Friday, June 12, 2015

Thousands of runners and walkers set to take the Toronto Challenge

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

Media Advisory:  June 12, 2015
Thousands of runners and walkers set to take the Toronto Challenge

Runners and walkers of all ages are set to take part in Sunday's annual Toronto Challenge presented by in support of Toronto seniors. Funds raised in the annual event benefit the 2,600 residents of Toronto's Long-Term Care Homes and Services facilities and over 40 community agencies that provide support to seniors and vulnerable people across the city.

Date: Sunday, June 14
Times: 9 a.m. aerobic warm-up; 9:30 a.m. race start; 10:30 a.m. awards presentations
Location: David Pecaut Square, Metro Hall, 55 John St.

People of all ages and abilities will be taking part in their choice of the 5K run, the Medical Pharmacies 5K walk or the 1K fun walk. Participants will arrive early to register in Metro Hall, adjacent to David Pecaut Square, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

More information is available at

Long-Term Care Homes and Services is a leader in excellence and ground-breaking services for healthy aging with a commitment to CARE – compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.

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Media contact: Cheryl San Juan, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5305, 416-906-3935 (cell),

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