Last fall, a group of North York Harvest supporters met down at Toronto’s waterfront and raised 60,000 meals in a few hours. It was fun, easy, and all they had to do was lace up their running shoes.
Every year NYH supporters, volunteers and staff have the amazing opportunity to join thousands of community members for a day of fun and exercise at the annual Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon. THIS YEAR YOU CAN JOIN THE MOVEMENT. The event is the perfect excuse to get a group of friends together and have a day out in the sun in support of your neighbours struggling with hunger. And all that fun really pays off! Last year, thanks to your involvement and pledges, we were able to raise $20,000 that went toward providing families across northern Toronto with healthy food in a time of need.
This year’s marathon, takes place on October 18th. I know, that seems like an eternity from now. But the sooner you sign up, the sooner you can start calling your friends and building an amazing team for the day of the race. It’s a great excuse to connect with an old friend you haven’t seen in while, or spend some time with your work buddies outside of the office.
The best part about the event is that you don’t have to be Usain Bolt to take part (although, Usain, if you’re reading this, we’re saving you a spot on our team). The race offers a variety of options for all levels of experience; from a 5 km walk all the way up to a full marathon! Whether you’re pushing yourself for a personal best, or dressing up with a wacky group of friends, the day is sure to be a rewarding experience for everyone involved.
Next steps are EASY!
- Contact our run coordinator Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org). She’ll do all the heavy lifting and register your team.
- Call all your friends and get them on board. We want this to be our biggest team ever, and we need you to help spread the word.
No matter your age or endurance level, we promise that joining North York Harvest in the Scotiabank Marathon will be something you, and your friends and family will love. Together we’ll raise thousands of meals for neighbours in need, and have a blast doing it.
We’ll see you at the starting line!