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Online registration closes at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 5.  After that, you can register in person at the locations and times listed below under 'Registration Options'.

Online Donations closes at 12:00 noon on Saturday September 8.

Sunday September 9, 2018    9:00 a.m. Race Start

Starting and Finishing at the Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener


Through individual pledges and participation, and through the support of many generous corporate sponsors, The Kitchener Kids with Cancer Run has become a successful annual fundraising event. It is our objective to organize a fun, safe and healthy athletic event for the citizens of Waterloo Region and beyond, while maintaining a community responsibility to local charitable organizations and their causes.

With your entry, you will help us reach our objective.


  • 5th year of Family, Fitness, Friendship, Fundraising and Fun
  • Free technical t-shirt to the first 500 entries
  • Finisher medals to all participants
  • Explore all historical results and records at
  • POST RACE: draw prizes, pledge prizes, refreshments and live entertainment

Run Waterloo: inspiring community through running.  

Registration fees

10 KM Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual. Children 12 and under (as of the date of the race) save $15 on the entry fee. Price includes tax.

    1. $45.00
      Dec 11 – Jul 8
    2. $50.00
      Jul 9 – Sep 2
    3. $55.00
      Sep 3 – Sep 5

5 KM Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual. Children 12 and under (as of the date of the race) save $10 on the entry fee. Price includes tax.

    1. $40.00
      Dec 11 – Jul 8
    2. $45.00
      Jul 9 – Sep 2
    3. $50.00
      Sep 3 – Sep 5

5 KM - Walk (not timed) Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual. Price includes tax.

    1. $30.00
      Dec 11 – Jul 8
    2. $35.00
      Jul 9 – Sep 2
    3. $40.00
      Sep 3 – Sep 5

Run Love

This event is part of Run Waterloo's new Run Love series.  Run Pure

More than just what you would want from a run: a great course, t-shirt, post-race food, awards, and all the family, friendship and fun you expect, Run Love also lets you exercise your heart as a major fundraiser for a local charity!

Fundraising Prizes and Raffle

Top male and female fundraisers each receive a watch from Raffi Jewellers.

Top child fundraiser receives 4 bluejays tickets.

Don’t forget to bring some cash on Race Day for the Raffle Table.
Arm length of tickets for $10
Kitchener Ranger Jersey signed by Smith, tickets $10 for one or 2 for $15
Check out our other prizes on facebook and instagram kw_run_for_pogo

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 564 Belmont Ave W Unit 4, Kitchener N2M 5N6 by Tuesday September 4 at 5:00 p.m. 

Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday September 4 at 5:00 p.m. 

Online: Right here at by Wednesday September 5 at 6:00 p.m. 

After these dates, entries will only be accepted at Kit & Chip Pickup.


Registration and Kit Pickup will take place:

Saturday September 8, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo

Sunday September 9, 7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd, Kitchener

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Free Water Bottle to the first 300 participants who pick up their kit.


A donation of your choice (per vehicle) to POGO will be required to gain admission to the Waterloo Region Museum.  Each non-participant will be given a gold Pediatric cancer ribbon to identify that they have donated to POGO to gain entrance into the park.  Thank you for your support!

Race Start

Races start at Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd, Kitchener

9:00 a.m.   Timed 5 KM & 10 KM races

9:05 a.m.   Untimed 5 KM walk

Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village are located in Kitchener, Ontario. The museum is 3 km north of Highway 401 at Interchange 275, on Homer Watson Boulevard; or 5.7 km south of the Homer Watson Boulevard Exit on Highway 7/8. Directional signs are located on both Highway 401 and Highway 7/8. Follow the blue and white "M" (for Museum) signs along Homer Watson Boulevard.

Course Details and Information


The 5 KM route will be one loop.  The 10 KM event does two loops of the 5 KM route.

The entire course route will be run through the grounds of the Waterloo Region Museum and the paved bike paths through Homer Watson Park.

Each KM is marked and is clearly visible. Water Stations: 2 on the 5 KM course / 4 on the 10 KM course.  Courses are certified distances.  Courses are subject to change pending official approval, course certifications, or construction issues.

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 may be required to continue 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 the disruption caused by our event to the Waterloo Region Museum and Homer Watson Park.  We value their support, and trust you understand our position.


The first 500 entries will receive a FREE 2018 limited edition technical t-shirt. Register today – don’t be disappointed!

Award Categories


        Male Open

        Female Open

        Male Masters

        Female Masters


Up to 9

10 - 12

13 - 15

16 - 19

20 - 29

30 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 - 69

70 plus


10 KM & 5 KM TIMED EVENTS - medals will be awarded (no duplication) to:

  • Top overall Male and Female, Open & Masters (age 40 plus)
  • Top Male and Female finisher in each age category

All unclaimed medals will still be available for pickup at Runners' Choice any time after Monday September 17, 2018. 

Finisher medals to all participants.


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

Post Race

Following your run, enjoy a variety of food and refreshments – all free with your entry! Musical entertainment, massage and draw prizes will also precede the awards ceremony.



Everyone is eligible for hundreds of dollars of merchandise.

Winners must be present to claim prizes.


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

 Mattamy Homes


Alliance Roofing


Kitchener Rangers









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

Event Schedule

  • September 9 9:00 AM EDT - Race Start - Timed 5 KM & 10 KM races

  • September 9 9:05 AM EDT - Race Start - Untimed 5 KM run/walk

Contact Information

Event Location

Waterloo Regional Museum, Kitchener, ON, Canada

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