MEC Kitchener Race ONE: 1K Kids Fun Run

  • Date
    Sunday, 06 May, 2018
  • Time
    From 07:30 am to 11:00 am EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Kitchener
  • Price
  • Address
    Bechtel Park
    185 Bridge St W
    Waterloo, ON


An easy 1 km loop that will help your young one learn to love the challenge of a good trail run!

This race is for the little ones ages 4 thru 10, parents are welcome to run alongside their kids (at no extra cost), and best of all this race is chip timed!

*Note to Parents: As this is a trail race, please be aware that there will be hazards such as rocks, roots, and potential tripping/falling hazards.  We will have marshals on the trail to ensure no one runs off course, but MEC is not responsible for the care of your child.  A parent/guardian must be present at the start/finish line.


Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, May 3.

In-store registration closes at 4:00pm on Saturday, May 5.

Distance Online In-store Race day
1K $10 $10 $20

Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30–8:00am on May 6th, 2018 at the registration tent.

We love to offer amazing value for our races, but we can't offer refunds on race sales. Please see our refund policy here.

Register now


To help prevent theft, if you are picking up for a friend you must bring a signed photocopy of their i.d. We will also accept an email to you if you can present this upon pick-up. We will release bibs to family members of the same last name. If you pick up your packet before race day, you can by-pass the bib line when you arrive. Please pick your bib up in store if possible as this drastically decreases wait times on race day.

In-store at MEC Kitchener Friday, May 4th 10am - 9pm
In-store at MEC Kitchener Saturday, May 5th 9am - 6pm
At Bechtel Park Sunday, May 6th 7:30am - 8:30am

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in-store when pick up your race package. Discount applies to in-stock, regular priced product in-store (Blundstone footwear is exempt) and may not be combined with any other package deal or existing discount.



  • 8:30am: 1K Kids Fun Run


Bechtel Park, Waterloo ON


Every participant will be required to pick up an individual timing chip the on race day- please come early to prevent a last minute rush. It is important that we get each individual bib number matched up with the specific timing chip number to ensure the race is timed accurately. To see a video on how to properly attach a timing chip to your shoe click here.


Parking is available near the baseball diamond.


There will be a bag check on site race morning for your convenience. Feel free to leave a small bag there while you run. Bag check will open at 7:30am.


All Race Day photos are available on the Wednesday following the race on our MEC Kitchener Flickr account for your viewing pleasure. Download and share your run with friends and family!


Help us keep our races green by bringing your own water bottle (Compostable cups and on-site recycling and composting will also be provided.)


All MEC Races in the province of Ontario have been received accreditation from Athletics Ontario. Find out more about the standards we meet to receive the accreditation here.

Accreditation class AA



1K Kids Fun Run Route



Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Please check the image to find out more.


Want more? See the full MEC Kitchener Race Series


We’ll have live unofficial race results within one hour of runners crossing the finish line at the results station. Official standings will be posted on the Speed River Timing site as well as this page within two business days of the event. Be sure to check back!

We’ll be giving out medals to the top three male and female finishers in each distance category (no age categories awards).


All water stations will be equipped with MEC's electrolyte partner Nuun hydration. Nuun is high in electrolytes, yet low in sugar to keep you optimally hydrated throughout the race. Shop Nuun products here

Connect with us.



Please contact the Race Director if you have any questions via e-mail at