He did it in 50 minutes...can you?

For the last 20 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 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. The action takes place at Confederation Park, in front of historic City Hall. Please click here to view a map of this year's route.

(613) 546-9729


To register online for either the 8 km race or 4 km fun run/walk, please click here.

Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

You can also register for this event in person by visiting Runners' Choice at 56 Brock Street in Kingston. A copy of the registration form is available by clicking here.

Entry Fees

  • 4 km Fun Run/Walk | $35
  • 8 km Race | $45
  • Already Registered?
    Bib numbers and t-shirts* for the 8 km race and 4 km fun run/walk will be available to pick up at Runners' Choice, 56 Brock Street, on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Confederation Park on Sunday, June 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Timing chips for the 8 km race will available on Sunday at Confederation Park between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

    *T-shirts are guaranteed to those who registered before May 16, 2016.

    If you are participating in this year's event, please note that pets are not allowed.

    Thank you!

    Thank you to the following sponsors
    for their support of Beat Beethoven!

    The Kingston Whig-Standard
    Runners' Choice
    Secker Ross & Perry LLP
    Viner, Kennedy, Frederick, Allan & Tobias LLP
    Curry Original
    Curry Original
    Countrywide Kitchens
    Patrick Powers Construction
    Station 14
    Pan Chancho
    Kingston Brewing Company
    Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre
    Sipps Coffee & Dessert Bar
    Kingston Nissan

    There are a number of different ways to support Beethoven. Please click here for a list of sponsorship levels and the associated benefits we are pleased to offer.

    There are a variety of positions available for volunteers including finish line duties, water stations, and helping out on the course.

    Please contact the Kingston Symphony at (613) 546-9729 or
    e-mail us at info@kingstonsymphony.on.ca for more information.

    Thank you to Robby Breadner from the MOMENT is CAPTURED for providing the above photos.

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