Mother's Day - May 12, 2024
Registration: 8:00 am
Opening Ceremonies: 9:20 am
Run start: 10:00 am
5km, 1km, your choice - Run or walk the distance of your choice
The London Run for Ovarian Cancer will be an in-person event at Springbank Gardens. Participants are welcome to complete the distance in their neighbourhood if they desire. Participants MUST REGISTER ONLINE - the registration fee is $25, and all registered participants qualify for an event t-shirt.
Event t-shirts must be picked up at EARLY EVENT CHECK-IN at The Running Room or the CHECK-IN DESK on run day.
ATTENTION STUDENTS: The run is offering a special registration fee to all students. When you REGISTER ONLINE with your special promo code the registration fee is only $10. You must sign up with your student email address to receive an event t-shirt. Event t-shirts must be picked up at EARLY EVENT CHECK-IN at The Running Room or the CHECK-IN DESK on run day.
NOTE TO SURVIVORS: Be sure to let us know if you are an ovarian cancer survivor when you register. All survivors will get a special teal scarf.
For participants choosing to run in their neighbourhoods, you must use EARLY CHECK-IN at The Running Room to receive your participant t-shirt.
LOCATION & PARKING
Springbank Gardens is accessible from Wonderland Road north of Springbank Drive. The parking lot at the run site is reserved for ovarian cancer survivors and people with mobility limitations attending the event. Participants and volunteers must park elsewhere. Early parking is available at the Canoe Club lot on the west side of the Guy Lombardo Bridge. Additional parking is available in Springbank Park or Greenway Park: take Greenside Avenue off Springbank Drive, 1.5 km or 4 traffic lights east of Wonderland Road, then park in the lot closest to Wonderland Road and have a short, pleasant walk on a pathway under Wonderland Road to Springbank Gardens.
TO ALL PARTICIPANTS: When you raise $250, your registration fee will be waived for the 2025 Run for Ovarian Cancer. Fundraise this year, then come back and join us in 2025 for free!
When you raise $1,000, you will receive a custom Run for Ovarian Cancer hoodie!
TO ALL TEAM: When you raise at least $1,000 before May 5th, your team will receive a Run For Ovarian Cancer branded goodie bag! The team captain can pick up the swag bag at check-in on the day of the run.
Good luck and happy fundraising!
All funds raised from the London Run for Ovarian Cancer support the Translational Ovarian Cancer Research Unit (TOCRU) at London Health Sciences Centre. Once you register, you will have access to a Participant Centre where you can ask for and track donations and thank donors who have supported you. You will receive a link in your registration confirmation email to access your Participant Centre. Be sure to utilize your Participant Centre as much as possible. If you have any questions, contact us.
Fundraising is essential to the success of this event. Over the last 20 years, we have raised $2.7 million and have funded some groundbreaking research at the TOCRU. Take a look at what donations have supported in the past.
We strongly recommend that you collect donations online. If you need to accept donations by cheque or cash, use this pledge form to keep track of all of your donor information. Donations made online will be issued tax receipts in the name of the credit cardholder. This is per CRA Regulations and cannot be edited. To submit donations collected in person, mail in your completed pledge form with a cheque (no cash please) to:
London Health Sciences Foundation
Attn: Run for Ovarian Cancer
747 Base Line Rd E
London, ON N6C 2R6
If you would like to add donations to your credit card on behalf of other people, please call 519-685-8711 or email us. To ensure the receipt is made out to the correct person, these will be processed over the phone.
MATCHING GIFTS: Leverage the power of your workplace. Many companies offer matching donations. Tell your employer you're participating and encourage them to match the funds you raise.
BE SOCIAL: Share a link to your fundraising page on social media and tell EVERYONE why you are participating. Share it often on Facebook, X, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.
LOOK LOCAL: Reach out to local businesses that you regularly support like hairdressers, doctors, dentists, real estate agents, financial advisors and insurance brokers. Often they are more than happy to support their clientele.