Sporting Life 10k
The Sporting Life 10k is one of Toronto's most popular races, attracting a record-setting 27,000 participants in 2014. The event raises millions of dollars each year for Camp Oochigeas, a volunteer-run camp for children with cancer. The mostly downhill course down Yonge Street has a fun, fast finish and finishers are rewarded with an appropriately campy medal (in 2014, it was a tiny paddle).
The majority of this run will take place on Yonge St., Canada's longest road!
Starting just north of Yonge St and Eglinton, runners will head south down Yonge before turning west on Richmond St W, south on Peter St, west on Front St and finishing in front of the city's historic Fort York. The course has a net downhill, although you might notice a slight incline around the 6km mark.