For 2020, you will have three live race events and a NEW Virtual Race from which to chose! In addition to the New Balance Chilly Half Marathon (21.1K) and Frosty 5K, we are excited to again be offering the Frigid 10K! And this year, you can even run virtually!

(Click graphic above for more information about the virtual event.)

We are excited to welcome back our past champions, Olympians, and Elites...Reid Coolsaet, Krista DuChene, and Leslie Sexton!

Register today and race with Canada’s Best on Sunday, March 1.

Race Date:

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Start Times:

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

Frosty 5K and NEW Frigid 10K will also start at 10:05 a.m.

Start Locations:

Start location for the 2020 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon is at City Hall, 426 Brant Street, Burlington. The start location for the Frosty 5K and Frigid 10K will be at Lakeshore Road and Brant Street in front of The Waterfront Hotel.

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

Race Day Parking:

There are numerous lots near the start. Visit our “Maps” page for a map of Municipal Parking Facilities and parking lot locations. (Please avoid parking in church lots.) Free parking available at Burlington GO Station with free shuttle service provided to race start.

FREE Shuttle Bus Service

Free shuttle bus service provided will be available race day from the Burlington GO Station North Lot and participating Burlington hotels to and from The Waterfront Hotel, 2020 Lakeshore Road.

Shuttle Bus Departure Times from participating hotels are as follows for Sunday, March 1, 2020:

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 Hotel. The Quality Hotel is also offering special rates.)

Quality Hotel: 8:30 a.m.

(If staying at another hotel, please make your way to one of the nearest hotels listed above 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. with one additional shuttle bus to the Running Room Store leaving Queensway Station at 8:20 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 the shuttle bus schedule poster (shown above) at participating hotels Race Weekend.

Baggage Check:

Baggage check will available race morning at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre and will be provided by the Air Cadets from 8 a.m until 9:30 a.m. (Please bring a $5 donation for baggage check.)

New Balance Chilly Half Pace Bunnies:

The Running Room will again be providing Pace Bunnies for the 2020 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon for the following finishing times: 1:30 (2 pace groups), 1:35 (2 pace groups), 1:40 (2 pace groups), 1:45 (2 pace groups), 1:50 (2 pace groups), 1:55 run/walk, 1:55 continuous, 2:00 (2 pace groups), 2:05 (2 pace groups), 2:10, 2:10 run/walk, 2:15 continuous, 2:15 run/walk, 2:20 run/walk, 2:20 continuous, 2:25 (2 pace groups), 2:30 run/walk, 2:30 continuous, 2:35

Look for your respective pace bunny holding a sign with his/her prospective finishing time before race start!

Awards & Award Ceremonies:

The Awards Ceremony for Frosty 5K and Frigid 10K begins at 11:30 a.m. at Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The Awards Ceremony for the Chilly Half Marathon begins at 12:45 p.m.

• Prizes will be awarded to the Overall Male and Female winners and Overall Masters Male and Female winners, and age category winners in the 2019 Chilly Half Marathon, Frigid 10 and Frosty 5K

  1. There will also be lots of great draws courtesy of our sponsors.

Post-Race Party:

Post-Race Chili Party sponsored by Stagg Chili -

Stagg Chili and Steam Whistle Beer will be served post-race at several Burlington locations including: Emma’s Backporch, Honey West, Jake’s Grill & Oyster House, and Joe Dog’s GasBar Grill!

Bring your race bib to any of the participating restaurants on Sunday, March 1 for FREE Stagg Chili and Steam Whistle Beer!

Look for the Post-Race Chili Party poster in participating restaurant windows!



To Register:

THE 2020 NEW BALANCE CHILLY HALF MARATHON HAS SOLD OUT...THE RACE IS FULL. You may still register for the Frigid 10K or Frosty 5K on-line click here. (Hurry registration for these races will close at midnight on Wednesday, February 19.

To Change Your Entry:

If you need to make a change to your race entry, you must send an email to: kathy@vrpro.ca

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

If you experience any difficulty with the registration process, call, text, or email Kelly Arnott  905.512.2488  kelly@vrpro.ca

Race Registration & Kit Pick-up:

Race kit pick-up will be at the Burlington Running Room on the following dates and times:

  1. Wednesday, February 26: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  2. Thursday, February 27: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  3. Friday, February 28: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  4. Saturday, February 29: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  5. Sunday, March 1 (Race day): 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (VIP ONLY)

Burlington Running Room - MAP

Unit 6C, Cumberland Square

3300 Fairview Street

Burlington, ON L7N 3N7

Ph: (905) 637-2932

Chilly Half VIP Race Kit Pick-up:

A VIP Race Kit Pick-up Package is available for $30 and will allow VIP Pick-up on Race Day, March 1 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. at the Burlington Running Room Store.

If Unable To Run, Transfer Your Registration:

Applicants who are unable to run may transfer their registration to another participant. The link for this transfer process will be seen on the applicant’s confirmation e-mail. Simply click that link to send an invitation to the new person. If that person accepts the transfer, they must enter their own personal data and will then be charged $15 transfer.

NOTE: It is illegal for anyone to run in the race with someone else’s bib!

Race Bib Numbers:

Race Bib Numbers for 2020 Race Weekend have been posted. To look up your race bib number, click here or on the race bib image above. (Be sure to bring your number with you to race kit pick-up.)


Special hotel rates will be available for participants of the 2020 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon, Frigid 10K, and CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K for 2020 Race Weekend. There will also be free shuttle buses running from the participating hotels on race morning. Check back for a listing of those hotels.

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 also wait inside the Waterfront Hotel on race morning.)

VR PRO has also partnered with the Quality Hotel, 950 Walkers Line, Burlington, Ontario to offer 2020 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon, Frigid 10K & Frosty 5K participants special discounted rates for 2020 Race Weekend. Call the Quality Hotel at 905-639-9290 for rates.

There will be a dedicated shuttle bus for race participants staying at the Quality Hotel.

VR PRO is working with other hotels in the Burlington area to offer 2020 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon, Frigid 10K & Frosty 5K participants special discounted rates on accommodations for 2020 Race Weekend. Please check back for a listing of these hotels.

Free shuttle bus service to the races will be available on race day from area hotels as well as the Burlington GO Station. See “FREE Shuttle Bus Service” information listed in the right hand column.

Free Entry!

pledges for the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.

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

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

If you experience any difficulty with the registration process, call, text, or email Kelly Arnott  905.512.2488  kelly@vrpro.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

(If you have any trouble registering online, let us help you...just click here for help with registration. If you are unable to run, see the instructions in the left column for transferring your registration to someone else.)


(Days, Hours, minutes, and seconds remaining until the start of the 2020 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon, Frigid 10K,  and Frosty 5K)

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