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To produce and prepare the race bibs, etc. for those already registered, online registration will close on April 3rd at 11:59pm. Race registration is still available on Friday from 4-8pm and Saturday from 9:30am-4pm at Runners Choice 207 Dundas St London On or by dropping off a race registration to the store Wed thru Friday. There is a link to an offline registration half way down the Race Roster reg/info page or in the store.  Vests are still available in all sizes on a first come basis.


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.

Registration fees

Runners Choice Half Marathon Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
  • Timing will be run until 12:45pm (3hrs 30 minutes)

    1. $60.00
      Nov 1 – Dec 31
    2. $65.00
      Jan 1 – Feb 28
    3. $70.00
      Mar 1 – Mar 31
    4. $75.00
      Mar 31 – Apr 3

OE Canada INC 10 K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $45.00
      Nov 1 – Dec 31
    2. $50.00
      Jan 1 – Feb 28
    3. $55.00
      Mar 1 – Mar 31
    4. $60.00
      Mar 31 – Apr 3

Gordon's Gold 5K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $40.00
      Nov 1 – Dec 31
    2. $45.00
      Jan 1 – Feb 28
    3. $50.00
      Mar 1 – Mar 31
    4. $55.00
      Mar 31 – Apr 3

MIM LTD 2.5 K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $35.00
      Nov 1 – Feb 28
    2. $40.00
      Mar 1 – Mar 31
    3. $45.00
      Apr 1 – Apr 3

New Era Grafix Junior 1K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $15.00
      Nov 1 – Feb 28
    2. $20.00
      Mar 1 – Mar 31
    3. $25.00
      Apr 1 – Apr 3

Our Proud Sponsors



Register offline

Want to register offline? 

Here is the offline registration form.

Offline Pledge page

Download a Pledge form here

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 Gardens, 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 for the 2018 Run For Retina Research on Sun April 8th is open,
and this year Thanks to New Era Grafixs we have another amazing giveaway -
One of the hottest items on the market right now - The Ultra Lightweight
Helium Thermal vest (Original Retail MSRP $85) - not only is this vest
great to layer with on a cool running day, but it can be worn in any
situation when a little extra warmth is required. (Comes in both Men's and
Women's sizing)


you must register by March 16th, 2018 ( After that it is on a first come
basis until supplies run out). You can also save money by registering Early!


So register now and don't forget to get your pledges as well, as all money
raised goes to benefit research and care right here at home at the Ivey Eye
Institute - raise $150 in pledges and you can get your entry fee returned
or a tax receipt for the value - top 3 pledge earners win a great prize
courtesy of Gordon's Gold Jewelers.

We Hope to See You at the 1st big race of the Year !


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.

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!

Age Catagories

12&Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Additional Event Details

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
at Springbank Gardens.

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

Event Schedule

  • April 8 9:15 AM EDT - Half-Marathon Walk/Run

  • April 8 9:30 AM EDT - 10K Run/Walk

  • April 8 9:45 AM EDT - 5K Run/Walk

  • April 8 9:50 AM EDT - 2.5 K Run/Walk

  • April 8 10:30 AM EDT - Junior 1K

Contact Information

Event Location

Springbank Gardens, London, ON, Canada

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