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 April 5th guarantees our Deluxe Jacket ( similar to the very popular 10th Anniversary one), from April 6th on - while supply lasts – (first come/registered – first served/filled).

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

as of February 17th !


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+


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 Friday April 14th from noon - 6:00pm, Also on race day but must be at least 1/2 hour before race starts

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

APRIL 16th 2023
April 16, 2023 9:15am - New Era Grafixs Half Marathon Run/Walk
April 16, 2023 9:30am - OE Canada INC 10K Run/Walk
April 16, 2023 9:45am - Gordon’s Gold 5K Run/Walk
April 16, 2023 9:50am - MIM Wealth 2.5K Run/Walk
April 16, 2023 10:30am - St Thomas Dragway Junior 1K

Race Swag

*Registration by April 5th guarantees a Jacket, from April 6th 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 as of February 17th !