On Friday April 22nd, Runners' Choice will host the 19th Annual McFarlan Rowlands Downtown 5k road race. The event also features a 2.5k fun run/walk, Kiddie Trot, and CEO 1k. A key race in the London Honda Race Series, this event has steadily grown in overall numbers as well as depth of competition, with the 2010 event boasting 549 finishers in the 5k.
Wanting to give top local runners extra incentive to run fast, Runners' Choice has teamed up with London Runner to offer a course record bonus of $150 to the top male or female member of the London Runner Distance Club who breaks their Senior Club record. The prize money is available to Junior athletes as well, but they'll have the daunting task of running under 14:57 (male) or 17:03 (female) in order to collect the bonus.
With almost 500 runners already signed up for this event, it's possible that we'll see a record number of participants taking part on April 22nd at Victoria Park. Let's hope great weather and friendly competition helps athletes to break some other records as well!