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. Last year we did things a little differently. In June 2021 the Kingston Symphony Association launched its first virtual race – Beat Beethoven: The Virtual Challenge – in celebration of 25 years of this unique community event. Participants could take to a racetrack of their choosing whether it be a hiking trail, a city street, or a treadmill and once again challenging themselves to beat Beethoven.


The results are in! Thank you to the 300+ participants who 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.


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

Like us on Facebook for the latest updates.

Thank you to our sponsors: