Springbank Road Races


We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an in person event for the 2020 Springbank Road Races. As we move forward running events are going to have a new look and feel but we are looking forward to working with everyone to put on a safe and fun event as we have in the past. Lots will change but we remain dedicated to putting on quaility events for the London and area running community. WE ARE STILL A GO (as of Sept 24) We will update daily.

Covid Protocol for 2020 Event

Race kit pick up will start on Wed Sept 23rd at SoleScience (627 Maitland St) to limit the number of race day contacts. 

Registration will be outdoors with a plexiglass screen at the table.

Runner area at the start/finish will have controlled entry and masks will be mandatory when in the area. Only runners are allowed in this area. We ask you to please limit spectators or have them watch you at a point on the course away form the start finish.

Hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration area for participants as well as the volunteers.

Start of the race will be spread out to maintain distance between runners. Your time will start only once you cross the start mat. Runners must to use a disposable mask (provided) in the start coral that can be disposed of once we start. (Volunteers to collect, and dispose of)

At the finish runners will be directed through the finish chute to pick up a prepackaged post race bag and then out of the area. 

Runners are encouraged to carry their own water as waterstops will be limited. No waterstop for the 5k event. 

Please do not mingle around the start finish area pre or post event. 

Results will be posted online (not posted on site) and awards can be picked up or mailed out post race to discourage runners from waiting around post run.

All vounteers will be required to wear a mask. 

Signs will be posted leading up to athlete area and at entrance to athlete area reminding of social distancing and mask requirements. 

Covid screening email will be sent to all participants 1 day prior to the event. Any participants that fail the questionnaire will be asked not to attend the event. Participant emails will be available for contact tracing (all participants will be asked to report a positive case in the 14 days post event).

Event registration will be capped at 90 runners per event to allow us to safely stay within the Provincial Covid guidelines.

Runners will be started in waves of 25 at a time. You will be notified of your start wave prior to the event and are asked to stay clear of the start finish area before your start time. 

 

 

Race Location

Springbank Park at Flint Cottage off Commissioners Road.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020

7:15am - Registration Opens
8:30 am - Half Marathon Run
9:00 am - 5K Run and Walk
10:00am - 5K Awards Ceremony *no ceremony for 2020*
11:00am - 2.1k Run  *cancelled for 2020*
11:20am - Kiddy Trot
11:30am - Half Marathon & 2.1k Awards Ceremony, draw prizes, and top pledge awards  *no ceremony for 2020*

*All Results will be posted online post event, runners are encouraged to clear the start finish area post race*

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. *cancelled for 2020*

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

  By
Sept 13, 2020
By
Sept 25, 2020

LATE
(in store)

LATE
(race day)
½ Marathon Run $65.00 $75.00  $80.00 $80.00
5K Run $40.00  $45.00  $55.00 $55.00
2.1K Run (cxl for 2020) $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 13th. 

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

Wed Sept 23-Fri Sept 25 11-6. Sat 10-11:00. (SoleScience 627 Maitland St) We will spread times out to allow safe pickup for everyone.
Sunday, September 27th (race day) near the flint cottage, from 7:15 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.

Medals

All Half Marathon finishers will receive a finishers medal.

 

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.

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 - TBD 1st - TBD
2nd -TBD 2nd - TBD
3rd - TBD 3rd - TBD

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 Cancelled for 2020. Check out our Halloween event for a 2k run.

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

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!