Beat Beethoven Run

It’s never been a better time to Beat Beethoven. For the past 25 years, thousands of participants have challenged themselves to finish an 8 km race or a 4 km walk through downtown Kingston before the Kingston Symphony has finished playing 50 minutes of Beethoven’s best music. This year we’re doing things a little differently. In June 2021 the Kingston Symphony Association launches its first virtual race – Beat Beethoven: The Virtual Challenge – in celebration of 25 years of this unique community event. Participants can take to a racetrack of their choosing whether it be a hiking trail, a city street, or a treadmill and once again challenge themselves to beat Beethoven.


We have scheduled two days in August for you to come and pick up your Beat Beethoven medal (8 km), your t-shirt (8 km and 4 km), and/or your ribbon (1 km kids race). We hope that between the times and locations that we have scheduled, we can accommodate everyone. Please see below for more details.
Pick-Up Dates:
Wednesday, August 18
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Runners’ Choice
56 Brock Street, Kingston
Thursday, August 19
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kingston Symphony Warehouse
785 Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard, Unit 7A
If you do not live in Kingston and require your items to be mailed, or are unable to make it on either of the days listed above, please contact us at and we can make other arrangements.


The results are in! Thank you to the 300+ participants tho took part in this year’s Beat Beethoven Virtual Challenge. You can view the results for those who entered their times on Sportstats by clicking here. Click on the “+” under the View column to see each participant’s time.


T-Shirts are guaranteed to all 8 km and 4 km entrants registered by June 13, 2021. Those registered for the 8 km and 4 km will receive a tech t-shirt. Try your hand at both the 4 km and 8 km distances and collect both Beat Beethoven t-shirts! As per previous years, kids registered for the 1 km Kids Race will not receive a t-shirt with their registration, but will receive a Beat Beethoven ribbon for completing a 1 km route of their choice. 


If you have any questions, please contact us at 613-546-9729 or email us at

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