Thursday, February 02, 2012

Toronto Charity Runs 2012

Another year of sweating and chaffing: some of the events are wickedly unusual and require a lot of courage just to take part in - like the Underwear Affair and the Walk and Mile In Her Shoes.

Toronto, get ready for:

St Patricks Day 5K Run - (March)
Run for the Ride - Cancer (April)
Toronto Yonge Street 10k - (April)
The Game of Life Run/Walk - (April)
Goodlife Toronto Marathon - Princess Margaret Hospital (May)
Sporting Life 10k - Run for kids with cancer (May)
Toronto Women's Half Marathon - (May)
Walk of Life Walk/Run/Cycle - Cardiac Health (May)
Father's Day Walk/Run - Prostate Cancer (June)
Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart - (June), get your bicycles ready
Ride to Conquer Cancer - (June)
Gutsy Walk formerly Heel 'n' Wheel-a-thon - Crohn's and Colitis (June)
Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes (June)
Rick Hanson: Wheels in Motion - Spinal Cord Injury (June)
Walk Now for Autism - (June)
Mud Run - Canada's dirtiest trail run (June)
Spartan Race Toronto - Obstacle course racing (June)
Bounce for Breath - Trampoline for childhood asthma research (June)
Toronto Triathlon - With a Festival (July)
The Beaches Jazz Tune-Up Run/Walk - (July)
Mud Hero - get down, get dirty 6km adventure featuring outrageous obstacles - (August)
Tough Mudder - (August)
Toronto International 15k &5k - (August)
Toronto Women's 10k & 5k - (August)
Underwear Affair - Cancer below the waist (August)?????????
Terry Fox Run - Cancer (September)
Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancer (September)
CIBC Run for the Cure - Breast Cancer (September)
Urban Warrior - run, climb, jump, celebrate (September)
Longboat Toronto Island Run - Toronto's oldest (September)
Toronto 5k - SickKids (September)
Oasis Zoo Run - Come run with the animals (September)
Island Girl Half Marathon - run with a tropical twist (September)
Sears Great Canadian Run - north of Toronto for kids cancers (September)
Toronto Women's 8k & 5k - Women set the pace (October)
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - various charities (October)
Walk, Roll, Run - Fast and flat 5k for Variety Village (October)
Downsview Half Marathon - Through the old military base (November)
Toronto Santa Speedo Run (December) see top photo.
And one of my favorites the Burlington Santa 5K Run (December)

There is also Polo for Heart - Heart and Stroke (June) and many golf tournaments around the city for charity so there are plenty of ways to get active or help others financially.

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