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:

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.

Click here to pledge a participant

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

Springbank Park at Stone Cottage off Commissioners Road
Saturday, April 1st, 2017

8:30am - Registration Opens
9:30am - 10k Run
9:35am - 3k Run/Walk
9:40am - Kiddy Trot
9:45am - CEO Introduction
9:50am - CEO 1k Challenge
10:30am - 5k Run
11:45am - Awards ceremony, including draw prizes, and top pledge awards


5k and 10k courses are certified by Bernie Conway.
3k will be an out-and-back course, following the first 1.5k and final 1.5k of the 5k/10k course.
Kiddy Trot will be approx. 200m, following the final stretch of the 5k and 10k course. Parents are allowed to run along side any registered child.

5k Course
Start 60m East of Stone Cottage, head East on pathway system, 2.5k turnaround near West end of Springbank Gardens, head West on same route, at Springbank Gate (North of North St) continue West on path immediately North of parking lot, finish North of pavilion.

10k Course
Start 60m East of Stone Cottage, head East on pathway system, 5k turnaround near green and white Greenway Park sign, head West on same route, at Springbank Gate (North of North St) continue West on path immediately North of parking lot, finish North of pavilion.


March 1, 2017
March 29, 2017
10K Run $50.00 $55.00 $60.00
5K Run $40.00 $45.00 $50.00
3K Fun Run/Walk $25.00 $25.00 $30.00
Kiddy Trot $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

Event shirts are available, for an additional fee, up until March 19th.

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

For family registrations, you can register in-person at Runner's Choice as a family for the 5k and/or the 10k 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.

Online Registration

Online Registration - Register here

Register at Runners' Choice

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Late Registration and Race Kit Pick-Up

Friday, March 31st - Late registration and race kit pick-up from 12:00pm to 7:00pm at RUNNERS' CHOICE.
Saturday, April 1st (race day) - from 8:30am till race start at Springbank 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 and 10k. Kids Series points awarded for both the 5k and 3k.
All participants are eligible for DRAW PRIZES; you must be present to win!
Awards will be available at RUNNERS' CHOICE until May 1st. 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 merchandise awarded to top-3 in all categories.

Awards: 2.5K Run

Saucony merchandise awarded to top-3 in all categories.

Age Categories

10K & 5K (Age on race day)

  • 15 & Under (5k only)
  • 16 - 19 in 5k; 19 & Under in 10k
  • 20 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • 70 & Over

3K Fun Run (Age on race day)

  • 9 & Under
  • 10 - 12
  • 13 - 15

Facilities: Washrooms available in Springbank Park

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

Directions & Parking

From the 401 take Hwy. 4 north, becomes Col. Talbot Rd., then becomes North St. and ends at Springbank Park. Drive North to enter the park; at the stop sign, turn right and head to the large Storybook Gardens parking lot. 
Please DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS unless you are involved in setting up equipment for the race!