Race Date:

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Start Times:

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

CIBC Private Wealth Management Frosty 5K starts at 10:05 a.m.

Start Locations:

The New Balance Chilly Half Marathon will start at City Hall located at James Street and Brant Street (at 10:05 a.m.).

The CIBC Private Wealth Management Frosty 5K will start on Lakeshore Road and Brant Street in front of the Waterfront Hotel (at 10:05 a.m.).

Pre-Race Warm-Up Locations:

There are three (3) convenient indoor locations close to the both starting lines for you to warm-up and wait before your race.

  1. City Hall, 426 Brant Street

  2. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street

  3. The Waterfront Hotel, 2020 Lakeshore Road

Course Map:

Click on the image below or visit the Maps page link for a larger map showing the courses for both race events.

Race Day Parking:

There are numerous lots near the start. (Please avoid parking in church lots.) Free parking available at Burlington 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 Burlington GO Station and participating Burlington hotels to and from Race Bag Drop.

Shuttle Bus Departure Times from participating hotels are as follows for Sunday, March 4, 2018:

Admiral Inn: 8:20 a.m.

Comfort Inn: 8:30 a.m.

Holiday Inn: 8:40 a.m.

Best Western: 8:50 a.m.

(There will be a dedicated Shuttle Bus for guests at the Quality Inn.)

Quality Inn: 8:30 a.m.

(If staying at another hotel, please make your way to one of the nearest hotels listed for pick-up.)

For runners traveling by car or train:


Departures from the Burlington GO Station North Parking Lot (located at 2144 Queensway Drive) will run continuously starting at 7:45 a.m.

All Shuttle Buses will drop off at and pick up from the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Return Shuttle Buses will run continuously from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Look for this shuttle bus schedule poster below at participating hotels Race Weekend. (Click the image to view larger.)

Baggage Check:

Baggage check will available race morning at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre beginning at 7:45 a.m. (Please bring a donation of $2 to $5 for baggage.)

New Balance Chilly Half Pace Bunnies:

The Running Room will provide Pace Bunnies for the 2018 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.)

Awards & Award Ceremonies:

The Awards Ceremony for CICB Private Wealth Management Frosty 5K begins at 11:30 a.m. at Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The Awards Ceremony for the New Balance Chilly Half Marathon begins at 12:30 p.m.

• 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 2018 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Private Wealth Management 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.

Post-Race Party:

Post-Race Chili Party sponsored by Stagg Chili -

Stagg Chili will be served post-race at 4 Downtown Burlington locations (most are very close to the finish). The locations include: The Coop at 370 Brant Street, Emma’s BackPorch at 2084 Old Lakeshore Road, HoneyWest at 399 Elizabeth Street, and Wendel Clark’s at 380 Brant Street. (Note: The Coop will be serving chili only - no beer will be available at this restaurant location.)

Bring your race bib to any of the participating restaurants shown on the poster below on Sunday, March 4 for FREE Stagg Chili and Steam Whistle Beer! Look for the poster (below) in the window at each restaurant. (Click the poster image to view a larger size.)


The New Balance Chilly Half Marathon is proud to be part of the 2018 Ontario Masters Road Race Series.

Ontario Masters Athletics offers fun and competitive opportunities to compete in road racing, indoor and outdoor track & field, cross country and race walking events to anyone over 30.

Medals are awarded in 5-year age groups. You only compete with people in your own age/gender category for medals.

Every race you run in the Road Race Series will give you an age-graded score (which is a way of putting all race participants on a level playing field). That score places you accordingly in overall standings.

You are eligible for overall awards in the OMA Road Race Series if you run at least 3 of the races.

Membership in the OMA is only $35.

For more information on these events, results, point standings

and more about OMA, visit www.ontariomasters.ca.

For Additional Information:

For additional information please call (905) 512-2488

or email: kelly@vrpro.ca


561 Brant St.

P.O. Box 85030

Burlington, ON L7R 4K3

Register now for either race!

To register for the 2018 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon or

CIBC Private Wealth Management Frosty 5K on-line click here.


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To Register:

To register for the 2018 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon or

CIBC Private Wealth Management Frosty 5K on-line click here.

(Note: on-line processing fees will be added. Entry fees for these events are non-refundable.)

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

Race Registration & Kit Pick-up:

2018 Race Weekend Expo & Packet Pick-up is being hosted by Mercedes-Benz Burlington, located at 441 North Service Road in Burlington, Ontario. (Please park along Yorkton when visiting the race expo and / or picking up race kits. If you arrive after 5 p.m. on Friday, March 2 or anytime Saturday, March 3, you may also park at the Burlington Christian Academy.)

You must pick up your race kit & chip during the following times:

    • Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    • Friday, March 2, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Race Bib Numbers:

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

- Participants not wearing numbers will be asked to leave the course.

Click here or on the image below to find your 2018 bib number.

Free Entry!

pledges for the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.

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

Raise $250 and receive a FREE entry in the CIBC Private Wealth Management Frosty 5K!

Click here to download a pledge form.


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

Call 905-681-5400 and mention the Chilly Half.

(You can wait inside the Waterfront Hotel on race morning.)

VR PRO has partnered with the following hotels to offer 2018 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Private Wealth Management Frosty 5K participants special discounted rates on accommodations in the Burlington area.


3500 Billings Court, Burlington ON, L7N 3N6

Tel: 905-639-4780

  1. Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Buffet

  2. Complimentary Parking

  3. Complimentary Wireless High-Speed Internet Access

  4. Complimentary Local Calls

  5. All guest rooms come with a mini fridge and microwave


2412 Queensway Dr, Burlington, ON L7R 3T3

Phone: 905-639-2700



3290 South Service road, Burlington ON L7N 3M6

Tel: 905-639-1700

  1. Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Buffet

  2. Complimentary Parking

  3. Complimentary Wireless High-Speed Internet Access

  4. Complimentary Local Calls

  5. All guest rooms come with a mini fridge and microwave



3063 South Service Rd

Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3E9

Tel: 905-639-4443 Fax: 905-333-0477

Toll Free: 1-888-987-4888

To make your reservation by phone:

Call the Hotel's toll free at 1-888-987-4888, or 905-639-4443 (ask for reservations) and us the Group Code "CHM" for the Chilly Half Marathon/Frosty 5km special pricing.

Hotel Features:

  1. 100% Non Smoking

  2. Free WiFi throughout hotel

  3. Ample Free Parking for Cars & Buses

  4. Alloro Restaurant & Bar (on-site) for your dining needs

  5. Climate controlled Atrium features: Largest Heated Indoor Hotel Pool

  6. In the city, Sauna, Whirlpool, Games Area & Fitness Centre

  7. Outdoor Tennis & Basketball Court (Seasonal)

  8. All Standard Rooms feature: Microwave, Mini Fridge, Flat Screen TV, Keurig Coffee Maker

  9. Windows that Open

  10. Gift Shop, Business Centre, ATM, Guest Laundry

  11. 6 Popular Brand Restaurants across the street

  12. Located off of QEW and Exit 102 Guelph Line


950 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 2G2

Reservations can be made by any of the following ways:

  1. 1. Toll Free Number (hotel) at 1-800-361-6352

  2. 2. Hotel Telephone: 905-639-9290

  3. 3. Fax Reservation request to 905-639-6900

  4. Complimentary Wireless high-speed Internet throughout the hotel

  5. Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast included daily

  6. Complimentary Daily Newspaper

  7. Complimentary 24 hours Coffee/Tea Bar available in lobby

  8. Complimentary On-site 24-hour business centre

  9. Complimentary Parking

  10. Complimentary Local & Long Distance calls within North America

  11. Use of recreational facilities including State of the Art Fitness Centre and our Indoor Salt Water Swimming Pool

  12. Two Conference Facilities available upon request

  13. On-Site – Jake’s Grill & Oyster House

  14. Collect Choice Privileges Rewards hotel guest reward program

  15. Great Service with a Smile☺

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

Free Friendship Run & Walk:

Join us 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the Burlington Running Room, Unit 6C, Cumberland Square, 3300 Fairview Street in Burlington, Ontario for a FREE Friendship 3K Run & Walk. Meet Canadian Olympian and former Chilly Half Marathon Winner Reid Coolsaet along with Elite Runner Rachel Hannah. Rachel is a 5-Time Canadian Champion in track, road racing, and cross country and has represented Canada 8 times as a National Team Member. In addition to Rachel, you can meet your pace bunny then 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.

(Click the image below to view at a larger size.)

VIP Cocktail Party:

Join Special Guest, Olympian, Marathon Mom, and Registered Dietitian Krista DuChene Saturday, March 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wendel Clark’s, 380 Brant Street in Downtown Burlington for the 2018 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon VIP Cocktail Party sponsored by Arterra Wines Canada. A limited number of tickets is available for this exclusive event. Tickets are $25 and include beer or wine, beef sandwiches and veggie pasta. Click here to purchase for tickets.

(Click the image below to view at a larger size.)

New Sponsor for the Frosty 5K:

Maximized Health is the newest sponsor to join the 2018 CIBC Private Wealth Management Frosty 5K. Look for the Maximized Health office located near the finish line at 449 Locust Street.

Click here for more information.

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