Robbie Burns 8km Road Race 2019
Get OUT There magazine's 'Best Winter Event'
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
Accredited by Athletics Ontario
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 http://ontariomasters.ca/
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.Muesli Morning Rounds
Jc's Hot Bagels
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 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.
Click here for more downtown parking information.
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
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.
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.