2018 ENDURrace 5k is back on!

The 2018 ENDURrace will thaw … into double-header on Saturday April 21!

Both cancelled events from April 14 (5 KM and 2.5 KM) are rescheduled for April 21 at 4:00 p.m. There are no changes to the originally scheduled events on April 21 (8 KM and 2.5 KM) at 6:00 p.m.

  • Combined is back on – runners will have between 60 – 100 minutes between the events.
  • All 5 KM runners have a rescheduled date and time.
  • Registration is re-opened for the 5 KM and for the Combined.
    • Runners registered for the 8 KM only can upgrade to the Combined for $15 at any kit pickup before the 5k.
  • Kit pickup is also rescheduled.
    • April 20 at Runners’ Choice from 5:00 – 7:00
    • April 21 at Lion’s Hall from 2:00 – 3:30 and from 5:00 – 5:30

If you were registered for the 5 KM but can’t make the 4 p.m. time, the only option is to switch to the 8 KM or 2.5 KM at 6:00 p.m. at no additional charge. We hope you join us!

A unique ENDURrace challenge

The challenge that ENDURrace presents to participants is how to attack a mini-series of races. We have at times considered changes to the format – perhaps a back-to-back Friday/Saturday. (In 2014, we had two weeks of separation.) This new schedule will finally give us the unintentional opportunity for something new – the double-header.

Compared to the 16 year history of this event, the 2018 edition will resemble something closer to new trends like Dopey Challenge. Will runners like it? We’ll find out on Saturday!

Thank you for your support

First, huge thanks to the Township of Woolwich for accommodating this contingency request. And also to some of our partners like Chiptime Results and Waterloo Regional REACT for supporting this decision and pulling double-duty this upcoming week.

But thank you also to you – for the incredible feedback on this decision. For us, these were uncharted waters, and the comments of support were at times overwhelming. We are confident that the cancellation was in the best interest of the participants and volunteers, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this rescheduling.

On our event cancellation policy

Simply speaking, event cancellation is incredibly unlikely. April 14, 2018 was the first time we had cancelled an event in 30 years and over 350 events. This is grounded in a sincere belief in and commitment to our mission of inspiring community through running.

However, this was a bit of a wake-up call for us: we live in a world with increased threats of severe weather, which could make future cancellations more likely. We aren’t scared by bad weather, but severe warnings that jeopardize participant safety are also of paramount importance.

The standard for events like this is for a strict cancellation, without refund. That is all we can and will promise. This was a great outcome; a future race cancellation might not have this same opportunity for a rescheduling, after checking with the proper authorities. But you can trust that we will always look for the best outcome.

This upcoming Saturday

We’re back in business! And looking forward to some sun!

Although the race t-shirts will still say “April 14st & 21st”…


  • Jen Krauskopf April 16, 2018 1:29 pm

    Ohhh! I wasn’t planning on doing this event this year, but this is VERY tempting!

    • runwaterloo April 16, 2018 1:56 pm

      Haha! Unfortunately this won’t work for everyone, but we’re also hoping that some people are now interested! Gotta collect those #RWBoost points!

  • Rene Belanger April 16, 2018 2:23 pm

    Thank you for doing this! Really appreciate everything!

    • Lloyd Schmidt April 16, 2018 2:28 pm

      Thank you Rene, for your support.

  • Virginia Luker April 16, 2018 2:53 pm

    My daughter and I were signed up for the 5k for April 14th do we have to re-register or do we use the bib we picked up last Friday for the 5k on April 21th?

    • runwaterloo April 16, 2018 3:11 pm

      Same bib is all you need!

  • David Bedrosian April 16, 2018 3:03 pm

    Back-to-back races will indeed be a fun challenge. Thanks for your hard work both on the original race day and to combine the two races for this Saturday.

    • Lloyd Schmidt April 16, 2018 4:22 pm

      Thanks David, good luck!

  • Carolyn Alexander April 16, 2018 3:17 pm

    If we want to run the 5km this coming Saturday and paid and registered for the cancelled 5km this past Saturday, do we need to register again? We are also registered for the 8km this Saturday. Just confused.

    • Lloyd Schmidt April 16, 2018 4:22 pm

      Hi Carolyn, we just rescheduled the 5k to April 21 at 4:00 p.m. No need to register again. Hope you can make it. Thanks.

  • Dave Harmsworth April 16, 2018 4:46 pm

    Looking forward to this – a unique event indeed! The EndurRace lives up to its name this year…

    • Lloyd Schmidt April 16, 2018 7:58 pm

      We are looking forward to it too, something new for us! Good luck. Thanks Dave.

  • Lesley Oakley April 16, 2018 7:05 pm

    I’ve decided to run the 5km ahead of the 8 km. I look forward to seeing you this weekend!

    • Lloyd Schmidt April 16, 2018 7:59 pm

      Good choice Lesley, and good luck as well. Thanks.

  • Alex Hoerner April 17, 2018 2:05 pm

    Hey, if I already signed up for the 5k, and I want to do the 8k, how do you suggest I go about this process? I know there’s a discount on the 8k if you sign up for the 5k, but should I just sign up for the 8k separately to get the discount? Let me know if you need clarification…

    • runwaterloo April 17, 2018 2:16 pm

      Hey Alex, all you have to do at kit pickup is pay $15 (cash or credit) and the volunteers will switch you – simple as that! You don’t need to do anything online or until then.

  • Linda Umbrico April 18, 2018 1:33 pm

    I am very tempted to do both races now… I had only been signed up for the 8K originally… but it seems like a fun idea to do both. LOVE that this got worked out.
    Thanks so much.

    • runwaterloo April 18, 2018 1:45 pm

      It has been very intriguing for 8kers! Easy to do at kit pickup!

  • Jen Foerster April 18, 2018 9:06 pm

    If I signed up for the 5k but the time don’t work for me how do I go about doing the 8 k

    • runwaterloo April 19, 2018 12:36 am

      Just switched you! All you need to do is show up and run. Respond here if you really didn’t want the 8k. Thanks!

  • Virginia Luker April 19, 2018 1:01 pm

    We are signed up for the 5km. Would we be able to sign up for the eight km also? We would like to try both. What would be the extra cost and how would we register for the 8km if possible ? thank you in advance for your help. If not possible we totally understand.

    • runwaterloo April 19, 2018 2:27 pm

      Easy – all you have to do is pay $20 at kit pickup (cash or credit). It’s not what we planned, but it is an exciting opportunity!!

      • Virginia Luker April 19, 2018 3:49 pm

        Yes that is what we were thinking. All new at running & excited

        • runwaterloo April 19, 2018 5:32 pm

          Cool. If you’re new to running it’s hard to describe just how rare this is. See you Saturday!

  • Gillian April 21, 2018 12:30 pm

    I wasn’t planning to do either race but this new setup manipulated me into signing up for both… 😛

    • runwaterloo April 21, 2018 10:39 pm

      We’re glad you did!

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