St John Ambulance statement regarding cancellation of the Waterloo Marathon and Ed Whitlock Half Marathon


" It it is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the Waterloo Marathon and Ed Whitlock Half Marathon.

We have pledged from the start to be responsible with our decision process. We did everything possible to create a safe environment for our participants and volunteers in order to continue the event on April 26th. But as the situation continues to rapidly change - the right thing to do is to postpone it until next year.

Runners will be offered one of three Options:

  • 1. Full Refund or,
  • 2. Free Entry into next year’s race or,
  • 3. A Taxable Receipt for their Entry fee.

As you can imagine, this was NOT an easy decision to make for a number of reasons but absolutely necessary for a number of others.

Please contact Tony or Scott to get started with the process

  • Tony: tony@kwsja.com
  • Scott: sgjmcnamara@gmail.com

Many, many thanks to those who went Way Above and Beyond again this year.

St John Ambulance


2019 Results

2019 Marathon Results

2019 Ed Whitlock Half Marathon Results

2019 Half Marathon High School Relay Challenge

Boston Qualifier

The courses are certified by the Athletics Canada/IAAF/USATF and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.


Our Mission


The mission of St. John Ambulance is to enhance health, safety and quality of life through training and community service. The Kitchener-Waterloo Branch is your link to First Aid, CPR and many other life-saving programs. St. John Ambulance volunteers provide First Aid at many community events and contribute over 10,000 hours of community support annually.

All of the funds raised from the Waterloo Marathon will go to St. John Ambulance whose Mission is to Enhance Health, Safety and Quality of Life.

Beautiful Course


42 and 21 km loops.

Picturesque Full and Half Marathon courses wind through rural Mennonite country. The courses are certified by the Athletics Canada/IAAF/USATF, and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

ALL RUNS WILL START AND FINISH AT BECHTEL PARK.

  • Chip Timer Results
  • Water Stations along the courses
  • Massive indoor warm-up facility
  • First aid, change facilities and showers
  • Post-run massage
  • Plenty of free parking

Special attraction: Five Scottish pipers, piping along the course!