Achievements are statistical honours earned by Run Waterloo members over their running career. Each Achievement is displayed proudly on the member’s results profile with a beautiful badge designed by Aubs & Mugg.
To earn a Loyalty Achievement, a member has shown true commitment to the Run Waterloo community. This loyalty is displayed proudly on the member profile with these distinctive banner shapes.
Criteria: The distance raced in timed events, scaled from a minimum of 100 km to over 2,000 km.
Design: This bold banner illustrates the accumulation of kilometres as the badge level increases.
Notable member: Joanne Bink leads the pack, approximately 200 km from the maximum level.
Waterloo Classic Finisher
Criteria: Each Waterloo Classic finish for any timed event counts for this Achievement, for which badges start at 5 finishes.
Design: Participation in this flagship event is recognized with this prestigious badge, and this honour is reflected in a dramatic and colourful badge design.
Notable member: With 34 finishes, Aidan Kelly holds a commanding lead in these levels.
Criteria: All Run Waterloo members as of June 18, 2017 are Founding Members. This date is the 40th anniversary of the Waterloo 10 KM Classic and the first since the membership program was launched.
Design: This badge uses the Run Waterloo brand colours and bold shapes to demonstrate that members are the fabric of the Run Waterloo community.
Criteria: Every finisher of a timed event at the first running of an annual race earns the corresponding Inaugural Achievement. In cases where Run Waterloo has rebooted or otherwise brought a race into the fold, it is defined as the first running in the Run Waterloo results database.
Design: Supporting a race from Day 1 is an exceptional feat and is recognized with these distinctive banners that say, “I was there.”
Notable members: George Aitkin, Elaine Mowbray, Lloyd Schmidt, and Geoff Todd all hold the most exclusive Achievement of all: the Inaugural 1978 Waterloo Classic.
A series is more than a sum of its events, and a series completion is now recognized with these circular badges.
ENDURrun Ultimate Finisher
Criteria: Completing the ENDURrun Ultimate series earns a member this Achievement, which scales with more finishes.
Design: This Achievement badge scales to show a true dedication to endurance running.
Notable members: A dozen or so members have achieved the 5-9 badge, but at eight, it is Joanne Bink and Jack Kilislian who are closest to the maximum level.
Battle of Waterloo Finisher
Criteria: Each BOW series completion earns a member that unique Achievement.
Design: Each edition of Run Waterloo’s series championship is unique, and is now captured in these bold and unique badge designs.
Performance Achievements recognize outstanding race results.
Criteria: This Achievement defines five time-based 10k levels for men and women.
Design: Reaching progressively faster standards is reflected in this abstractly cumulative badge design.
Notable member: Lloyd Schmidt is the closest member to the top level: a mere 12 seconds shy.
Criteria: This Achievement defines five time-based 5k levels for men and women.
Design: Reaching progressively faster standards is reflected in this abstractly cumulative badge design. The men’s sub-25 minute achievement was updated on October 4, 2017.
Notable members: Erin McClure, Tarah Korir and Adam Hortian have all achieved the highest standard.
Criteria: The first man and woman across the finish line on any event day are Event Winners, and any member can earn this Achievement badge once per race.
Design: Breaking the tape is an essential racing accomplishment, and is honoured with these badges.
Notable members: Robert Brouillette and Adam Hortian have each earned seven of these badges.