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.
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!
Proceeds from this race series benefit a wide variety of local children's charities in the Waterloo Region helping our next generation of citizens.
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!
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 technical 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.
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
Top Finisher Prizes - Nice job elite runner! Top 5k finishers in the open male & female and masters (40+) male & female categories will receive gift cards for Runner's Choice in the amount of 1ST: $100, 2ND: $50, 3RD: $25
Top Age Category Prizes - Wow! You crushed it! Top 5k finishers in each age bracket (5 year brackets) male & female will receive 1ST: Gift Card for Runner's Choice in the amount of $15, 2ND: Mudpuppy Chase buff, 3RD: Mudpuppy water bottle.
Fundraising Prizes - Our fundraising draws are back again this year and we've got more chances than ever to win! Stay tuned to see the amazing prize collections from Runner's Choice!
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 >
Top Schools - The top 5 fundraising schools will receive a prize including the top 3 schools winning a pizza party. We have a surprise in store for the next 2 highest fundraising schools.
Top Individual Fundraiser - Wow! You really made a difference in your community. For your hard work, you win a new bicycle from King Street Cycles!
Teacher Awards - We couldn't do it without our teachers help to get students trained so each teacher that helped with run clubs at their schools will receive a $100 gift certificate to Runner's Choice Waterloo.
New School Award - Did you bring a new school to the Mudpuppy Chase Road Race? If so you'll be awarded a new pair of shoes from Runner's Choice Waterloo.
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
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.