Media Advisory: The Nissan Toronto Challenge is walking and running into its second decade|
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The Nissan Toronto Challenge is beginning its second decade of caring for
Toronto Seniors. The 11th annual Challenge will take place on Sunday, June 9th
and it's shaping up to be one of its best years yet! We have our work cut out
for us because last year the event raised over $400,000 and our goal is to
raise even more.
It was four years ago that Homer, the official pace camel first came on the
scene and became a symbol for the diversity and uniqueness of the Nissan
Toronto Challenge. Well, he's back again because the Challenge just wouldn't be
the same without him.
The event starts at 9 a.m. at Metro Hall, 55 John St. and features a 5K
run/walk, a 1K 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 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 www.city.toronto.on.ca/challenge
Sunday, June 9, 2002
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)