City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
 
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Search
   
Newsroom
   
Archived news release by year
  2013
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
   
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
   
   
 
June 1, 2001
Media Advisory: People and critters and cars -- oh my!
  
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 llenge.

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
Streets)


Media Contact
Cheryl San Juan
City of Toronto
416-392-5349

 

 

Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2019