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Beat Beethoven


For the last 23 years, thousands of participants have challenged themselves to finish an 8 km race or a 4 km fun run/walk through downtown Kingston before the Kingston Symphony has finished playing 50 minutes of Beethoven's best music. Mark your calendar for this year's event, which will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

The 8 km and 4 km event will start at 10:30 a.m. at Confederation Park.

The 1 km kids race will start at 9:45 a.m. at Confederation Park.

Regular Race Entry Fees

8 km (timed) | $45 

8 km with training program | $95

4 km (not timed) | $35 

4 km with training program | $85

1 km (kids race, not timed) | $10


The Beat Beethoven running specialists have a program customized to help learning and aspiring runners to achieve the goal of beating Beethoven in the 8 km race. Runners' Choice coach AL Cantlay, with assistance from Race Director Robby Breadner, will be hands-on with each runner for their programs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, as well as most Saturdays and Sundays.


The 8 week training program will be customized for each individual runner based on their ability level when beginning the program. Each week incremental goals will be sent out to participants and we will have a group run for everyone, where you can have the opportunity to ask questions of the coaches, in person. The coaches will also be available via email throughout.


On the big day, the Beat Beethoven pace bunny will be ready to run with participants to help you achieve your goal of beating Beethoven in the 8 km race.


The package includes:

Monday night - run with weekly group from the Kingston Brewing Co.

Tuesday night - workout with Runners' Choice group

Thursday night - run with ladies from Runners' Choice group

Saturday morning - coached tempo workout with Runners' Choice group

Sunday morning - easy long run


Please pick up your race bib number and t-shirt* at Confederation Park (across from City Hall). For the 4 km and 8 km, bib number and t-shirt* pick-up is from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. For the 1 km kids race, bib number pick-up is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

For everyone participating in the 8 km race, you will also need to pick up your timing chip on Sunday between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the registration tent at Confederation Park.

*T-shirts are guaranteed to all participants registered on or before May 15, 2019.


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


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