2014 Oktoberfest Run

Thanks for a great race! MTD presents the 17th Annual Oktoberfest Run.


facebookThis event is Waterloo Region’s unoffical annual 5k championships. Josh Morrison and Erin Mcclure won today with strong 15:11 and 17:05 times. Record Alert: In defending his 2013 victory, Josh ran the third fastest winning time of all-time (5 seconds back of Nathan Brannen’s record from 2000), and Erin now holds the top 3 all-time winning times: 16:28 (1997), 17:05 (2014), and 17:11 (2009)!

Health + Performance cleaned up with victories in the Open Team in both the 5k and 10k. Sean Delange and Annika Nicholson maintained their leads and won the inaugural Battle of Waterloo!

Battle of Waterloo: Overall after leg 3

Find Your Strong

Christine won a free pair of the new Saucony Triumph ISO Series shoes by sharing how she is finding her strong. Stay tuned for more contests like this in the future!
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Next Event

The 6th Annual RememberRun is November 8 in Cambridge. RememberRun Shield
It’s a 5k and 8k with a 2.5k fun run, and is a fundraiser for the Poppy Fund – Preston Legion.


Oktoberfest promoGood morning and welcome to the 2014 Oktoberfest Run, presented by MTD! Things to look for this morning:

1. All-time 5k recordholder Erin McClure (16:28 in 1997) is back in the field this year! In the men’s field, two-time champion Adam Hortian leads the pack.
2. This is the conclusion of the Battle of Waterloo. Will Sean Delanghe and Annika Nicholson maintain their leads? (Current results)
3. Health & Performance has an epic Sean vs. Gill 5k challenge today!
4. King Street packed with runners!
5. Construction at the Weber & University intersection. Avoid that detour!
6. Also, we’ve got lots of friends and family members running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon this morning. Good luck!


  • Ishin Kaya October 19, 2014 9:53 pm

    First time at Octoberfest 10K.
    For the next year, I would suggest an extra distance sign for “Last 200” for those who may have extra energy left for a final sprint 😉

  • Al Boyd October 19, 2014 11:04 pm

    Was disappointed with how race was run. We were doing the 10km walk and the race workers left before we finished. We had no support from the 7km marker. We had no idea of the route. We had a individual from out of town walking with us. We also had no water station in the last half.

  • JL October 25, 2014 6:28 pm

    Were there no finish line photos for the Oktoberfest run this year? I like the new 10K route and the early start time.

  • runwaterloo October 28, 2014 12:55 pm

    The finish line photos will be posted soon!

  • almost last October 29, 2014 1:24 pm

    As one of the slower runners, it was very disappointing that we (I wasn’t the only one) had to wait for lights, and there were no signs or people directing once you got to Bridgeport Rd. I’m not sure if I actually stayed on course or not as a result. It sure made me feel, as someone who is working on becoming a “runner”, that because I wasn’t up at the front, I didn’t count. I paid the same amount for my entry as did those that came in well ahead of me. Why were we (again, there were several people behind me) not given the same treatment? There were no one to even direct us once we got to the Rec Complex. As my first year participating in the run, it may be my last.

  • runwaterloo October 29, 2014 6:40 pm

    The finish line photo album is up, made available by AGP Fitness Imaging! http://bit.ly/19X0qZ3

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