We are taking in-person registration at the kit pickup times listed below.
Saturday May 19, 2018 8:30 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.
5 KM Run - 26 KM Bike - 5 KM Run. Price includes tax. Non-Triathlon Ontario members pay an $8 one-day fee.
Individual. Two 5 KM Runs OR one 26 KM Ride. Price includes tax.
Individual. Price includes tax.
Neil Dunford Memorial. Individual. Price includes tax.
Individual, Untimed Fun Run. Price includes tax.
Includes 5k entry. Price includes tax.
This challenging 7-miler (11.2km) ascends the Baden Hill, which is said to be the highest point in Southwestern Ontario. From the top, there's quite a view!
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.
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.
This duathlon is sanctioned 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. (Triathlon Ontario is securing better insurance for the event than we could by ourselves!) 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.
Keep reading for Baden Sprint Duathlon course maps.
Note: Duathlon Relay is not eligible for RWBoost.
REGISTRATION POLICY: All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable. There are no exceptions once a person has registered.
After these dates, entries will only be accepted at Kit & Chip Pickup.
RACE WEEKEND - REGISTRATION AND KIT 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 CATEGORIES (one only per participant)
TEAM CATEGORIES (each participant can belong to any number of team categories)
8:30 a.m. : The 7 mile will run from the venue along Gingerich to Snyder's, and to the top of the Baden Hill. [MAP]
9:00 a.m. : The 5 kilometre will head into Schmidt Woods, and then turn around on Gingerich before Foundry. [MAP]
10:15 a.m. : The 200 metre will take place on complex grounds. 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.
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.
7 Mile & 5 KM EVENTS - medals will be awarded (no duplication) to:
Computerized timing and race results by Chiptime Results. Results will be available race day, and after the race at results.runwaterloo.com
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
OFFLINE DONATIONS. In addition to the online fundraising tools through Race Roster, you can also collect pledges offline. Simply print this Official 2018 Pledge Form, grab a pen, and start knocking on doors. You can print as many copies as you like - just remember to return all forms and donations to the pledge table on race day. Thank you!
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!
CIBC New Hamburg
Pestell Pet Products
Pestell Minerals and Ingredients
New Hamburg Wellness Centre
Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP
This event is part of Run Waterloo's Run Pure series.
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.
Check out our website at RunWaterloo.com for thousands of race photos - all free to download.
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.
May 19 7:30 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 9:30 AM EDT - 5 KM Awards Presentation to top 3 Overall & Master finishers
May 19 10:00 AM EDT - 5 KM Awards Ceremony
May 19 10:10 AM EDT - 7 Mile Awards Presentation to top 3 Overall & Master finishers
May 19 10:15 AM EDT - 200m Fun Run
May 19 10:30 AM EDT - Pledge Presentation
May 19 11:30 AM EDT - Duathlon Awards Presentation
Lloyd Schmidt, Race Director