RUN FOR RETINA RESEARCH
Due to flooding, Run For Retina Research will be changing location to Springbank Gardens (entrance between RiverSide and Springbank, across from Salvation Army Church)
DO NOT PARK IN THE SALVATION ARMY CHUCH PARKING LOT. Parking is limited. All race times remain the same.
Half Walk -8:45
Half Marathon Run-9:15
10 k -9:30
Sorry for the inconvenience.....Mother Nature calls.
Packet Pick-Up is at RUNNERS' CHOICE
(207 Dundas St near Clarence)
Kit Pickup/New Registration will be open from 4pm-9pm on Friday and 9:30-4:00pm on Saturday. Parking for the run is available in the parking lot across from the courthouse for $5.
The annual ‘Run for Retina Research’ is an event developed to raise funds for research at the Ivey Eye Institute in London Ontario. Thousands in our community and beyond suffer from genetic retina eye disorders such as Retinitis Pigmentosis, Best’s Disease, Usher Syndrome, Coat’s Disease, Age Related Macular Degeneration and Stargardt’s Disease, a juvenile form of Macular Degeneration.
The impact of developing Macular Degeneration, at any age, is the devastation of
the loss of personal independence and activity level as a result of this cruel impairment. The visual world gradually diminishes into a vague blur, making ordinary daily activities challenging or for some, impossible.
Want to register offline?
Download a Pledge form here.
All races start and finish near the Pavilion in Harris Park.
All courses are comprised of routes that use London’s scenic park system and fitness trails.
All 1/2 marathon and 5K runners will proceed North/East along the river until they reach the turnaround in Gibbons Park, returning to Harris Park on the same route (where the 5K finishes and the 1/2M continues West).
10K runners proceed West directly from Harris Park, through the River Forks Park, past the London Regional Children’s Museum, through the Greenway Park tunnel and along the Terry Fox Parkway, through Saturn Park until they hit the turnaround just past SpringBank Gardens, returning to Harris Park along the same route. The half-marathoners will continue West making a loop through Springbank Park, then follow the same return route back East to Harris Park.
RACERS WILL RECEIVE A DELUXE RUN GARMENT (can be worn as a shirt or a jacket/pullover).
In Men’s (TBD) or Women’s (with hood) cut
*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 are at Runners Choice for you to try on.
Half Marathon Prizes
1st Male/Female $ 150.00
2nd Male/Female $ 100.00
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.
Great Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 people
who attain the largest pledge amounts.
12&Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Male/Female will have their
medal engraved with their accomplishment at No Charge.
(EVERY RACER RECEIVES a CUSTOM RUN FOR RETINA MEDAL when you cross the Finish line)
For those wanting to record your achievment – Available again this year!
Have your medal engraved! Nothers is a proud supporter of the Run for Retina Research and we would like to offer you the opportunity to obtain a unique momento of your achievement. You will find our tent near the finish line, where we will be able to engrave your race time onto the “Run for Retina” medal you just received. It makes a great keepsake and a lasting memory of your accomplishment.
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 Harris Park.
Water stations (including ) will be
located along the half marathon, 2.5K, 5K
and 10K routes.
April 12 8:45 AM EDT - Half-Marathon Walk
April 12 9:15 AM EDT - Half-Marathon Run
April 12 9:30 AM EDT - 10K Run/Walk
April 12 9:45 AM EDT - 5K Run/Walk
April 12 9:50 AM EDT - 2.5 K Run/Walk
April 12 10:30 AM EDT - Junior 1K