Harvest Half is an annual fall running event in Woolwich Township, Ontario. With a half marathon, the new 5k, and half mile fun run for kids, this race has something for everyone.
When Wesley Korir trains in Canada, he does so on the rural roads in Waterloo Region. The 2012 Boston Marathon Champion founded the Kenyan Kids Foundation of Canada to support various initiatives in Cherangany, Kenya. This race (and pre-race pasta dinner) will serve as a fantastic racing experience and fundraising opportunity for the KKFC.
The featured half marathon event is positioned and priced to be a training event for the fall racing season, especially as part of a marathon build. Runners who join the KKFC STWM team earn free entry to this event!
For more information about this race, contact Lloyd Schmidt, Race Director.
Key 2019 info
Event categories and awards
Individual event categories
One per participant
- Half marathon: up to 19 | 20 – 24 | 25 – 29 | 30 – 34 | 35 – 39 | 40 – 44 | 45 – 49 | 50 – 54 | 55 – 59 | 60 – 64 | 65 – 69 | 70+ | Weight F160+ / M190+lbs
- 5k: up to 12 | 13 – 15 | 16 – 19 | 20 – 24 | 25 – 29 | 30 – 34 | 35 – 39 | 40 – 44 | 45 – 49 | 50 – 54 | 55 – 59 | 60 – 64 | 65 – 69 | 70+ | Weight F160+ / M190+lbs
Team event categories
Teams only include participants of the same timed event.
- 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, September 17, 2019.
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: 10 minutes per kilometer for the half marathon. 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.
Race weekend info
Enjoy fresh food including corn on the cob, massage from KW Health Connection, and great draw prizes including Saucony shoes from Runners’ Choice and a t-shirt design quilt. Winners must be present to claim the prizes.
Past speakers include Krista DuChene, Lanni Marchant, Ben Kaplan, and Alex Hutchinson. Stay tuned for more details on this great pre-race carboload fundraiser for the Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada.
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 September 11, 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 September 1 at midnight.
Kit pickups and race weekend registration
Friday, September 13: kit pickup at Calvary United Church, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 14: kit pickup at Calvary United Church, 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
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].
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 September 7, 2019.