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RBC Race For Kids Toronto – Sep 16

Choose your distance:

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner, this is the event for you. You choose the distance that works for you and we’ll help you every step of the way. Best of all, you’ll be helping youth with mental health issues to find the specialized care they need.

All routes start and finish at Mel Lastman Square.


Why You Should Run

As many as two million young people in Canada are struggling with a mental health issue, yet only one in five will get the specialized treatment they need. This is largely because families don’t know where to turn to find the right services and it can be difficult to find the care that they need.

Over the past three years, RBC Race for the Kids Toronto has rallied over 28,000 participants and raised over $7 million benefitting youth with mental health issues through Sunnybrook’s Family Navigation Project.

Youth need your help. The odds are you know a young person with an anxiety disorder, a mood disorder, bipolar disorder, depression or an addiction. Any delay in care can have serious implications. By participating in RBC Race for the Kids Toronto, you’re helping youth with mental health issues and their families get back on track with their lives.


Your Fundraising Will Be Rewarded

Every dollar you raise helps reach our goal.  The more money you raise, the greater the rewards. To see what you could receive view our fundraising incentives.


Registration Types and Fundraising

We can’t wait to see you at the starting line! Choose the distance that best suits you. Register as an individual or or team alongside your family and friends.

There is no registration fee, but every runner is asked to meet the minimum fundraising goal.

This event provides essential support for youth with mental health issues. The funds you raise will help youth in crises find the help they need.

Distance Fundraising What’s Included
5K run/walk/stroll Child (Under 10): $20 fundraising minimum

Youth (11-17): $40 fundraising minimum

Adult (18+): $100 fundraising minimum

Every participant will receive the following:

Chipped Race Bib
Finisher’s Medal
Post-Race Party
Post-Race Food
Karbon performance
t-shirt (minimum fundraising amount required)

7K run Youth (11-17): $40 fundraising minimum

Adult: $100 fundraising minimum

15K run Youth (11-17): $40 fundraising minimum

Adult: $100 fundraising minimum


Awards and Prizes

All event finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.

Top Finisher Prizes

A gift certificate for a pair of New Balance running shoes will be awarded and announced for the top finisher in each age category (based on chip time) for the 5K, 7K, and 15K.

A $2,500 cash prize will be awarded and announced for the top male and top female overall finisher (based on chip time) for the 15k only.

The following age category prizes will be awarded:

5K
First place male and female will be awarded a prize in the following age categories:
Under 10, 11-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

7K
First place male and female will be awarded a prize in the following age categories:
10-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, Over 70

15K
First place male and female will be awarded a prize in the following age categories:
10-17, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

In order to receive your top finishers prize, you must have raised the minimum fundraising amount.


Strollers and dogs

RBC starting line with strollers

We are happy to welcome families with strollers and dogs on the 5k route. Please bring dog waste bags to pick up after them. Be sure to visit the dog friendly zone inside Mel Lastman Square!

Event Location

Mel Lastman Square Rink, Yonge Street, North York, ON, Canada

Event Date

Sat, 16 September, 2017, 7:00 am

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