This fall, runners in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will be raising money to help York University students.
For the third year in a row, York community members are organizing a team to participate in the Oct. 16 run. They aim to raise $8,000 to fund bursaries for students who turn to York’s Counselling & Disability Services for support.
The Sunday event begins and finishes at Toronto City Hall. There’s a distance for everyone. Participants can choose to run full or half marathon starting at 9am, or run or walk the 5 km course starting at 12:30pm.
York team runners and walkers pay a reduced registration fee – $70 for the marathon and half marathon, or $35 for the 5 km course. Also new this year, children under 12 can take part in the 5 km for $25.
As a member of Team York University, you can take part in free group training and clinics throughout the summer.
The first 10 people to e-mail Jayne Greene-Black at firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up for Team York University will receive free registration for their event.
To register, visit www.eventsonline.ca/events/crs_scotia/, indicate that you are a “Charity Challenge Runner”, and select York University. Once registered, you can set up your own online fundraising page. Team members must raise a minimum of $25. Donations will be matched by government, so go twice as far. There is also a generous cash prize for the charity with the biggest team, so join today and spread the word!
For more information, contact Jayne Greene-Black.