Half Marathon, Half a Half, 5k & 1k Kids Run

40th Annual YMCA Half Marathon, BrandHealth Half a Half (10.55k), AccuPed 5K and WildRock Kids 1K Fun Run

Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2018

The 40th annual YMCA of Central East Ontario – Balsillie Family Branch, Peterborough’s Half Marathon, Half a Half, 5K Walk/Run and Kids 1K Fun Run in support of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. This program encourages the healthy growth and development of children, youth and teens in the community of Peterborough.

Participating in this event is not only fun and healthy; it's providing an important foundation for our youth that will have far reaching benefits for them, their families and our community.

 Event Options

Dec.31, 2017

Jan.1 to
Jan. 31, 2018

Feb.1 to
Feb.25, 2018

Half Marathon Run/Walk
Start time 12:30pm
Walkers must complete 3 hrs or less




Brand Health Half a Half (10.55k)
tart time 12:40pp




AccuPed 5K Run/Walk
Start time 12:50pm




5k Team Challenge
Start time 12:50pm

5 runners/walkers

5 runners/walkers

5 runners/walkers

with valid student card)

Half Marathon

Half a Half (10.55k)

5K Run/Walk

Wild Rock Kids 1k Run/Walk
Start time 12:05pm




Registration Form

How to Register:

  • In person at the YMCA                        
    123 Aylmer St. South,                            
    Peterborough, On K9J 3H8

  • On Line

           Running Room


  • By Mail 
    Print Registration form and mail with cheque (made payable to YMCA of Central East Ontario) to: 
      Race Registry ~ 123 Aylmer St. South, Peterborough , On K9J 3H8


Route Maps
Half Marathon and Half a Half
5k and Kids 1k Fun Run


Awards and Prizes

All runners receive a race shirt, medal, post run lunch and race bag.

All 1k participants receive a super hero cape and loot bag for participating.

Age Category winners for the Half Marathon receive free running shoes from local sponsor AccuPed Family Orthotics. 

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners overall and in each age category 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59, 60 plus.

There will be no duplication of individual awards

2017 Winners

Half Marathon                                       Half a Half (10.55k)

Male: Matthew Lozano 1:19:24                  Male: Michael Doyle 38:09





Female: Kasey Walsh 1:29:28                    Female: Kelly Smith 44:21






5k Run






Male: Andy Hein 16:03



Female: Ashley Comstock 18:37



Where the Money Goes

YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

The YMCA Balsillie Family Branch – Peterborough’s Half Marathon, Half a Half, 5K Run/Walk
and our Kids 1K Fun Run has raised close to One Million dollars, an average of more than
$25,000 per year in support of the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. The YMCA’s annual
Strong Kids Campaign is focused on raising much needed financial support for deserving
children, teens and families who are unable to afford the full cost of participation in a
YMCA program activity.

Participating in this event is not only fun and healthy; it’s providing an important foundation
for our youth that will have far reaching benefits for them, their families and our community.

eam 5K Challenge

This is your chance to take on other companies and businesses to win great prizes. Get a team of 5 people and sign up for the 5K Walk/Run portion of our event and take part in our team challenge event. There will be a variety of prizes in a variety of categories – is your team the highest fundraiser or do you have the fastest cumulated time? Every team that gathers pledges (minimum of $50 per team) has a chance to win some great prizes. How does breakfast delivered to your office sound or gift certificates for lunches and other fun prizes?

Help one of Peterborough’s largest charities while have fun, being healthy and winning great prizes.

To register your team name and team list (ensure names are identical to names as they are registered) please contact Charlotte Van Spronsen at 705-748-9642 ext. 225.

Race Kit Pick Up

AT THE YMCA of Central East Ontario - Balsillie Family Branch, Peterborough, 123 Aylmer Street South 
• Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm

• Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 9:30am - 11:30am

Safety and Support

Distance and Markings: First mile and every kilometer marked.

Gatorade & Water Stations: A total of 8 stations for the half marathon. At the 2K, 5.3K, 7.7K, 9.6K, 11.6K, 13.7K, 16K and 19K. Water and Gatorade will be distributed at the start and finish line.

Bag Check & Hot Showers: Available at the YMCA. Bring your own towel! A bag check will also be available. Lockers are not available. We discourage you from bringing valuables to the event.

Medical Assistance: Available at the Start/Finish area from sports physicians, athletic therapists, nursing students, as well as volunteers from the St. John’s Ambulance. Massage therapy will be available post-race for runners by Trillium College.

Closure: Race course will close at 3:30pm at which time roads will reopen & volunteer support will be limited.  Any runners or walkers still on the course will be escorted to the sidewalk to finish the race.  All roads will open

Course: For the safety of all runners, dogs and bicycles are not permitted on the course.

Parking: On race day, there will limited parking at the YMCA lot. We would ask runners to arrive early and plan on parking off-site and walk to the YMCA to pick up race kit or to access the change rooms.   Off-site Parking has been secured at the Memorial Centre – Roger Nielson Way

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