The London Runner Distance Club is a provincially and nationally registered competitive running 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. 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.
New athletes are always welcome and can attend workouts for free during a trial period to determine if the club is a good fit for them.
Financial Aid is available to help cover Membership Fees, upon request.
College/University students have reduced membership rates.
2016 LRDC Membership Benefits
The London Runner Distance Club offers exceptional value for your membership dollars!
Full Year Members
-1 free pair of running shoes
-free entry to all London Honda road races and Runners' Choice London Distance Series track meets
-10% off at Runners' Choice for athletes & immediate family
-25% discount on New Balance shoes & apparel at Runners' Choice
-access to New Balance Team Orders, with discounts exceeding 25% off
-weekly training opportunities with experienced coaches
-racing singlet and warm-up shirt
-monthly 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
Minor Program: Ages 8-13
A fun introduction to running! The London Runner Minor Program does an excellent job intoduction kids to the sport of running under the guidance of elementary school teach Matt Suda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cost $400 annual; $200 for Cross Country season (joining after August 1st)
Junior Program: Ages 12-19
The Junior Program introduces young runners to competitive running. Athletes are gradually developed with the end goal of producing peak performances in their adult years, under the expert eye of coach Leslie Sexton (email@example.com).
Annuals costs: Bantam $600 (ages 12-13), Midget $700 (ages 14-15), Youth and Junior $800 (ages 16-19)
Cross Country season $250 (joining after August 1st)
Head Coach Steve Weiler (firstname.lastname@example.org) works with Collegiate, Senior, and Masters athletes; the focus is on producing peak performances at goal events - such as the Ontario Track & Field Championships, the Canadian Cross Country Championships, and major Road Race events - as well as top age-group performances for the Masters athletes.
Collegiate athletes receive significant discounts on membership fees whether they compete at a varsity level or not. For $500, collegiate athlete membership includes the full annual membership benefits, including a free pair of shoes and free entry in all London Honda road races and RCLDS track meets.
Senior & Masters
Senior ($800) and Masters ($750) include both track and road-focused athletes, with cross country team competitions in the fall. Fall Cross Country season only fee is $250.
Alumni & Volunteers (new for 2016)
Looking to contribute to London Runner, even though you're no longer runner? Starting in 2016, we will offer membership benefits to alumni that make a donation to the club as well as volunteers that commit to help at a minimum number of events.
Online Coaching (new for 2016)
Starting in 2016, there will be a limitted number of spots available for athletes outside of London that want online coaching ($500). The online program is designed for serious Senior athletes who want coaching guidance - including a monthly schedule, workouts, and feedback - while being capable of handling minor day-to-day details on their own. As an example, this online program would work well for a recently graduated post-collegiate who wants guidance as they transition up to new distances of 10,000m and Half Marathon.