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 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
2015 LRDC Membership Benefits
All Full Year Members
-weekly training opportunities with experienced coaches
-coupon for 1 pair shoes (except ‘Affiliate’ athletes)
-significantly discounted entry fees into all London Honda road races
-10% off at Runners' Choice for athletes & immediate family
-25% discount on New Balance shoes & apparel at Runners' Choice for athletes
-racing singlet and warm-up shirt (except ‘Affiliate’ athletes)
-bi-weekly Club Newsletter
Full Year Competitive (Minor to Masters)
-training schedule based around personal goals and skill level
-Athletics Ontario registration fees
-entry into all Club-sanctioned Track and Cross Country races
-eligible to apply to Athlete Assistance Program (carding)
The London Runner Distance Club membership categories are designed around a long-term development model that guides athletes through the sport from Minor to Masters competitions. LRDC has had excellent success in developing runners using this model. Athletes juggling multiple sport commitments may enter into a seasonal membership
A fun introduction to running!
Coached by Matt Suda (email@example.com)
Cost $400 annual; $200 per season
The Minor Program includes entry fees to all London Honda Race Series events for distances 5k and under.
The Junior Program introduces young runners to competitive running.
Coached by Leslie Sexton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Costs vary depending on age
Collegiate, Senior, and Masters
Head Coach Steve Weiler works with Collegiate, Senior, and Masters athletes; the focus is on producing peak performances and top age-group performances for the Masters athletes.
Coached by Steve Weiler (email@example.com)