B&O Yorkville Run hosts its Eighth Annual 5K charity race and Third Annual Canadian 5K Road Race Championship, in the Bloor-Yorkville community, on September 10, 2017.
The B&O Yorkville Run is a premier, boutique, 5K race that unites local runners and businesses to raise funds for local charities. The run provides a luxurious experience to its 1,000 participants — from its high-end race kit, to its customized finishers’ medals and après-run hors d’oeuvres served by white-gloved waiters, courtesy of Bloor-Yorkville restaurants.
As a proud Community Partner, the Bloor-Yorkville BIA is happy to announce that since its inception in 2010, the B&O Yorkville Run has raised over $800,000 for various local charities including YWCA Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital, Prostate Cancer Canada, Jesse Ketchum Public School, Victim Services Toronto, Wellspring, Canadian Cancer Society and Golden Rescue. In addition, B&O Yorkville Run announced that they have grown their list of causes to 24 local charities covering a wide range of causes, with the hope to inspire runners to find an organization that truly ignites their passion and motivates them to fundraise. For more information on fundraising for the cause: http://yorkvillerun.com/the-cause/
The 8th Annual B&O Yorkville Run will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9:45 AM.
Further to its fundraising achievements, the B&O Yorkville Run is also known for its strong athleticism. The race was named Canada’s fastest 5K road race for five consecutive years, attracting the world’s best-in-class runners, including Wesley Korir, winner of the Boston Marathon in 2012 and LA Marathon in 2009 and 2010.
The race is so fast that Athletics Canada, the national governing body for track and field, road running and cross country, designated the race as the inaugural Canadian 5K Road Race Championship.
The New Balance Canadian 5K Road Race Championship will be held on Sunday September 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM.
A fast and flat course!