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Expo day and race kit pick up will both be held at the Shops at Waterloo Town Square.  This even will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016.  Free parking is available at the Uptown Parkade.

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The 2016 Minds In Motion Initiative K W Walking Classic is set to go for Sunday, May 8! Registration is open!

Walking Classic participants come out to support mental health in our community, their own mental and physical fitness and to celebrate Mothers Day with family members. We continue to focus on family again this year and will hold our event on Mothers Day morning, May 8, 2016.

Click here to register and take advantage of early bird prices.


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Chip & Bib Info:
The race kit contains your race bib, which comes complete with an integrated disposable race-timing chip. The chip does not need to be activated, nor does it need to be handed in at the end of the race. Your bib should be attached to the chest of your shirt using the safety pins provided.  Please do not alter the bib in any way. Please display the bib prominently on your front. You must wear your bib / chip or you will not be timed. Timing and scoring is determined using your chip so be sure to pass the chip mats at the start and finish line in order to be eligible for a finishing time.

Start Times & Location:

7:00 a.m. Start for 21km race.
9:00 a.m. Mass Start for both 5km and 10km races.
Location: Waterloo Park West – Walking access only from designated parking areas (see below).

Race Rules & Restrictions:
This event has a competitive element and there will be Walking Judges patrolling the racecourse to enforce the “Common Sense Walking Rules”.  Please refer to the leaflet for a full description of these rules.

While this is a competitive event, we recognize that there are many walkers who will be competing for fun or simply to support our cause. To ensure that this event is successful for all walkers, we would ask all participants to respect the following requests:

* No dogs or strollers permitted on the racecourse.
• Slower walkers keep right to allow faster competitive walkers to pass on the left.
• At the start of each event we request that faster competitive walkers position themselves at the front with slower or leisure walkers toward the rear.

This event could not take place without the dedication of our volunteers who are available should you have any questions or require assistance.  Volunteers can be identified by their black t-shirts printed with the Move Your Body Change Your Mind slogan.

Facilities in the park will be available on Race Day.  Portable facilities will also be available in the park and at the water stations along the route (see route map on display at Expo, website and in race kit bag).

Ample parking will be available on race day at the following locations:
• Parking lot adjacent to Waterloo Public Square (10 min walk to start/finish area in Waterloo Park

• Parking lot of Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 100 Father David Bauer Dr. (5 min walk to start/finish area in Waterloo Park)

• Parking lot adjacent to the Waterloo Skate Park, directly across the street from the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. (5 min walk to start/finish area in Waterloo Park)

Parking at these locations is free on Sundays. Please park responsibly and do not block any access or use private parking lots especially those reserved for local churches.

There will be volunteer photographers on site taking pictures. To find out more information about how to view and access the photos, check our website and Facebook page “The Minds in Motion Initiative” after May 31.

First Aid:
First aid services will be provided by St. John’s Ambulance stationed in Waterloo Park close to the start/finish line.

Race Results:
Race results will be posted in the food service area close to the public washrooms. Results will also be posted online at

Post Race Party & Awards Ceremony:
The fun continues at our Post Race Party in Waterloo Park, which starts immediately after the race (approximately 10:30 a.m.) and includes raffle draws with great prizes, food as well as presentations for the age category winners.

Winners of the Team awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony. Official Team Photographs will be taken immediately after the race. Team Captains are requested to please report to the Team Registration Table on Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at Delta Waterloo or the Team Tent on Sunday (6:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.) in Waterloo Park to receive your allocated time slot. Team photographs will be taken outside in the park at a designated area close to the Team Tent. We have lots of teams this year so please try to keep to your allotted time slot.

Race Shirts For Sale:
Race technical long and short sleeve shirts will be on sale at the Expo.

Prize Tickets:
Inside your race kit you will find five raffle tickets. The draw prizes will be displayed on the prize table on Expo Day in the Delta Hotel. Place each ticket (with your name and phone number clearly printed) in the paper bags adjacent to the prizes that you would most like to win. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Most of the prizes will be drawn Saturday evening with the results posted outside the food service area close to the public washroom on Race Day morning from approximately 8:00 a.m..   Please collect your prize(s) at the food service area before 11:30 a.m.
You must pick up your prize in person and present identification.

The remaining prizes will be drawn at the Awards Ceremony. You must be present to claim your prizes.

Please note: tickets MUST have your name and phone number clearly printed or they will be considered invalid.

Special Thanks:
The Minds In Motion Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in this event. Countless people have donated their time, services, money or supplies and we thank them all, for without each and everyone one of them, this event could not  take place. Words alone cannot express our gratitude for their overwhelming support and generosity.


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Please be sure to check out the location of the Saturday Expo for Kit Pickup and registration at The Delta Waterloo, the new start/finish line in Waterloo Park West and race routes outlined on the map link HERE!


2015 Race Event and Route Map

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Important News: Race Start will be in Waterloo Park West (see map below) 5K and 10K are a GO! Half Marathon will be cancelled for this year.
Unfortunately due to construction related to the Waterloo Region’s LRT the City of Waterloo has informed us that all of our race courses will have to be changed.  This has caused us to relocate our start/finish lines away from the Waterloo Public Square. With the limited time frame currently available before our May 10th event we found that we were not able to guarantee the successful management of the 2015 Half Marathon race and most importantly the safety of participants.

We continue to plan for an exciting and successful 5 and 10 km event.

Here is a link to our new routes and the Start/Finish line in Waterloo Park West

K W Walking Classic 2015 Race Routes Map (link)

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