Inspiring community through running

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It is our objective to offer fun, safe and healthy events for runners, joggers, walkers and families of all ages and abilities, while promoting community responsibility to local charitable and non-profit organizations and their causes. Since 1978, tens thousands of participants have collectively walked and run millions of kilometres, with over $1,400,000 being donated back to our community.  We offer an opportunity for fitness, friendship, and family fun, and hope you can join us.

Run Waterloo is committed to running in Waterloo Region.  A family effort since conception, the organization is dedicated to building a strong, healthy, and connected community through the sport of running and the attitude of giving back.

Our Team

ADMINISTRATION

Lloyd Schmidt

Series Director

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An avid runner for over 40 years, Lloyd began directing races in 1987. Lloyd has a reputation for organizing quality events, a long history of race innovation, and a dedication to the community. Lloyd and his wife Julie have 6 children, who you may see helping at the races. Lloyd became a proud grandfather in 2013.

Jordan Schmidt

Operations Manager

Jordan manages event logistics, bookkeeping and marketing and communications. Jordan’s passion for community building leads him to always look for new ways for the Run Waterloo to benefit those who live in the Region of Waterloo. Jordan is Lloyd and Julie’s eldest son and prefers the 5k road race.

RACE CREW

Julie Schmidt

Lead Race Photographer

As a recreational runner and mental health nurse, Julie strongly advocates for the health and well-being of our community. Among her varied roles within the Waterloo Running Series, her most treasured contribution is photography, as she aims to capture the essence of both the individual and community experience.

Carol Stewart

Registration Coordinator

Running for close to 15 years, Carol credits the Waterloo Running Series as the place she found her love of racing. She has been collecting the Waterloo Running Series race shirts since the Oktoberfest 5k in 2007. After adding her first Race Crew shirt from the 2012 Dirty Dash, she now collects Race Crew shirts as well. If you don’t see her on the course, you will see her at kit pick up.

Jamie Black

Chief Course Marshal

In over 30 years of running, Jamie has competed in more than 1,000 races, won a few of them, and got lost while leading two different cross-country races (in the same day). He has run in +50c as well as -40C and has been chased by a bear while running on trails. He has learned much about race logistics the hard way, and coordinates the marshalling at many RunWaterloo events when he’s not chasing his two young children.

Andrew Mozier

Engineering & Infrastructure

A lifelong engineer, but a new runner, Andrew brings his passion for solving tricky problems to the RunWaterloo team. Whether it’s making water cannons, bells that’ll stand the assault of enthusiastic runners, kitting out the RunWaterloo event trailer, or anything else needed to make a great event better Andrew’s happy to help. If he gets any spare time, Andrew plays the banjo.

RW MAGAZINE

Jessica Kuepfer

Editor, RW Magazine

Jessica Kuepfer is a local endurance athlete, blogger and public relations professional. She loves bringing the running community together through communications and has been a Run Waterloo volunteer since 2013 and also writes for Canadian Running Magazine. Her key races for 2017 are her first Ironman, the World Duathlon Championships and some of her favourite Run Waterloo races.

Sean Delanghe

Contributor, RW Magazine

Sean Delanghe Chiropractic Science Training Health Performance

Dr. Sean Delanghe is a local chiropractor with a keen interest in athletic injuries and performance. He is also the head coach of Health and Performance, a local training group that he founded in 2011. He has a passion for writing about the science of health and sport on his blog and for publications such as Canadian Running. Dr. Delanghe is also an avid age-grouper, and has competed in a diversity of events ranging from the Boston Marathon to the World Duathlon Championships.

Catherine Schmidt

Contributor, RW Magazine

Catherine Schmidt Sukkau Running News

Catherine is a lifelong runner who has been living and training in Waterloo Region since 2006: first as a member and captain of Wilfrid Laurier University’s cross-country team, and now as a member of the Run Waterloo community since 2012. She works in finance and accounting, and shares her passion for reading, writing and running through this column.

ADVISORY BOARD

Laura Hewitson

Advisory Board Member

Laura is a recreational runner and a marketing professional. She is an active community volunteer and has been involved with Run Waterloo for the past couple of years. In her spare time she teaches fitness classes and leadership courses.

Chris Longshaw

Advisory Board Member

As an advisor, Chris specializes in Equipment and Volunteer Management. Husband to the first born Schmidt, Chris embraced from the beginning the fact that marrying into the family meant forever being actively involved in Run Waterloo. Through years of falling more and more in love with his wife Carly, and her family, his love for running and community enrichment grew as well.

Colin Calvert

Advisory Board Member

Colin Calvert, CPA candidate, is the treasurer of the Advisory Board.

Sylvia Forgrave

Advisory Board Member

Sylvia is a Canadian Olympic hurdler (Los Angeles, 1984), and manages special projects for Run Waterloo.

WEB TEAM

Sam manages the Run Waterloo results website.

Will Spaetzel

endurrun.com

Will manages the ENDURrun microsite.

GET INVOLVED

Run Waterloo is made possible by thousands of volunteers each year. Join our team.