2024 Toronto St Patrick’s Day Race in Support of Achilles Canada
Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Race
Sunday, March 17, 2024
Distances: 10k, 5k, and 1k Kid Run
New Venue – Evergreen Brick Works located at 550 Bayview Avenue
New Scenic Route – Run the Bayview Extension and Rosedale Valley Road
Established in 2000, the Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Run is steeped in tradition. As the annual Spring kick-off to the running season, this event celebrates St. Patrick’s Day while celebrating and welcoming all abilities, runners and walkers of all ages to participate.
As we celebrated our silver anniversary in 25 years of this great community run, we are excited to announce our new venue in the Evergreen Brick Works on Bayview Avenue along with our new scenic route running on the Bayview Extension and Rosedale Valley Road before heading back to the Evergreen Brick Works for the after party.
As in the past we promise you a fun day of running while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day getting your “Green On” while sharing in the festive of great Irish flair music and celebrating a cold one and a meal after your run.
This race is all about fundraising for Achilles Canada and our Charitable Partners supporting community and ALL abilities. Therefore, rally your fellow colleagues, friends and family and together we can celebrate this great day supporting your cause and dusting off the cobwebs on your running shoes and get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!
To celebrate your achievement, all participants will receive a technical running shirt, unique finisher medal, a pint of beer and a meal of some sort.
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2024 25th Annual Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Race
Run and Fundraise in support of Achilles Canada and our Charitable Partners!
Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Race Benefits Achilles Canada
The Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Race sponsored by On Inc., HomeEquity Bank, Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons and Steam Whistle Brewing, benefits Achilles Canada—a non-profit organization that provides people with various disabilities an opportunity to receive the physical, psychological, and communal benefits of running. The club offers training and support by able-bodied members to its Achilles athletes of all ability levels.
Raise Funds For Your Charity
While the monies raised through the event fund the activities of Achilles Canada, it also offers other charities across the city the opportunity to raise funds for their programs. If you form a team, your team pays to enter the race, but 100% of the monies raised through pledges goes to your organization. It’s as easy as that! Last year, more than $250,000 was raised by other charities who partnered with the event.
Who Is Achilles Canada?
The idea of Achilles Canada is a simple one, but the results are profound. Achilles Canada provides the means and support to persons who are challenged by a variety of disabilities to realize their abilities, build self-esteem and to develop their level of physical fitness and strength thereby elevating their overall wellness, through running or other means of motion. Motion is accessible to all, Achilles Canada assists in breaking down barriers between able bodied people and people with disabilities, thereby contributing to a collective enhancement of life.
Achilles Canada provides the unique support and training to runners, walkers and wheelers of all levels. With the assistance of volunteer instructors/guides, the Achilles Canada athletes participate in weekly clinics and one on one personal training to help them reach their goals.
A strong support system of able-bodied volunteers provides additional confidence and support during such workouts and at races. Many of the Achilles Canada athletes go on to run in internationally renowned marathons such as the New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon and both the TCS Waterfront and Toronto Marathons.