Running Events Toronto 2011

2011 running events in Toronto

Running events in Toronto aren't for everyone. But, nevertheless, warmer weather in this city beckons patio brunches, which, in turn, begs for some sort of physical exercise. For those looking to burn some calories (or maybe just have some fun), a slew of running races are set for Saturdays and Sundays throughout the spring and summer. There are many runs (and walks) scheduled with various routes around Toronto, allowing the opportunity to work off some of those eggs benny, and contribute to a good cause at the same time.

Here are some upcoming Toronto running events for spring/summer 2011.

Sporting Life Toronto 10k
When: Sunday, May 1
Where: Downtown
In support of: Kids with cancer

Walk of Life
When: Saturday, May 14
Where: Ontario Science Centre
In support of: Cardiac health

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon

When: Sunday, May 15
Where: MLS and Queen's Park
In support of: Princess Margaret Hospital

A Place to Call Home
When: Wednesday, May 18, 6pm
Where: Starts from the Running Room parking lot in Liberty Village, 61 Hannah Ave, Unit 1
In support of: Toronto Animal Services

Toronto Women's Half Marathon and 5k
When: Sunday, May 29
Where: Sunnybrook Park
In support of: Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

A Campaign of Hope
When: Saturday, June 4
Where: High Park
In support of: Youth Life International Relief

Freedom to Move for Dystonia
When: Sunday, June 5
Where: High Park
In support of: The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

Lions Port Union Waterfront Run
When: Saturday, June 11
Where: Port Union Road
In support of: Various community needs

Toronto Challenge
When: Sunday, June 12
Where: Metro Hall
In support of: Toronto senior care

Toronto Pearson Runway Run
When: Saturday, June 18
Where: Runway 06R-24L
In support of: The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation

Father's Day Walk/Run
When: Sunday, June 19
Where: Ashbridges Bay
In support of: Prostate Cancer Canada

Ontario Run for Huntington Disease
When: Sunday, June 26
Where: Wilket Creek Park
In support of: Huntington research

Pride and Remembrance Run
When: Saturday, July 2
Where: Church & Wellesley
In support of: AIDS Committee of Toronto, The Pride and Remembrance Foundation, and The Triangle Program

Free to Run
When: Saturday, July 9
Where: High Park
In support of: Free the Children

Dawn at the Don
When: Sunday, July 17
Where: Sunnybrook Park
In support of: Junior Olympian Program

Beaches Jazz Tune Up Run
When: Sunday, July 24
Where: Kew Gardens
In support of: Toronto East General Hospital Campaign

The Mitsubishi City Chase
When: Saturday, August 13
Where: City wide
In support of: Right to Play

Acura Toronto 10-Miler & 5k
When: Sunday, August 14
Where: The Distillery
In support of: The Canadian Cancer Society

A Midsummer Night's Run
When: Saturday, August 20
Where: Bouchette Street
In support of: SickKids Foundation and Arthritis Research

Toronto Women's 10k/5k
When: Saturday, August 27
Where:Sunnybrook Park
In support of: Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

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