This video shows:

  • In 2011, Sporting Life sponsored the  “Toronto Yonge Street 10k” Run.
  • The route was modified, to run from Sporting Life store, down Yonge Street, to downtown, but the basic principle of a fast, downhill course for the BIG Spring 10K continued.
  • The quality and sophistication of the event has also changed enormously in a generation, with bands every mile and a rocking post-race party, the technical tees and finishers’ medals are all new, the professional CRS organizing team have added corrals and wave starts, shuttle buses and webcasts, but these have only added to a fine, Toronto running tradition.

FREE Running Room Friendship Run

A Friendship Run at the Toronto Yonge Street 10k with John Stanton, founder of Canada’s world-famous “Running Room”, Reid Coolsaet — London Olympics bound, Kip Kangogo — 3rd place at 2011 TYS10k & Dayna Pidhoresky — 2011 TSY10k women’s champion!

When: 9:30am Saturday April 21, 2012

Where: from the Sheraton Centre Hotel (123 Queen Street West), Toronto. They will meet in the Foyer of the Civic Ballroom, on the 2nd Floor of the Sheraton, right outside the Mini-Expo.

Details: Refreshments will follow. FREE. Easy, inspirational 3k jog with runners from across the province/country. Open to everyone!

Route: Please click here for map

Date: Sunday April 22, 2012
Start Time: 9:00am
Location: Yonge St, downtown Toronto
Course: Down Yonge St from north of Eglinton to west of Bathurst on Fort York Blvd
Kit Pickup & Mini-Expo: Friday Apr 20 11am–7pm
Saturday Apr 21 10am–5pm
Pickup at: Sheraton Centre Downtown Toronto, Civic Ballroom, 2nd Floor — 123 Queen Street West

Also, you can be a part of the proud tradition of Toronto’s big Spring 10k which:

  • is organized by Race Director Alan Brookes & Canada Running Series (CRS) for 26 years!
  • features the Charity Challenge
    • allows multiple charities to “piggy-back” on the CRS running events at no cost, no risk or “exposure” to them
    • furthermore, CRS provides a free, online pledge/fundraising service to participating, approved “Official Charities”

Please note that online registration is now closed, but you can still register in person Friday & Saturday at the Sheraton Centre Downtown Toronto »:

Sheraton Centre Downtown Toronto
2nd Floor, Civic Ballroom & Foyer
123 Queen Street West
Friday, April 20, 11am–7pm
Saturday, April 21, 10am–5pm

Please click here for more info about the “Toronto Yonge Street 10k” Run.

Toronto Yonge Street 10k – Sunday, April 22, 2012 Road Closures

  • Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Erskine Avenue will be closed from 6 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22 to accommodate the formation area for the run.
  • Along the route for the run, closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:
    • Yonge Street between Erskine Street and Richmond Street
    • Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street
    • Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street
    • Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
    • Bathurst Street from Front Street to Lake Shore Boulevard
    • Fleet Street from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Boulevard
  •  Please Note: After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area.

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work

Happy Running!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

April 20, 2012

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

A special event this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event – the “Toronto Yonge Street 10k” run on Sunday. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

Toronto Yonge Street 10k – Sunday closures
Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Erskine Avenue will be closed from 6 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22 to accommodate the formation area for the run. Along the route for the run, closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:
• Yonge Street between Erskine Street and Richmond Street
• Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street
• Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street
• Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
• Bathurst Street from Front Street to Lake Shore Boulevard
• Fleet Street from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Boulevard

In addition, two other road closures related to the run will be in effect between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday on the following streets:
• Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard
• Strachan Avenue from Fleet Street to Lake Shore Boulevard

Note: After all runners pass an intersection, that intersection will reopen to traffic in the area.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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