ABOUT THE MUDPUPPY CHASE ROAD RACE

The Mudpuppy Chase Road Race returns on May 6th, 2018!

Our spring road race is an ideal family friendly, flat race for beginner runners and experienced runners alike with a 3k for students, 5k for families and adults and a 600m dash for under 6. Proceeds from fundraising help local children's charities in the Waterloo Region.

distance options

600M KIDS, 3K & 5K FAMILY OPTIONS

Flat road and packed scenic trail make this course an amazing run through Waterloo. Dozens of schools and families join us for a morning of athletic fun followed by a feast!

benefits local children

BENEFITING LOCAL CHILDREN'S CHARITIES

Proceeds from this race series benefit a wide variety of local children's charities in the Waterloo Region helping our next generation of citizens.

fun morning for the whole family

A GREAT MORNING FOR THE FAMILY

With warm up from Anytime Fitness and great post-race food, this run that starts at the Columbia Lake Ice Fields is a great morning for runners of all ages. Get the whole family signed up!

 

CHASE THE MUDPUPPY IN

The Mudpuppy Chase Road Race Is TODAY!

 

 

REGISTER AS A TEAM, ADULT OR FAMILY
REGISTER WITH A SCHOOL GROUP
 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF KITCHENER GRAND RIVER IS PROUD ONCE AGAIN TO HOST THE MUDPUPPY CHASE ROAD RACE IN WATERLOO

This premium family event that helps raise money for our community  Through this race we promote active and healthy lifestyles and our race embodies a positive, friendly environment with the best volunteers, healthy fresh post race food, a great shirt and a finishing medal for every entrant.

 Whether this is your first race, or you're an elite going for a PB, this race has something for everybody. Run as a family or team to make it an even more amazing morning out in the fresh air.

 All proceeds support local children's charities through the charities benefiting from the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River.

 

ABOUT THE MUDPUPPY CHASE ROAD RACE COURSE

Runners love our chip-timed, flat, fast course that's marshaled for safety and your direction. Registration comes with a shirt, finisher's medal, and gourmet post-race food with help from The Culinary Studio KW. Fundraising and age category prizes are awarded on-site after the race!
 
 

MUDPUPPY CHASE ROAD RACE RACE DAY TIMES

On Sunday, May 6, 2018 our race starts will be as follows. Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of your run time to ensure time to get from University Of Waterloo parking lot.

9:00 a.m. 600 m race

9:20 a.m. 3k race for students starts

10:20 a.m. 5k open race for adults, families, children

ROAD RACE LOCATION AND COURSE

Parking will be in University of Waterloo parking lots East of Hagey Blvd, just off Columbia

Race Start will be on Frank Tompa Drive across from Open Text

Course Map can be viewed here > 

 

REGISTER AS AN ADULT RUNNER OR FAMILY
REGISTER WITH A SCHOOL GROUP
 

Last year was an amazing year in support of charity. Help us make this year even better!

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2018 Adult & Family Fundraising Leaderboard

2018 School Fundraising Leaderboard

Mudpuppy News

Catch up on the latest info about the annual Mudpuppy Chase Road Race held in Waterloo, Ontario

Mudpuppy News

Catch up on the latest info about the annual Mudpuppy Chase Road Race held in Waterloo, Ontario

A MESSAGE FROM RACE DIRECTOR, JUSTIN NESBITT

Hello experienced and new runners and welcome back to another year of the Mudpuppy Chase Road Race! After having overwhelmingly good feedback about our new home at the David Johnson Research and Technology Park last year, we're excited to let you know that we'll be back there again for 2018. Our track is scenic as you head out to the University path that travels beside a babbling stream and our finish line area makes for great photo ops! On top of that our parking is just a hundred meters from the entire race campus making it easy to get to our start line and our warm-up tent. Thanks to all those who have joined us year after year. We look forward to having yet another amazing day on May 6th with 1,500 of our favourite Waterloo Region runners!

- Head Mudpuppy, Justin Nesbitt

 

SOME OF THE CHARITIES WE HAVE SUPPORTED THIS YEAR

The Kitchener-Grand River Rotary believes in directing most of our charitable dollars to the needs of youth and children. We believe in planting seeds and investing in children and youth with physical and mental needs. We believe in supporting projects that are of a preventative and proactive nature which will have a significant impact in our community.

KidsAbilityEmpowering children and youth with a wide range of complex special needs to realize their full potential.
KidSportA national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under.
Send'em Off SmilingSend'em Off Smiling providides school clothing and supplies for local children in need. They rely on teachers to identify those children who will benefit most from the program.
Waterloo Region District School BoardBenefiting various school specific programs and supporting additional learning tools, musical instruments and fitness equipment

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