(Registration for the 2017 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K is now open. 
Click the link in the menu bar above to register.) 

Final Pre-Race Instructions:
Click here or on the image below to download a .PDF copy of the 2016 Race Weekend Events Guide & Runners Handbook.

Race Date:
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Start Times:
New Balance Chilly Half Marathon will start at 10:05 a.m.
CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K will also start at 10:05 a.m. 

Please be at starting areas by 9:30 a.m. for opening ceremonies.

(Note: There are different starting locations for both events. Please see below. There will also be a maximum race time of 3:15 for the Half Marathon and 50 minutes for the 5K.)

Start Locations:
The New Balance Chilly Half Marathon will start at City Hall located at James Street and Brant Street.

The CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K will start on Lakeshore Road and Brant Street in front of the Waterfront Hotel.

Below is a map with all the 2016 Race Weekend Event locations. Click here or on the map image to view larger.

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

First 1,000 registrants for the CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K receive a FREE technical running jacket. (Click image below.)

Participants in the New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K will receive a finishing medal.

To Register:
To register for either race on-line click here. 
Online registration will close at 12 noon on Saturday, March 5, 2016. (Note: on-line processing fees will be added. Entries are non-refundable.)

Race Registration & Kit Pick-up:
2016 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 4 or anytime Saturday, March 5, you may also park at the Burlington Christian Academy.) 

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

    • Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Friday, March 4, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
    • Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Free Friendship Run & Walk:
Join us 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 5 at the Burlington Running Room, Unit 6C, Cumberland Square, 3300 Fairview Street in Burlington, Ontario for a FREE Friendship Run & Walk. Meet your pace bunny and get a few last minute tips from John Stanton. 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 on image above to view at a larger size.) 

Race Location & Course:
Both the New Balance Chilly half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K are scenic, flat, fast (PB), out & back courses. (To view the course routes click on the image below.)

To view a .PDF of the entire New Balance Chilly Half Marathon course, click here or on the map image below.

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

(For special rates, use this link: 2016 Chilly Half and you must use attendee code “VRPR” when making your reservation. Or call 905-681-5400 and mention the Chilly Half.)

VR PRO has partnered with the Burlington Hotel Association to offer 2016 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy Frosty 5K participants special discounted rates on accommodations in the Burlington area.

Hotel rooms must be booked for the nights of March 4th & 5th at the following locations:

 Hilton Garden Inn
 Homewood Suites
 Comfort Inn Suites
 Admiral Inn
 Holiday Inn
 Best Western Plus Burlington
 Quality Hotel  
 Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington

Special rates for the weekend rooms are registered under “Chilly Half Marathon”. (There are 5 rooms/night at each location.)

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


2016 Race Photos and Certificates:

Click here or on the bib image below for your 2016 race photos and finishers certificate.


There are numerous lots near the start. (Please avoid parking in church lots.) Free parking available at Appleby 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 Appleby GO Station (North Parking Lot on Harvester Road) and participating Burlington Hotel Association hotels to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (Race Bag Drop).

FREE Shuttle to and from Race Bag Drop!

Sunday - March 6, 2016

Shuttle Bus Departure Times from hotels are as follows:

  1. Hilton: 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.

  2. Homewood Suites: 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.

     Leaving from Hilton (Lobby) Parking Lot

  1. Admiral Inn: 8:25 and 8:40 a.m.

  2. Comfort Inn: 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.

  3. Holiday Inn: 8:35 and 8:50 a.m.

  4. Best Western: 8:40 and 8:55 a.m.

ATTENTION: Race Participants staying at the Quality Inn - your nearest shuttle pick up is at the Admiral Inn located at

Billings Court and South Service Road.

Shuttle Buses will arrive at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre at 8:50 a.m. and 9:05 a.m.

Return shuttles will run continuously post race from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Less frequent shuttle service will then be provided until 4:00 p.m.

Look for posters like this one (below) at participating hotels for Shuttle Bus departure times and locations.

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 2016 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.)

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 bib image below for your 2016 number.


• 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 2016 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & CIBC Wood Gundy 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.

20th Anniversary Celebration:

Warm-Up Post-Race with some Hot Chilly Tunes!

Sunday March 6, 2016 from 12 - 4pm at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre located at 440 Locust Street in Downtown Burlington.

FREE OF CHARGE! This event is open to all participants, family, friends, and the general public! Celebrate your accomplishment with all of us!

Here is the afternoon program schedule with the featured bands and performers and their respective performance times:

  1. Jordan Haller 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m.

  2. Awards Presentation with Kelly Arnott 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

  3. Harvest Moon Band featuring Karissa Nicole  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  4. Johnny Max Band featuring Mary O'Malley  3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Click here or visit the “20th Anniversary Celebration” page for more information on these performers. (Click poster to enlarge.)

Post-Race Party:

Post-Race Chili Party sponsored by Stagg Chili -

Stagg Chili will be served post-race in at the following locations (most are very close to the finish).

  1. EMMA’S BACKPORCH, 2084 Old lakeshore Road

  2. HONEYWEST Restaurant & Bar, 399 Elizabeth Street

  3. TABLE 34 Resto-Bar, 1455 Lakeshore Road

  4. WENDEL CLARK’S, 380 Brant Street

Bring your race bib to any of these participating restaurants on Sunday, March 6 for FREE Stagg Chili! Look for this poster in the window at each restaurant. (Click poster image to enlarge.)

Bib & Restaurant Assignments:

To help ease congestion at the various post-race party locations, a listing will be posted closer to race weekend with suggested restaurant assignments based on your bib number and colour.

To Register:

To enter for either race on-line click here. Online registration will close at 12 noon on Saturday, March 5, 2016. (Note: on-line processing fees will be added. Entries are non-transferable/non-refundable.)

Free Entry!

Collect 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 Wood Gundy Frosty 5K!

Click here or on image above to download a pledge form.

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


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