Confederation Park 5K and 1K

Confederation Park 5K & 1K

***Race date for Confederation Park 5K and Fast and Furriest Dog run not yet confirmed.  Stay tuned to our social media sites for more information.  Sorry for the inconvenience.



18th Annual Confederation Park 5k/1k 

5th Annual “Fast & the Furriest” Dog Jog & Walk 

In support of the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA 

Fast, Scenic and Traffic free

The Running Room

Click on Running Room logo to register   


The Fast and the Furriest


Location: Confederation Park, 680 Van Wagners Beach Rd., Hamilton, Ontario

Race Times: 1k – 9:30 am. 5k 10:00 am

All participants in the 1K will start at the same time from the finish line.



  1. 1K-Runners only- 9:30 am
  2. 1K-Runners with best friends-9:30 am
  3. 1K-Walkers and Walkers with best friends-9:30 am

The 5K start will consist of 2 waves.

  1. 5K- Runners only-10:00 am
  2. 5K-Runners & Walkers with best friends 10:10 am

Race Day Registration and Race Kit Pick up: 8am to 9:30am at the Edge Water pavilion

1k participants please pick up your kits early. At close of kit pick up race kits become the property of Race Kit Event Service Inc.

Course Map: click here

Directions: QEW Centennial Parkway in Hamilton, North on Centennial Parkway to Service Rd. Turn left on Service Rd. to Confederation Park.

Parking: There is plenty of parking inside Confederation Park.


  • Fast flat and traffic free.
  • Off-leash area for your dog to warm up & cool down or just have fun.
  • Dog tag medals for all K9 finishers of the 5K & 1K
  • Course Certified by Athletics Canada measured by Bernie Conway
  • Certification number: ON-2006-105-BDC
  • Bib Tag timing by Chiptime Results
  • Beautiful flat and very fast traffic free course inside Confederation Park
  • Each kilometer is marked
  • 1 Aid Station located at 2.5k

Course Record Bonus: $200

  • Josephat Ongeri – 14:15 (2008)
  • Lucy Njeri – 16:57 (2011)

Awards Ceremony: The awards ceremony will take place at approximately 11:15am. There will be separate awards for the Confederation Park 5K and the Fast & the Furriest 5K.

1k: Finisher medals will be awarded to all participants. This is a fun run meant to encourage a healthy lifestyle. T-shirts will only be available to kids 12 & under.

Please be there to pick up your award or have someone else pick it up for you. Awards will not be mailed out.

Confederation Park 5K Awards: 1, 2, 3 overall top master and 3 deep in 5yr age groups from 14 and under to 70+

Sub 20 Club: Runners who run under 20 minutes will receive a custom made medal to recognize their accomplishment.

The Fast & Furriest  5K Awards: 1, 2, 3 overall top master and 3 deep in 5yr age groups from 14 and under to 70+

Charity Challenge: You can make a donation when you enter or gather pledges if you like.

Course Safety: For everyone’s safety no strollers or bicycles on the course please. We also strongly recommend that you do not wear headphones while participating.

Race Fees (HST not included)

  • Online registration will close on April 26th. No Refunds.
  • Running Room processing fee extra
  • Tee Shirt cut off date: registered by and including April 15th
  • All those who registered before the t-shirt cut off date are guaranteed a t-shirt.  We will do our very best to try to accommodate the size you need.
Deadline 5k 5k With Dog Souvenir 1k 1k with Dog Souvenir
By and including Feb 6th $35+HST $40+HST Tech-shirt $13+HST $18+HST Kids Shirt 12 & under
Feb 7th to April 15th $40+HST $45+HST Tech-shirt $15+HST $20+HST Kids Shirt 12 & under
April 16th to April 26th $40+HST $45+HST No shirt $15+HST $20+HST No shirt
Race Day $50.85 (HST incl.) $56.50 (HST incl.) No shirt $20.34 (HST incl.) $28.25 (HST incl.) No shirt