School Participation

Dozens Of Schools Join Mudpuppy Running Race Every Year

Every year, dozens of schools join us bringing almost 1,000 children and youth to take part in our family friendly and fun morning of exciting run activity. The kids love running with their friends and parents are encouraged to join them in this morning physical activity. Best of all the fundraising these children do helps other children their age in the Waterloo Region. The Rotary Club of Kitchener-Grand River believes in leveling the playing field for children in need and have been re-investing in schools and children's aid programs since the beginning of the race over a decade ago.

Already have your school code? (If not contact us here to get your school signed up)



Teachers! Bring A New School To Mudpuppy and Receive A New Pair of Running Shoes

Are you a teacher or principal at a Waterloo Region school? We're always looking for new schools to join us! Get your children excited about physical activity. Our race allows your students to choose from a 3k distance or the older students can enjoy the full 5k race adventure! Children under 6 can take place in our 600m dash, an exhilarating start for a little runner.

Looking to get involved? Drop us a line here >

How To Register Your School

If you are a returning school use the button below to start registering your students. You will need your school code provided by the Mudpuppy committee to ensure your students are grouped together for fundraising purposes.

Important - students must try to raise a minimum of $35 and there are prizes to be won for top schools and top individual fundraisers.


  • The top 3 fundraising schools will win a pizza lunch.
  • The next 2 fundraising schools will win a surprise gift.
  • The top individual student fundraiser will win a bike from King St Cycle.
  • Students raising $100 or more will get a Bingemans waterslide pass.
  • Students raising $200 or more will get a Bingemans bowling pass.
  • Students raising $300 or more will get a Bingemans bowling and pizza pass.
  • Teachers who bring a NEW school to the Mudpuppy Chase will get a new pair or running shoes.
  • Teachers who operate a run club, leading up to the Mudpuppy Chase will get a $100 gift certificate to Runner's Choice.

Getting Your Students Engaged

  • Celebrate fitness and activity at your school by tracking the number of kms ran during practice.
  • Take lots of pictures while training and on race day. Display these on the Bulletin Board.
  • Proudly wear your Mudpuppy shirt and medal.
  • Include the participants in an Assembly of kids who were friends to others.
  • Students could decorate the bib and have a ‘Champions for Kids” bulletin board.



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