Kitchener [NEW DATE]

July 04, 2020

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80% Full


As you probably already know, the Ontario government has extended the Declaration of Emergency, including the ban on social gatherings of more than five people, until May 12th. At this time, all indications point to that date being pushed back into June as the country continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

We thank the province for taking prudent measures to protect the public, but this unfortunately means we have no choice but to reschedule Rugged Maniac Kitchener, originally scheduled for May 30th, to a new date of July 4, 2020. The event will remain at Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort.

We understand how disappointing this is, and we’re just as heartbroken as you are. We’ve already put a ton of unrecoverable time and resources into setting up the event, from ordering medals and t-shirts to paying for permits and inspections.

However, we still want to provide a great experience for you, so we’ve created these options:

●     Your current registration and any add-on items you purchased (VIP packages, parking passes, Rugged Maniac X, or headbands) will automatically be transferred to the July 4, 2020 Kitchener Rugged Maniac. If you choose this option, no action is required on your end; OR

●     If the new date doesn’t fit your schedule, we’ll still mail you your tech tee, finisher’s medal, and race bib! Let us know by filling out this form. If you select this option, you will receive your package to the address your provide in the form. If your package is returned to our office because of an incorrect address we won’t be able to reship it. If you choose this option and you purchased any add-on items with your registration (VIP packages, parking passes, Rugged Maniac X, or headbands), please allow 30 days to see that money returned to the card you used to register for the race; OR

●     You can transfer your current registration and any add-on items you purchased (VIP packages, parking passes, Rugged Maniac X, or headbands) to any other Rugged Maniac event happening in 2020 by clicking here.

If you don’t select any option by May 29th, you’ll be automatically moved to the July 4, 2020 Kitchener Rugged Maniac.

We also encourage everyone to remain as physically active as safely possible during this time, which is why we’ve created a Virtual Fitness Challenge as well as daily at-home workout plans.

We know this isn’t what you signed up for, but the entire country is being severely impacted by this pandemic, and the running industry is being hit especially hard. Please understand that we’ve already put a year’s worth of time and resources into preparing for the event, so we simply don’t have the resources to be able to offer refunds or deferrals to 2021. With your support and understanding, we’ll survive this catastrophe and continue producing great races for you for many years to come.

As thanks for your understanding during these trying times, we’ll also be sending you a special code for 20% off the 2021 Kitchener event once registration opens.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed. We will reply as soon as possible.

On behalf of the Rugged Maniac team, we look forward to running with you later this year.

50% FESTIVAL + 50% MUD RUN = 100% AWESOME!

Rugged Maniac is like recess for grown-ups, except our playground has a 3-story water slide, trampolines, and a fire jump, and there’s a huge festival right in the middle of everything with a DJ and plenty of beer! Sounds amazing, right?! Here’s how it works:


The 5,000-person party starts at 8:30 a.m. with a DJ on the main stage, booths giving away free stuff, all kinds of interactive games (dance-offs, stein-hoisting, pie-eating…), and tasty food and beer to keep you fueled all day. The best part? The festival and games are completely FREE, no ticket required, so even your least adventurous friends can join the party!


But the real fun happens out on the playground — our 3-mile course packed with 20+ epic obstacles designed to both challenge and thrill Maniacs of all fitness levels, from couch potatoes to marathoners.  The course opens at 9 a.m. but you’ll select a specific time to run when you buy your tickets. If you’re a late sleeper, that means you can wake up at noon, run at 1:45 p.m., and then party the rest of the day!  Or if you’re the competitive type, join the 9 a.m. “Elite Heat” to race other speedsters for a chance to be crowned the winner!

Each time slot is limited to just 200 Maniacs each, so grab your friends and reserve your spot before it sells out!

What You Get:

High-quality tech shirt

Racer Medal

Free Photos

One Free Beer*

(If of legal drinking age)

What It Costs:

price increases by $10 in
8 days

Parking: $20 on-site / $10 off-site

Military & student discount: $10 Off!

Spectator cost: Free!


Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort

Chicopee Ski Resort 396 Morrison Rd

Kitchener, CAN N2A 2Z6

Fine print

  • All participants must sign a waiver of liability.
  • If there is severe weather that prevents the event from being held at all on Saturday, it will be moved to Sunday. If severe weather persists on Sunday, it will be moved to a later weekend date.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Event date and location are subject to change.
  • No refunds under any circumstances, including event cancellation or postponement due to forces beyond our control.
  • *One free beer is limited to racers 19 years of age or older on race day.

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