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Go the Distance

All Pledges from this event will be going to the

Our Mission

Hope’s Garden provides support and resources to those living with and affected by eating disorders. Eating Disorders are often a coping mechanism for deep and complex emotions of ineffectiveness, negative body image and low self-worth.  They can be fatal, robbing an individual of their physical health, emotional wellbeing and happiness in relationships.

At Hope’s Garden our goals are to:
•             Increase community awareness of the prevalence and seriousness of eating disorders.
•             Educate through speaking engagements and workshops about body image and healthy living, preventing eating disorders and reducing stigma.
•             Support those who have the courage to ask for help by providing individual case management support and group support.

Our programs help to explore feelings and behaviours while helping to encourage healthy attitudes towards body image and lifestyle.  All services provided are free. Hope’s Garden is not funded by the government or United Way, therefore, it is through the generosity of donors that we are able to continue to offer and grow our much needed services.  At Hope’s Garden we believe that it is important to celebrate the diversity of all body shapes and sizes.  Together we can make a difference.

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Help Hope's Garden by pledging to your favourite runner. Click the link below and click on the runners name that you want to pledge to.


Pledge Incentives

Please help Hopes Garden 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

Covent Garden Market
Sunday June 22nd, 2014

8:00am - Registration Opens
9:20am - Kiddy Trot
9:30am - 10k Run
9:35am - 3k Fun Run/Walk
11:00am - 10k & 3k Awards Ceremony, draw prizes, and top pledge awards


3k Course - participants head West on King, loop down to York Street, connect onto the Thames River Path system by the Prevost and follow that West past the Children's Museum to the turn-around, following the same course back to King Street to finish at the Covent Garden Market.

Click here for 3k Course Map

10k Course - participants head West on King, loop down to York Street, connect onto the Thames River Path system by the Prevost and follow that West past the Children's Museum, where the pathway briefly ends and participants will follow Riverview Ave to Evergreen Ave, reconnect with the Thames River Path system at the West end of Evergreen, run through the Greg Curno Tunnel, head West on the Terry Fox Parkway, stay to the right (North) approaching Saturn Park, continue West towards the Rowing Club, again stay to the right (North) as you pass the Rowing Club and approach the turn-around by Springbank Gardens (formerly Wonderland Gardens), then follow the same route back to King Street to finish at the Covent Garden Market.

Click here for 10k Course Map

Kiddy Trot This event is ~200m in length and is ideal for any child from 1 up to age 12. Parents are allowed to run along side any registered child.

Courses measured and certified by Bernie Conway:
3k course certification code ON-2014-008-BDC
10k course certification code ON-2014-009-BDC


May 22, 2014
June 19, 2014
10K Run $55.00 $60.00 $65.00
3K Fun Run/Walk $35.00 $40.00 $45.00
Kiddy Trot $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

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 10K and/or the 3K Fun Run/Walk and receive a discount of $10.00 OFF per family member after the first fully paid family member. This offer is not available online.

Team: Email for a discounted rate for office, school or other teams of 10 or more.

Online Registration

Online Registration - Register here

Register at Runners' Choice

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Late Registration and Race Kit Pick-Up

(no Friday race kit pick-up)
Saturday, June 21st - Late registration and race kit pick-up from 11:00am to 5:00pm at RUNNERS' CHOICE.
Sunday, June 22nd (race day) - from 8:00am till 9:35am at Covent Garden Market

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.

Cool Stuff

Short-sleeve technical shirts to everyone entered at full price in the 3k and 10k by Sunday, June 8th.

Event Photographer

Tall Shots photography will be on hand capturing the action and will post a photo gallery on their site after the event. All photographs are available for purchase on the site.

Awards & Points

Open Series points awarded for the 10k only. London Distance Project Kids Series points awarded for the 3k only.
All participants are eligible for DRAW PRIZES; you must be present to win!
Awards will be available at RUNNERS' CHOICE until July 22nd, after which, all unclaimed prizes will be recycled. Don't just win a prize, stay for the awards ceremony and claim it.

Awards: 10K Run

Prizes will be awarded in 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


Sugoi merchandise awarded to top-3 in all categories.

Awards: 3K Run

Sugoi merchandise awarded to top-3 in all categories.

Age Categories

10K Run
(Age on Race Day - June 22nd, 2014)

  • 19 & Under
  • 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 - June 22nd, 2014)

  • 8 & Under
  • 9 - 11
  • 12 - 14

Facilities: Washrooms available at Covent Garden Market

Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided after the race.

Directions & Parking

From the 401, take Wellington Road North to Downtown London. Turn left (West) onto York Street and proceed West to Talbot Street. Turn right (North) on Talbot, right (East) onto King Street. Underground Market parking is a 1/2 block to your immediate left.

From the North, take Highway #4 South, which turns into Richmond Street. Cross Fanshawe Park Road and continue on Richmond Street South. Turn right (West) onto York Street, right (North) on Talbot Street, right (East) onto King Street. Underground Martet paking is a 1/2 block to your immediate left.