The London Runner Distance Club is a provincially and nationally registered club that competes in Track, Cross Country, and Road Racing. Serving London and area since 2006, LRDC athletes range from elementary school age to Masters (40+), and compete anywhere from the local level to representing Canada internationally. If you are looking to have fun and improve yourself as both a runner and as a person, you've come to the right place.
The goal of the London Runner Distance Club is to create an atmosphere for success for our athletes. The club offers not just training partners and coaches at workouts, but an entire community of supportive individuals looking to help all our athletes in their pursuit of excellence and enjoyment of the sport - whether that be in placing well at a local competition, qualifying for a National or International Championship, or having fun at one of many London Runner social events.
New athletes interested in joining enter a trial period during which they attend workouts for 2-3 weeks, followed by an interview. This process is designed to ensure athletes are going to be positive, contributing members to the group. The guiding principle through all groups is that of long-term development and viewing running as a life-long activity that enhances other areas of your life.
Financial Aid is available to help cover Membership Fees, upon request.
College/University students have reduced membership rates.
Out-of-province travel funding is available, as are significant levels of support for carded High Performance athletes through the Athlete Assistance Program.
2013 LRDC Membership Benefits
*Some benefits only applicable to annual and/or Competitive memberships
-training schedule based around personal goals and skill level
-entry into all Club-sanctioned Track and Cross Country races
-discounted entry fees into all London Honda road races
-$50 Runners’ Choice gift card
-racing singlet and warm-up shirt
-10% discount at Runners' Choice and New Balance London for athletes and their immediate family
-25% discount for LRDC athletes on all New Balance shoes and apparel at both Runners’ Choice and New Balance London
-Athletics Ontario registration fees
-bi-weekly Club Newsletter
Competitive Membership Categories
Athletes juggling multiple sport commitments may enter into a seasonal membership:
Winter (January to April) Outdoor (April to August) Fall (August to December)
Kid Clinics Coached by Matt Suda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cost: $200 annual; $125 per clinic: Summer (Track) & Fall (XC)
Focus: A brief, 10-week, ‘clinic’, focused on a fun introduction to running for athletes ages 6-11. Clinic fee includes entry to Goal Race(s), t-shirt, and $25 Gift Card for Runners’ Choice.
Youth Program Coached by Leslie Sexton (email@example.com)
Cost: $500 annual; $250 per season
Focus: Introduction to competitive running for young athletes ages 11-15, including Seasonal Goal Races and Team Building. One to two workouts per week, as appropriate.
Junior Program Cost: $750 annual; $350 per season
Focus: Competitive running program for athletes ages 15-18, with focus on individual and team goals, built around Seasonal Goal Races. Two to three workouts per week, as appropriate.
Collegiate Program Cost: $400 annual
Focus: Competitive running program for athletes starting the calendar year as students in College or University. Two to three workouts per week, as appropriate.
Senior Program Cost: $750 annual; $350 per season
Focus: Competitive running program for athletes ages 20+, with focus on individual and team goals, built around Seasonal Goal Races. Two to three workouts per week, as appropriate.
Master Program Cost: $650 annual; $300 per season
Focus: Competitive running program for athletes ages 30+, with focus on individual and team goals, built around Seasonal Goal Races. Two to three workouts per week, as appropriate. Does not include OMA registration fee.
Recreational Membership Categories
Recreational Program Cost: $350 annual (no seasonal option)
Focus: Considerably less-structured program for post-secondary athletes who want to enjoy the sport at a Recreational level; association and entry fees not included. One to two workouts per week, as appropriate.
Rec Light Program Cost: $100 annual (no seasonal option)
Focus: Program for returning members who are post-secondary and looking to be involved with the club in a very limited, Recreational, manner.
For more information, please contact:
Head Coach - Steve Weiler