Springbank Road Races

All Pledges from this event will be going to

Our Mission

YOU supports youth to build skills, confidence and independence to reach their potential.

Pledge Incentives

Free race entry with $200 donation

Help Youth Opportunities Unlimited 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

Race Location

Springbank Park at Stone Cottage off Commissioners Road.
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

7:00am - Registration Opens
8:30 am - Half Marathon Run
9:00 am - 5K Run and Walk
10:15am - 5K Awards Ceremony
11:00am - Kiddy Trot
11:15am - 2.1k Run
11:45am - Half Marathon & 2.1k Awards Ceremony, draw prizes, and top pledge awards


Half Marathon - a small loop of Springbank Park followed by an out and back loop through the Thames River Path system.

5K Run & Walk - an out and back loop of Springbank Park.

2.1K Run - This 'mini-Half' follows the final 2.1k of the Half Marathon course, starting at the 19k marker located just East of the middle roadway in Springbank Park.

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

Click here for Course Maps

Courses measured and certified by Bernie Conway:
5k course certification code ON-2008-044-BDC
Half course certification code ON-2011-084-BDC


Sept 1, 2017
Sept 28, 2017
½ Marathon Run $65.00 $70.00 $75.00
5K Run $40.00 $45.00 $50.00
2.1K Run $20.00 $20.00 $25.00
Kiddy Trot $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

Event shirts are available, for an additional fee, up until September 17th.

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

For family registrations, you can register in-person at Runners' Choice as a family for the Half Marathon 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.

Online Registration

Online Registration - Register here

Register at Runners' Choice

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Late Registration and Race Kit Pick-Up

Saturday, September 30th - from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Runners' Choice.
Sunday, October 1st (race day) at large picnic shelter near the stone cottage, from 7:00 am to race start.

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.


All Half Marathon finishers will receive a finishers medal.


Awards & Points

Open Series points awarded for both the 5k & Half Marathon (double points for Half). Kids Series points awarded for the 5k and 2.1k.
All participants are eligible for DRAW PRIZES; you must be present to win!
Awards will be available at RUNNERS' CHOICE until November 1st, after which, all unclaimed prizes will be recycled. Don't just win a prize, stay for the awards ceremony and claim it.

AWARDS: Half Marathon

Prizes will be awarded as Runners' Choice Gift Cards.

Open Female and Male Masters Female and Male
1st - $300.00 1st - $150.00
2nd - $200.00 2nd - $100.00
3rd - $100.00 3rd - $50.00

New Balance

Age Group Prizing
Gift cards redeemable for New Balance merchandise awarded to the top-3 in all categories in Half Marathon.

Half Marathon Course record bonus - All bonuses will be awarded in Runners' Choice Gift Cards

Open - $200

Male - Samuel Karanja Milton 2003 1:06:30
Female - Lauren King London/Toronto 2006 1:15:37

Masters - $100

Masters Male - Nelson Ndereva Toronto 2011 1:12:20
Masters Female - Angie Ferraro Toronto 2006 1:25:35


New Balance

Age Group Prizing
Gift cards redeemable for New Balance merchandise awarded to the top-3 in all categories in 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 - Brent Smith London 2013 15:35.2
Female - Krestena Sullivan Kitchener 2011 18:15
Masters Male - Andrew Jones London 2009 17:12
Masters Female - Mary Nash London 2008 19:57


New Balance

New Balance merchandise awarded to the top-3 of each age category in the 2.1K.

Age Categories

1/2 Marathon (Age on Race Day)

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

5K (Age on Race Day)

  • 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

2.1K (Age on Race Day)

  • 9 & Under
  • 10 - 12
  • 13 - 15

Facilities: Washrooms will be available in the park. NO SHOWERS will be available.

Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided after the race.

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!