Elite Field Lined Up For 2017 Season Opener


Run Waterloo is excited to announce that we are expecting a very fast season opening race this weekend at the 2017 Re-Fridgee-Eighter, including the return of 2014 8-mile winner and Olympian Krista DuChene. Here is a rundown of our elite entries:

Athlete Running Resumé
Krista DuChene 2016 Olympian, 2nd fastest Canadian marathoner, Re-Fridgee-Eighter 8 mile record-holder (2014)
Trevor Hofbauer 3rd place 2016 Canadian Cross-Country Championships, represented Canada at the 2016 World’s Best 10K in Puerto Rico
Josh Bolton 3rd place 2016 Canada Running Series, Re-Fridgee-Eigher 8 mile record-holder (2016), 10km PB of 30:52
Robert Brouillette 2015 and 2016 ENDURrun champion, 2nd place in 2016 Re-Fridgee-Eighter 8 mile, 10km PB of 31:33
Jim Seeds Elite masters runner, 3rd place in 2016 Re-Fridgee-Eighter 8 mile, 16:20 at 2016 Fall Classic 5km
Tanis Bolton Winner of 2016 Re-Fridgee-Eighter 8 mile, 3:03 marathon debut in 2016
Mitch Free Winner of 2014 Oktoberfest 10km, 10km PB of 33:37
Tyler Chacra 10km PB of 33:13

Both Krista and Josh are current 8 mile record holders, and Jim’s 2016 time was 18 seconds off the all-time masters record.

Event Records

We are super excited to have these talented runners in the field and chasing records on Sunday!