Springbank Classic

All Pledges from this event will be going to Childreach.

Our Mission

“As an Early Years Parent Resource Centre, Childreach has been supporting young families in our community since 1975 through free drop-in playgroups, parent workshops, school-readiness programs and toy lending services.  Childreach’s award-winning Wild Child Outdoor Playgroup inspires parent and child adventures in the forest to build confidence, competence and resilience.  It’s time well spent climbing trees, balancing on logs, splashing in puddles, finding bugs, digging in dirt, making friends and being happy.”

Pledge Incentives

Please help Childreach 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:
*$50 Chop Steakhouse & Bar gift card
*3M Basket – an assortment of their Nexcare products
*$50 Downtown Dollars

Donate now on Trackie.Reg (scroll down to Donations)

Race Location

Springbank Park at Stone Cottage off Commissioners Road
Note: for 2018 edition, registration, start, and finish are all at the far West end of Springbank Park
Sunday, March 18th, 2018

8:15am Registration opens
9:30am 15k Run & 5k Run
10:40am 2.5k Run/Walk
11:10am Kiddy Trot
11:20am Awards Ceremony, including draw prizes and top pledge awards


The 5k and 15k events will use a 5k loop of Springbank Park, using as much of the natural loop as possible given the current construction. The 2.5k course will effectively use the West half of the same loop, and will be closer to 2.3k total.
As the 2018 courses will only be used for one year, they will not be certified.

For future editions of the Springbank Classic, the course will be the natural perimeter loop of Springbank Park, just as was done in the late-1960s through to 1980s.

The start and finish for all events, except Kiddy Trot, will be on the 'detour' path immediately North of the West pavilion, at the far West end of Springbank Park. The Kiddy Trot will start ~200m East of the finish; race staff will guide parents and children over to the start location just under 10 minutes out from the start.


March 15, 2018
(in store)
(race day,
includes tax)
15K Run $50.00 + tax $55.00 + tax $60.00
5K Run $40.00 + tax $45.00 + tax $50.00
2.5K Fun Run/Walk $20.00 + tax $25.00 + tax $30.00
Kiddy Trot $5.00 + tax $5.00 + tax $5.00

Event shirts are available, for an additional fee, up until March 5th.

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 15k and receive a discount of $10.00 off per family member after the first fully paid family member. This is not available online.

Online Registration

Online Registration - Register now

Register at Runners' Choice

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Late Registration and Race Kit Pick-Up

Saturday, March 17th - Late registration and race kit pick-up from 10:00am to 5:00pm at RUNNERS' CHOICE.
Sunday, March 18th (race day) - from 8:15am until race start at Springbank Park

Race Bib Pick-Up

Race bibs 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 and use only the one that is assigned to them specifically. If anyone knowingly wears another competitors bib, both runners will be disqualified from event and series awards.

Awards & Points

Open Series points awarded for the 5k and 15k. Kids Series points awarded for both the 5k and 2.5k.
All participants are eligible for DRAW PRIZES; you must be present to win!
Awards will be available at RUNNERS' CHOICE until April 18th. Don't just win a prize, stay for the awards ceremony and claim it.

Awards: 15K Run

Prizes awarded to top-3 in each age group.

Awards: 5K Run

Prizes awarded to top-3 in each age group.

Awards: 2.5K Run

Prizes awarded to top-3 in each age group.

Age Categories

15K & 5K (Age on race day)

  • 14 & Under (5k only)
  • 15 - 19 in 5k; 19 & Under in 15k
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70 & Over

2.5K (Age on race day)

  • 10 & Under
  • 11 - 14

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 West on Commissioners to the West entrance to Springbank Park, and park in the nearby parking lot.
As a general rule for events at Springbank Park, please DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS unless you are involved in setting up equipment for the race!