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Lindsay Milk Run 10K Race & 5K Run/Walk

Jul/24/2019

Any race that has ice cream at the end is fine by me! I thought that it was well organized. The Half was mostly on trails and shaded by trees I appreciated the frequent water stops.

Kent Jackson

Lindsay Milk Run 10K Race & 5K Run/Walk

Jul/24/2019

This was Avery enjoyable, quite well organized community event. I’ll definitely be back.

Jonel Boyko

Lindsay Milk Run 10K Race & 5K Run/Walk

Jul/23/2019

One of my favourite races. Always pretty hot, but well done and a lot of fun.

j p mihok

Lindsay Milk Run 10K Race & 5K Run/Walk

Jul/22/2019

Loved it! The trail, ice cream and encouraging volunteers make this run a blast! It’s an annual tradition to run this for a friend and I. We will be back!

Adam Shepski

Divas Half Marathon & 5k Toronto Island

Jun/13/2019

*see previous review just wanted to correct typo: I will not be running this race again as I do NOT BELIEVE they value their racers/client base.

L

Divas Half Marathon & 5k Toronto Island

Jun/13/2019

This organization is frustrating to deal with. Ran this race in 2017, when it took place on cherry st due to floods. Fast forward two years, Toronto Islands race course flooded again! And not recent flooding, but throughout the spring. Enough time to set up an alternate race course? You’d think. Instead, Divas organization changed the date to Sept. 22. THEY changed the date, and if you can’t run it (as I can’t since I’ve booked another run) you can defer if....IF you are willing to pay a $25 deferral fee. Understandable if it’s YOUR choice to switch years for any reason, but when they changed the date? Deferral fee should be waived, especially if you’ve shown proof of another race registration. Policy needs to be changed especially for a race that is still new, and seeking to establish itselfPoor customer service! I will not be running this race again as I do believe they value their racers/client base.

L

Divas Half Marathon & 5k Toronto Island

Jun/06/2019

Not happy .Race date moved , i have already booked a race for that day. which diva has rescheduled. The only thing you can do is defer for next year . The problem !!! they want me to pay extra 25.00 for deferral fee for next year . WTF . I understand things happen and people get injured and the race needs a deferral fee to prevent abuse and that is what the fee is for . But they changed the date. The fee should be waived. Will not run this race every again , until polices are changed.

j

Shalom Village Hustle for Health

May/30/2019

Brilliant race in Hamilton friendly people and great scenery.

Zachary D. Randle

St. John Ambulance Waterloo Marathon

Apr/29/2019

Well organized race with a great scenic route.

Brian

BDO Run + Cycle

Apr/23/2019

My kids loved this event!

Jerel Peters

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day

Mar/20/2019

The Race was awesome for myself...a different type of race.... BIG complaint was pack pickup on the day of....Everyone was great however, very slow and disorganized....not enough people too small space...trading sizes of shirts etc.....took too long.....The line up was crazy for beer and chili and then to try to eat standing up holding everything while people trying to get around you was something else....did not like this aspect....It is not a race to go out for time...as both of my mapping gear registered more then 5km...but it was a great time for all that was in my group. Everyone was friendly and nice

stacy rouble

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day

Mar/20/2019

Super disappointed!!! We could not find the race kit pick up location and volunteers lead us to 3 different places because they didn't know either. This years race pickup was extremely slow also - so my partner and I started the race 5 minutes late. Traffic was not routed properly on the race course. And the 5 minutes late start was not taken off our time, where as last year the chip time started when you crossed the starting line not the start time of the race. All in all not as good as last year. It is for a good cause so I'll be running again next year, but if things have not improved I'll be donating my money in another way....

K-run

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day

Mar/18/2019

I have run hundreds of races, big and small, and this was the worst packet pickup I have ever encountered. Bibs were missing, the line was huge and it was an absolute mess. The race was a mass start and people did not stay to the right or pay attention to the fact they should not cluster in groups. Many people cut the course. Volunteers at intersections did not let people run through- runners were stopped and one elite runner and their escort were narrowly missed by cars because of the person at the intersection not paying attention. Ingredients were not posted for the chili and none of the volunteers know whatbwas in it, so due to a food allergy I was unable to eat anything. At least there was beer... I won't be back to run again.

Runner McRunrun

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day

Mar/18/2019

Could use some better signage although they only found that they were getting locomotive hall 2 days before the race. Managed the flow of people fairly well, although the entrance/exit for the food & beer went through the same doors so it was a bit tight at times. Good course, lots of Marshalls & police presence. Packet pickup a couple of days before went smoothly. Chili & beer were great as always but could use some more food at the finish line (bagels, bananas, etc.)

Nick Arcieri

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day

Mar/17/2019

I enjoyed the race, although my finish time was not to my expectation, as I am still suffering of Plantar Facities injury and was running terribly slow, but I loved the route, the Chilly, the Beer. Both the Volunteers and the Event Organizer was superb. Also, the Bag Check-in ladies were superb and very helpful. The only thing missing from the race some power bars, Bananas, etc. I am looking forward to participating at next year's Race

Dzovig Avedikian

Run Blue Mountains

Nov/05/2018

This event was very poorly organized. From the moment I arrived, none of the volunteers at the registration tables seemed to know what was going on. The actual race start was so sudden and unofficial I thought for a moment the announcer was joking. The signage on the course was poor in certain places - a group of us ended up running part way down the wrong road because there was no sign and no volunteer present to direct us. Afterwards, I waited around for over an hour only to hear someone on a microphone rush through the results saying only first names only to then find out some of the initial results were wrong so I would have to wait another hour or more to collect my prize for top 3 overall: a sticker. It's a shame how disorganized this event was because the location was very nice. I would never register for this event again and would not recommend it to anyone. There are many other well-organized, fun, and rewarding races in Southwestern Ontario - do not waste your time on this one.

C.Dobrowolski

MEC LONDON RACE FIVE

Oct/21/2018

My first MEC run. I enjoyed it for sure. Well organized and good instructions. I agree with the person that mentioned that the faster people should be encouraged to go to the front to avoid the weaving in and around the slower runners. Loved the food and snacks at the end. Only one thing I’d would like to add is that for someone that is new to running encouragement is great, more people doing that would have been a bonus!! Thanks for putting on the run, I will definitely do more next year!!

Kristine

MEC LONDON RACE FIVE

Oct/21/2018

I LOVE MEC races. They are well organized, full of friendly faces, and you get to race without all the bells and whistles. The price is on point and makes races so much more accessible for so many people. Thanks for a great race! My only suggestion is to have kleenex at the water stations too ;)

Natalie Rosedale

MEC LONDON RACE FIVE

Oct/21/2018

You can’t beat the quality of these races for the price. Great routes, awesome staff on course, and pretty decent food spread afterwards all for $15! Whether you’re a new runner or a seasoned athlete needing a training race there is something for everyone. Can’t wait until next race series. Kudos MEC London!

Mel S

MEC LONDON RACE FIVE

Oct/20/2018

Great as usual! I will likely sign up for a third series next year!

Wayne

MEC LONDON RACE FIVE

Oct/20/2018

May I say, everything you do with regards to the races you put on, is exceptional but I do wish to make one (1) small suggestion. In the races I have run, there is recognition for the top three (3) male and female finishers only, regardless of age. I try to do my very best, however I am a 61 year old male and getting in the top three is next to impossible. The top three are almost always significantly young than me. Would or could you consider recognition for say two (2) age groups, one up to 39 and one 40+ or some other split that represents the runners participating in the race? I appreciate your time on this and all that MEC does for our running community. Jeff

Jeff Wilkins

MEC LONDON RACE FIVE

Oct/20/2018

Well organized! Perfect price! Will definitely Be back for more next year!

Shannon Ryan

MEC LONDON RACE FIVE

Oct/20/2018

Thanks for coordinating! Fun race thanks!

Kelly

Don Doan Dash

Sep/24/2018

Fun event. Plenty of course marshals to keep everything running smoothly. Timed run with finisher medal. Typical post race food and gathering. 1 small hill at 3.5 kms. Flat, otherwise. I really liked the fact that not only was every km marked, but the last 500m and 200m were marked for those who want to time sprints. I would give a 5 except for the fact that pre-race pick up was 45 minutes away in a different city. I run locally because I don't want to drive out of my way. This was just odd.

Running Man

MEC London Race Four

Sep/08/2018

This was my sixth straight MEC race. I come back for each race because I know I will find a well marked course, plenty of aid stations, food for before and after the race, lots of helpful volunteers, massage tables, a race announcer (he always mispronounces my name but hey it’s a hard one) who calls your name out as you cross the line, lots of toilets and an accurate time. It’s also absolutely focussed on running. Charity and fun runs are great but sometimes you just want to pay a reasonable fee and race! MEC does itself a service by running these races and running them so well.

Wayne Nickoli

MEC London Race Four

Sep/08/2018

Ran the 6K Trail! Great scenery and variety of terrain. I would have loved distance markers at parts on the race as I came into the finish not realizing we were almost done and I had more juice in me to have gone faster. I will definetely run the series again! Thanks for providing a well organized race series that are affordable. I don't need more medals collecting dust.

Rebecca

MEC London Race Four

Sep/08/2018

First time racing and loved every second of it. Amazing group of people all around, runners, organizers, volunteers, announcers etc. The registration process was smooth as well and the price is unbeatable. Excited for race 5!

Kameron Kellestine

MEC London Race Four

Sep/08/2018

The race was great, well organized and on time. I loved the free picture and massage afterwards. All I can say is, maybe make the registration desk a bit more clearly marked.

Crystal

MEC London Race Four

Sep/08/2018

Slightly confusing venue for runners coming in/ out of start/ finish line area. Marshalls did great at other points on the route but around the turnaround point was quite confusing on where to go to finish line or loop back for next lap. Also congested due to spectators or next round of runners going out of the gate. Otherwise not bad very scenic route. Car traffic was a bit confusing while running as well. Always great value to run this series thank you to all the volunteers.

Wendy Dance

Popeyes® 13th Annual Durham 1/4 Marathon Presented by Progressive®

Jul/23/2018

This was my first time running the Durham 1/4 Marathon...I ran the 10.549km route...Was nice to be back in town as I grew up in Oshawa and had not been back in years so it was euphoric to run back in time and see some sights I hadn't seen in a while...My company Run For Fun Cruise Tours also sponsored a booth at the finish line and the runners we encountered were very nice and it was a great day all around. * GREAT organization of the event, Amanda, Alex, and the rest of the crew did a phenomenal job in making sure the event was carried off with precision * Nice to have the shuttles back and forth from the start of both the 1/8th and the 1/4 marathon routes and the finish line...Good loop to take...If you wanted to leave your car at the finish and just take the shuttle down to the start and eliminate a lot of the headaches of parking downtown, there is ample room for cars at the finish * beautiful route for the 1/4 marathon, starts from downtown City Hall then dips down into a pathway where you follow along the Oshawa Creek all the way down to the lake, then a beautiful run along the lake and the marshes before a fairly good size hill and the finishing chute * lot of good post race food and vendors, misting tent, massages, etc...Very well done * good medal supporting a great cause with #runforothers and #dqm2018 supporting homeless youth * good mc at the end, although he missed me coming in, no biggie, only one other person with me but I had my bib on my leg * this is a really nice event to run and the people running it are great * shirts were nice and soft and we funny enough we both use the same company in Zorrell * recommendation-just put your vendor tents closer together next time so people are not so spread out...We had a great spot across from the food tent however there was a lot of space in between vendors-try and create a pathway so people are walking through and are able to see everyone that made the commitment to be there * If you had the shuttles for longer, more people would stay instead of thinking they had to skidaddle to get back downtown to get their car * We had a good time and will be back in 2019

Craig Newton