Summer Night 5K



All Pledges from this event will be going to

The Bereaved Families of Ontario - SW Region

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."

Help the Bereaved Families by pledging to your favourite runner (click the link and select the runner's name that you want to pledge to).

Pledge Incentives

Please help the Bereaved Families 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

Canada Helps accepts donation to the run, issues tax receipts and provides daily updates.

Race Location   2021 Virtual Event

John St. west of Richmond beside the Barking Frog, Downtown London
Friday July 16th, 2021

5:30pm - Registration Opens
6:40pm - 2k Run
7:00pm - Kiddy Trot
7:10pm - 5k Run & Walk
8:10pm - 5k & 2k Awards Ceremony, draw prizes, and top pledge awards

Run on your course or ours. Run you event between the dates of July 16 and 31, submit your run results to  All participants will be entered into a draw fro a free pair of shoes. 


All pledges collected will support Bereaved Families. 


The 5k is a scenic out-and-back loop along Thames River Path System starting and finishing at the Barking Frog.

Click here for the 5k Course Map

Course measured and certified by Bernie Conway:
5k course certification code ON-2011-054-BDC

The 2k is an out and back following the first kilometer of the 5k course. Note that much of the first km is downhill, making the second half of the 2k a challenging, uphill kilometer.

Kiddy Trot This event is about 150 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.

Entries  2021 VIRTUAL EVENT

June 17, 2021
July 15, 2021

(in store

includes tax)

(race day,
includes tax)
5K Run


2K Run FREE      
Kiddy Trot FREE      

FREE entry 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 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

627 Maitland St
London, ON
N5Y 2V7

Late Registration and Race Kit Pick-Up

Thursday, July 15th: from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at SoleScience.
Friday, July 16th (race day): 5:30 pm until race start at The Barking Frog

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.

Awards & Points

All participants are eligible for DRAW PRIZES; you must be present to win!
Awards will be available at SoleScience until August 19th, after which, all unclaimed prizes will be recycled. Don't just win a prize, stay for the awards ceremony and claim it.

Please note there will be no Overall or Masters prizing in 2021, only age group prizing.

Awards: 5K Run Age Group

Prizes .

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

5K Event record bonus - Prizes will be awarded as SoleScience Gift Cards

Open - $200

Male - Henry Githuka Milton 2006 14:19
Female - Lauren King London/Toronto 2006 16:29

Masters - $100

Masters Male - Zeljko Sabo Elmira 2008 16:19
Masters Female - Jennifer Ditchfield London 2005 19:05

Awards: 2K Run

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

Age Categories

5K Run (Age on Race Day)

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

2K Run (Age on Race Day)

  • 10 & Under
  • 11 - 14

Facilities: Washrooms will be available at The Barking Frog. NO SHOWERS will be available.

Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided after the race.

Directions & Parking

From the 401, take Wellington Rd north (approximately 10km) Turn left on Queens Ave, two blocks west to Richmond St. Right on Richmond st, north 1K to John St. Parking lots close by. John St. will be closed.