Saturday November 17, 2018
This race is capped at 400 entrants. Entries will be accepted until we reach 400.
Online Registration is now closed. Please refer to 'Registration Options' below for details on how to register Friday or Saturday.
New for 2018: running the parade route before the Kitchener-Waterloo Santa Claus Parade!
3 KM Race Start: 10:05 a.m. at Weber St E and Frederick St, Kitchener, ON
1 KM Fun Run Start: 10:25 a.m. at Weber St S and Hartwood Ave, Kitchener, ON
Both runs finish at Weber St N and Erb St E
Your favourite holiday run is back!
All participants will receive a full Santa Suit which consists of a jacket, pants, hat, beard and belt, and the entire Santa Suit must be worn during the event. In the spirit of the event, any participant not wearing the full Santa Suit will be removed from further participation without refund.
Please remember to keep your Santa Suit for the following years, to receive an entry fee discount.
This race supports the YMCAs of Waterloo Region.
Individual, includes Santa suit and tax.
Individual, Untimed Fun Run, includes Santa suit and tax.
Individual, "Santa suit from previous year" discount. Price includes tax.
Individual, Untimed Fun Run, "Santa suit from previous year" discount. Price includes tax.
This event is part of Run Waterloo's Run Plus series.
These events are truly running events, but with a twist. Whether it's pancakes, colour or a Santa suit, this plus experience makes these runs fun and fresh.
Explore all Run Plus events.
Every finisher will receive this custom glass finisher ornament to wear, keep, and display. Don't miss out on this 2018-only gift!
The signature feature of this event is the hundreds of Santas running down the street. This means that the suit is mandatory!
Participants will receive a full Santa Suit with the entry fee. The suit consists of a jacket, pants, hat, beard and belt, and the entire Santa Suit must be worn during the event. In the spirit of the event, any participant not wearing the full Santa Suit will be removed from further participation without refund.
Please remember to keep your Santa Suit for the following years, to receive an entry fee discount!
The Santa Suits come in three sizes, Mens, Womens, and Youth. They are on the large size, so many people choose a smaller size.
We recommend picking up your kit and suit at the Friday kit pickup so that you can tailor your suit before the race!
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:
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)
Course Map: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7164917
3 KM: Running on Weber St, from Frederick St, Kitchener to Erb St E, Waterloo, along the parade route immediately preceding the Santa Claus Parade.
1 KM: Running on Weber St, from Hartwood Ave, Kitchener to Erb St E, Waterloo, along the parade route immediately preceding the Santa Claus Parade.
Shuttle buses will transport participants to the start line (the start lines at both Hartwood Ave and Frederick St) from Royal St and Weber St N starting at 8:00 a.m. Last bus will leave at 9:15 a.m. 1 KM participants will be dropped off at Hartwood Ave and Weber St and 3 KM participants will be dropped off at Duke St and Queen St.
There will be portable washrooms in the parking lot of the Bridgeport Plaza that can be used prior to shuttling up to the start of the race. There will be a portable washroom in the Civic Centre parking lot which is near the start, which can be used prior to the race.
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.
Enjoy a variety of refreshments, musical entertainment and draw prizes 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.
3 KM EVENT - medals awarded (no duplication) to:
Computerized timing and race results by Chiptime Results. Results will be available race day, and after the race at RunWaterloo.com
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
Check out our website at RunWaterloo.com for thousands of photos - all free to download.
November 17 8:00 AM EST - Race Day Registration and Kit Pick Up begins
November 17 10:05 AM EST - 3 KM Race Start promptly at 10:05 a.m. Late starters will not be permitted.
November 17 10:25 AM EST - 1 KM Race Start promptly at 10:25 a.m. Late starters will not be permitted.
Lloyd Schmidt, Race Director