event information

Course Information

All races start and finish at Springbank Gardens.

All courses are comprised of routes that use London’s scenic park system and fitness trails.

All 1/2 marathon and 10K runners will proceed North/East along the river until they reach the turnaround in Gibbons Park (1/2M), and Harris Park (10K) returning to Springbank Gardens on the same route (where the 10K finishes and the 1/2M continues West).

1/2M runners continue West from Springbank Garens, along the river into Springbank Park making a loop down past the dam and around the west end of Springbank Park, back to the roadway along the river following the same return route back East to Springbank Gardens.

5K and 2.5K runners will head out along the path toward Springbank Park to their respective turnarounds and come back to the finish at Springbank gardens. Junior 1K runners will head up into the Civic garden complex make a loop and come back to the finish.

Race Swag

*Registration by September 30th guarantees a Deluxe Techno Lite Three layer Knit Tech Shell Runners Jacket ( water Resistant/Breathable), from October 1st on - while supply lasts – (first come/registered – first served/filled).

Men’s and Ladies samples are now available to try on at Sole Science 627 Maitland St London On. !

Prizes/Awards

Half Marathon Prizes:

1st Male/Female $ 100.00
2nd Male/Female $ 75.00
3rd Male/Female $ 50.00
1st Master Male/Female $ 50.00
1st 10K Male/Female $ 50.00
1st 5K Male/Female $ 25.00

Since the 1/2 M walk is not monitored no Monetary Prizes are offered.

Age Categories:

12&Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

(EVERY RACER RECEIVES a CUSTOM RUN FOR RETINA MEDAL when you cross the Finish line)

Pledge Prizes:

When you support the Run for Retina, you are supporting our community by raising valuable funds for St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, directed to the Ivey Eye Institute. To recognize your incredible efforts, we reward the top 3 pledge earners. Thanks to the continued generosity of Dwayne and Loretta at Gordon’s Gold Jewellers, we have three amazing gifts to hand out!

BELOW ARE THE PRIZES FROM 2019, expect similar in 2020 !

Race Kit Pick-up

Location Sole Science 627 Maitland St London On Fri Oct 16th 4-8pm Sat Oct 17th 9:30am-4:00pm

Facilities and Bag Check

Runners will have access to washroom facilities and bag check located near the start/finish line in Springbank gardens ( formerly Wonderland Gardens).

Water Stations

Water stations (including ) will be located along the half marathon, 2.5K, 5K and 10K routes.

New Event Schedule

NOW OCTOBER 18th 2020
Oct 18, 2020 9:15am - New Era Grafixs Half Marathon Run/Walk
Oct 18, 2020 9:30am - OE Canada INC 10K Run/Walk
Oct 18, 2020 9:45am - Gordon’s Gold 5K Run/Walk
Oct 18, 2020 9:50am - MIM Wealth 2.5K Run/Walk
Oct 18, 2020 10:30am - Snapd London Junior 1K

Race Swag

*Registration by Sept 30th guarantees a Jacket, from Oct 1st on - while supply lasts – (first come/registered – first served/filled).

Men’s and Ladies samples will be at Sole Science 627 Maitland St London On for you to try on in the new year( mid February) !