If you’ve ever wanted to try a 10K run, the Toronto Yonge Street 10K is the easiest one for beginners because it’s downhill all the way from Yonge and Eglinton to Exhibition Place. The second Toronto run in the 2012 Canada Running Series takes place on Sunday, April 22, 2012 with runners starting at 9 a.m. Despite the fact that the Toronto Yonge Street 10K is two kilometres longer than Canada Running Series’ first running event of the season, this race has to be much easier than negotiating the hills of High Park during the Spring Run-Off.
The route starts on Yonge Street at Roselawn Avenue and glides down Yonge Street to Richmond Street where it turns west to Peter Street/Blue Jays Way, then heads south to Front Street, west to Bathurst Street, then wraps up at Fort York Blvd. near Exhibition Place. An after-race party is planned just outside the Princes’ Gate that will feature Shawn Brady and the Electric Blood Band. Shuttle buses will be available from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $5 to take you back to Yonge and Eglinton.
This year, the timing chip will be embedded in the racer’s bib number so it’s mandatory to wear your race bib or you won’t receive a time. Everyone who finishes the race will receive a finisher medal and ribbon.
The registration fee for the Toronto Yonge Street 10K is $75 and online registration closes on Monday, April 16, 2012 at midnight. You can still register in person at the Canada Running Series Office at 264 The Esplanade, which is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Once you’ve registered, you can collect your race kit package at the Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, Civic Ballroom and Foyer on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Good luck to all participants and may the wind be at your back.