Run for York in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Oct. 16

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 and sign up for Team York University will receive free registration for their event.

To register, visit, 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.