Media Advisory: People and critters and cars -- oh my!|
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Toronto -- It's the 10th anniversary of the Nissan Toronto Challenge
and people will be sporting tuxedos to help make it a top-notch celebration.
On Sunday, June 10, critters and people of all ages will come together to help
raise money for Toronto seniors. Homer, the official pace camel, and Geri, the
official pace zebra, will team up with a Nissan Pathfinder to lead more than
2,000 runners and walkers across the finish line. Toronto Councillor Brad
Duguid will be leading the charge on Homer as the official camel jockey.
The party starts at 9 a.m. at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, and features a 5-k
run/walk, a 1-k leisure stroll, an aerobics warm-up and a variety of fun
activities for the whole family. Walkers and runners of all ages, from babies
to seniors - one registrant is 102 years old - will help raise funds that will
benefit seniors in Toronto Homes for the Aged and over 55 community agencies.
The Nissan Toronto Challenge is co-hosted by the Toronto Homes for the Aged and
the Nissan Canada Foundation. For more information or to register, call the
Challenge Hotline at 416-392-8911, or visit us at http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/cha
Date: Sunday, June 10
Key times: Aerobics warm-up and pace critter warm-up: 9 a.m.
Race start: 9:30 a.m.
Award presentation: 10:30 a.m. (approximate)
Location: Metro Hall and surrounding areas,(corner of King and John
|Cheryl San Juan |
|City of Toronto |