Sunday July 9, 2017     9:00 a.m.     Bechtel Park, Waterloo, Ontario


Online Registration has closed, but you can still register on Saturday and Sunday at the times and locations listed below under 'Registration Options'.

It's just like any other trail race through the trails and rivers of Bechtel Park.  Except, at the end of the race is a 70 foot mud pit!  It's not a course to set a 3 KM or 6 KM personal best, but it will be your most fun trail race of the year!  

Check here for the dirty finish line pictures from last year's race! 



  • 8th year of Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun...and Mud!
  • Free technical t-shirt to the first 300 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)


Run Waterloo: inspiring community through running.  

Registration Fees

6 KM Closed


3 KM Closed


1 KM Closed

Individual, Fun Run, 12 and Under (Parents can register too!)

1 KM Dirty Dog Dash Closed

Individual with Dog

Run Plus

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

These events are truly running events, but with a twist. Whether it's pancakes, colour, mud or a Santa suit, this plus experience makes these runs fun and fresh.

Explore all Run Plus 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 July 4 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday July 4 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at by Wednesday July 6 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 July 8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Bechtel Park, Sunday July 9, 7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Individual & Team Categories (6 KM & 3 KM Only)

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 & Information

    • 6 KM =  9:00 a.m. Start (2 Loops)
    • 3 KM = 10:00 a.m. Start (1 Loop)
    • 1 KM = 10:45 a.m. Start (Parents registered in the 6 KM, 3 KM or 1 KM events can accompany their children)
    • 1 KM Dirty Dog Dash = 11:00 a.m. Start
    • Each KM will be clearly marked.
    • Waterloo Regional REACT, First Aid and clearly identified volunteers will assist you every muddy step of the way.
    • The finish line for all races is at the end of the mud pit. 6 KM participants do not go through the mud pit at the end of the first 3 KM loop.


My Next KW Race

Michael Hewitson is a local real estate agent with a passion for running.

As a sponsor of the RunWaterloo, Michael Hewitson – Royal LePage Wolle Realty gives out two free entries to each race. 

All you have to do is participate in the contest for a chance to win. This contest will be launched on June 5, 2017. Follow Michael on Twitter (@mynextKWhome) to get notified!

Post Race

Enjoy a post race outdoor shower, change tents, music, 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.


6 KM & 3 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 July 17, 2017.

Additional Awards will be presented to:

  • Most original outfit (individual and team)
  • Dirtiest (male & female)
  • Best mud pit performance (individual and team)
  • Craziest Hair (after mud pit)
  • Dirtiest mug (face)
  • Most outstanding belly slide
  • Dirtiest Dog 


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

Collect Fantastic Prizes With a Pledge of Your Support


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 Dirty Dash 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 Staebler REACT


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

Event Schedule

  • July 9 7:30 AM EDT - Registration and Kit Pickup (until 10:45 am)

  • July 9 9:00 AM EDT - 6 KM Race Start

  • July 9 10:00 AM EDT - 3 KM Race Start

  • July 9 10:45 AM EDT - 1 KM Kids Fun Run Start (parents welcome)

  • July 9 11:00 AM EDT - 1 KM Dirty Dog Dash Start

  • July 9 11:30 AM EDT - Awards Ceremony. Medals can also be picked up as soon as the results are finalized.

Contact Information

Event Location

Bechtel Park, Waterloo ON

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