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Running Factory Spring Thaw 2020 | 5K Run/Walk & Kids Dash

April 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Running Factory Spring Thaw Poster

The Running Factory presents The Spring Thaw 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash kicking off the running season all in support of The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc. on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

The Running Factory is proud to announce the 2020 Spring Thaw 5k! This fast, flat, and accurate course is a great way to kick off the road racing season with a P.B. The Spring Thaw is a family event that features a 5km run / walk, Kid’s kilometer, and 200 meter Kid’s Dash. Every participant will receive a Headsweats Race Hat and finishers medal. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Male and Female overall finishers and first place finisher of each age group. Promote fitness and fun by joining the RF to thaw out of winter and spring into racing season!


The Running Factory has been monitoring the continually evolving coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in Canada, and especially in Windsor-Essex County. They have announced the possibility of cancellation or postponement of the event. If that happens all those registered will be notified by email and if required refund options will be available.

Awards & Prizes

Prizes provided by New Balance will be awarded to the top 3 overall Male and Female athletes, as well as the top participant in each age category.

10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

All participants in the kids races will receive a finishers medal and t-shirt.

Additional door prizes will be drawn during the awards ceremony following the race.

Race Kit Pick-Up

For those pre-registered, Race Kit Pick-Up will be at the Running Factory:

Wyandotte St. (5480 Wyandotte St. E, Windsor, ON N8S 1L9) on Friday, April 3rd 10:00 am-8:00 pm & Saturday, April 4th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Walker Rd. (4115 Walker Rd, Windsor, ON N8W 3T6) on Friday, April 3rd 10:00 am-8:00 pm (NO Saturday pick-up)

No Race Day registration or Race Kit pick-up.

Event Schedule

10:00 AM – Kids Dash
10:05 AM – Kids KM
10:15 AM – 5km Run/Walk
11:15 AM – Awards Ceremony

To register online please visit Raceroster.com

For more information contact The Running Factory at info@runningfactory.com or by calling 519-945-3786

Proceeds to benefit Fitness For Hospice

The Running Factory is pleased to be teaming up with Fitness for Hospice as the official Charity Sponsor of the Spring Thaw 5km. The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc. is Canada’s first community-based village concept which has a team of dedicated professional staff and volunteers that provide the very best patient care programs and services to patients and their families both on-site and throughout Windsor and Essex County.

The Hospice stands as a symbol of hope as it delivers compassion through support, education and empowerment while providing quality of life.

These programs and services are offered at no cost.

It is through fundraising events such as this and the generosity of our community through donations, pledges and participation which allows The Hospice to continue to offer all that they do free of charge.



April 5, 2020
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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The Running Factory
5480 Wyandotte St E
Windsor, Ontario N8S 1L9 Canada
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(519) 250-9511