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Harvest Half 2017
Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & Half Mile Kids Fun Run

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Saturday September 23, 2017     9:00 a.m.    St. Clements Community Centre, St. Clements, ON


Online Registration has now closed.  You can still register in person at the dates and times listed below under Registration Options.


Due to the forecast hot weather, we have increased the number of water/gatorade stations, and added a water spray station at the half way mark of the Half Marathon.  The Half Marathon will have 8 stations along the route, and the Quarter Marathon will have 4 stations along the route.

It is extremely important to be well hydrated prior to the run.  Water/gatorade stations will be at the start and finish of both races as well.

The 4th 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.  



  • 4th year of Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun
  • Technical t-shirt to the first 200 entrants
  • Finisher medal to all Half Marathon finishers
  • Explore all historical results and records at
  • POST RACE: draw prizes, pledge prizes, refreshments and musical entertainment


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Registration fees

Half Mile for Kids Closed

Individual, Fun Run, 12 and Under

  1. $10.00
    Dec 10 - Sep 20

Half Marathon Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual

    1. $70.00
      Dec 10 – Jul 23
    2. $75.00
      Jul 24 – Sep 17
    3. $80.00
      Sep 18 – Sep 20

Quarter Marathon Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual

    1. $45.00
      Dec 10 – Jul 23
    2. $50.00
      Jul 24 – Sep 17
    3. $55.00
      Sep 18 – Sep 20

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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.

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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 September 19 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday September 19 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at by Wednesday September 20 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 September 22, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

St Clements Arena, Saturday September 23, 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 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 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


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


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


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.


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


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!



Grand Prize Draw: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt!

Bonus Draw Prize: A pair of Saucony Shoes.

Winners must be present to claim prizes.


ALL HALF MARATHON FINISHERS will receive a finisher's medal at the finish line.

HALF AND QUARTER MARATHON - 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.

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. 

All unclaimed medals will be available for pickup at Runners' Choice any time after Monday October 2, 2017.

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+).


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

Wesley Korir on the Course


The sponsors recognized on this page 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

2017 RunWaterloo Sponsors


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


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Event Schedule

  • September 23 7:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration Opens

  • September 23 9:00 AM EDT - Half Marathon; Quarter Marathon Start

  • September 23 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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