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 March 1st guarantees a jacket, from Mar 2nd on - while supply lasts – (first come/registered – first served/filled).

Men’s and Ladies samples will be at Runners Choice for you to try on in the new year !

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!

Race Kit Pick-up

Runners Choice 207 Dundas St (near Clarence St) Fri 4-9pm Sat 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.

Event Schedule

April 9, 2017 9:15am - Runners' Choice Half Marathon Run/Walk
April 9, 2017 9:30am - OE Canada INC 10K Run/Walk
April 9, 2017 9:45am - Gordon’s Gold 5K Run/Walk
April 9, 2017 9:50am - MIM LTD 2.5K Run/Walk
April 9, 2017 10:30am - Junior 1K