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Saturday May 13, 2017     9:30 a.m.    Wilmot Recreation Complex, Baden, ON

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


Kilometre for kilometre, this is the toughest road race we know of. The Baden Hill 7 Miler ascends the aerial Baden Tower Hill.  Runners will climb the steep gravel slope and turn around at the top - don't miss ringing the brass bell!  Also at this event are the Neil Dunford memorial 5 KM, as well as a 200m event for children.  

For the past 38 years, Wilmot Township has been home to a great running tradition.  With various venues, courses, distances, charities, and even names over the years, one thing has remained - the passion and community support for a great running event.  We're thrilled to continue the tradition in 2017 with the 4th annual Baden Road Races!


  • 4th year of Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun
  • Free technical t-shirt to the first 250 entrants
  • Explore all historical results and records at
  • POST RACE: draw prizes, pledge prizes, refreshments and live entertainment
  • Completion Certificate with the "2017 Completion Sticker" (Collect each years' sticker to complete your certificate)

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Registration fees

7 Mile Closed


    1. $55.00
      Dec 10 - Mar 13
    2. $60.00
      Mar 14 - May 7
    3. $65.00
      May 8 - May 10

5 KM Closed


    1. $45.00
      Dec 10 - Mar 13
    2. $50.00
      Mar 14 - May 7
    3. $55.00
      May 8 - May 10

200m Closed

Individual, Fun Run

The Hill

The Baden Hill is the highest point in Southwestern Ontario. From the top, there's quite a view!

Just for fun, at the top, we're putting a 62lb iron bell for your ringing pleasure. 

Baden Hill Sprint

There is a prime at the hill: the fastest male and female chip times from the bottom of the hill to the top of the hill and back each win a free pair of Saucony shoes! Check out the Baden Hill Sprint records

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 May 9 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo on Tuesday May 9 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at by Wednesday May 10 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, Friday May 12, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wilmot Recreation Complex, Saturday May 13, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Individual & Team Categories (both 7 Mile and 5 KM events)

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

The 7 mile will run from the venue along Gingerich to Snyder's, and to the top of the Baden Hill. 

The 5 kilometre will follow a similar course, and turn around on Gingerich near Foundry.

The 200 metre will take place on complex grounds, starting at approximately 11:10 a.m.  This event is an untimed fun run.

All events will finish inside the complex.

The 7 Mile and 5 KM courses are certified distances.  Courses are subject to change pending approvals.

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.

Post Race

Following your run, enjoy great food, musical entertainment, massage and draw prizes.  

Before the awards, don't miss the adorable 200m kids fun run!


Grand Prize Draw: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt!

Bonus Draw Prize: A pair of Saucony Shoes.

Winners must be present to claim prizes.


7 Mile & 5 KM EVENTS - medals will be awarded (no duplication) 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.
  • $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 May 22, 2017.


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


This event is supporting a trio of local charities: Aldaview Services, Interfaith Community Counselling Centre, and Wilmot Family Resource Centre. We need your help to reach our goal!

It's super easy to donate - just click the yellow button to top-left. 


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


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

A huge shout-out to the sponsors that keep this race going!


RW  Saucony Runners Choice Mike Forgrave M&T Michael Hewitson Staebler Police REACT Wheels on Peel New Hamburg Independent


Silver Sponsors

Alloy Castings

CIBC New Hamburg

Expressway Ford

Systems Plus

Pestell Pet Products

Pestell Minerals and Ingredients


Bronze Sponsors

Josslin Insurance

New Hamburg Wellness Centre

Hybrid-Hendrix Genetics

Erb Transport

Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP


2014 list of founding sponsors


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

Event Schedule

  • May 13 7:30 AM EDT - Race Day Registration and Kit Pickup Opens

  • May 13 9:30 AM EDT - Race Start

  • May 13 9:45 AM EDT - Fabulous Post-Race Refreshments

  • May 13 10:00 AM EDT - 5 KM Awards Presentation to top 3 Overall & Master finishers

  • May 13 10:25 AM EDT - 5 KM Awards Ceremony

  • May 13 10:40 AM EDT - 7 Mile Awards Presentation to top 3 Overall & Master finishers

  • May 13 11:10 AM EDT - 200m Fun Run (after the last finisher)

  • May 13 11:20 AM EDT - Pledge Presentation

  • May 13 11:25 AM EDT - 7 Mile Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

Wilmot Recreation Complex, Baden, ON, Canada

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