Runner's Instructions For the 2018 Mudpuppy Chase Road Race
Here's what you need to know for the 2018 Mudpuppy Chase Road Race
Here's what you need to know to have an amazing morning of fun at the Mudpuppy Chase Road Race 2018
Adult and Family Race Kit Pickup
On Saturday, May 5th race kits will be available for pickup at Runner's Choice Waterloo. Race kits can also be picked up on the morning of the race in the big tent starting at 8 a.m.
School Race Kits
If you have registered as a school your kits will be delivered to you on Wednesday, May 2nd or Thursday, May 3rd. On the day of the race look for the sign with your school name to rally with your schoolmates!
About Your Race Kit
Your race kit will contain a beautiful Mudpuppy Chase Road Race shirt in the size you requested, one Mudpuppy Chase Road Race Buff and your Mudpuppy Chase Road Race numbered bib. This bib contains a timing chip associated with your name. Attach this bib using the provided safety pins to the FRONT of your clothing either on the lower portion of your shirt or on the upper part of your pants or shorts. DO NOT trade bibs with any other runner. DO run the race you signed up for. Your bib will also grant you access to your post-race meal. DO NOT remove your bib after the race until you have received your food.
The race start is located at the Columbia Ice Fields on Frank Tompa Drive, Waterloo. Parking is free and the entrance is off Columbia St W on Hagey Blvd. Once on Hagey Blvd our volunteers will direct you to Parking Lot X of the University of Waterloo. The race start line is 300m away from the parking lot. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your race to get parked and oriented.
Race Start Times
600 m dash starts @ 9:00 a.m.
3 km race starts @ 9:20 a.m.
5 km race starts @ 10:20 a.m.
Racing the Mudpuppy Chase Road Race
This fun and accessible race course contains a mix of road, path, and paved trail. It is considered a road race as all surfaces are hard packed and accessible to runner or wheel based athletic devices.
Our 600m course is a 300m out and back and the children will be guided by our volunteers. Be sure to have your cameras ready by the racing chute to see your youngsters race this exciting dash!
Our 3 km and 5 km courses will have volunteers, police and REACT to make sure you don't miss the few turns out on course. Be sure to take in the scenic portion of our course that travels through the University of Waterloo's Environmental Preserve. Check out the race course layout here. Water stations will be available on course at the 2 km and finish line.
Finish your race strong by running right through both timing mats to ensure proper recording of your time. Head to the food tent where your bib will get your an amazing meal. Post race announcements of race winners will be made as listed in the schedule below.
Race Morning Schedule
- 8:00 a.m. - race kit pickup opens
- 9:00 a.m. - 600m Kids Dash
- 9:20 a.m. - 3 km race START
- 10:20 a.m. - 5 km race START
- 10:30 a.m. - 3 km race WINNER announcements
- 11:00 a.m. - 5 km race WINNER announcements
- 11:30 a.m. - fundraising WINNER announcements
Last Minute Registration
Registration is still open! Use the link below to register your family, team or yourself as an individual and join us for this amazing morning of fun! We'll even get you registered on the morning of the race if you need.