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June 10, 2011
All ages taking the Toronto Challenge presented by
This Sunday, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities will take the Toronto Challenge presented by This 20th anniversary edition of the fun-filled family event will support residents of Toronto's long-term care homes and more than 50 community agencies that provide support to seniors across the city.

With the 5-km run, the Nissan Canada Foundation 5-km walk and a 1-km fun walk, there are events for all ages and abilities. Each participant will receive a ribbon at the finish line, and medals will be awarded to the top finishers in all age categories - as well as to the oldest and the youngest participant. There will be a post-race barbecue for event participants at David Pecaut Square and free T-shirts for the first 2,000 Toronto Challenge registrants.

Date: Sunday, June 12
9 a.m. - aerobics warm-up
9:30 a.m. - race start
10:30 a.m. (approximate time) - award presentations
Start location: Metro Hall, 55 John St. (corner of King and John Streets)
Registration is available on race day at 7:30 a.m.

The Toronto Challenge is the premier annual fundraising event for the City of Toronto's Long-Term Care Homes and Services division. It is also a highlight event in the Ontario Timex Road Race Series.

More information is available at The public can also interact with the Toronto Challenge on Facebook and through

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Jane Scarffe
Communications and Marketing Consultant
416-397-4062 (on race day 416-999-6367)



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