Toronto is hitting the ground running with this exciting announcement!

Sunday, September 12th will mark the return of in-person athletic events as Toronto welcomes the Constantine Yorkville Run this month. This is the 12th annual 5K race and the first in-person event since the start of the pandemic. It will also see 1,000 experienced athletes and amateur run enthusiasts supporting over 35 local charities.

The Constantine Yorkville Run is recognized for fundraising the most dollars per participant than any other Canadian run, and, to date, the Yorkville Run has raised over $3.2 million for the charities involved. This year, the event is aiming for the impressive goal of raising $1 million! Participating athletes will also have the opportunity to run alongside Canada’s elite distance runner, Brittany Moran, as well as TFC’s Alex Bono (#25), Forge FC’s Kwame Awuah, and former Olympic Hockey Goaltender for Team Canada, Kendra Fischer. 

All participants will also receive a premium race kit and have the opportunity to win luxurious fundraising prizes and social contest giveaways from run partners. Note that all in-person participants are required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate, ensuring the safety of everyone involved. If a person has not yet received both doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine, they are invited to participate by registering for the virtual run taking place between September 12th-26th.

This is an incredible opportunity for those interested to run alongside experienced and novice participants to help raise money for inspiring local charities. The Constantine Yorkville Run is proud to support small, local charities, and these charities include but are not limited to; LBGT Youthline, Project Sunshine Canada, Love Puppies, Red Door Family Shelter, Stella’s Place, and Alzheimer Society Toronto, among others. You can also learn more about these charities and their missions by visiting the website here. It also lists additional details about the run and its partners. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the event, you can visit Registration is $100 + HST plus a $100 donation to the charity of the runner’s choice and is now open here. Note that the donation can be made during the registration process or the participant has the option for it to be fundraised afterward. 

Be sure to visit the website for more details on the event!

Published by HOLR Magazine.