Sunday July 23, 2017    9:00 a.m.    Carl Zehr Square, Kitchener, ON

#DowntownMile #RunKitchener

This is the first of three events in the new Run Pure & Simple series: running events with all the essentials and no bells and whistles. You get a great course, timing, water and an awesome atmosphere. 

This is the second running of this race. It's an urban course in the core of Waterloo Region. Your GPS might lose reception among the tall buildings but the pavement you're pounding is still a certified mile! 

All Run Pure & Simple events, including this one, are free to Run Waterloo members.  Click  Become a Member to the right to learn more.

Registration Fees

1 Mile - Free Member Entry


Dec 10 - Jul 19 Current Price FREE

1 Mile - $10 non-Member Entry


Dec 10 - Jul 19 Current Price $10.00

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 18 at 5:00 p.m. 

Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday July 18 at 5:00 p.m. 

Online: Right here at by Wednesday July 19 at 6:00 p.m. 

After these dates, entries will NOT be accepted.  No race day entries.


Will take place at the Carl Zehr Square, 200 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 4V6 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Course Details

A 2-loop certified mile distance through the downtown streets of Kitchener.

Running Schedule

The Open Mile heat will start at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Elite Mile heat.


Results will be available race day, and after the race at


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

RW   Saucony Runners Choice Mike Forgrave M&T Michael Hewitson  Staebler  

Event Schedule

  • July 23 09:00 AM EDT - Beginning at 9:00 am with the Open Heat, followed by the Elite Heat

Contact Information

Event Location

Carl Zehr Square, Young Street, Kitchener, ON, Canada

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