Harvest Half Marathon

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

Venue: Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville, St Jacobs
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Events: Half marathon | 5k | half mile kids fun run
Recent event recaps: 2018 | 20172016 

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.

Course maps


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: 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.

Participant swag

Every participant that signs up by September 8th at midnight will receive a t-shirt in their selected size. When choosing a t-shirt, consult this guide.

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.

Pasta Dinner

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.

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 September 7, 2019.


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Race results and records