Springbank Road Races


Exciting additions for 2022.

With restrictions lifting we look forward to getting back to races with the extras. Most of all we look forward to hanging out with familiar faces, sharing stories and catching up. We also are excited to meet lots of new runners and build new relationships. 

We are proud to continue the tradition of Springbank Road Races in London. Springbank Races have a rich history over the 55 years they have been run, seeing numerous National and International athletes compete during the 1970's, With changes in distance from a 3 mile to 12mile loop course in the park to a 10 and 20km event in the early 90's to the current half marathon and 5k format. The course follows the beautiful paved pathway system along theThames River. 

Please consider supporting our host charity Bereaved Families. 

PLEDGES                                  The Bereaved Families of Ontario - SW Region                                                                                                   

 

Our Mission

Bereaved Families of Ontario - SW Region was formed in 1984 by a group of bereaved parents and individuals to share their insights and experiences with other grieving families and lend support to them as they restore a balance to their lives following the death of a child.

As an organization we cannot combat the fact that children die. However, we can provide the crucial out reach and emotional support that families need to live through, and eventually overcome, the challenges of their profound grief. We offer a wide range of programs and services to bereaved parents, bereaved brothers, sisters and children who have experienced the death of a parent.

"We are the bereaved helping the bereaved learn to live with grief. When a child or parent dies, we can help the healing begin.

 

 

Race Location

Springbank Park at Flint Cottage off Commissioners Road.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

7:15am - Registration Opens
8:30 am - Half Marathon Run
9:00 am - 5K Run and Walk
10:00am - 5K Awards Ceremony 
11:00am - 2.1k Run  
11:20am - Kiddy Trot
11:30am - Half Marathon & 2.1k Awards Ceremony, draw prizes, and top pledge awards  

*All Results will be posted online post event.

Course

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

Entries

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Sept 11, 2022
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Sept 29, 2022

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½ Marathon Run $65.00 $70.00  $80.00 $80.00
5K Run $40.00  $45.00  $55.00 $55.00
2.1K Run  $20.00  $20.00  $30.00 $30.00
Kiddy Trot $5.00 $5.00  $5.00  $5.00

Event shirts are available, for an additional fee, up until September 11th. 

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

For family registrations, you can register in-person at SoleScience 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 Now

Register at SoleScience

SoleScience
627 Maitland St
London, ON
N5Y 2V7
519-671-7866

Late Registration and Race Kit Pick-Up

Fri Sept  30th 11-6. Sat  Oct 1st 10-11:00. (SoleScience 627 Maitland St) 
Sunday, Oct 2nd (race day) near the flint cottage, from 7:15 am to race start.

Transfers and deferrals will be offered. No refunds.

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.

Medals

All Half Marathon finishers will receive a finishers medal.

 

Awards & Points

Open Series points awarded for both the 5k & Half Marathon. Kids Series points awarded for the 5k and 2.1k.
All participants are eligible for DRAW PRIZES; you must be present to win!
There will be NO DUPLICATION OF AWARDS!
Awards will be available at SoleScience until October 29th, 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 

Open Female and Male Masters Female and Male
1st - $100 1st - $50
2nd -$75 2nd -$35
3rd - $50 3rd - $25

Awards: Half Marathon Age Group

1st place: TBD
2nd place: TBD
3rd place: TBD

Half Marathon Event record 

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

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

Awards: 5K Age Group

1st place: TBD
2nd place: TBD
3rd place: TBD

5K Event record

Male - Philippe Parrot-Migas London 2017 15:31

Female - Krestena Sullivan Kitchener 2011 18:15
Masters Male - Andrew Jones London 2009 17:12
Masters Female - Mary Nash London 2008 19:57

Awards: 2.1K 

Merchandise awarded to the top-3 in each age group.

Awards can be picked up at SoleScience (627 Maitland st) between Oct 3rd and 28th

Age Categories

1/2 Marathon (Age on Race Day)

  • 19 & Under
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70 & Over

5K (Age on Race Day)

  • 14 & Under
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70 & Over

2.1K (Age on Race Day)

  • 10 & Under
  • 11 - 14

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!