Join DMRF Canada for the Annual Chuck’s 5 km Run, Walk and Wheel for Dystonia 2017!

Join the dystonia community in the Greater Toronto Area to raise awareness, funds, and support for dystonia, a neurological movement disorder in honor of Chuck Saundercook.  

Charles (Chuck) Saundercook was diagnosed in 1972 with generalized dystonia at the age of 12. In 1978 Chuck became one of the first Canadians to receive deep brain stimulation. He improved with the procedure but developed pneumonia and in his weakened state, died at age 16. In his final chapter, Chuck donated his body and brain to help others in furthering dystonia research.

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Registration: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Walk  and Wheel Start Time: 10:45 a.m.

Run Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: High Park, Toronto, south of Main entrance off Bloor Street, south from the public swimming pool.

Save 20% on your registration fee if you register by the Early Bird Deadline (May 3rd). 

Plus – Save another 10% if you create a team when you register

Please note: Please register in advance to avoid lines on event day. Day of Registration Fee: $35 for Children (ages 13 and under), $50 for ages 13 and above.

Registration Fees

5KM Run/Walk/Wheel Under 13 Closed


    1. $16.00
      Mar 20 - May 3
    2. $20.00
      May 4 - Jun 3

5KM Run/Walk/Wheel Adult Closed


    1. $28.00
      Mar 20 - May 3
    2. $35.00
      May 4 - Jun 3

About Dystonia

About Dystonia and DMRF Canada

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes muscles in the body to contract or spasm involuntarily. Primary dystonia affects approximately 50,000 Canadians. 

The mission of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is to advance research for more treatments and ultimately a cure; to promote awareness and education and to support the needs and well being of affected individuals and families.

For more information, please visit:

Event Schedule

  • June 4 8:00 AM EDT - Volunteer Set Up

  • June 4 9:00 AM EDT - Registration Opens

  • June 4 10:45 AM EDT - Walk/Wheel Starts

  • June 4 11:00 AM EDT - Run Starts

  • June 4 11:45 AM EDT - Award Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

High Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

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