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Really Chilly Road Races

Never mind the thermostat: Real Canadians race when it's 'Really Chilly!'

All Pledges from this event will be going to the

London and Area Running Association

London and Area Running Association

Our Mission

The London and Area Running Association (LARA) is a not-for-profit organization established to promote distance running as a lifelong activity and to facilitate the development of high performance athletes and coaches within the sport. LARA goals include developing Youth-oriented programming, ensuring the availability of racing opportunities, and increasing awareness of and participation in our sport at the grass-roots level. The LARA will utilize proceeds to help ensure high-performance athletes are properly supported in their pursuit of representing Canada internationally and competing at the Olympics.


Pledge Incentives

Please help The London and Area Running Association (LARA) do more by collecting pledges and handing them in on race day. The top 3 pledge collectors will be given excellent prizes donated by our generous sponsors.

Pledge Form

Click here to download the pledge form

Race Location

Western Fair East Annex Building - 900 King St
Sunday February 23rd, 2014

8:00am - Registration Opens
9:15am - 5K Run
10:10am - 10K Run
10:20am - 1 mile Fun Run/Walk
10:30am - 5k Awards Ceremony
11:20am - Kiddy Trot
11:30am - 10K & 1 mile Awards Ceremony, draw prizes, and top pledge awards

Course Description

5k and 10k routes are all certified, flat road courses around the Western Fair area starting and finishing on the racetrack. Both races exit the tunnel from the horsetrack onto Dundas Street and go from Dundas St. to Ashland to King to Eleanor to York to Oakland to Florence to Rectory to King to Ontario to Dundas.  The 10 km does this loop twice and the 5 km does the loop once.

The 1 mile and Kiddy Trot will take place on the racetrack.

Kiddy Trot This event is about 200 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.

Courses measured and certified by Bernie Conway:
5k course certification code ON-2014-002-BDC
10k course certification code ON-2014-001-BDC


Jan 23, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
10K Run $55.00 $60.00 $65.00
5k Run $45.00 $50.00 $55.00
1 mile Fun Run/Walk $15.00 $20.00 $20.00
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 5k and receive a discount of $10.00 OFF per family member after the first fully paid family member. This is not available online.

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

Online Registration

Online Registration - Register here

Silver Team Package (entry to all 6 races) - Register here

Register at Runners' Choice

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Late Registration and Race Kit Pick-Up

Friday, February 21st Late registration and race kit pick-up from 1:00pm to 7:00pm &
Saturday, February 22nd from 11:00am to 5:00pm at RUNNERS' CHOICE.
Sunday, February 23rd (race day) from 8:00am till 11:20am at Western Fair East Annex Building.

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

Long-sleeve technical shirts to everyone entered at full price in the 5k and 10k by Sunday, February 9th.

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 both the 10k & 5k. London Distance Project Kids Series points awarded for both the 1 Mile and 5k.
All participants are eligible for DRAW PRIZES; you must be present to win!
Awards will be available at RUNNERS' CHOICE until March 23rd, 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 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

New Balance

Merchandise awarded to the top-3 in all categories for the 10k.

10K Course record bonus - All bonuses will be awarded in Runners' Choice Gift Cards

Open - $100

Male - Terence Attema Smithville 2012 30:57
Female - Leslie Sexton London 2013 34:54.9

Masters - $50

Masters Male - Nelson Njeri 2012 33:30
Masters Female - Mary Nash London 2012 40:59

Awards: 5K Run

New Balance

Merchandise awarded to the winner in all categories in the 5k.

5K Course record
There is no bonus for a 5k course record; however, a record breaking performance will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony.

Male - Aaron Hendrikx Parkhill 2011 15:36.2
Female - Madeline Yungblut Wroxeter 2012 18:25
Masters Male - Jim Loney London London 2012 17:40
Masters Female - Annette Barry 2013 St Thomas 20:49.9

Awards: 1 Mile

Merchandise awarded to the top-3 in all categories in the 1 mile.

Age Categories

10K & 5K Run
(Age as of February 23rd, 2014)

  • 8 & Under (5k only)
  • 9 - 11 (5k only)
  • 12 - 14 (5k only)
  • 15 - 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

1 Mile Fun Run
(Age as of February 23rd, 2014)

  • 8 & Under
  • 9 - 11
  • 12 - 14

Facilities: Washrooms available at the Western Fair East Annex Building.

Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided after the race.

Massage therapy provided by Medix.

Directions & Parking

From the 401 take Highbury Ave north to Trafalgar St. Take Trafalgar St west to Egerton St. Turn onto Egerton St north. At Florence St go west. At Rectory St go North. At King St go East. Parking is on your left. Enter the East Annex building from the North by following King Street east past the Farmers and Artisans market.