Run for Huntington Disease 5k/10k run, 1k-5k walk and Woody Guthrie Tribute
An event at Wilket Creek Park hosted by Huntington Society of Canada Toronto chapter to help thousands of Canadians affected by Huntington disease (HD), which attacks body and mind cognitively, physically and emotionally.
Researchers believe finding a treatment or cure for HD could unlock doors for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, MS, cancer and other diseases.
New for 2012: live music with a tribute to Woody Guthrie led by Kristy Howes, Canadian singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist. Woody fought a long and painful battle with HD.
New for 2012: technical t-shirts for the first 500 registrants or by June 8, 2012, whichever comes first. Register before May 31 to guarantee shirt size which is also last day of early-bird pricing!
7:30am: registration opens - event day registrants accepted (until 8:45am for 10k, 9am for 5k, 9:45 for walk).
9:20am Official Welcome with John Carmichael, MP, Don Valley West, and Jaye Robinson, Councillor, Ward 25.
9:40am 10k run start
10:00am 5k run start
10:01am 1k/5k walk start
Post-race food and entertainment until 12:30pm!
11:00am (approx.) 10k awards, thanks and announcements
11:30am (approx.) 5k awards, thanks and announcements
12:00 noon: Woody Guthrie tribute led by Kristy Howes
Pre-race bib & t-shirt pickup: Fri. June 22, 4pm-8:30pm at Running Room York Mills (York Mills Rd/Leslie St.)
Refer 5 family members or friends and you can run or walk free! (must be paid registrants 12 years of age or older) to earn a free event entry - make sure they put your name in the referral box when they register!
We are moving Canada toward an end to genetic discrimination! Huntington Disease was one of the first diseases to have a genetic test available but today, 1500+ conditions are testable - nobody has perfect genes. There are no protections to preserve genetic fairness for Canadians yet. Show us your jeans if you're proud of your genes!
Please like the "Fighting Genetic Discrimination" facebook page.