Fast Scenic 10K - Canadian M40 Masters record! 30:09 Reid Coolsaet (2019)


M40 record!
30:09 (2019)
Reid Coolsaet


Downtown to Country Views
Course Record - 1:11 Ken Rono

2K Kids race

Kids love racing with mom and dad!

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Collingwood Half Marathon & 10K

Returning in 2023

We hope to see you on the first weekend of October 2023. Thank you for your understanding and support over the seven years we have held the event so far. Keep on running!


Living Water Resorts Collingwood Half Marathon + 10k + 2K Kid's Races

Come run our scenic races in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Our Half Marathon course runs right down Collingwood's "Main Street"! It continues out to the rolling countryside towards the Niagara Escarpment. It's fast, downhill and the air is fresh! The 10K provides an equally fast, scenic rural run conducive to setting your personal best!

The scenery and fall colours give the Living Water Resorts Collingwood Half Marathon a beauty all its own. Stay at Living Water Resort or Living Stone Golf Resort in Collingwood for a great night's sleep before the race and for onsite dining, spa and golf opportunities!

The amazing historical Downtown Collingwood provides ample opportunities for shopping and dining. There is something for the whole family in the Collingwood and Blue Mountains area.

The Living Water Resorts Collingwood Half Marathon and 10K courses are certified with Athletics Canada. Your entry includes a technical running shirt and participation medal.

Home of the Current Canadian Masters M40 - 10K Record

On Saturday October 5th, 2019, two time Olympian and fourteen time Canadian Champion Marathoner, Reid Coolsaet achieved his goal of breaking this Canadian 10K record for masters which has stood since 1990. Congratulations Reid!

Results & Photos

2019 Photos

Click here for 2019 photos and instructions for donating to the My Friend's House as payment for un-watermarked original size photos. Photos were generously donated by Jason Booth Photography, Kelly Doner of Stand By Me Photography, Julie Card of and Roma Assaff.


This race is in a beautiful part of Ontario. The staff and volunteers reflect their love for the outdoors and their community. We were so impressed with the organization from easy parking to a interesting race route. It’s a definite repeat for our run club and have already made plans to come next year. Congrats on executing a great race event!


Micki Rivers + 12 Friends

Newmarket Road Runners

Congratulations to you and your vibrant, welcoming team on a wonderfully organized event Saturday! I’ve been running in events for many years and yours was most certainly among the best I’ve participated in as a runner. Your course was very well marked and your volunteers were helpful and encouraging, and as always, the police effectively kept traffic in check for runners.

You and yours have every reason to be proud of your event and of the contributions you make to local health and fitness.

Please congratulate your volunteers and committee members for me. I hope to see you again next year. Well done.


Dennis Ruetz

Race Director,

You have big hearts. It was wonderfully organized event and I am proud of that. Thank you again for everything and many many congratulations from bottom of my heart and all participants. Thank You and regards.


Sandeep K Gupta

Six Time Finisher!

Just wanted to say a great big thanks to you and your team!

Four of us came up from Toronto this weekend and ran in the Collingwood half marathon and absolutely loved it! Between us we've run over a hundred half and multiple full marathons and this one rates right up there with some of the best!

All of the volunteers were amazing; those at the intersections, the water tables and the finish line, many thanks! The OPP officers that we passed gave a smile, a nod or a word of encouragement, please pass on our thanks! Finally please thank those who marked the course with the multiple pylons and the kilometer markers we certainly appreciated it!

We will definitely be registering again for next year, thanks for a great race!


Joanne Bayes

2014 Half Marathon

Thanks so much for yourself and team for putting on such a great event. This was an amazing day for me to be able to share it with two family members that ran and all three of us finished. The race trail was perfect. It was just the right of challenge and also just right so that I was able to finish with a PB time. The scenery really was quite breath taking. The weather was perfect. Love the fact it is on Saturday, so able to recover on Sunday and go into the office today. Like your thinking Nick.


Denise Campbell

2013 Half Marathon Participant

I was excited to take part of my first 10 km race, even more so because it was in my own back yard. I know it can be logistically tough to hold this type of event in the area because of the limited number of roads. I know it can also be quite expensive when you take into account the amount of police needed for each intersection.
The race itself was really well organized, the volunteers were not only friendly but very encouraging. The scenery was tough to beat at this time of the year, coupled with the great weather it made for a great event.
I was happy and proud to take part in this 10km in my home town and look forward to many more years to come. - Thanks!


Jason Maclaren


In support of My Friend's House

The mission of My Friend's House is to reduce the occurrence of domestic violence by changing societal values and norms that perpetuate or support the abuse of women and by contributing to the safety of women and their children in the Georgian Triangle. Please help us contribute to this very worthy cause where 100% of your donation will go towards it's operation.

Accommodations at Living Water Resort

Our title sponsor, Living Water Resort in Collingwood is a four-season vacation resort — nestled in a natural playground between the mountains and the bay — where you can have fun, relax, and be reinvigorated. Enjoy their championship-style golf course, be rejuvenated in our full-service spa, venture into the waters of Georgian Bay from our marina, and dine at our diverse selection of restaurants.


Run Collingwood relies on a team of dedicated partners including the My Friends House, Special Olympics Blue Mountain ski race team coaches, Georgian Triangle Running Club and more. Many volunteers are required including bicycle marshals, course marshals, course setup/teardown people, water station staff and medical.

Introducing the 2K Kid's Race!

In 2018 it will be the 3rd annual 2K race for children aged 4 to 12. It's the one time kids get to run in the middle of the road!

The 2K race starts and finishes at the start/finish of the adult 10K race at 8:05 am. Registration is free of charge and brought to you in partnership with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Town of Collingwood, and the Collingwood YMCA.

Please consider donating to our charity,  My Friend's House. Every small amount helps! Thank You!

About My Friend's House
My Friend's House is a non-profit agency offering support for abused women and children living in the Georgian Triangle of Ontario.

To donate online, please click here> and leave a note in the field indicating that your gift is in honour of the Run Collingwood half marathon & 10K.

Our Event Supports My Friend's House

My Friend's House is a non-profit agency offering support for abused women and children living in the Georgian Triangle of Ontario. Since opening our doors in 1991, My Friend's House has helped thousands of women get the effective safety and supports they need to rebuild their lives. They serve an average of 600 women and their children each year – 200 through the Emergency Shelter Program and the balance through Violence Against Women Therapeutic Counselling Program, Transitional and Legal Support Program.

Their free and confidential services are available to all women and their children across the Georgian Triangle – from Wasaga Beach and Collingwood to Creemore and Meaford and all parts in between.

The Living Water Resorts Collingwood Half Marathon & 10K is committed to raise funds for My Friend's House because this is a vital organization that provides a safe haven for abused women & children. Your participation in our race will result in a donation to My Friend's House regardless, however we would love it if you could also make a donation or get sponsored for your run by your friends!

For team building details contact Race Director Nick Brindisi at


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Our Charity

Please consider that our shelter for abused women & children needs our help to remain in operation. Please help us help them by donating any amount you can. Thank you!


Race Director, Nick Brindisi