Downtown 5K

All Pledges from this event will be going to the

London Abused Women's Centre

London Abused Women's Centre

Our Mission

Statistics Canada reports that 1 in 4 women is abused by her intimate partner.

The London Abused Women's Centre exists to change this situation. The agency does this on an individual basis by providing counselling, advocacy and support to abused women. It also participates in advocacy, public education and research. On a wider level it is working to create a safer environment for women and children by working actively to change the legal, social, and education systems.

This year's run event is dedicated to Lenka Kriz and Jessie Foster. 

SURVIVOR - Lenka Kriz, 26
Before I found the London Abused Women’s Centre I was scared, broken and unsure of every step I took. Today, after many years of healing, I have found my voice and the confidence to take on any challenge in life.  I am currently finishing my last year in University to become a social worker and I look forward to helping other women who are victims of abuse.
-Lenka

MISSING - Jessie Foster, 21
Jessie was always excited about everything. She was funny, loving and had so many friends all her life. She was always on the go. In 2005 at the age of 20 years old, Jessie was taken to Las Vegas by a "so-called" friend. We later learned he sold/gave her to a pimp. Jessie went missing in 2006. After she disappeared we found out she had been beaten, hospitalized and trafficked into prostitution. We miss her every single day.
– Glendene Grant, Jessie's mom

The pledges raised from this event will go towards the agency to provide front-line services to abused women. Help the LAWC by pledging to your favourite runner. Click the link below and click on the runners name that you want to pledge to.

PLEDGE TO YOUR FAVOURITE RUNNER

Pledge Incentives

Please help the London Abused Women's Centre do more by collecting pledges and handing them in on race day. The top 3 pledge collectors will be given prizes donated by our generous sponsors.

Pledge Form

Click here to download the pledge form

Race Location

Victoria Park, Downtown London, on Wellington Street.
Friday March 25th, 2016

8:45am - Registration Opens
9:30 am - Kiddy Trot
9:40am - CEO Introduction
9:45 am - CEO 1K Challenge
10:00 am - 2.5K Fun Run/Walk
10:05am - CEO Awards at Victoria Park band shell
10:30 am - 5K Run
11:45am - Awards ceremony, including top individual and Team pledge awards at Winks Eatery, Inc., 551 Richmond

Course

A certified, flat and fast 5km. The 5K course is 2 loops of 2.5km around the downtown London area & the 2.5K is just one loop. A water stop is located at the Start/Finish area.

Kiddy Trot This event is about 250 meters in length and is ideal for any child from 1 up to age 12. Parents are allowed to run along side any registered child.

Click here for Course Maps

Course measured and certified by Bernie Conway:
5k course certification code ON-2011-053-BDC

Entries

  By
March 12, 2016
By
March 23, 2015
LATE
5K Run $35.00 $45.00 $55.00
2.5K Fun Run/Walk $25.00 $35.00 $45.00
Kiddy Trot $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

Event shirts are available, for an additional fee, up until March 12th.

FREE to anyone handing in $200 in Pledges per person by race morning

For family registrations, you can register in-person as a family for the 5K Run and/or the 2.5K Fun Run/Walk and receive a discount of $10.00 OFF per family member after the first fully paid family member. This is not available online.

CEO 1K Challenge - Leaders in our community offer pledges and race to the finish to collect the prestigious trophies for first CEO to cross the line and top CEO pledge winner. Contact LAWC at 432-2204 for entry and more information.

5k Team Competiton

New for 2015, teams of 4, including at least 2 women, can compete for the Downtown 5k Team title in Open, Corporate, and High School categories. Teams will be scored based on combined placings, by gender, of their 4 members, who all list the same affiliation and registered as a Team.

Online Registration

Online Registration - Register here

Register at Runners' Choice

RUNNERS' CHOICE
207 DUNDAS ST
LONDON ON
N6A 1G4
519-672-5928

Late Registration and Race Kit Pick-Up

Wednesday, March 23rd - Late registration and race kit pick-up from 10:00am to 5:00pm &
Thursday, March 24th - from 12:00pm to 7:00pm at RUNNERS' CHOICE.
Friday, March 25th (race day) - from 8:45am till 10:30am at Victoria Park.

Timing Chip Pick-Up

This event will be using timing chips that are attached directly to your bib number. These will be available during all race kit pick-up times.

It is important for event results and series points accuracy, plus a courtesy to other competitors and event organizers, that everyone pick-up their bib (including timing chip) and use only the one that is assigned to them specifically. If anyone knowingly wears another competitors bib/timing chip, both runners will be disqualified from event and series awards.

Awards & Points

Open Series points awarded for the 5k only. Kids Series points awarded for both the 5k and 2.5k.
All participants are eligible for DRAW PRIZES; you must be present to win!
There will be NO DUPLICATION OF AWARDS!
Awards will be available at RUNNERS' CHOICE until April 25th, after which, all unclaimed prizes will be recycled. Don't just win a prize, stay for the awards ceremony and claim it.

Awards: 5K Run

Prizes will be awarded as Runners' Choice Gift Cards.

Open Female and Male Masters Female and Male
1st - $200.00 1st - $100.00
2nd - $150.00 2nd - $75.00
3rd - $100.00 3rd - $50.00

Saucony

Saucony merchandise awarded to top-3 in all categories.

5K Course record bonus - Prizes will be awarded as Runners' Choice Gift Cards.

Open - $200

Male - Joseph Nderitu Hamilton 2001 14:16.6
Female - Leslie Sexton London 2013 16:14.6

Masters - $100

Masters Male - Clive Hamilton Kitchener 2001 15:41.6
Masters Female - Janet Takahaski London 1998 18:10.5

Awards: 5K Team

Open Team Corporate Team High School Team
1st - $400.00 1st - Trophies 1st - Trophies
2nd - $200.00    

5k Team Competiton

New for 2015, teams of 4, including at least 2 women, can compete for the Downtown 5k Team title in Open, Corporate, and High School categories. Teams will be scored based on combined placings, by gender, of their 4 members, who all list the same affiliation and registered as a Team.

The top-2 Open teams will receive cash prizing of $400 and $200. The winning teams from each of the three categories (Open, Corporate, and High School) will have their team names inscribed in the Downtown 5k trophy, which will be kept on location at Runners' Choice.

Awards: 2.5K Run

Saucony merchandise awarded to top-3 in all categories.

Age Categories

5K Run
(Age as of March 25th, 2016)

  • 15 & Under
  • 16 - 19
  • 20 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • 70 & Over

2.5K Fun Run
(Age as of March 25th, 2016)

  • 9 & Under
  • 10 - 12
  • 13 - 15

Facilities: Change room and washroom facilities available in the park at the band shell.

Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided after the race at the park.

Directions & Parking

From the 401, take Wellington Rd north (approximately 10km) Turn left on Queens Ave, one block west to Clarence St. The start is one block north at Victoria Park. Parking is available in several lots within the downtown area, all a short walk from RUNNERS' CHOICE and the START/FINISH area.