Saturday May 19, 2018     9:00 a.m.    Wilmot Recreation Complex, Baden, ON


For the past 39 years, Wilmot Township has been home to a great spring running tradition. With various venues, courses, distances, charities, and even names over the years, one thing has remained - the passion and community support for a great running event.  We're thrilled to continue the tradition in 2018 with the 5th annual Baden Races!

Baden 7 Miler

Kilometre for kilometre, this is the toughest road race we know of. The Baden Hill 7 Miler ascends the aerial Baden Tower Hill.  Runners will climb the steep gravel slope and turn around at the top - don't miss ringing the brass bell!   

New Event in 2018 - Baden Sprint Duathlon

Kick off your 2018 multi-sport season with one of the first multi-sport events of the year. This a brand new event which is the only adult multi-sport event in Waterloo Region. Individual and Relay options for the 5 KM Run - 26 KM Bike - 5 KM Run. Read below for more.

Let's start running, Wilmot!

A new learn-to-run program starts this March in Baden, gearing up from walking to running the Neil Dunford Memorial 5k race!


  • 5th year of Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun
  • Free technical t-shirt to the first 200 Baden Races entrants (running events)
  • Free technical t-shirt and finisher medal to Baden Duathlon entrants (cap of 200)
  • Explore all historical results and records at
  • POST RACE: draw prizes, pledge prizes, refreshments and live entertainment

Registration Fees

Let's start running, Wilmot! 9 spots remaining

Includes 5k entry. Price includes tax.

7 Mile Run

Individual. Price includes tax.

    1. $45.00
      Dec 11 - Mar 11
    2. $50.00
      Mar 12 - May 13
    3. $55.00
      May 14 - May 16

Baden Duathlon - Individual 126 spots remaining

5 KM Run - 26 KM Bike - 5 KM Run. Price includes tax. Non-Triathlon Ontario members pay an $8 one-day fee.

    1. $70.00
      Feb 5 - Mar 11
    2. $75.00
      Mar 12 - May 13
    3. $80.00
      May 14 - May 16

Baden Duathlon - Relay

5 KM Run - 26 KM Bike - 5 KM Run. Price includes tax.

    1. $70.00
      Mar 11 - Mar 11
    2. $75.00
      Mar 12 - May 13
    3. $80.00
      May 14 - May 16

5 KM Run

Neil Dunford Memorial. Individual. Price includes tax.

    1. $35.00
      Dec 11 - Mar 11
    2. $40.00
      Mar 12 - May 13
    3. $45.00
      May 14 - May 16


Individual, Untimed Fun Run. Price includes tax.

Let's start running, Wilmot!

Looking for motivation to start running? Join this beginner running group to get ready for the Baden 5k. 

All runners are welcome. This program is geared towards beginners.

The program costs $35, and includes the 5k race which is valued at $35. It lasts for 8 sessions, Wednesday at 6:00pm at the WRC, starting March 21. More info.

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. 

New for 2018: Baden Duathlon

You asked, and we listened..we're bringing a sprint duathlon back to Waterloo Region in May. Get your multi-sport season off to a great start in beautiful Wilmot Township. 

Course maps and Sprint Duathlon Relay registration to follow. 

Triathlon Ontario

5a79f4e531faa.jpgWe in the process of sanctioning this event with Triathlon Ontario. One aspect of this partnership is that all duathletes must either A) be 2018 Triathlon Ontario members or B) pay an $8 one-day insurance fee. As such, we have put a mandatory $8 line item in the checkout process. If you are a 2018 Triathlon Ontario member, use promo code TOMEMBER to save the $8 on your entry. PLEASE NOTE: anyone who uses this code but does not provide a valid 2018 Triathlon Ontario number will be charged a $20 race-day inconvenience fee. We strongly encourage you to renew your Triathlon Ontario membership for many great reasons, one of which is that if you show up to the Baden Duathlon having used the promo code, without a membership and without $20, you are not racing in the event and you will not be refunded. 

7 Miler: The Hill

The Baden Hill is said to be the highest point in Southwestern Ontario. From the top, there's quite a view!

Just for fun, at the top, we're putting a 62lb iron bell for your ringing pleasure. 

Baden Hill Sprint

There is a prime at the hill: the fastest male and female chip times from the bottom of the hill to the top of the hill and back each win a free pair of Saucony shoes! Check out the Baden Hill Sprint records.

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 May 15 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo on Tuesday May 15 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at by Wednesday May 16 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 May 18, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (2 hours)

Wilmot Recreation Complex, Saturday May 19, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Individual & Team Categories (both 7 Mile and 5 KM events)

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)

Running Event Course Details

The 7 mile will run from the venue along Gingerich to Snyder's, and to the top of the Baden Hill. 

The 5 kilometre will follow a similar course, and turn around on Gingerich near Foundry.

The 200 metre will take place on complex grounds, starting at approximately 11:00 a.m.  This event is an untimed fun run.

All events will finish inside the complex.

The 7 Mile and 5 KM courses are certified distances.  Courses are subject to change pending approvals.

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

Following your run, enjoy great food, musical entertainment, massage and draw prizes.  

Before the awards, don't miss the adorable 200m kids fun run!


Grand Prize Draw: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt!

Bonus Draw Prize: A pair of Saucony Shoes.

Winners must be present to claim prizes.


7 Mile & 5 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 May 28, 2018.


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


This event is supporting a trio of local charities: Aldaview Services, Interfaith Community Counselling Centre, and Wilmot Family Resource Centre. We need your help to reach our goal!

It's super easy to donate - just click the yellow button to top-left. 


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 (minimm $500 raised) - 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 Baden Road Races and we encourage your ongoing support of these generous companies and organizations.

A huge shout-out to the sponsors that keep this race going!


RW      Saucony   Runners Choice 5a2deaed95e0b.jpg M&T  Michael Hewitson  Staebler  Police REACT  Wheels on Peel  New Hamburg Independent


Silver Sponsors

Alloy Castings

CIBC New Hamburg

Expressway Ford

Systems Plus

Pestell Pet Products

Pestell Minerals and Ingredients


Bronze Sponsors

Josslin Insurance

New Hamburg Wellness Centre

Hybrid-Hendrix Genetics

Erb Transport

Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP


2014 list of founding sponsors


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

Event Schedule

  • May 19 7:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration and Kit Pickup Opens

  • May 19 8:30 AM EDT - Race Start - 7 Mile Run

  • May 19 9:00 AM EDT - Race Start - 5 KM Run and Duathlon

  • May 19 9:15 AM EDT - Fabulous Post-Race Refreshments

  • May 19 9:45 AM EDT - 5 KM Awards Presentation to top 3 Overall & Master finishers

  • May 19 10:00 AM EDT - 5 KM Awards Ceremony

  • May 19 10:15 AM EDT - 7 Mile Awards Presentation to top 3 Overall & Master finishers

  • May 19 11:00 AM EDT - 200m Fun Run

  • May 19 11:10 AM EDT - Pledge Presentation

  • May 19 11:30 AM EDT - Duathlon Awards Presentation

Contact Information

Event Location

Wilmot Recreation Complex, Baden, ON, Canada

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