Belleville Runners’ Club

June 10/24

The Canada Day Dash is back! Come and join us and  celebrate Canada the best way we know, with a run with our friends and family. Kid’s Run starts at 10:00am, 5K will follow. The course map is  HERE


March 24/24






February 9/24

Happy Winter Runners! A few items of interest: March 17/24 Kids Cancer Fundraiser. 5KM and 1KM fun run. Details on poster HERE

There will not be a Spring Thaw this year, however 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the RCAF and they are having events all over Canada.

May 5/24 CFB Trenton details HERE.

Canada Day Dash is on the roster for 2024, watch this space for details!


June 29/2023

Due to health concerns the Canada Day 5KM Dash is cancelled.


May 19/2023

Happy May Two-Four Weekend, Runners! The Spring Thaw was a success, though the 10K route was truncated due to trail closure by the city.  Results are HERE.

July 1st will signal the return of the Canada Day 5KM Dash at Zwick’s Park, details to follow.


May 3/2023  THE RACE IS ON!!

Updates: No T-Shirts or Medals available. Race Day registration $20 U-19 $10.  Volunteers still needed, if you can help drop me a line:



A week away from race day and the registration numbers are light. We are sitting at 32 pre-registration and need 50 to make this go.  If you are planning to register now is the time, if we don’t have 50 by Tuesday, May 2 the race will be cancelled.


April 12/2023

Less than a month away, and the weather is just getting better!  We re still looking for volunteers and runners. The new courses look just great, check them out here:

5KM Route

10KM Route

April 3/2023

The Spring Thaw is ON! New date, distance and venue.  May 7th 10:00am, a 5KM route has replaced the 4KM, and the race site is 1 South Foster Ave, by the Turtle Pond.

Volunteers are needed and welcome, please contact if you can help!

Entry form HERE

Or on the Web at



October 12/2022

We are good to go! Registrations are still being accepted, Race Day registration 8:30 to9:30am. We are looking for volunteers, drop  me a line if you can help out.



October 4/2022

Hey All, Less than 2 weeks to the Fall Classic and registration numbers are low. We need 50 people pre-registered by next week to make this race happen. We are looking for volunteers too. If you are on the fence it’s time to commit! Registration online at or in person at Red Ball Radio, 6 North Front St.
MAPS:     5k Route 10K Route


September 12/2022

We are Baaack!  The Fall Classic returns with 5 and 10K distances on October 16th.  Maps up soon.  Register at, or at Red Ball Radio. Details HERE.


June 10/22

The Canada Day 5Km run is cancelled for this year, hope we can get together for the Fall Classic. Have a great summer!


March 25/22

Your 2022 update! There will NOT be a Spring Thaw this year.  However, we have full intention to hold a Canada Day 5Km race at Zwick’s Park. Watch this space for details!


May 21/202o

Yesserie, one more race cancellation to add to the pile.  The Canada Day Dash 5KM is yet another victim of the COVID -19 outbreak.  No rescheduled date planned. Maybe the Fall Classic will be a go, who knows…..


April 15/2020

Sorry Folks, the Spring Thaw 2020 Race has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Outbreak. We will not reschedule the race, but look forward to seeing you all at the Canada Day Dash.




March 16/2020

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we are cancelling the Kids Cancer 5K Run this Sunday March 22/2020. We hope to see you at the Spring Thaw, May 10th. We will donate the proceeds from the Spring Thaw to Kids Cancer Research.

March 5/2020


Hope you are all getting through the winter in one piece. We will again host 4 races this year.  Our first race, Kids Cancer 5K is in  coming up soon, March 22. The  Spring Thaw -May 10th, Canada Day Dash-July 1st (duh), and Fall Classic- October 18th, are relatively unchanged for 2020.

We are  again featuring  low cost, simple events to encourage participation from the running community. We are always looking for volunteers for our races, so if you can’t run, please volunteer  or con a friend or family member !

Here are entry form links to the 4 races: Kids Cancer  Spring Thaw  Canada Day Dash   Fall Classic

Online registration  is available at  for the 3 later races, but not the Kids Cancer 5K.

Any questions please drop me a line !


Keep dem feets movin”




October 16/19

Fall Classic is a Go! Race Day registration 8:30-9:30am. Volunteers Welcome!



October 2/19

Hey All,

The Fall Classic is less than 3 weeks out! Sign up now for our last race of the season. Forms available HERE, Register in person at Red Ball Radio or online at raceroster.  Volunteers needed( as always!), let me know if you can help out.

MAPS:     5k Route 10K Route

Online registration closes October 15, Failure to reach 50 runners will result in event cancellation.




July 25/19

The Corn Bore is Back! Mark it on your Calendar, 6:00pm August 14th at the Pergola, Zwick’s Park East. What is the Corn Bore, you might ask?  The Corn Bore is our annual Summer Social Run, 5K distance, give or take,  with a feast of sausage and corn to follow. No timing, bibs, results, prizes or Strava segments, just good fun.  Eating is mandatory, running is optional. Cost is $5.00/head or $20 for a family.  Please let me know if you will be attending, .


Great Canada Day Dash! results are HERE


June 27/19

Sorry for the lack up updates, our website has been problematic. Check the Facebook page for current info on the Canada Day Dash 5K and free Kids Run.

Quick update ! Online registration is closed. 5K Race Day registration $10 and available from 8:30-9:30am. Free Kids 1K Fun Run starts at 10:00am, 5K starts at 10:15am. No registration for Kids 1K Run. Limited number of T-Shirts available for $15. Start and Finish under the Norris Whitney Bridge (Hwy 62 S), Zwick’s Park. Parking available at soccer pitches.

May 25/19

Hey all, great race! Results are available now.  OVERALL    AGE GROUP  Congrats to Andrew Lupenette and Lisa Boostma our 10K  winners, who receive a FREE ENTRY to the COUNTY MARATHON 2019. For those waiting for winner’s medals they are ready for pickup at Red Ball Radio. Napanee Heritage 5K Run coming up June 15th.



May 11/19

Things are shaping up for tomorrow’s Spring Thaw. 

Updates for tomorrow’s race. South George Street in local traffic only. Boat Launch is open, we setting up east of the Boat Launch. Race Day registration from 8:30-9:30am. Lots of parking on site. Slight adjustments to the 4K course due to flooding on the trail. The long course is 9K due to trail closures under bridges.



The Gun goes off at 10:00 AM.  Weather looks reasonable, see your there!

May 9/19

Course trouble brewing! High water levels are flooding the trail. Impending rainfall could exacerbate the problem. Expect Spring Thaw course changes on Sunday. Due to the uncertainty of Mother Nature we cannot predict what will be closed. In any event we will have a safe and fun run on Sunday, though the route and distances are currently up in the air. Start and Finish Area is still George St.Pier. 


May 4/19


May the 4th be with you! Spring Thaw is coming up May 12th. Save a bundle if you register before May 9th.   Volunteers are needed! IF you can help out please drop me a line. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for sale Race Day for $10. Register at Red Ball Radio, entry form   HERE or Course maps:  10K   4K

March 22/19

Hey all, 2 days to the Kid’s Cancer 5km.

Preregistration is closed,  sign up Sunday from 8:30-9:30 Race starts at 10:00am. Plenty of parking on site, 86 A Keegan Pkwy, Belleville, ON K8N 5R1.  Route will follow the Bayshore Trail to Jane Forrester Park and loop back. Spring Thaw is coming up, Sunday May 12/19. 10k and 4k routes.


February 12/19

Hello on a snowy, blustery day. Our 2019 Race Calendar is up,  4 races same as last year, including the revised reboot of the Fall Classic.  And for Pete’s sake, get the  hell of the road when you are running.    This is my usual winter rant, runners have no business running down busy streets due to snow on the sidewalks. Find another place to run. Cars can’t stop or see you, not to mention they resent your presence on the road. For the rest of you stay warm, especially feet and hands, bright clothing and run safe!

December 8/18

Fall Classic results are HERE! Have a safe and happy Christmas!

October 3/18

Less than 2 weeks till the Fall Classic. Register now and save $10 on your entry fee. Race day Entry $30.


September 1/18

Yikes, where did the summer go? Hope you all had a safe and active summer. The Corn Bore was an huge success,  we had a great turnout and lots of fun.  The Fall Classic date is October 14/18. The revised Fall Classic will be 5K and 10K distances. The 10K will follow the old route across the Norris Whitney Bridge, the 5K will be within the confines of Zwick’s Park. Entry form  HERE or

Here’s some pics from the Corn Bore. A fitting tribute to a great supporter of local running, Jan Stam. Thanks for the pics, Charlene!


Happy Independence Day to our American Friends! And a Happy Canada Day we had. Over 80 of us braved the heat. Big shout out to our great volunteers for running a great race. Thanks to Sandy Musson from Tri and Run Sports for the fine projectiles.  Thanks as well to Colin from McDonald’s Bayview and Reid’s Dairy for our fantastic snacks.

Major thumbs up to Ellie for typing up the results:  Overall HERE, Age groups HERE.

Thanks to Charlene for the pics above. Where was our official photographer?  She was  first female across the tape!

Stay posted for updates on the Fall Classic 5km-10km October 14th 2018.

June 28/18

Canada Day 5K Route is HERE.   Notes for Sunday: The day is forecast to be HOT! We will have one water station on course, and at the start/finish.  Bring water. There will be free parking till 1:00pm at the park. Park by the Soccer Pitch.  Start/ Finish under the Bay Bridge. Pre-reg is closed, 5K  race day registration from 8:30-9:30am on Sunday, cost $10.00. Kid’s free 1K Fun Run starts at 10:00am. No registration for Kid’s Run.


June 9/18

Our 3rd race of the year is coming up!  The Canada Day Dash 5km, and Free 1km Kids Run takes place at Zwicks Park July 1st at 10:00am.  The Belleville Chamber of Commerce has taken over Canada Day Festivities this year and will be starting there events at 4:00pm . Volunteers welcome and sorely needed.  Contact if you can help! Course map up soon. Entry online at , at Red Ball Radio or mail. Entry form HERE 

Spring Thaw overall results HERE  thanks, OOG!

Big Shout Out to Sarah Law, our official Spring Thaw photographer.  Check out these PICS! Nice coverage of the event  including  an interview with Curry Grant, one of our long term runners, HERE

Global Running Day was June 6th at 6:00pm. Thanks to Kevin Beatty’s Running Wild group for putting on the event.

May 14/18

Great day for the Spring Thaw! Perfect weather and a great bunch of runners. Big shout out to our Volunteers, MacDonalds Bayview,  C & B Cresting, Doug’s Bike and so many more. Age group results HERE, overall results up soon. Speaking of results, here are the Kids Cancer results   AGE   OVERALL


May 5/18

Hey all, one week to the 39th running of the Spring Thaw. No flooding this year means we are back in the new/old locale, George St. pier. Come and run or volunteer, we welcome both! Online entry closes soon, Race Day entry from 8:30-9:30.  Course maps:  10k   4k

Our friends in Napanee are holding a 5km and 1km race June 16/18. Entry form and info links on the race calendar page.


March 11/18

One week till the Kids Cancer 5km, hope to see you there. Spring Thaw registration form HERE 

Congrats to Tri and Run Sports, now located at 188 Front St.,  Belleville. Drop in and welcome them to Downtown!

January 17/18

Happy New Year! Be mindful of the cold out there.   I have used an indoor treadmill more than once this winter, something I don’t usually relish, but nor do I relish frostbite. Wear Hi-Viz clothing and don’t run down the middle of the street. Dress in layers and don’t have any skin exposed. 2018 is shaping up to be an excellent year for local running. Our first race is the Kids Cancer 5k March 18/18. Entry form HERE.


December 23/17

Merry Christmas to all! Please run safe this winter. 2018 promises to be a good year for local running. We will have a 4 race series starting with the Kid’s Cancer Run in March, Spring Thaw May 13th, Canada Day Dash July 1st, and the Fall Classic October 14th. Details to follow.

July 12/17

Just a note, Shirley and I are having a Backyard Concert July 16th 5-9pm to raise funds for Camp Trillium.  We have Brock Zeeman, singer songwriter from the Ottawa Valley performing. Cost is $50 per person and dinner is included. Cash bar available. Details HERE


July 10/17

Thanks to all for a great Canada Day Dash! Sorry for the course mix-up. Results are on the results page, thanks to Ellie for typing them up, and thanks to Sparker for the fine pics.


June 30/17

Canada Day 5km is tomorrow, rain or shine. Kids 1km Fun Run starts at 10:00am, 5km to start at 10:15. Start/Finish under the Bay Bridge.  Race day registration from 8:30-9:30. Course map   HERE


June 20/17

Thanks to all who participated in our Spring Thaw this year.  The course was not near as scenic as years before, but we had a safe and successful race. Thanks to all our volunteers for their assistance, we could not organize races without our keen volunteers.  If you are looking for results I will tabulate them soon. Speaking of soon our Canada Day 5km is coming up quick!  Due to high water conditions we will be reworking the course at Zwick’s as well.  We will not have a definite course till closer to the event. We can guarantee a fast, flat, fun safe and dry 5km race for you on Canada Day.  A limited number of commemorative Canada 150 T-shirts will be available for $10 on race day.

April 24/17

Congrats to all who ran the Pitter Patter 5K and 10K yesterday. Some updates, Butterfly Run Quinte May 7th 5k and 10k walk/run,info HERE.

Our Spring Thaw is the following Sunday, May 14th. Join us Mother’s Day for our annual 10k-4k Spring race. Entry form HERE. Enter in person at Red Ball Radio or online at

Canada Day Dash 5K is confirmed, come celebrate Canada’s 150th with a run! Entry cost only $5.00, plus fees if applicable. Entry form HERE, or online HERE

February 11/17

Hi All,
Hope you are all getting through winter in one piece. Training in the winter season is a struggle. I recommend mixing up your outdoor running with pool workouts or indoor bike trainers. We have an excellent facilities at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre including an indoor track. I believe in staying active year round, even a walk outside will refresh those February Blahs. In no time the spring thaw will be upon us. 
Speaking of spring thaws, our 38th annual Spring Thaw takes place May 14th, entry form HERE. One thing you may notice is that t-shirts are an optional purchase for this race, and probably for all races going forward. Our goal at the Belleville Runners’ Club is to promote running, and we are fortunate to have low cost for our races, thus lower entry fees. We are also encouraging pre-registration as it makes our lives so much easier on race day.
 We will be having the 12th annual Canada Day Dash 5m race and 1km kids run July 1st at Zwick’s Park.  We have not finalized the fee structure but we are keen to celebrate Canada’s 150th with a fine footrace. Entry form for Canada Day Dash will be available shortly.
 Mark Kellar is encouraging runners to meet the Dog Park at Zwick’s East for casual running on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30. No cost and all welcome.
The annual Kid’s Cancer Fundraiser 5km run and 1 km walk takes place March 19th 2017, Herchimer Ave Pier. Entry form HERE
 Any running type questions or comments, please drop me a line.

October 10/16

Sorry folks, Fall Classic CANCELLED, less than 30  preregistered. Contact me at 613 962 1333 or for refunds.

October 5/16

Fall Classic less than 2 weeks out and we don’t have enough runners, t-shirt deadline extended to Friday October 7th. Currently we have 23 registered, we need 50 to make this happen. $20 to register without a shirt, in person only. Register at Red Ball Radio or call 613 962 1333. Register online at raceroster.

August 31/16

Hey all, great Corn Bore Run, a fitting tribute to Jan Stam.  Our Fall Classic is October 16th and now 5k and 10k distances. Entry  HERE or online at .Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run coming up September 18th. Entry HERE.  Ken Sykes 5KM slated for September 24,  info  HERE

July 15/16

The Corn Bore 5km is back!  We will be hosting a 5km Fun Run followed by a feast of local corn, sausages and cold drinks. No timing, just good fun and good food. Cost is $7.00 a head, $20 for a family. Lets get together for a run and remember our friend Jan Stam. Date: August 17th at 6:00pm- Place: Pergola on East Zwick’s Park trail. Feel free to contact me for more info.


Canada Day 5KM results are in! AGE GROUPS    OVERALL


June 29/16

Hi All, Online registration has closed for the Canada Day 5km. Fear not, race day registration is available from 8:30-9:30am.  We can always use more volunteers, so if you can’t run, volunteer! See you there!


June 8/16

Canada Day 5km is rapidly approaching. Sign up now for the best 5km race in town. $8.00 till June 25th, $10 after. Register online at or at Red Ball Radio in person. Volunteers are needed as well. Celebrate Canada Day with a Run! Entry form HERE


May 14/16

Hey everyone, we had a great Spring Thaw last Sunday. Big thanks to our many helpful volunteers. Over 90 runners raised $400 for the Adventure Class at Queen Vic and $1000 for my Sears National Kids Cancer Ride.  First Male and Female runners in the 1ok won free entry in the 2016 County Marathon. If your time was blistering fast, it could be due to the fact the course was blistering short, 9.3km instead of 10. Sorry. Results are here:   Overall    4km Age     10km Age

May 13/16

With heavy hearts we are sad to announce the passing of Jan Stam. Jan was active in the Belleville Runners’ Club for years, though his bad knees denied him the ability to run. Jan was my friend, mentor and co-conspirator. I will never forget Jan’s wit and humour, Jan is survived by Carol, his dear wife of 62 years. Both Jan and Carol were especially kind to me and the girls when Shirley was away at school. May the wind always be at your back, my friend.


Here’s a photo of Jan, Nancy and Carol at the 2003 Fall Classic. I recognize Stacey Berdan, Sheryl Parker, and Janet Goneau in the background.

May 2/16

Spring Thaw less than a week away! Lets hope for good weather. Bib and t-shirt pickup between 8:30 and 9:30 race day at South George St , at the pavilion

next to the boat launch.  Course maps; 10k   4k 

April 25/16

Tomorrow is the t-shirt deadline for the Spring Thaw.  Get your registration in soon! In person at Red Ball Radio or online at


April 14/16

Hey, good luck to all local runners off to Boston this weekend, like me!  Spring Thaw entry form is HERE. The Spring Thaw will be a fundraiser for me, Eric Lindenberg, National Rider for the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride this September.



March 7/16

Hey all,  Kids Cancer 5km fundraiser takes place March 20/16.

Start at Quinte Rowing Club parking lot, Keegan Parkway 10:00am
$20 entry
Registration at Belleville Dodge See Mike Kelly or on-site
All money raised goes to Childhood Cancer
Prizes and medals for the following :
Top 3 Male and Female runners
Top 3 fundraisers
Door prizes
Post race snacks
All welcome, 1 km free kids run walk to keep little ones involved.

 February 9/16

Hi All, not been too bad of a winter for running (so far!)  The 2016 Belleville Runners’ Club races are live at

The Spring Thaw 10k and 4k will be May 8th, the Canada Day 5k Dash July 1st, and the New Fall Classic 10k and 5k October 16th.

I will have entry forms for local entry up soon, or you are welcome to register on line at



October 26/15

Fall Classic 2015: Good weather, poor turnout. We had a total of 33 happy runners out for the race. Many thanks to The Adventure Class

and all the other dedicated volunteers. My thought is to discontinue the Half Marathon distance for next year, and make it a 5k and 10k.

What do you guys think? Please share your thoughts with me.

Results:    OVERALL               AGE GROUP

October 6/15

Hope you all had a good race at the 2015 County Marathon. Our race is coming up in less than two weeks! Check here or our Facebook page

for updates.   Course Maps:     Half Marathon     10K


August 15/15

Fall Classic October 18/2015, registration form HERE, or register at the store or online at

July 20/15

Great run on Canada Day!  Results up soon, and lots of pics going up on the Facebook page.

June 29/15

Hi All,
Pre-registration for the Canada Day 5k has closed, you can register on-site Race Day from 8:30-9:30am. Race starts at 10:00am. Volunteers welcome!

June 27/15

Here is the link for the Canada Day 5K Dash  MAP

June 25/15

Just one week away from the Canada Day 5km. We are looking for volunteers in a big way. Please drop me an email or call me at 613 962 1333 if you can help. Registration is only 8 bucks, online at or come in to Red Ball Radio to register.

May 20/15

Spring Thaw overall results are HERE , age groups up soon. Thanks to all that came out to run, and a special thanks to our volunteers like Steve at the turnaround and Bill and Mark for leading the race on bikes. We raised $400 for the Adventure Class and $600 for Thomas Martin. Way to go! There was a couple of sweaters left behind, if you happen to know of their whereabouts give me a holler.

May 5/15

Hi All, online registration for the Spring Thaw is now  closed at, you can still pre-register at  Red Ball Radio or on  race day from 8:30 to 9:30am.

April 30/15

The Spring Thaw is filling up nicely, lets hope for good weather!  The Canada Day 5km and Fall Classic October 18th/15 are now live on, or check the race calendar.

April 16/15

The annual Pitter Patter 5km 10km is on this Sunday at Loyalist College, register on site,  more info HERE.

April 1/15

The Spring Thaw will be a fundraiser for Thomas Martin and family. Thomas is a local kid stricken with brain cancer. The funds raised will help Bob and Charlene cope with the never ending expenses incurred while caring for a sick kid.  Course maps HERE: 10k 4k Volunteers are needed race day, if you can help drop me a line:  eric or  call 613 962-1333

February 12/15

Happy Winter to All!  Spring Thaw will be May 10th and registration is up enter HERE, or at Keep up the slog and run safe!

Canada Day 5km is July 1st (duh), and the Fall Classic Half Marathon and 10k with be October 18/15. Entry forms up soon.


Hey all, great Fall Classic yesterday. I know the numbers were low but it was fantastic to have our annual fall race back again. We will build for next year. Big thanks to our volunteers,and huge shout out Colin at McDonald’s Dundas, Bob from College Sports and Dan from Doug’s Bikes for the keen swag.  The Adventure Class of Queen Victoria once again brought their Army of Volunteers making for a smooth event. I’ll post the results shortly. I have also started a Facebook Page for the Belleville Runners’ Club for quick updates and the like (our page!)

September 17/14

Lots of good races coming up this fall. Here  are the maps for the Fall Classic:   Half 10k

August 9/14

The Death Race is over! Jeff, Mark and I completed the 125km course under the 24 hour cutoff. Wynand pulled out in the middle of leg 4 due to medical issues. A truly amazing experience and an excellent fundraiser for BGH. The entry for the Fall Classic Here or


It’s back! The Fall Classic Half Marathon  & 10k will take place October 19th 2014 10:00 am at the Travelodge Belleville.  Details up soon. Oh, yeah, the Canada Day results are up!

July 2/14

Hey now, that’s what I call a successful race. Close to 140 runners in the 5km and a handful in the 1km. Big shout out to all the volunteers and especially Collin McLean from McDonald’s Bayview Mall who donated all the coffee and cookies. Great draw prizes from Tri and Run, Wilson Sports, Red Ball Radio, and Doug’s Bikes.  Results up in a day or two (not). If anyone has some good pics to share, please send them to me:


June 29/14

This just in: The County Marathon has generously donated 2 entries for the 2014 County Marathon,  and a huge bag of swag to give away after the race. We are back to the new route, have a look HERE

June 27/14

Canada Day is fast approaching!  We need volunteers! If you are running bring a family member to volunteer. Online registration is closed as of today, race day registration from 8:30-9:30am. See you there! The City of Belleville  has OK’d the original route, see map below.

Course map

June 7/14

Hey there, we will be changing the 5km route for the Canada Day 5km due to construction, I’ll post the revised route soon.

June 6/14

New Race! The Belleville General Hospital Foundation  is hosting an event June 15th to support the Hospital Avengers of which I am one. This is a family fun day with registration starting at 8:00am at Jane Forrester Park (Meyers Pier). See you there!  More info HERE

May 15/14

Great race everybody. Big thanks to all our volunteers, we had over 130 racers cross the finish line.  We donated a total of $1600 to the Belleville YMCA, Adventure Class, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Special thanks to C&B Cresting, Reid’s Dairy, Doug’s Bikes, College Sports, Tri and Run Sports and Red Ball Radio (me), for the excellent draw prizes.  Results are not quite ready, check back in a day or two. Remember our 10th Annual Canada Day 5km is coming up,  no better way to celebrate our Nation’s birthday than with a run.

May 10/14

Hey Y’all, don’t fret if you missed online registration. We will be accepting race day entries on site from 8:30- 9:30am. See you there!

May 6/14

Things are shaping up well for the Spring Thaw! We need volunteers (as usual) so if you can help, drop me a note or call.

April 14/14

Maps for the Spring Thaw:   1oK 4k

April 6/14

Running Wild  has a 8 week learn to run program coming up.  Not sure if it will be as effective as Rex Kwon Doo, but I’m sure it will be good.  Check out the form HERE.

February 28/13

Entry forms  here  for Spring Thaw and Canada Day.  New this year is 10 year age groups on Canada Day. Online registration at

February 7th/14

Hey HO! What a winter for running! YEECH! However, Spring is coming. The Spring  Thaw 10k-4k is May 11th/14 and Canada Day Dash 5k is July 1/14(duh). More info up soon.

August 15/13

Terry is Back! The Terry Fox Run is coming back to Belleville, To get more info check out their Facebook page HERE.

August 11/13

Sorry, but the Corn Bore is Cancelled. I have some unforeseen circumstances that make it impossible to hold the Corn Bore this year. I look forward to next year. I also believe a Fall Race is out for this year as well. Let’s press on and see what tomorrow brings. I am looking forward to the Jack and Jill 10 Miler, hope to see you there.

July 24/13

Hey all, how is the summer going? There has been some rumblings about bringing the Fall Classic back.  The Terry Fox Run is being managed by a new group that seem to have it all under control.  I’m thinking about 5k and 10k,  at the Travelodge, Belleville. Date, October 27th, 2 weeks before the Fat Ass. Whatcha all think? Drop me a line.

July 2/13

Wow, what a Canada Day Run it was! Close to 200 runners in both races, and a  very fast field in the 5km. Thanks to our bevy of great volunteers that made it happen. Results should be up by the end of the week. The Core Bore is Back for 2013! Our annual 5km social run and eat fest is slated for Wednesday August 14th at 6:00pm at the Pergola at East Zwicks.  So, what exactly is the Core Bore? The Corn Bore has no bibs, timing, registration,  or specific distance.  Essentially, everyone shows up, runs around the Park, returns to the Pergola for a meal of fresh local corn, sausages and dessert.  The cost is $5.00 a head or $20.00 for a family.  Please contact me  if you plan to attend so we can get the food numbers sorted out.

June 22/13

Hey everybody, Canada Day is just over a week away!  We need volunteers so contact or call me @ 613 962 -1333 if you can help out. Registration forms can be taken to Red Ball Radio or race day registration available from 8:30 -9:30am.

Canada Day Course Map

May 13/13

Great Spring Thaw yesterday, 133 runners, $1350 raised for the One Fund, $400 each for YMCA and Adventure Class. Big thanks to all volunteers, particularly Jim and Steve for leading the courses on their bikes.  Results up soon.  IF ANYONE WISHES TO PURCHASE A RACE SHIRT I AM ORDERING MORE. PLEASE CONTACT ME BY WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK, COST $10

May 8/13

The Spring Thaw needs volunteers this Sunday. Please contact if you can make it.  We’ll need course marshalls, water station people and the like. It sure would be appreciated. And to all you High School students, great volunteer hours.

Canada Day 5km Fun Run entry. No registration required for 1km fun

May 2/13

You may have noticed a “Local Race Calendar” just to the left of this. If you have an event you would like listed, please contact . Oh, and by the way, the T-shirt deadline has officially passed.

April 24/13

Pitter Patter overall results HERE ,  Age group HERE. Spring Thaw T-shirt deadline  approaching fast!

April 23rd

In light of the Tragedy in Boston, the club will donate $10 from each entry to the One Fund Boston,  a fund set to to aid  Marathon Blast victims.

April 19th

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those killed or maimed in Boston on Monday.  We were about 2 blocks after the finish line and had just reunited as a family when we heard the bombs. We had no clue of the tragedy that was unfolding so close by and were sickened and saddened when we heard the news of the blast. Be Strong Boston!

March 22nd

“Pitter Patter, lets get at ‘er” The Pitter Patter 10km -5km is April 21/13, at Loyalist College. Register   HERE, the route and age groups are unchanged.

March 7th

Spring Thaw registration HERE.  Maps:  4k 10k

There will not be a Fall Classic Race put on by the Belleville Runners’ Club this year. We have decided to put our efforts towards rebuilding the Terry Fox Run in Belleville. Date, September 15th 2013. Details to follow. Canada Day registration up soon.

Feb 1/13

Int0 the new year we go. Good on all of you training for a Spring marathon. I kick myself every year. It seems like such a good idea to sign up in the fall, how quickly we forget the hazards and hassles of running long in the winter.  Enough gripes. A few upcoming dates; May 12/13 Annual Spring Thaw 10k-4k,  registration up soon, and we will once again have a Canada Day 5km dash on (when else?) July 1st.  Pitter Patter 10k-5k has been confirmed for April 25th/13, I will post more details as they come available.

October 15/12

Thanks for waiting, Fall Classic results HERE. Despite low numbers, we donated $400 each to Queen Victoria Adventure Class and Quinte Humane Society. We will have a fall race in 2013, but we are considering changing the distance, venue, date. I hope to have a survey put together soon to get input from all you runner types.   Congrats to all who participated or helped in the County Marathon yesterday, it is a great local gem of an event and went off smoothly.

September 15/12

Hey All, T-shirt deadline extended  to Tuesday Sept/18th. Sign up or Volunteer NOW!

Half Marathon Route Map

10k Route Map

August 20/12

Thanks to all for a great Corn Bore last week, good food, fun and friends.  Fall Classic is coming up soon,  entry form HERE.

Two more local races, Scouts Canada October 13th, 2012. Zwick’s Park info HERE,

Going the Distance for Diabetes 2/5km walk-run October 6th Zwick’s Park @10:00am. Contact for more info.

August 7/12

Corn Bore is coming! What is the Corn Bore you might ask? The Corn Bore is our annual 5km Fun Run and Feed.  No bibs, results or timing.  August 15th, 6:00pm, Pergola at Zwicks Park East on the point. Please RSVP Details  HERE BTW, Eating is mandatory, Running  Optional.

Fall Classic coming up September 30th, register  NOW

August 1/12

5km fun run August 25th,  Race for the Kids, Trenton. details HERE

July 28/12

As you may know, I have taken a keen interest in saving the  Kinsmen Pool in Belleville.  Our battle is not over, but things are looking better. Please  contact the Mayor or member of the Belleville City Council on voice your support.Here is the link: POOL

July 14/12

First bunch  of Canada Day results HERE.

July 9/12
Thanks to all for a great Canada Day Dash. Results up soon. Corn Bore date August 15th, Zwick’s Park East at the Pergola on the point.

Come on people, we need more volunteers, please find friends or family. We expect a lot of people so we need a lot of volunteers, please spread the word.

June 26/12

Canada Day is coming up fast, We need volunteers for Sunday. If you can help give me a call at work (613) 962-1333 or email Thanks!

June 11/12

This Sunday June 17th is the Oak Hills Challenge, 4km uphill race from the Stirling Home Hardware Parking Lot(across from Well’s Ford). Start time 9:00am, $2.00 entry fee. Water will be on sale with proceeds to Sears Great Canadian Run, a fundraiser for kids cancer charity.

Canada Day 5km Dash is coming up soon, we will have a limited number of t-shirts on Sale for $15.00



May 28/12 Picton Kids of Steel race takes place June 3/12 at the PEFAC, register or Volunteer HERE May 23/12 Spring Thaw Results are HERE, thanks to Garry Carl for hammering them out. The Tuesday Night Time Trial is on once again. 6pm every Tuesday we ride 10K out and back and go home. Airport Parkway is pretty chewed up so watch for potholes and uneven pavement. We have moved the start line to College St E. and Airport Parkway to take advantage of the nice new black ribbon of pavement. The turnaround is now at 1443 Airport Parkway.

May 19/12 Thanks to all for a fantastic Spring Thaw, we had almost 120 runners and raised $400 each for the Adventure Class and the Belleville YMCA. I apologize for the delay in getting results up, they will be ready by next week. A couple of fun events coming up; June 16th Rennendale Ramble 5K in Kingston, info HERE, and Oak Hills Challenge, AKA Kelly’s Krazy Klimb, June 17th, 9:00am. A 4km uphill race from the Stirling Home Hardware Parking Lot and straight up Oak Hills. No water stations, bibs, or support of any kind. What you do get is a chance to run on a dangerous highway, uphill and walk back. Personally I can’t wait.

May 8/12 Spring Thaw is looking good, hope we get good weather. I have moved the course maps up here for your perusal. Not Quite Prize Money Department: First Male and Female in the 10k receive free entry to the County Marathon 2012. 4k route 10k route

April 30/12 Pitter Patter results HERE. Spring Thaw T-shirt deadline has come and gone, we may have a few extra after the race.

April 23/12 Congrats to all (me too!) Boston Finishers, she was a hot one. The Pitter Patter went off without a hitch, results up by next week(sorry). High level athlete and Ironman Kevin Beatty is hosting Learn to Run Clinics in Belleville info HERE. May 5th is the date for the Ken Sykes 5k Walk/Run, details HERE. T-Shirt deadline is approaching for the Spring Thaw, get your registrations in soon! Picton Kids of Steel is scheduled for Sunday June 3/12 at the PE Fitness and Aquatic Centre. They are looking for participants and volunteers, details HERE.

April 9/12 Tweed is having a 5km and 14km race Saturday June 16/12, info HERE

March 17/12 The more the merrier! First Annual Stirling Legacy 5km -10km race, June 10/12 enter HERE

Feb 13/12 Yet one more race! Pitter Patter 5km and 10km at Loyalist College April 22/12 @ 10:00am. Registration form HERE

Feb 9/12 Here are some links for our upcoming races: Kids Cancer 5km March 18/12, Spring Thaw May 13/12, Canada Day Dash 5km July 1/12, and the Fall Classic September 30/12.

January 23/12 This Just In: Fundraiser Jan 29/12 9:00am at Tri and Run Sports, Trenton. The spouse of a local runner has been stricken ill, the funds raised will offset travel costs. Anything from 2.5km walk to 13km run. Contact Tri and Run @ 613 392 7752 or on the web at

January 3/12 Happy New Year to you all. Some dates for 2012: March 18th Sear Canada Kids Cancer 5k May 13th Spring Thaw 1ok -4km July 1st Canada Day 5km September 30th Fall Classic Half Marathon and 10k October 14th County Marathon I will update registration info as the time nears, contact me if you have any questions.

November 2/11 Well, I finally have the results for the Fall Classic. I’m glad I don’t have them hanging over my head this weekend as we’re off to NYC. I’ve been hearing some scuttlebutt about a Christmas Run, sounds good to me. I’ll post what comes up. Results

October 18/11 Well the Fall Classic has come and gone. It was a fine race. Our numbers were not huge (50), but those that ran were appreciative of the course and the event. Thanks to all volunteers and to the Adventure Class of Queen Vic for a great day. Thanks to the Ramada Inn for the use of there property and facilities. Results up later this week. If you wish to be added to the e-mail list please contact me, October 4/11 The race is on! Thanks for the show of support. Keep spreading the word.

September 26/11 A week from T-shirt deadline for the Fall Classic and only a few entries. We need 50 pre-registered runners to make this event go. If we don’t have that number by October 2nd, we will cancel the race and refund all registered. If your thinking of running or have a friend interested, register NOW! Fall Classic Half Marathon date October 16/11, 2 weeks after PEC Marathon. ENTRY HERE

Course maps: HALF MARATHON 10K

August 18/11 Hey all, what a delightful evening we had last night. The Corn Bore was a hit, we had about 50 people hangin’ out eating good food including possibly the best corn in the world ( thanks Clifford). Special thanks t0 Shirley for the prep, and Bill as our Master Chef. Saturday August 27th is RUNALULU, 5 km fundraiser at Zwick’s Pavillion, 11:00 am, with a kid’s run at 10:00am. The cost is $25 per person, live music by the REMEDY. The fundraiser is for the children of Brad Chambers, a Belleville native, who perished in a bush plane accident earlier this year in the Yukon.

August 10/11 Hey all, only a week till the Corn Bore, check it out here

July 19/11 Final Canada Day results HERE. Corn Bore 5km fun run slated for Wednesday August 17/11, 6:00pm. Place: Pergola at Zwicks’s Park East. No bibs, timing, results, or marshalls. What we will have is hotdogs, sausages fresh local corn, big stories and fun. Cost $5.00 a head, $20 for a family.

July 12/11 Fall Classic Half Marathon date October 16/11, 2 weeks after PEC Marathon. ENTRY HERE Thanks to all for an incredible Canada Day Run. 196 of you in the 5km, plus all the 1km runners and walkers. What a great way to celebrate our great Country. Special thanks to Shirley, Sheryl, Jennifer, Kathy for handling the crush at registration. Which reminds me, haven’t any of you heard of pre-registering? Just kidding, glad to have all of you. Big thanks to Mike and Carl who made it possible for yours truly to run. Many more of you were there to help, like the Brain Injury Group. On behalf of the runners I thank you all. Partial results are here, I’ll update them as I go.

June 25/11 Canada Day is coming up fast, don’t worry about pre-registration, show up at 8:30 am on July 1st and register on site, only 10 buck for the 5 km, no registration required for free 1 km walk/run. Cool T-shirts available $15.00

June 7/11 Diabetes Hope Foundation Cycle Tour. July 17/11. 20, 50 and 100k routes. Rossmore Square. Contact Mike or Tyler at Doug’s Bikes for more info, (613) 966-9161. LINK

May 24/11 Spring Thaw results HERE (finally).

May 19/11 Canada Day is fast approaching. Register now for our most fun 5km and show your colours. There is no timing, medals or fee for the 1km family fun run. The event takes place a Zwick’s Island Park, just west of the Bay Bridge. We will have new 2011 Canada Day technical T’s on sale at the race for $15. Canada Day Dash Entry Canada Day Route Map

May 10/11 Thanks to all for a great Spring Thaw, no problems with the fishing derby, everyone had a safe and happy day. Results will be posted within a week. May 6/11 THERE IS FISHING DERBY IS TAKING PLACE SAME PLACE SAME TIME AS THE SPRING THAW MAY 8/11. PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN ARRIVING AT THE EVENT AND BE WARY OF OBSTACLES. April 28/11 Ken Sykes 5 km Run/Walk May 7/11 @ Zwick’s Park West at 9:00am. Contact(613) 962-9292 or register on site on May 7/11.

April 18/11 Happy Patriot’s Day to all that ran the Boston Marathon today. Pitter Patter results HERE, thanks to Garry for a great job putting them together.

April 12/11 The Pitter Patter was an amazing race, thanks for all that helped or ran. Results should be up by the end of the week.

April 8/11 Quinte West Half Marathon coming up, May 1/11. Register HERE

March 19/11 Thanks to all for a fun Freezin’ 5, we raised $100 for the Gleaners’ Food Bank. See you all tomorrow at the Kid’s Cancer 5km at Herchimer Boat Ramp at the Bayshore Trail. Pitter Patter coming up April 10th registration form HERE


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