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June 8, 1998
Toronto puts its best foot forward to help seniors on June 14
The name has changed from the Nissan Metro Challenge to the Nissan Toronto
Challenge, but the tradition continues. For the sixth year in a row, people
will gather at Metro Square before 9 a.m. to participate in the Nissan Toronto
Challenge, which features a 10k run, 5k run, 5k walk and a very gentle 1k walk.
Everyone who completes the race will get a prize. First, second and third place
finishers in a wide range of age categories will receive trophies.

The Nissan Toronto Challenge really is a morning of family fun for people of
all ages. The oldest registered participant, Edith Pennycoke, is 97 and we
expect the youngest one will still be a stroller.

This year, over 25 community agencies will participate in the race, and the
money raised will go to a variety of community agencies and Toronto's Homes for
the Aged. Toronto runs 10 long-term care facilities, and helps thousands of
people remain independent in the community.

The Nissan Toronto Challenge is sponsored by the Nissan Canada Foundation and
Toronto Homes for the Aged.

Race Date: June 14, 1998
Time: 9 a.m. sharp
Location: Metro Hall, 55 John Street


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