Run or volunteer? Hard to choose for Will Spaetzel

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We caught up with Will Spaetzel over the first kilometre of his third lap in Stage 3. Will is one of the Run Waterloo super-volunteers, dedicating countless hours over the year and during ENDURrun week. Will has often videoed and interviewed runners out on the courses, so we decided to return the favour this time!… Read more »

Meet volunteer-turned-Ultimate rookie, Rachael

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We caught up with Ultimate rookie Rachael Drost after Monday’s Stage 2. Although the number of rookies is small – they make up 31% of 2017 Ultimate runners – they are vital to the event and Rachael is a great example of the energy that new participants bring to the week and the community. Rachel… Read more »

Welcome to the newest member of the Golden Club!

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For our next mini-profile, we don’t have to look farther than Stage 1 winner Vicki Zandbergen for an exceptional story. As the all-time record holder for Run Waterloo event finishes (117), Vicki was recognized as member number 4 earlier this year. This extensive career has also contributed to other ENDURrun records, including the longest current streak of… Read more »

2017 Stage 2 Start Order

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When should you start your warm-up tomorrow? Use this projected start order as a guide. This Time Trial (TT) stage starts one runner each minute, in reverse order to their seed time, which is determined from previous results and expected finish times. Dropouts and no-shows may still adjust the start times by up to 10… Read more »

ENDURrob goes for the three-peat in 2017

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Rob Brouillette is back in ENDURrun 2017. He’s happy to chat about it, but you wouldn’t know that from his social media profiles. The one and only #ENDURrob is usually a prolific user of social media, but has gone dark for the past 6 weeks, including to Strava. Since we haven’t had any updates about… Read more »

Construction in Conestogo, and the official 2017 Info Booklet

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As you probably know, there has been and continues to be a lot of construction in the village of Conestogo. This will affect access to the village as well as four of the courses. Here is what you need to know: Access 1. Construction can change daily. Leave lots of time before arriving to Conestogo… Read more »

ENDURrun 2015 photos are back!

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These thousands of photos are once again available online, for you to re-live the memories and to use freely. As you know, our wealth of ENDURrun photos (and all Run Waterloo photos in general) has disappeared from view. Moving our hundreds of thousands of photos to Flickr from the now-retired Picasa is a time consuming… Read more »

Announcing the 2017 ‘Charity of Choice’ participants

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We are excited to announce the three participants in the 2017 ‘Charity of Choice‘ program! Stephen Moore – McNally House Hospice Rachael Drost – FeedFive Maureen Pecknold – Wounded Warriors Through this fundraising initiative, the up to three participants have each committed to raise at least $1,000 for their respective chosen charity through their participation… Read more »

ENDURrunners’ spirit emulated by Olympians

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After watching the incredible displays of athleticism, perseverance and spirit during the 2016 ENDURrun last week, and then switching focus to the track and field competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics, we can’t help but draw parallels between the two, and especially to the multi-event sports of heptathlon and decathlon. First, the obvious similarities. In… Read more »

2016 Recap – Stage 7

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Thank you for another great year! The above photo is the official 2016 Ultimate Finisher group photo. It’s an emotional experience for runners who have become both competitors and friends over the course of the week. But to reach that photo, runners were put through one final test: The Marathon. On a morning where runners,… Read more »