2023 Toronto St Patrick’s Day Race in Support of Achilles Canada
Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Run!
The annual Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Race is a 10k, 5k, and 1k Kid Run through the heart of downtown Toronto. In 2023, the race will take place on Sunday, March 12th beginning and ending at Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse, just south of the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre on Bremner Boulevard.
In 2023, we celebrate our 23rd year anniversary. Become a part of our tradition by enjoying the first spring Sunday morning run followed by a wee bit of Irish merriment, a hot bowl of Irish chili, and an ice-cold Steam Whistle pilsner. Come decked out in your St. Patrick’s Day best or your running gear. Either way, you can’t help but have fun at this unique event.
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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.