Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Run

Pre-Race Details

Hello! Race day is this Sunday June 4th, and I hope everyone is prepared for the 2017 Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon, 10K & 5K & Kids Run! Tony Grace from CTV, Patrick Brown, MPP and Bill Eastdale from Honda, all of our sponsors and charities would like to thank you for your participation. Use this email to outline all details about the race.

This email will detail everything you need to know about the race. 
EMAILS MAY NOT BE RESPONDED TO AFTER FRIDAY JUNE 2 AT 3:00PM. Questions can be answered at Race Kit Pick Up.


Parking can be found around downtown Barrie, with the largest lots:

on Collier, west of Owen (above ground lot) & The Barrie Public Library, at Owen and Collier


Heritage Park, Simcoe St., Barrie

Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00am to 4:00pm         Heritage Park parking lot

Sunday June 4th, 6:30am to 7:45am    in the Vendor Area

You may pick up a race kit for someone else. Please come prepared with their confirmation email to do so.  Lost your confirmation email? No problem! We have a list of all names participating and can verify at kit pickup on the MultiSport Canada Bib Board. If you are receiving this email, you are registered!



There are very limited spots left in the event, and we will be selling spaces in the Half, 10K & 5K and Kids Race at Race Kit Pickup only. No further online registrations will be taken at this point.

Late registration fees (including taxes and fees): cash, debit, credit card accepted

Half Marathon - $10510K - $80
5K - $70

Kids Race - $10

  • Shirts will be given on a first-come, first-served to basis late registrants.


Yes, you may transfer to a lower distance event. This will be done during Race Kit Pickup. You will receive your original bib (i.e. Half Marathon), but we will re-program the chip to the distance requested. We will not be giving new bibs for the appropriate distance.


New this year, a bag check will be available in the vendor area to secure your pre and post-race clothing. Athletes will be given a wrist band with a number on it that will correspond to the number on your bag.  We will not give back a bag without this band on your wrist. Please do not include valuables in your bag. Only one bag per athlete.   Thank you.


The event will happen rain or shine! In the event of serious inclement weather (i.e. thunderstorms), we may delay the start of the event until a safe amount of time has passed. If weather looks bad, stay updated on the Barrie Half Marathon Facebook Page for details on race weekend:

A big thank you to all charities for supplying all the volunteers, without them the race cannot exist! Be sure to thank volunteers during you race experience.


Race Start/Finish: Heritage Park (Simcoe St, in between Memorial Square and Heritage Park). 

Strollers are allowed on the course, please start further back for safety of the other runners. Pets are not allowed on course, but service animals are welcome. Please speak with the Race Director prior to the start of the race. MP3 and other music players are allowed on course. Please limit the volume and be mindful of your surroundings and those around you!

Start Times:

 Half Marathon         08:00 am

10km                         08:15 am

5K                          08:30 am

 Kids Run                will being right after the 5km starts

Race Timing by Sportstats:

Timing chips are attached to your race bib. DO NOT REMOVE THIS, FOLD IT, OR IN ANY WAY DAMAGE IT, as it may interfere with your race results. 


** Once you receive your race bib, you simply have to show up on race day! No scanning required.

Hydration on course provided by Nuun:

Water and Nuun will be served on course approximately every 2-3km. Tri-Berry Nuun will be at every station.. For more information on Nuun and its all-natural, plant-based formula, click here: 

Post-Race Food

Enjoy pizza, pretzels, bananas and pop in the vendor area after your race.  Be sure to have your bib with you to receive your food.

 NEW! Awards

Awards will be given out to the top three male and female in each category.  Awards will begin at 10:30am in the vendor area.

Be sure to visit the number of vendors at the event. 

·       Massage therapy

·       Acupuncture

·       Face painting

·       Post-race food

·       Future running events

·       Charities

·       Fitness centres                                                                                                              

 FREE Race Photos Courtesy of 

ALL participants will have a photo at the finish line that can be downloaded for FREE!  Photos will be available 48 hours after the event. 

 Thank you, and see you all this weekend!

The Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon Team