Marathon!

When Wesley Korir trains in Canada, he does so on the rural gravel roads of Wellesley Township.  

Korir, 2012 Boston Marathon Champion and current Member of Parliament in Kenya, has founded the Kenyan Kids Foundation of Canada to support various initiatives in Cherangany, Kenya.  This race (and pre-race pasta dinner) will serve as a fantastic racing experience, a fundraising opportunity for the KKFC, and a great opportunity to explore the great community of Wellesley Township.  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3rd Annual
  • ONLY Waterloo Running Series event in Wellesley Township
  • FREE T-Shirt to the first 400 Entrants.
  • For Children - Half Mile Kids Fun Run!
  • FINISHER MEDAL to all Half Marathon finishers!
  • Post-Race Refreshments with Musical Entertainment.

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

Registration fees

Half Marathon Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual

    1. $75.00
      Dec 1 – Jun 30
    2. $80.00
      Jul 1 – Aug 31
    3. $85.00
      Sep 1 – Sep 21

Quarter Marathon Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual

    1. $50.00
      Dec 1 – Jun 30
    2. $55.00
      Jul 1 – Aug 31
    3. $60.00
      Sep 1 – Sep 21

Half Marathon (family) Closed

Registration 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. $75.00
      Dec 1 – Jun 30
    2. $80.00
      Jul 1 – Aug 31
    3. $85.00
      Sep 1 – Sep 21

Quarter Marathon (family) Closed

Registration 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. $50.00
      Dec 1 – Jun 30
    2. $55.00
      Jul 1 – Aug 31
    3. $60.00
      Sep 1 – Sep 21

Half Mile for Kids Closed

Individual, Fun Run, 12 and Under

  1. $10.00
    Dec 1 - Sep 21

Half Mile for Kids (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. $10.00
    Dec 1 - Sep 21

Registration Options

REGISTRATION POLICY:  All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable. There are no exceptions once a person has registered.  


PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • Mail in: To 2 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestogo N0B 1N0 by Tuesday September 20 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday September 20 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com by Wednesday September 21 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

Race Kits & Chip Pickup will take place:

Runners’ Choice, Friday September 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

St Clements Arena, Saturday September 24, 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Join us for the pre-race pasta dinner!

The 2014 Special guest speaker was elite Canadian Marathoner Krista DuChene, the marathon mom.

The 2015 Special guest speaker was Ben Kaplan, General Manager, iRun

The 2016 Special guest speaker is Lanni Marchant, 2016 Olympian in the 10,000m and Marathon and Canadian Marathon record holder 2:28:00.

  • Friday, September 23, 6:30pm
  • Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs
  • Includes door prizes, raffles, and great food
  • Ticket prices: $15, two for $25

TICKETS SELL OUT EARLY - PLEASE ORDER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED!

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 runs as an individual and can belong to one of the following 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)

Course Details

PARKING

We recommend parking at the St Clements Arena which is the finish line for all races.

HALF MARATHON START

St Clements Arena (Peter St), 9:00 a.m.

QUARTER MARATHON START

Beechvale School, 3497 Hutchison Rd, 9:00 a.m. This is the halfway point of the Half Marathon (the race finishes at the same St. Clements Arena finish line). The only shuttles from the St. Clements Arena to the start will leave at 8:00 a.m. If you miss this shuttle, you must provide your own transportation to the start line. Quarter Marathoners will be able to check bags at the start which will be available at the St Clements Arena after the race. Washrooms and water will be available at the start of the Quarter Marathon.

HALF MILE START

St Clements Arena (Green St), 12:15 p.m.


COURSE MAPS

Gmap elevation profile map

Google detail map


COURSE ELEVATION from google map data

Courses are subject to change pending approvals and course certifications.

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 shoulder/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.

Post Race

Following your run, enjoy great food, music, massage and draw prizes.  After the main event is a half mile Kids Fun Run too!

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DRAW PRIZES - only for Pre-registered participants

Grand Prize Draw: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt!

Bonus Draw Prize: A pair of Saucony Shoes.

The winners name will be drawn in advance and posted at the Award pick up area.  You can claim your prize any time on race day.  Congratulations!

Awards

NEW FOR 2016

We appreciate everyone's busy schedule, and thank you for making the time to participate in our event.  In order to help you get on with your busy day more quickly, as soon as the final results are calculated, participants can pick up their age/weight class/team category medals.  No more waiting through a long awards ceremony.  Of course, all unclaimed medals will still be available for pickup at Runners' Choice any time after Monday October 3, 2016.


ALL HALF MARATHON FINISHERS

Receive a finisher's medal at the finish line.


ALL EVENTS - medals to (no duplication):

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. 


New for 2016 - PRIZE MONEY - HALF MARATHON EVENT ONLY (no duplication in prize money awards)

Prize Money will be awarded to the top 3 overall Male and Female: 1st - $200 | 2nd - $100 | 3rd - $50  and  $100 to the top Male and Female Master (age 40+).


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/

Wesley Korir on the Course

Sponsors

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

This race and fundraiser for the Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada, wouldn’t be possible without the support of these local businesses! Gold level: Home Hardware Wellesley, Dairy Farmers of Canada, and Gay Lea Foods.

Click here for the full list!

Harvest Half Gold Sponsors

2016 Waterloo Running Series Sponsors

 

WRS Saucony Runners Choice Mike Forgrave M&T Michael Hewitson Shoppers Drug Mart kw health connection Staebler Police REACT


Photos

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

Event Schedule

  • September 24 7:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration Opens

  • September 24 9:00 AM EDT - Half Marathon; Quarter Marathon Start

  • September 24 12:15 PM EDT - Kid's Half Mile Start

Contact Information

Event Location

St. Clements Arena Twin Centres, Green Street, Wellesley, ON, Canada

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