Baden Road Races

Baden Road Races is the annual road race in the Township of Wilmot. The signature event is the Baden Duathlon, a sprint event out of the beautiful Wilmot Recreation Centre. This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Ron VanKoughnett.

Running races offered are the challenging 7 Miler, which runs to the aerial on the Baden Tower Hill, the Neil Dunford Memorial 5k, as well as a 200m event for children.

This race strives to serve Wilmot by offering a fun and challenging race, and a friendly and welcoming running atmosphere for runners and walkers of all kinds. This race supports three local charities: Aldaview Services, Interfaith Community Counselling Centre and Wilmot Family Resource Centre.

The 5k is the goal race for the Let’s start running, Wilmot! group that begins on March 20, 2019. The nine week program is free with race entry. Contact Jordan for more info.

For more information about this race, contact Lloyd Schmidt, Race Director.

Key 2019 info

Venue: Wilmot Recreation Complex, 1291 Nafziger Rd, Baden
Date: Saturday May 18, 2019
Time: 7 Mile: 8:30 | Sprint Duathlon & 5k: 9:00 | 200m: 10:30
Events: Sprint Duathlon | 7 mile | 5k | 200m kids fun run
Recent event recaps: 2018 | 20172016

Event categories and awards

Individual event categories

One per participant

  • Sprint Duathlon: up to 19 |  20 – 29 | 30 – 39 | 40 – 49 | 50 – 59 | 60 – 69 | 70+
  • 7 Mile: up to 19 |  20 – 29 | 30 – 39 | 40 – 49 | 50 – 59 | 60 – 69 | 70+ | Weight F160+ / M190+lbs
  • 5 KM – Up to age 12 | 13 – 15 | 16 – 19 | 20 – 29 | 30 – 39 | 40 – 49 | 50 – 59 | 60 – 69 | 70+ | Weight F160+ / M190+lbs

Team event categories

Teams only include participants of the same timed event.

  • 7 Mile and 5k: Open (min 5 person team)


In all timed events, without duplication, recognition goes as follows:
Individual award medals
To the top three overall, then to the top three masters, then to the top three in each event category.
Team award medals
To the first place team in each team category.
All unclaimed medals will be available for pickup at Runners’ Choice any time after Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Course maps

Toggle the layers to see your event: 7 mi, 5k, or sprint du! Click the logo top left to get started.

Course Rules

It is every participant’s responsibility to know the course and the race assumes no responsibility for any missed turns. Each turn will be marshaled and signed. Courses are pending approval and may change with municipal needs.
Time limit for running races: 10 minutes per kilometer for the 7 Mile. Starting at the half way mark, if a participant does not reach a km mark by this calculated time, the participant will be asked to move to the sidewalk and finish the race as a pedestrian, unassisted by race support. Participants are asked to familiarize themselves with the course route if this situation might be a possibility to them. We wish to minimize traffic disruption caused by our event, and value the support of Police services regarding participant safety.

Participant swag

Every participant that signs up by May 12th at midnight will receive a t-shirt in their selected size. When choosing a t-shirt, consult this guide.

This is our in-development design:

Race weekend info


On the floor of the Wilmot Recreation Centre ice pad, enjoy burgers, massage from New Hamburg Wellness Centre, and great draw prizes including Saucony shoes from Runners’ Choice and a t-shirt design quilt. Winners must be present to claim the prizes.

Registration and kit pickup


Online through Race Roster. Paper forms are available only at Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb. St. E. Waterloo, and are accepted until May 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
No refunds or deferrals. Entries can be transferred through Race Roster for a $7.50 fee until the transfer deadline of May 5 at midnight.

Kit pickups and race weekend registration

Friday, May 17: kit pickup at Runners’ Choice 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18: kit pickup at Wilmot Recreation Centre 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Accessibility info

Run Waterloo would like to assist in breaking down barriers faced by runners with disabilities. For 2019, we have created the position of Accessibility Coordinator, who will answer your questions regarding assistance, accommodations, and venue and course information. Contact Deirdre at [email protected].

Elite info

At Run Waterloo, we value elite and sub-elite athletes that contribute to strong fields. There are a limited number of elite entry spots available for this race. Contact [email protected] to learn more about our entry standards.

Note: deadline for elite entry to this race is May 11, 2019.


Run Waterloo events include hundreds or thousands of photos posted to our Flickr page, all free for download and use. They are also tagged directly to the results.

Race history

Baden Road RacesFor close to 40 years, Wilmot Township has been home to a great running tradition. With various venues, courses, distances, charities, and even names over the years, one thing has remained: the passion and community support for a great sporting event. This race was called the New Hamburg Classic Races as recently as 2013, before Run Waterloo rebooted this great institution with the first ever Baden Road Races in 2014. Within five years, this race has now grown to focus on duathlon while still offering the running events.

Race results and records