36th Annual Robbie Burns 8 km Road Race

January 25, 2015

Certified course - certificate #ON-2012-156-BDC


Winner of "Best Winter Event" by Get Out There Magazine.



This year our goal is to raise $10,000 for







Registration & Start Time

Regististration is OPEN
When you hear the bagpipes,
Its time to toe the line!
Start Time- 9:30am


To contact the race director click here.

3 Ways to Register -

Registration is OPEN

1. Click here: Register Online
2. By Mail - Download a registration form here and mail it to:
    Robbie Burns Race, 
    c/o Higginson Equipment Inc
PO Box 5011
    Burlington, ON, L7R 3Z4
3. In Person - DownLoad a registration form
here and drop it off at
Foot Tools by Jan 25th or on race day at the Burlington Central
    School, 1433 Baldwin St, Burlington, ON. Click
here for a Google Map.

Awards & Prizes


Over $2,000 in gift certificates to Runners!

Foot Tools is providing gift certificates for Saucony merchandise
based on clock time, as shown below:


Separate Male and Female Categories (except Grandmaster)


Overall Winner
$100.00 ea

Master Winner
$75.00 ea

Grandmaster Winner
$50.00 ea

Age group - 1st place
$30.00 ea

Age group - 2nd place
$20.00 ea

Age group - 3rd place
$10.00 ea


Plaques 3 Deep in 5 year age groups
No duplication of awards except medallion
To see a picture of these beautiful plaques click

14 years & under
15-19        45-49
20-24        50-54
25-29        55-59
30-34        60-64
35-39        65-69
40-44        70-74

45-49        75-79

In addition, the winner of the Grandmaster category (1st finisher 50+) wins the Alan V. Bragg Award (shown below)

WALKERS - No Gender distinction
Plaque awarded to 1st Overall
Plaques awarded (3-deep) in the following age groups:


Best Costume Award

Did You Know...?

...That wearing a kilt would get you arrested?

Yes -- but that was in 1746! By decree of King George, Highland dress was outlawed by the passing of the Dress Act, with the intent of suppressing highland culture. A first offense was a six-month in prison sentence; second offense was a seven-year exile to a work farm. The ban remained in effect for 35 years. Let's celebrate the lifting of the ban in 1781. Come dressed in your best Scottish tradition and you'll be eligible to win the "Best Costume" award. 

2010 winners - The Nordic Nellies.  Christine Fielder, Myrna Penny & Jackie Mazur

2009 winners - Mark Parsons, Oakville, ON & Brad's Braw Lassies, Runner's Den, Waterdown, ON

2008 winners - Mike Weaver, Napanee, ON & the Tartan Tarts, Hamilton, ON


Single-Use Timing Chips

Your timing chip will be attached to your race bib.  You must wear your race bib on the outside of your clothing or it will not register your finish time.

Race Route
Traffic Delays


Click here for our race map and approximate times for heaviest traffic delays

Race Kit Pick Up Instructions

1. It will help speed thing up if you know your bib number before you can pick up your race kit. We will provide that informatio to you prior to Jan 16th.

2. Race Kit pickup starts Friday, Jan 16th at noon at Foot Tools, 2013 James St., Burlington, ON www.foottools.ca (see store hours) and ends on Jan 24th at 5:00 pm (Foot Tools is closed on Sunday). You can also pick up after your race kit after 8:00 am on race morning at the registration area, Burlington Central School, 1433 Baldwin St, Burlington, ON. To avoid last-minute hassles and long lines I urge you to pick up your race kit at Foot Tools.

3. Your timing chip will be fastened to your race bib when you pick it up. Replacement race bibs will not be available on race day so please keep it safe. You must wear your race bib on the outside of your clothing or it will not register your finish time

4.. You can pick up race kits for others but you will need to bring your picture identification with you so we can record your name. We can't allow you to pick up race kits for others if you do not have picture identification.

5. Please bring your Race Kit bag with you for the Baggage Check.  Baggage Check is manditory Unchecked bags will be moved out of the Gym and Cafteria as soon as the race starts


Results, Pictures, Videos








Race Video Club
2014 Run   2014 Walk


2013 Run   2013 Walk 2013 2013 Get Out There Magazine  
2012 Run    2012 Walk 2012

2012A - Ryder Photography

2012B - Get out There Magazine

2011 Run    2011 Walk 2011    

2010 Run   2010 Walk
2009 Run   2009 Walk


2008 2008   2008
2007 2007   2007
2006   2006




Course Records

Name Year Time
Gary Westgate 1990 23:11
Kathy Butler 1993 26:52


Congratulation to Manuel Teodoro for setting the Canadian Masters age group record for the 8km distance at the 2013 Robbie Burns race!



Draw Prizes

Stick around after the race and place your race bib tear-off tag in the door prize bin in the Awards area



 Road Warrior Running Event

For more information about Road Warrior Running click here

Help us "Go Green"

We will be using the H2 Only water system which allows you to use your own water bottle or our recyclable cups.  Recycling bins will be available on race day and we'd like your help in making our race "green".  Together we can make a difference in reducing the amount of garbage produced on race day.





Race Sponsors

(click on the logos for more information)