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Come out to the 40th Annual Robbie Burns 8k Road Race and raise money for  JumpStart (Canadian Tire Kids Program).


Certified course - certificate #ON-2012-156-BDC

Winner of "Best Winter Event" by Get Out There Magazine.

Accredited by Athletics Ontario


This year our goal is to raise $8,000 for Jumpstart

When you hear the bagpipes,
it’s time to toe the line! 

Start Time - 9:30 am


 Best Costume Award 

Plaques with New World Tri Shop & Runners gift certificate 3 deep in 5 year age groups 12-14 to 80+

over $2700.00 to be used at Neworld  Cycle & Tri Shop


 Ontario Masters Athletics (OMA)  2019, 8 km  Road Race Championship

 This Robbie Burns 8k is the first  race in the 2019 OMA Road Race Series. In addition to Robbie Burns age group awards, participating Ontario Masters Athletics  members will qualify for OMA award medals. The first three in each age group from 30-34 and up are eligible. Only OMA members qualify for its award category medals. 

Ontario Masters Athletics is an organization for athletes over 30. If you are interested in learning more about Ontario Masters Athletics, would like to find out how you can be part of the Road Race Series or how you can become a member, please visit their web site at 

Registration fees

8K run Closed

Registration closed
    1. $50.00
      Sep 3 – Nov 30
    2. $60.00
      Dec 1 – Jan 24

8K walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $50.00
      Sep 3 – Nov 30
    2. $60.00
      Dec 1 – Jan 24

Post Race Snacks

The best post-race porridge you'll ever have with brown sugar and raisins. 

We also have Jc's Hot Bagels, bananas and of course the famous Ozery Bakery Muesli Morning Rounds.  Thank you Appleby Line Fortinos for your contribution and Voortman for their tasty cookies.5b8c5f7ad5f78.jpgMuesli Morning Rounds


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Race Kit Pick Up

Registration and Kit Pick Up

Race kit pick up and in person registration starts on Tuesday January 22nd at 10:00am at Neworld Cycle & Tri Shop in Burlington


560 Plains Road East, Burlington,
Ontario L7T 2E3

Tuesday 22nd     10:00 - 6:00
Wednesday 23rd 10:00 - 6:00
Thursday 24th    10:00 - 6:00
Friday 25th         10:00 - 6:00
Saturday 26th     10:00 - 4:00


Race Day Pick Up


Sunday January 27th (race day) pick up starts at 7:30am in Central High School

1433 Baldwin St, Burlington, ON L7S 1K4


Bag Check


Bag check is available in the gym. A tag on your bib with bib number will be attached to your gear. Bags are not supplied so please try to keep gear to one piece.




Please do not park at the No Frills Plaza. Parking is available behind the high school and also at Municipal lots #7 and #8 south of the school on Locust St., at Municipal lot #3 behind the No Frills Plaza on Brant St., and on-street parking south of the school (except in no stopping zones): southside of Baldwin, southside of Blenheim, west side of Locust and west of Hurd. 

Burlington Downtown Special Events Parking Map. 

Click here for more downtown parking information.


Race Route

Participants must be able to complete the 8km course in 1.5 hours (90 minutes) or they will be asked to continue unsupervised on the sidewalk.

This is to allow traffic cones to be removed ASAP and minimize traffic impact.


Click here for route map


2019 Results

2018 Results

Enfield Timing will continue timing in 2019.  

Find 2019 race results at


Athletics Ontario


Course Safety Procedures

This race is run on the city streets of Burlington and while the course is marked with pylons, racers are responsible for using good judgement and for looking out for themselves.  Marshals are stationed at all major intersections and entry ways but there are hundreds of unmonitored driveways along the route.

Runners are also strongly discouraged from wearing headphones or earbuds during this event.  Runners must be able to hear passing runners, course marshals and safety staff during the event and it's really hard to do this when you’re wearing headphones.  

Runners must, at all times, stay within the pyloned course.  Runners who run outside the course will be warned; if they continue to run outside the course they may be disqualified or asked to leave the race entirely.  This sounds harsh, and well, it is, but we do this because we share the roads with the cars, we don’t own the roads and when you’re off course you are outside the race's insurance coverage.

Event Schedule

  • January 22 10:00 AM EST - Registration and Race Kit Pick Up Starts at Neworld

  • January 26 4:00 PM EST - Registration and Race Kit Pick at Neworld Closes.

  • January 27 7:30 AM EST - Race Day Registration and Race Kit Pickup

  • January 27 8:00 AM EST - Registration Closes (if not previously sold out)

  • January 27 9:30 AM EST - 8k Race Start

  • January 27 11:00 AM EST - Race route road closures end.

Contact Information

Event Location

Burlington Central High School, Baldwin Street, Burlington, ON, Canada

Click here to view map