Lace up for York students in the 2010 Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon

For the second year in a row, University community members can run, walk or wheel their way through the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in support of York students.

The York University Foundation is an official charity for this year’s event. By being part of Team York University, you will help create a new bursary to support students who access Counselling & Disability Services (CDS) at York University.

Right: 2009 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon participants. Photo courtesy of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

It is also a great opportunity to participate in a fun event while meeting other faculty, staff, alumni, students and new friends.

The marathon takes place on Sunday, Sept. 26, and is hosted by Toronto Mayor David Miller. The event begins and finishes downtown at Toronto City Hall at Bay and Queen. There’s a distance for everyone. You can choose to run a full- or half-marathon starting at 7:30am or you can run or walk the five-kilometre course starting at 10:20am.

As a member of Team York University, you can take part in free group training runs and clinics throughout the summer, and you’ll receive a free York University T-shirt. Also, Team York University runners and walkers receive a reduced registration fee of $65 for the marathon and half marathon or $35 for the five-kilometre course.

The team goal is to raise over $12,000 for the new CDS bursary and the donations will be matched to go twice as far for York students. Team members can raise funds easily through their own free, personalized fundraising Web sites and must raise a minimum of $25. Last year, 35 York community members took part in the marathon and raised $7,000 for CDS. (See YFile, Oct. 9, 2009.)

There is also a generous cash prize for the charity with the biggest team, so join today and spread the word!

The first 10 people to e-mail Josh Neubauer, annual giving officer at the York University Foundation, and commit to joining Team York University will receive free registration for their event.

So if you’d like to run or walk and raise funds for York students, join the team. To register, click here and indicate that you are a “Charity Challenge Runner” and select York University Foundation. 

For more information, contact Neubauer or staff representative Jayne Greene-Black.