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Fall 5 KM Classic (previously the Oktoberfest Run)
10 KM, 5 KM & 200m Kids Fun Run


Online Registration has closed, but you can still register on Friday, Saturday or Sunday - details below.


Previously known as the original Oktoberfest Run, it's now The Fall 5 KM Classic, and it's still Octoberfast

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

The Fall Classic is a great downhill tune-up for the Road 2 Hope Half or Full Marathon!

This is the race you don't want to miss: Waterloo Region's fastest 5k course!

20th Annual

DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, THE RACE START HAS BEEN MOVED TO RESURRECTION CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL.

Click here for the updated courses. 

Through individual pledges and participation, and through the support of many generous corporate sponsors, The Fall 5 KM Classic 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.
  • 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 "2016 Completion Sticker" (Collect each year's sticker to complete your certificate)
  • ENJOY Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun.
  • FABULOUS Post-Race Refreshments with Musical Entertainment and Post Race Massage

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

The 5 KM is is the third leg of the 2016 Battle of Waterloo IV. For more information, click here.

Registration fees

10 KM Closed

Individual

  1. $55.00
    Dec 1 - Oct 19

5 KM Closed

Individual

  1. $50.00
    Dec 1 - Oct 19

200m Closed

Individual, Fun Run, 12 and under

  1. $10.00
    Dec 1 - Oct 19

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. $55.00
    Dec 1 - Oct 19

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. $50.00
    Dec 1 - Oct 19

200m (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 - Oct 19

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 October 18, 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St. E., Waterloo by Tuesday October 18, 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com by Wednesday October 19 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 21, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Runners' Choice, 55 Erb St. E., Waterloo

Saturday October 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Runners' Choice, 55 Erb St. E., Waterloo

Sunday October 23, 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, 455 University Ave. W., Kitchener

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Race Start - Fast Courses

   5KM - 9:30 a.m.    Race starts at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School and finishes in Waterloo Park.

 10KM - 9:30 a.m.    Race starts at Resurrection Catholic Secondary 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 Resurrection Catholic Secondary 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 limited parking at the race start at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School.  Drop offs are permitted.

Course Details and Information

DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, THE NEW RACE START IS AT RESURRECTION CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL, 455 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST, KITCHENER.

Click here for the updated 5 KM and 10 KM courses. 

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 2016 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

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 31, 2016. 


10 KM & 5 KM 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 - INCREASED PRIZE MONEY - 10 KM & 5 KM EVENTS ONLY (no duplication in prize money awards)

  5 KM - Prize Money will be awarded to the top 3 overall Male and Female: 1st - $300 | 2nd - $150 | 3rd - $75  and  $150 to the top Male and Female Master (age 40+).

10 KM - 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.results.runwaterloo.com  |  www.RunWaterloo.com  |  www.chiptimeresults.com 


Post Race

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

Don't miss the 200m Kids Fun Run at 11:15 a.m.!

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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!

Fundraising Prizes and Special Entry Fees

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING PRIZES

  • Minimum $50 in Pledges - Free Saucony Socks
  • Minumum $100 in Pledges - Free Entry plus Socks
  • Minimum $250 in Pledges - $100 Saucony Gift Certificate at Runners' Choice, Free Entry, Socks
  • Minimum $500 in Pledges - $200 Saucony Gift Certificate at Runners' Choice, Free Entry, Socks
  • Top Fundraiser - will receive a Free pair of Saucony running shoes at Runners' Choice


SPECIAL TEAM FUNDRAISING ENTRY FEES

  • CORPORATE:
    • Entry Fee is $30 per person, and each team must raise a minimum $1000 in pledges.
  • SCHOOL:
    • Entry Fee is $25 per person, and each team must raise a minimum $500 in pledges.

 

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 Fall 5 KM Classic and we encourage your ongoing support of these generous companies and organizations.

 

 

 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

  • October 23 9:30 AM EDT - Race Start - 5k

  • October 23 9:30 AM EDT - Race Start - 10k

  • October 23 11:15 AM EDT - Race Start - 200m - in Waterloo Park

Contact Information

Event Location

Waterloo Park, Waterloo, ON, Canada

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