Half Marathon

Join us in the Half Marathon and raise funds for clean water in Shenaka, Ethiopia.


Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Half Marathon course is a great, challenging course.
It is not flat but provides enough downhill and flat sections for runners to PR.

Event Details

Half Marathon

  • Start time 7:30 am
  • Self seeded corrals based on finish time
  • Time limit 3.5 hours (enforced)
Register Route Map


The Half Marathon route winds its way around beautiful Mill Lake, then a steady decline out to the south side of Abbotsford. At the half way mark, the course turns at Farmer Rd where the beauty of the surrounding countryside will hopefully make you forget the rolling hills. Flat again at the top, with a great loop around the University of the Fraser Valley, a quick downhill to get the legs moving again and then homeward back to the start. This course is open to runners and walkers.


  • All participants must pick up race packages at the Race Expo May 26, 2017
  • Excellent aid stations will provide what you need to finish strong.
  • Participants must be 14 years or older to participate.
  • Pace bunnies - 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30

More Information about Race Day

  • Schedule
  • Route Maps
  • Race Fees
  • Awards
  • FAQs
  • Training
  • Results
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I know that participating in physical fitness events, including this event, is a potentially hazardous activity. I agree not to participate unless I am medically able and properly prepared. I should not participate without my physician's approval. I agree to abide by any decision of an event official concerning my ability to safely participate. I acknowledge that this event is being organized by the Run for Water Society (the “Race Organizer”).

I assume any and all risks associated with the event; including but not limited to, falls, contact with other persons or objects, the effects of weather; traffic and course conditions. As a condition of my entering this event, I, for myself, any accompanying minors, and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, release the Event Organizer, including its directors, members, employees, representatives, sponsors, and volunteers, from all present and future claims and liabilities of any kind, known or unknown, arising out of my participation in this event or related activities, even though such claim or liability may arise out of negligence or fault on the part of the Event Organizer, and waive any right to make such a claim. I agree that the Event Organizer shall not be liable for any personal injury, death, or property loss, and I release the Event Organizer and waive all claims with respect thereto.

In the event my registration fees are paid, I agree to be bound by the provisions of the waiver. I grant permission to the Event Organizer to use my personal information and likenesses of me including photos, videos, or any other record of my participation in this event or related activities without remuneration.

Applications for minors shall be accepted only with a parent's signature and should be signed by the minor.


Run for Water Race Day 2015

Support Clean Water Projects in Shenaka, Ethiopia

Either donate the full amount OR start a fundraising campaign.

If you like, we can help you set up a fundraising page and ask friends to support your efforts to help an entire family in Shenaka get clean water. Each runner represents a family.