Sunday March 19, 2017   10:00 a.m.   Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Science Building (corner of King St N and Bricker Ave)

Online Registration has now closed.  We are still accepting registrations on Saturday and Sunday at the times and locations listed below under 'Registration Options'.


The Laurier Loop is fun, challenging, and exciting certified 2.5 KM loop around Wilfrid Laurier University.  Choose a 4-loop 10KM run, a 2-loop 5KM run, a 1-loop 2.5KM run, or participate in one of three Relays. With family and friends cheering you on as you pass through each loop, 'round' up your friends and run with the Hawks!

It is our objective to organize a fun, safe, and healthy athletic event for citizens of the Waterloo region and beyond, while maintaining a community responsibility to local charitable organizations and their causes. All pledges will be donated to the Sun Life Financial Centre for Physically Active Communities. With your entry, you wil help us reach our objective.


  • 10th year of Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun
  • Technical t-shirt to the first 250 entrants
  • Explore all historical results and records at
  • POST RACE: draw prizes, pledge prizes, refreshments and musical entertainment
  • Completion Certificate with the "2017 Completion Sticker" (Collect each years' sticker to complete your certificate)

Run Waterloo: inspiring community through running.  

Registration Fees

10 KM Closed


5 KM Closed


2.5 KM Closed


5 KM (2 X 2.5 KM) Closed


10 KM (4 X 2.5 KM) Closed


10 KM (2 X 5 KM) Closed


Run Pure

This event is part of Run Waterloo's Run Pure series.  Run Pure

These events are exactly what you want from a run: a great course, t-shirt, post-race food, awards, and all the family, friendship and fun you expect.

Explore all Run Pure events. 

Registration Options

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


  • Mail in: To 2 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestogo N0B 1N0 by Tuesday March 14 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday March 14 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at by Wednesday March 15 at 6:00 p.m. 

After these dates, entries will only be accepted at Kit & Chip Pickup.


Race Kits & Chip Pickup will take place:

  • Runners’ Choice, Saturday March 18, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Science building, Sunday March 19, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 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)
  • Open (min 5 person team)

Course Details and Information


The 2.5 KM Loop is a certified distance.

A clock will be visible at the start/finish line to note your time for each loop.

The results will indicate your split times for each loop.

There is water station at the beginning of the loop.

The 10 KM event is 4 loops
The 5 KM event is 2 loops
The 2.5 KM event is 1 loop
The Relay touch-off point will be at the start/finish line

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.

START: 10:00 a.m. Starting and finishing at Wilfrid Laurier University.


- From Hwy. 401, take Hwy. 8 West to Hwy. 85 Waterloo to University Ave. W. (the second exit) to King St. N.

- Turn left on King St. N., then turn right into the Laurier parking lots

Post Race

Enjoy a post race massage, live entertainment, draw prizes and a variety of refreshments following your run.



Grand Prize Draw: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt!

Bonus Draw Prize: A pair of Saucony Shoes.

Winners must be present to claim prizes.


Medals will be presented (no duplication) as follows:


Will be presented to the Top 3 Overall Male & Female, the Top 3 Masters Male & Female, and to the Top 3 Male & Female finishers in each age & weight category.

RELAY - 2 X 2.5 KM, 4 X 2.5 KM, 2 X 5 KM EVENTS:
Will be presented to the Top 3 Relay Teams in each Relay Category.

TEAM - 10 KM, 5 KM, 2.5 KM EVENTS:
Will be presented to the 1st Place Team in each Team Category.

$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.  

All unclaimed medals will be available for pickup at Runners' Choice any time after Monday March 27, 2017.


Computerized timing and race results by Chiptime Results. Results will be available race day, and after the race at

Fundraising Prizes


Minimum $50 in Pledges - Free Saucony Socks

Minumum $100 in Pledges - Free Entry plus Socks

Minimum $250 in Pledges - Free Entry plus Socks plus $100 Saucony Gift Certificate at Runners' Choice

Minimum $500 in Pledges - Free Entry plus Socks plus $200 Saucony Gift Certificate at Runners' Choice 

Top Fundraiser - will receive a free pair of Saucony Running Shoes


The sponsors recognized on this page have generously contributed financial support, products and/or services to The Laurier Loop and we encourage your ongoing support of these generous companies and organizations.


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


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

Event Schedule

  • March 19 10:00 AM EDT - Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Wilfrid Laurier University Science Building, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3C5

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