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Re-Fridgee-Eighter 2018
8 Mile or 8 KM Run & 3 KM Fun Run

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Re-Fridgee-Eighter has come and gone in 2018. 

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Sunday February 11, 2018    10:00 a.m.    RIM Park, Waterloo, ON    


A frosty favourite...

Who really knows what the weather will be like for this race? Whether it's singlet weather or a Canadian blizzard or anything in between, it's a fun and competitive frosty favourite. 

...regardless of what you're training for.

This is positioned to be a winter "A" effort or a training race for other spring goals, such as the half, 30k, or full marathon. The 8 Mile is an event that is part of Canada Running's unofficial "Southern Ontario grand slam" of winter running.

How far is 8 miles anyway?

The eight mile race is a certified distance of approximately 12.8 km, which is a good length for a half marathon tempo effort. This doesn't have anything to do suburban Detroit, but if Mekhi Phifer was in town he definitely would do this race. 

  • 21st year of Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun
  • Long sleeve technical t-shirt to the first 300 entrants
  • Explore all historical results and records at
  • POST RACE: draw prizes, pledge prizes, refreshments and musical entertainment
  • Completion Certificate with the "2018 Completion Sticker" (Collect each years' sticker to complete your certificate)
  • Read last year's recap here.

Registration fees

8 KM Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual. Price includes tax.

    1. $40.00
      Dec 11 – Jan 1
    2. $45.00
      Jan 2 – Feb 4
    3. $50.00
      Feb 5 – Feb 9

8 Mile Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual. Price includes tax.

    1. $50.00
      Dec 11 – Jan 1
    2. $55.00
      Jan 2 – Feb 4
    3. $60.00
      Feb 5 – Feb 9

3 KM Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual. Untimed Fun Run. Price includes tax.

    1. $15.00
      Dec 11 – Jan 1
    2. $20.00
      Jan 2 – Feb 4
    3. $25.00
      Feb 5 – Feb 9

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 February 6 at 5:00 p.m. 

Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday February 6 at 5:00 p.m. 

Online: Right here  by Wednesday February 7 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 February 10, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (2 hours)

RIM Park (Forbes Hall), Sunday February 11, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Individual & Team Categories (8 KM & 8 Mile 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

Gmaps of the courses: 8 kilometre | 8 mile

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

Enjoy a post race massage, musical 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.

Awards (8 KM & 8 Mile Events)

Medals will be awarded to (no duplication):

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.

All unclaimed medals will be available for pickup at Runners' Choice any time after Monday February 19, 2018.

PRIZE MONEY - 8 KM & 8 Mile EVENTS (no duplication in prize money awards)

Prize Money will be awarded to the top 3 overall Male and Female: 1st - $100 | 2nd - $75 | 3rd - $50  and  $75 to the top Male and Female Master (age 40+).

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. 


Computerized timing and race results by Chiptime Results. Results will be available race day 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 entry form have generously contributed financial support, products and/or services to The "Re-Fridgee-Eighter" and we encourage your ongoing support of these generous companies and organizations.


RW    Saucony  Runners Choice 5a2de87298146.jpg M&T  Michael Hewitson   Shoppers Drug Mart  kw health connection  Staebler  Police REACT


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Event Schedule

  • February 11 10:00 AM EST - Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

2001 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON N2K 4K4

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