Meet #2: 1,500m Night

Series Information

2017 marks the 13th year of the Runners' Choice London Distance Series. All meets are sanctioned by Athletics Ontario and hosted by the London Runner Distance Club, with the help of local officials and volunteers. Our goal is to provide well-organized, late evening racing opportunities for distance runners of all abilities: from local competitors to international level qualifiers. Heats will run Slow to Fast, with High Performance sections towards the end of each meet. Organizers will post Performance Lists and Final Schedules at least 24 hours in advance.

Please Note
*Following the 2016 IAAF rule change, 5,000m and 10,000m races will only be conducted as Mixed gender when there are insufficient entries to host separately.
*We strongly encourage athletes and coaches to use recent performances, or reasonable estimates, when submitting seed times.
*Entries will be done online using TrackieReg


General Information

Date: Sunday June 11th, 2017
Location: TD Stadium, 100 Philip Aziz Avenue, London, ON
Sanctioned by: Athletics Ontario
Host Club: London Runner Distance Club


2017 RACE PHOTOS by Maxine Gravina Photography are available on our 2017 Series Facebook Page

The weather forecast for Sunday is fairly warm; we shifted back the start and will provide drinks for participants by the Runners' Choice tent.

2017 Start Lists (shows competitors by section)

2017 Meet Program - we're going paperless this year, so be sure to download the meet program

Awards (winner of each Section) will be distributed throughout the meet at the blue Runners' Choice tent

Final Schedule
6:45pm Open Women 1,500m Section 1 (seeds 5:20.00-5:58.52)
6:54pm Open Women 1,500m Section 2 (seeds 5:10.00-5:19.16)
7:02pm Open Women 1,500m Section 3 (seeds 5:05.00-5:09.34)
7:10pm Open Women 1,500m Section 4 (seeds 5:00.00-5:04.00)
7:18pm Open Women 1,500m Section 5 (seeds 4:56.00-4:59.53)
7:26pm Open Women 1,500m Section 6 (seeds 4:51.00-4:55.34)
7:34pm Open Women 1,500m Section 7 (seeds 4:46.00-4:50.59)
7:42pm Open Women 1,500m Section 8 (seeds 4:40.00-4:45.00)
7:50pm Open Women 1,500m Section 9 (seeds 4:37.96-4:39.95)
7:58pm Open Women 1,500m Section 10 (seeds 4:36.00-4:37.00)

8:05pm Open Men 1,500m Section 1 (seeds 5:10.00-7:30.00)
8:14pm Open Men 1,500m Section 2 (seeds 4:47.00-5:00.00)
8:21pm Open Men 1,500m Section 3 (seeds 4:37.00-4:45.05)
8:28pm Open Men 1,500m Section 4 (seeds 4:30.00-4:35.45)
8:35pm Open Men 1,500m Section 5 (seeds 4:21.00-4:29.54)
8:42pm Open Men 1,500m Section 6 (seeds 4:17.00-4:20.21)
8:49pm Open Men 1,500m Section 7 (seeds 4:14.00-4:16.44)
8:56pm Open Men 1,500m Section 8 (seeds 4:08.30-4:12.00)
9:03pm Open Men 1,500m Section 9 (seeds 4:06.00-4:08.00)
9:10pm Open Men 1,500m Section 10 (seeds 4:03.00-4:05.99)
9:17pm Open Men 1,500m Section 11 (seeds 4:00.00-4:02.65)
9:24pm Open Men 1,500m Section 12 (seeds 3:58.00-3:59.84)
9:31pm Open Men 1,500m Section 13 (seeds 3:57.00-3:57.51)
9:38pm Open Men 1,500m Section 14 (seeds 3:56.00-3:56.92)

The 33rd athlete to cross the line in under 4:00 on June 11th represents the 400th sub-4 performance in the history of 1,500m Night!

9:45pm HP Women 1,500m Section 1 (seeds 4:32.85-4:36.29)
9:53pm HP Women 1,500m Section 2 (seeds 4:17.99-4:31.38)
Pace: Alex Lucki 2:14-2:15 at 800m

10:00pm HP Men 1,500m Section 1 (3:51.56-3:55.99)
Pace: Ethan Davenport 2:01-2:02 at 800m
10:07pm HP Men 1,500m Section 2 (3:39.49-3:49.99)
Pace: Mostafa Elkurdy 1:56-1:57 at 800m

Live Results will be provided by Windsor Timing.

Travelling to London? Accommodations are available very close to the track.


Name: Steve Weiler
Phone: (519) 777-6096


Online registration:

Deadline Date Price
Regular 11:59pm Monday, June 5 $20
Late 11:59pm Friday, June 9 $40

If not registered with Athletics Ontario/Canada, add $2.00 insurance fee.

Athletes that register for 1,500m Night and then run a time faster than their seed can request to have their seed time edited.

Age Categories: All races will be run as Open events

HP Sections & Seed Times:
The cut-off between Open and HP sections is 4:36 (Female) and 3:56 (Male). Open seed times should be 4:36.00/3:56.00 and slower, using real performances or reasonable estimates.

Entry into HP sections requires performances under 4:36 (Female) and 3:56 (Male), including proof of performance, since May 1, 2016. Seeds will be checked automatically online, using the Athletics Canada database and, if necessary, will be checked manually.

Mile conversions will be accepted; please notify the meet director by email if you are using a mile conversion (use Mercier website, linked below).
If using a time from USports rankings, do not use the converted time, use the actual 1,500m performance.

HP Sections - Seed Time Exceptions: In the extraordinary circumstance that an athlete was unable to compete in a 1,500m race since May 1, 2016, but feels they are capable of running under 4:36/3:56, the athlete can 'Mercier' their best performance and add 3-5 seconds as follows:
*3,000m and 5,000m times - convert to 1,500m time and add 3 seconds
*800m and 3,000m Steeplechase - convert to 1,500m time and add 5 seconds

Please notify the meet director by email if you are using a conversion.
Mercier Website:

Waiver: Every participant is required to agree to the online waiver. For athletes under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must do so during online registration.

Request a Song: During registration, all HP 1,500m participants will be asked "What song would you like to hear played during the meet?" Request a song and we will most likely play it during the meet; please do not request inappropriate songs.


1,500m Night commemorative keepsake for the winner of every heat. These will be available at the blue Runners' Choice tent within 5 minutes of the completion of each race.

Winner of every HP Section in 2017 will also receive free entry to the 2018 1,500m Night

400th sub-4:00
There were 367 sub-4:00 performances in the first 8 editions of 1,500m Night. The 400th sub-4 performance (the 33rd athlete to cross the line in under 4:00 on June 11th) will receive free entry to the entire 2018 London Distance Series.

Athletes are reminded to always abide by IAAF rule 144. 
Athletes capable of pacing for the High Performance sections, please contact the race director. We pay rabbits for hitting assigned paces in HP races.


Canadian clubs entering athletes with performances under 3:50 (M) and/or 4:30 (W) are eligible to have their shared accomodations - suites at Ontario Hall - covered by the London Runner Distance Club. To be eligible for free accommodations, the athletes MUST be registered by June 3rd and coaches must have confirmed details with the meet director, also by June 3rd. Get your inquiries in early: as a limited number of suites can be covered, only the first 4 Canadian athletes per gender (8 total) are guaranteed free accommodations

*performances of sub-3:50 (M) and sub-4:30 (W) since May 1, 2016
*registered and confirmed with meet director by June 3rd
*located at least 3 hours from London

American training groups are welcome to inquire about accommodations as well. 

Eligible athletes will receive:
*1 night accommodations if travelling 3-5 hours to London
*2 nights accommodations if travelling >5 hours to London and 2nd night is requested