What’s your favourite spring tradition?

Getting out for runs is a little easier now: the snow has melted, the temperatures are slowly warming up, and the longer days are all factors.

As for having more time to run, that’s another story for me. Spring is generally a very busy time in the real estate market and this year is no exception. Waterloo Region continues to be a hot spot for people to live and invest. Again this past month, sale prices across Kitchener-Waterloo and area saw an increase.

I know one thing I’m looking forward to is the upcoming holiday weekend and spending some additional time with family and friends. I’m also looking forward to watching my many running friends that will be down in Boston running their hearts out on Patriots day!

My question this month: what is your favourite spring tradition? Could be a long weekend activity or seasonal activity: anything that you look forward to every spring!

How to enter and contest rules

Interested in winning a free Run Waterloo entry for the Baden Road Races? All you have to do is answer the question above ‘What is your favourite spring tradition?’

Two lucky contest participant will be randomly selected to win a free race entry to the duathlon, 7 mile, or 5k. By then, it will be beautiful spring weather!

To enter: Comment on this post, or tweetFacebook, or Instagram me.

The contest is open now until 9pm on April 17, 2019. Good luck!

2018 Baden Road Races


  • Sandra April 10, 2019 8:22 pm

    I look forward to running without a jacket in the spring. Then (wait for it) I know running in shorts is coming in the near future.
    Around the Bay and Waterloo Marathon tell me spring is here.

    • Michael Hewitson April 11, 2019 1:56 pm

      Thanks Sam! I look forward to that as well!

  • Luke Hoyt April 10, 2019 8:36 pm

    Trampoline and trails with my two young boys.

    • Michael Hewitson April 11, 2019 1:56 pm

      Yes! We just got our trampoline set up. I wasn’t expecting snow today!

  • Antoine Gauthier April 11, 2019 7:30 am

    I haven’t done any gardening in more than 10 years. Getting back at it this year. Raised bed structures built, soil delivery tomorrow. Can’t wait to plant all sorts of vegetables.

    • Michael Hewitson April 11, 2019 1:57 pm

      Awesome! Sounds like it is going to be a great spring for you!

  • Chantal April 12, 2019 1:31 am

    Always my favourite time of the year to lace up and head out for a run!

    • Michael Hewitson April 13, 2019 8:30 pm

      Thanks Chantal! Agreed – it is a great time of year to get outdoor runs in.

  • Deanne Metzloff April 13, 2019 5:24 am

    I look forward to pulling out my bike and hitting the trails each spring. I try to run year round but biking really only works in the warmer temperatures in the rural area I live in.

    • Michael Hewitson April 13, 2019 8:29 pm

      Thanks Deanne! Any favourite trails you like to do?

  • Lindsay Howes April 13, 2019 8:03 pm

    ATB has become one of my favourite spring running traditions – done 4 in a row now. And also, spring cleaning!!

    • Michael Hewitson April 13, 2019 8:29 pm

      Thanks Lindsay! ATB is on my list of races to do one day.

  • Jena Hoffman April 16, 2019 3:28 pm

    Waiting until after a rainy day and then finding a nice muddy trail to run on. It reminds me of how much fun running can be!

    • Michael Hewitson April 17, 2019 1:28 pm

      Thanks Jena!
      I’ll have to try that!!

  • Emily April 17, 2019 1:22 pm

    My favourite spring tradition is going to the local greenhouse with my mom and sister and buying all our gardening stuff for the year

    • Michael Hewitson April 17, 2019 1:29 pm

      Thanks Emily! Agreed! We are hoping to do that real soon! Fingers crossed

  • Marius Florea April 17, 2019 5:27 pm

    As spring traditions there are too many to write about ; my two favorites ones are: second best “parking” my winter boots and my best, taking long walks
    with my german shepherd Neo.

    • Michael Hewitson April 18, 2019 1:06 pm

      Thanks Marius! Those are both great!

  • Michael Hewitson April 18, 2019 9:33 pm

    Congratulations to Gros (Facebook) and Luke (Blog Entry) they are the winners of this months contest! Check back next month when we will be giving away Waterloo Classic entries!!!

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