Sunday, December 27, 2015

Toronto Charity Runs 2016

Feet pounding the pavement, joints sore, yet the burning keeps you in the race instead of discouraging you. Thousands love the feeling of long distance running and with a desire to help others sign up for many of the charity runs that take place in and around the city of Toronto.

In addition to marathons you can also check out some special events like the Underwear AffairWalk a Mile In Her Shoes and Colour Me Rad. Sign up for the following events. You can also check out the runguides extensive listing of area runs.

Hair of the Dog Fun Run - promoting canoe and kayak sports (January)

St Patricks Day 5K Run - (March)

Beaches Spring Sprint - (April)
Bum Run - (April)
CF Run Walk - SickKids and POGO (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)
Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart - (May), get your bicycles ready
Colour Me Rad - (May)

Ride to Conquer Cancer - (June)
Gutsy Walk formerly Heel 'n' Wheel-a-thon - Crohn's and Colitis (June)
Scotiabank Rat Race - for United Way (June)
Walk Now for Autism - (June)
Mud Run - Canada's dirtiest trail run (June)
City Chase - (#1 June)
Toronto Yonge Street 10k - (June)

Spartan Race Toronto - Obstacle course racing (July)
Pride and Remembrance Run - LGBTQ charities (July)
Toronto Triathlon - With a Festival (July)
The Beaches Jazz Tune-Up Run/Walk - (July)
Jazz Run: The Beaches Tune Up - (July)

City Chase - (#2 August)
Mud Hero - get down, get dirty 6km adventure featuring outrageous obstacles - (August)
Toronto Women's 10k  and 5k - (August)
A Midsummers Night's Run - for Sick Kids (August)

Tweed Ride - (fall)

Sears Great Canadian Run - Toronto to Blue Mountain for kids cancers (September)
Terry Fox Run - Cancer (September)
Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes (September)
Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancer (September)
Longboat Toronto Island Run - Toronto's oldest (September)
Yorkville Run - YWCA Women's Shelters (September)
Toronto 5k - SickKids (September)
Tough Mudder - (September)
Oasis Zoo Run - Come run with the animals (September)
Island Girl Half Marathon - run with a tropical twist (September)

CIBC Run for the Cure - Breast Cancer (October)
Toronto Women's 8k and 5k - Women set the pace (October)
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - various charities (October)

Downsview Half Marathon - Through the old military base (November)
Toronto Santa Speedo Run (December)
The Santa Shuffle - Salvation Army (December)
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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Dave said...

Beaches Jazz Tune up run (now a full fledged event 5k 10k half marathon) with medals and swag for all. July 24.

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