(Days, Hours, Minutes, and Seconds to the start of

the 2016 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon

& CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K)


Race Date:

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Start Times:

New Balance Chilly Half Marathon will start at 10:05 a.m.

CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K will also start at 10:05 a.m.


Please be at starting areas by 9:30 a.m. for opening ceremonies.


(Note: There are different starting locations for both events. Please see below. There will also be a maximum race time of 3:15 for the Half Marathon and 50 minutes for the 5K.)


Start Locations:

The New Balance Chilly Half Marathon will start at City Hall located at James Street 7 Brant Street.


The CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K will start on Lakeshore Road and Brant Street in front of the Waterfront Hotel.


(A map with all of the Race Weekend Event locations will be posted soon.)


Registration:

  1. First 3,000 registrants for the New Balance Chilly Half Marathon will receive a FREE New Balance Quarter-Zip Technical Top.





• First 1,000 registrants for the CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K receive a FREE technical running jacket.

  1. Participants in the New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K will receive a finishing medal.





To Register:

To register for either race on-line click here.

Online registration will close at 12 noon on Saturday, March 5, 2016. (Note: on-line processing fees will be added. Entries are non-refundable.)





Race Registration & Kit Pick-up:

2016 Race Weekend Expo & Packet Pick-up is being hosted by Mercedes-Benz Burlington, located at 441 North Service Road in Burlington, Ontario. You must pick up your race kit & chip during the following times:


    • Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    • Friday, March 4, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    • Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET OR CHIP PICK-UP!



Free Friendship Run & Walk:

Join us 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 5 at the Burlington Running Room, Unit 6C, Cumberland Square, 3300 Fairview Street in Burlington, Ontario for a FREE Friendship Run & Walk. Meet your pace bunny and get a few last minute tips from John Stanton. After, head out for a short run or walk to loosen up your legs and work out some last minute nervous energy. Click here for directions.



Race Location & Course:

Both the New Balance Chilly half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K are scenic, flat, fast (PB), out & back courses. (To view the course routes click on the image below.)


To view a .PDF of the entire New Balance Chilly Half Marathon course, click on the map image below.



Accommodations:

Because of the exceptional special rates offered, as well as its convenient location, we recommend everyone stay at the Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington


(For special rates, use this link: 2016 Chilly Half and you must use attendee code “VRPR” when making your reservation. Or call 905-681-5400 and mention the Chilly Half.)


VR PRO has partnered with the Burlington Hotel Association to offer 2016 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K participants special discounted rates on accommodations in the Burlington area. A complete listing of participating hotels will be posted soon. Please check back.


Take advantage of the great rates (and free race day shuttle service) and spend race weekend in Burlington, Ontario!


 

Parking:

There are numerous lots near the start. (Please avoid parking in church lots.) Free parking available at Appleby GO Station with free shuttle service provided to race start. (Click here or on the map image below for detailed parking map.)



FREE Shuttle Bus Service:




Free shuttle bus service provided by First Student will be available from the Appleby GO Station (North Parking Lot on Harvester Road) and participating Burlington Hotel Association hotels to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (Race Bag Drop). Shuttle bus schedule and departure times will be listed here and will also be posted at participating hotels as well as at race kit pick-up prior to race weekend.


FREE Shuttle to and from Race Bag Drop!

Sunday - March 6, 2016


Baggage Check:

Baggage check will available race morning at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre beginning at 7:45 a.m.


New Balance Chilly Half Pace Bunnies:

The Running Room will provide Pace Bunnies for the 2016 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon for a wide range of finishing times. They will include continuous run as well as run/walk. Check back closer to race weekend for the exact times.


(To find your pace group at the start, look for the Pace Bunnies holding a sign with their projected finishing time.)


Race Bib Numbers:

- Bib must be worn on the front and be visible at all times.

- Registered walkers found running will be asked to leave the course.

  1. -Any runner/walker on the course without a bib will be asked to leave the course.


Check back here when race bib numbers have been assigned.




Awards:

• Prizes will be awarded to the Overall Male and Female winners and Overall Masters Male and Female winners, as well as to age category winners in the 2016 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K.

• Awards will include medals as well as prizes courtesy of New Balance, the Running Room, VR PRO, and other sponsors.

  1. There will also be lots of great draws courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Burlington and some of our other sponsors.


20th Anniversary Celebration:

Warm-Up Post-Race with some Hot Chilly Tunes!

Sunday March 6, 2016 from 12 - 4pm at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre located at 440 Locust Street in Downtown Burlington.


FREE OF CHARGE! This event is open to all participants, family, friends, and the general public! Celebrate your accomplishment with all of us!


Here is the afternoon program schedule with the featured bands and performers and their respective performance times:


  1. Jordan Haller 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m.

  2. Awards Presentation with Kelly Arnott 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

  3. Harvest Moon Band featuring Karissa Nicole  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  4. Johnny Max Band featuring Mary O'Malley  3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Click here (or visit the “20th Anniversary Celebration” page for more information of these performers.


Post-Race Party:

Post-Race Chili Party sponsored by Stagg Chili -


Stagg Chili will be served post-race in and around Burlington (most locations are very close to the finish).


Bring your race bib to any of the participating restaurants on Sunday, March 6 for FREE Stagg Chili!


Bib & Restaurant Assignments:

To help ease congestion at the various post-race party locations, a listing will be posted closer to race weekend with suggested restaurant assignments based on your bib number and colour.


To Register:

To enter for either race on-line click here. Online registration will close at 12 noon on Saturday, March 5, 2016. (Note: on-line processing fees will be added. Entries are non-transferable/non-refundable.)


Collect pledges for the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.

Raise $500 in pledges and recieve a FREE entry in the New Balance Chilly Half Marathon!

Raise $250 and receive a FREE entry in the CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K!



Click here or on image above to download a pledge form.


For Additional Information:

For additional information please call (905) 512-2488

or email: kelly@vrpro.ca


VR PRO

561 Brant St.

P.O. Box 85030

Burlington, ON L7R 4K3



Final Pre-Race Instructions:

VR PRO sends final instructions emails to all entrants who provided an email address with their registration. The email will list everything you need to know about the 2016 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K. Full size posters with this information will also be on display at the expo all race weekend.

 

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