Sunday March 11, 2018   12:00 noon   Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Science Building (corner of King St N and Bricker Ave)

New Start Time - 12:00 Noon


The Laurier Loop is fun and challenging running event held at Wilfrid Laurier University. The loop itself is a certified 2.5 KM loop around the main campus.

How many loops will you run?

Choose to run the circuit 1, 2, or 4 times for a 2.5k, 5k, or 10k run, OR round up your friends and compete in the 4x2.5k relay. The looped nature of this race makes it exciting to watch and participate in, and very spectator friendly. 

It is our objective to organize a fun, safe, and healthy athletic event for citizens of the Waterloo region and beyond, while maintaining a community responsibility to local charitable organizations and their causes. This event is organized in partnership with the Sun Life Financial Centre for Physically Active Communities and the Kinesiology KP 344 class.


  • 11th year of Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun
  • Technical t-shirt to the first 250 entrants
  • Explore all historical results and records at
  • POST RACE: lunch, awards, draw prizes, pledge prizes
  • Completion Certificate with the "2018 Completion Sticker" (Collect each years' sticker to complete your certificate)

Registration Fees

2.5 KM Relay Runner

One leg of a 4-person relay. Create or join a team during or after registration. Price includes tax.

    1. $20.00
      Dec 11 - Jan 21
    2. $25.00
      Jan 22 - Mar 4
    3. $30.00
      Mar 5 - Mar 7

2.5 KM

Individual. Price includes tax.

    1. $25.00
      Dec 11 - Jan 21
    2. $30.00
      Jan 22 - Mar 4
    3. $35.00
      Mar 5 - Mar 7

5 KM

Individual. Price includes tax.

    1. $30.00
      Dec 11 - Jan 21
    2. $35.00
      Jan 22 - Mar 4
    3. $40.00
      Mar 5 - Mar 7

10 KM

Individual. Price includes tax.

    1. $35.00
      Dec 11 - Jan 21
    2. $40.00
      Jan 22 - Mar 4
    3. $45.00
      Mar 5 - Mar 7

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 March 6 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday March 6 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at by Wednesday March 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 March 10, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (2 hours)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Science building, Sunday March 11, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 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
  • NOTE: 
    • All 2.5 KM runners (individual and 4 person relay) are competing in the same categories based on CHIP TIME.
    • 5 KM and 10 KM events compete based on the usual GUN TIME.  


  • 4 runners x 2.5 KM each

TEAM CATEGORIES - 5 KM and 10 KM ONLY (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 and Information



The 2.5 KM Loop is a certified distance.
A clock will be visible at the start/finish line to note your time for each loop.
The results will indicate your split times for each loop.
There is water station at the beginning of the loop.
The 10 KM event is 4 loops. The 5 KM event is 2 loops. The 2.5 KM event is 1 loop
The Relay touch-off point will be at the start/finish line

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.

START: 12:00 p.m. Starting and finishing at Wilfrid Laurier University.


- From Hwy. 401, take Hwy. 8 West to Hwy. 85 Waterloo to University Ave. W. (the second exit) to King St. N.
- Turn left on King St. N., then turn right into the Laurier parking lots

Post Race and Awards

Enjoy a post race massage, 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.

Medals will be presented (no duplication) as follows:

INDIVIDUAL - 10 KM, 5 KM, 2.5 KM (Individual and Relay) EVENTS:

Will be presented to the Top 3 Overall Male & Female, the Top 3 Masters Male & Female, and to the Top 3 Male & Female finishers in each age & weight category. NOTE: 2.5 KM awards are based on all 2.5 KM runners (individual and relay) and are based on CHIP TIME. 

RELAY - 4 X 2.5 KM:
Will be presented to the Top 3 Relay Teams

TEAM - 10 KM and 5 KM EVENTS:
Will be presented to the 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 March 19, 2018.


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


Run Fast. Run Often. Get Points. RW Boost is a new social competition and loyalty program that is free to Run Waterloo members. Note that for booster points, all relay runners will get credit starting in 2018 and going forward, but not for historical relays. 


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


RW    Saucony   Runners Choice  5a2de9bf7d948.jpg M&T  Michael Hewitson  Shoppers Drug Mart  kw health connection  Staebler  Police REACT


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

Event Schedule

  • March 11 12:00 PM EDT - Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Wilfrid Laurier University Science Building, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3C5

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