Meet #1: The London 10,000m, including Athletics Ontario & Ontario Masters 10,000m Championships

Series Information

2018 marks the 14th 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 May 13th, 2018
Location: TD Stadium, 100 Philip Aziz Avenue, London, ON
Sanctioned by: Athletics Ontario
Host Club: London Runner Distance Club

Meet Program (updated May 13, 4:45pm)

Final Schedule
7:10pm Women 800m Section 1
7:15pm Women 800m Section 2
7:20pm Men 800m Section 1
7:25pm Men 800m Section 2
7:30pm Women 1,500m
7:38pm Men 1,500m Section 1
7:46pm Men 1,500m Section 2
*pacer - Smart: 2:30-2:32 at 1,000m
7:55pm Women 10,000m
8:40pm Men 10,000m Section 1
9:15pm Men 10,000m Section 2
9:20pm Athletics Ontario 10,000m Awards

Live results will be provided by Windsor Timing

Official meet photos by Matt Goodale Photography will be posted here after the meet

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


Athletes are reminded to always abide by IAAF rule 144. 
Pacers should always be coordinated with the meet director, in part to ensure all participants in a given race have access to the same information.

We are looking to hire athletes capable of hitting the following requested paces:
W10,000m: 3:17-3:18/k for at least 2,000m (up to a maximum of 5,000m)
M10,000m: 2:58-2:59/k for at least 2,000m (up to a maximum of 5,000m)


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


Online registration:

Track Entry Fees: $25.00 for 10,000m, $16.00 for 800m and 1,500m; if not registered with Athletics Ontario/Canada, add $2.00 insurance fee
Championship Age Categories: Junior Men (born in 1999 or later), Senior Men/Women (open) Master Men/Women (30+)

Entry Deadline for Championship 10,000m entries: 
11:59 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 for Championship 10,000m entries. After this deadline, a late fee applies for the 10,000m. This is also the deadline for Athletics Ontario registration for any athletes who will be running in the 10,000m event. The late deadline for Championship 10,000m entries is Thursday, May 10th, 2018.

Entry Deadline (Open 800m and 1,500m): 11:59pm Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Post Entries: Entries in championship events received after the entry deadline will be accepted at the discretion of the meet organizers and only if it does not cause a disruption of the conduct of the meet. These entries will be subject to a $50.00 per event entry fee if accepted. To be eligible for post entry, athletes must have been registered with Athletics Ontario by the by the time of the entry.

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.

Eligibility: There are no entry standards for this meet.

In Championship events, athletes residing in Ontario must be registered and their clubs affiliated for 2018 with Athletics Ontario by the Entry Deadline. Athletes not registered with Athletics Ontario by the Entry Deadline will be subject to a $50 late registration fee, in addition to the regular membership fee, payable to Athletics Ontario prior to picking up their bib number. 

Athletes registered with Athletics Ontario as "Unattached" or "Disassociated" do not require a club affiliation.
Athletes residing in Ontario but representing a club from outside the province must be registered with their association and must be entered by their respective clubs.
Athletes residing outside of Ontario must be registered for 2018 with their provincial or state associations.

Entry Confirmations: After you register, please check the Trackie.Reg entry list to confirm your entry went through. Performance lists will be made available on line at and

Request a Song: During registration, all 10,000m 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.


Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each Championship event. No awards are given in the non-championship events.

Other Information

Sportsmanship: Proper conduct extends to all athletes on and off the field during the meet and to parents, friends, and coaches especially at the meet site.

Protests: All protests must be made as outlined in IAAF rule 146. In all cases, protests must be filed within 30 minutes of the official announcement or release of the results. If no protest is received within the above-mentioned time limit the result as released will stand. If a protest changes a result, 30 minutes will be allowed following the announcement or release of the decision for appeals to be brought forward. The decision of the referee may be appealed to the Jury of Appeal whose decision is final. Cost $25.00 to be returned if the protest is upheld.

Elite Accommodations

The host club will cover shared accommodations for a limited number of elite athletes travelling more than 3 hours to race in London; they will share suites at Ontario Hall. To be eligible for free accommodations, athletes must
1) have run under the following times at a sanctioned track meet or record eligible road race since January 1st, 2017
2) contact the meet director by Monday, May 7th, 2018
3) register for the London 10,000m by Monday, May 7th, 2018
Senior Men: sub-30:40 10,000m/31:00 road 10k
Senior Women: sub-36:30 10,000m/36:50 road 10k
Junior Men: sub-31:40 10,000m/32:00 road 10k

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