Community Powered Running Group Based Out of Waterloo Region

The Running Rarebits are an inclusive running community based out the Waterloo Region.

The Running Rarebits believe that anybody who runs is a runner, regardless of pace or distance, and that we are united in our struggle towards our personal running goals. Every Rarebit that runs a race will be cheered in at the finish line. Watch for the team in red at a race near you!

Founded in 2014 during a charity event called the World's Biggest Bake Sale in support of a running race, the Running Rarebits raised over $30,000 in support of local children's charities during that event and brought a Guinness World Record to Kitchener-Waterloo. The Running Rarebits continue to participate in races throughout Ontario and to make a difference in their communities through charity and volunteering.

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The Running Rarebits leave no Rarebit behind.

The Running Rarebits believe in charity, good sportsmanship and that runners of all capabilities and body types belong.

Running Rarebits founders Chris Mintz and Maria Michel
Running Rarebits during a Canada Day run
Running Rarebits at Pace The Donkey

Founded over a love of cookies, community and running

The Rarebits are an inclusive running community based out of the Waterloo Region. Runners associated with the Mudpuppy Race founded the Rarebits in 2014 for The World's Biggest Bake Sale charity event to raise money for local children's charities. The Rarebits are a community oriented running group focused on giving back through volunteer and charity work. The Rarebits welcome runners of all skill levels and capabilities and focus on supporting each member's individual running goals.

Community minded runners

The Running Rarebits have raised over $60,000.00 for charities. We continue to focus on supporting charities through races, events, and projects such as our calendar.

The Rarebit ethos

All Rarebits practice inclusion, charity, and good sportsmanship - both as runners and in their every day lives. The Rarebits are proud to include runners of all capabilities and ensure support for all to participate in the activity of running.

You don't have to be fast, but you have to be fun.

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Darren reminds us of the power of community and that running is a way to disconnect from the noise of the electronic era, and reconnect with each other. 📷@RunWaterloo 🏃🏃🏃 #runnerbliss #kwawesome #wrawesome #explorewr #run #running #runner #athlete #athletes #athletic #sport #sports#runninggirl #runningcommunity #sportlife #fitnessmotivation #health #loverunning #runningrunning #instarunners #runnershigh #runningmotivation #runforlife #ultrarunning
Rarebits take on Boston, and when in Boston for a run event.... you gotta selfie! Nice job and congrats to all who ran the Boston Marathon this year! :) 🏃🏃🏃 #runnerbliss #kwawesome #wrawesome #explorewr #run #running #runner #athlete #athletes #athletic #sport #sports#runninggirl #runningcommunity #sportlife #fitnessmotivation #health #loverunning #runningrunning #instarunners #runnershigh #runningmotivation #runforlife #ultrarunning
To the thousands of athletes about to toe start line, we the Rarebits wish you a great race. It took effort and support to get to this event and now relish and enjoy in the course you are about cover. We have a couple Rarebits there and a number of local friend runners. We are cheering for you and so happy to witness you in this glorious time. 
Long May You Run! 
@bostonmarathon
#lovetorun #running #race #racing #run #oneofakind #boston #havefun #enjoy #history #wearecheering4u
#baa #marathon
When you are out doing what we do best (move forward) sometimes the fun comes in the moment of peace pause. Pause your watch, stand still, breath and listen to nature. #bliss #nature #run #running #breath #listen #bestill 
Also on our YouTube https://youtu.be/ZMydczreOGA
Race Roster spring run off! 
What you doing this weekend!
#run #race #havefun #racing #running #toronto @runcrs #sunny #agooddaytorun
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As the feeling of spring draws us outside, Rarebits like ultra-runner Sandi Swan  @sandiswan76  venture tentatively out into the sun. Watch for us looking great in red and having fun this summer around town and at Run Waterloo, Happy Trails Racing and many more race series!
#TuesdayThoughts
🏃🏃🏃 #runnerbliss #kwawesome #wrawesome #explorewr #run #running #runner #athlete #athletes #athletic #sport #sports#runninggirl #runningcommunity #sportlife #fitnessmotivation #health #loverunning #runningrunning #instarunners #runnershigh #runningmotivation #runforlife #ultrarunning
Did you see the phoenix trail race has more sport. No fooling. Go check it out. A great fall race.
#running #run #race #trailrunning
Reaper will never know what hit him after the Rarebits go by. The warm and fun love Rarebits will put a smile on the reapers face.
@bayracerun #run #race #fun 
#running #racing #atb #highfives #yougotthis #wearecheeringforyou
Rarebit Adrienne Farrell was recently interviewed by St.Mary
Good Morning,
Though racing is fun and a great way to test yourself. It takes many days and weeks of effort and training to be comfortable and improve and not all of it is fun. Though we do are best to find the fun in it. #therarebitway 
We the Rarebits know that it is sometimes work to get out and get that workout, that run or walk, that healthy meal or that much need sleep. 
We are cheering for you and you got this. Think and feel what will be the best for you and you are winning.
#weektoweek #taper #atb #schedule #running #run #walk #moveforward #feelwhatsbest #workethic #intervals #track #trail #red #wetherarebits
#youcan #beyou #yourawesome #workout #health #team #morethan #family #pavement #youarewinning
Rarebits took to the Run Waterloo Laurier Loop course this past weekend including the ever fun  Mya Wijbenga who has been crushing her race season setting both a 5k and 10k PB in two consecutive weekends! So proud of this athlete! #runnerBliss #MondayMotivation 🏃🏃🏃 #runnerbliss #kwawesome #wrawesome #explorewr #run #running #runner #athlete #athletes #athletic #sport #sports#runninggirl #runningcommunity #sportlife #fitnessmotivation #health #loverunning #runningrunning #instarunners #runnershigh #runningmotivation #runforlife #ultrarunning


Running Rarebits Be Strong Chairty Calendar

Celebrating the women of the Rarebits' inner strength, body strength and strength in community.

The 2019 Running Rarebits Charity Calendar

With proceeds going to St Mary's Hospital Cardiac Centre

17 models show their strength in this 13 month calendar that takes you out to Jan 2020!

Professional photography and design make this an incredibly high quality calendar!

Inspirational women telling their stories of personal perseverence and strength!

Comprehensive list of races in the Waterloo Region including reminders of early bird rate deadlines.