As part of our 10-year anniversary, we are excited to announce that BlackToe Running is hosting our first official 10k road race and Kids 1k fun run, all in support of the wonderful work that is being done by Community Centre 55!
This is an end-of-season race that is an opportunity for the entire Toronto run community to come together and celebrate another year of running, friendly competition, and community. Come fa-la-la-la-long for the fun!
This race was formerly known as the Tannenbaum 10K, but has been renamed for inclusiveness and to reflect new management. We can't wait to bring the Toronto community an exciting new race experience!
We have an amazing prize structure set up to support your fundraising efforts, with excellent prizes being awarded for every donation of $50 or more. Come get into the community spirit with us at the 2023 BlackToe Holiday 10K!
Course - The race will take place on the Martin Goodman Trail heading west from Kew-Balmy Beach and then south on Leslie St. It then goes west on Unwin Ave. into the Outer Harbour Marina entrance for a turnaround before heading back. This is always a shared path with the public, but there will be course set-up and direction officials on-course.
Hydration will be available at the 2.5K/7.5K mark and at the turnaround.
Certified event medics will be at the Start/Finish and mobile on the course to make sure you're safe.
The event will take place rain, snow, or shine. However, participant safety is first and foremost in our planning. In race week, the days leading up to race day and on race morning, race management will be closely monitoring the weather forecast for any elements that may affect the event. If there is concern, all participants will be notified, and plans will be adjusted accordingly to ensure participants' health and safety.
Special Fundraising Incentives!
We believe in recognizing and rewarding the incredible fundraising efforts of our participants. As you rally support for this important cause, you'll have the chance to earn exciting incentives. Check out these amazing rewards:
Raise $50 - receive a $25 gift card to BlackToe Running.
Raise $150 - receive a $75 gift card to BlackToe Running.
Raise $300 - receive a $150 gift card to BlackToe Running.
Raise $500 or more - receive a $200 gift card to BlackToe Running, a pair of Asics shoes PLUS an exclusive invitation to private shopping night. Get a first look at the latest running gear, enjoy special discounts, and mingle with fellow running enthusiasts and local elites.
But that's not all! The top fundraiser will be rewarded with a special getaway courtesy of Fairmont Hotels! Imagine indulging in a luxurious 3 night stay at the prestigious Fairmont Royal York in a Fairmont Gold Suite and you will also receive 2 round-trip tickets in VIA Business Class to Ottawa and 2 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in a Fairmont Gold Room. It's the ultimate reward for your outstanding dedication and support.
Race Day Highlights!
Fun Kids Race - Not only can parents run with their kids but we will also have a hype squad and pacers to make sure the our littlest runners have an awesome and safe race experience!
Post-Race Hangout - Join us in the Warming Area to socialize, grab a snack, check out swag and giveaways from our Sponsor tables, and show off your medal during our post-race party.
All Runners Celebrated - We won’t forget about the back-of-the-pack crowd! The last participant to cross the finish line will be escorted across and receive a special prize to celebrate their accomplishment.
Equity Best Practices - This race is committed to ensuring equity for women's, men's, non-binary, and gender-non identifying members of the community.
Fast Fun - For those who are feeling competitive, we will have a strong elite field complete with speedy pacers and prize money for top finishers.
Team Prizes - Create a team of 4 with your friends and go for fastest team or middle of the pack. We have some excellent prizes that are worthy of your efforts!
Awesome Swag - Race kits include beanies, medals and more!
Say Cheese! - We’ll have professional photographers and videographers on the course providing free photos for all participants. Start practicing that finish-line pose!
Countdown to event
- December 3 9:00 a.m. EST - Kids 1km Run
- December 3 9:15 a.m. EST - 10km Race
- December 3 10:00 a.m. EST - On-Site Post-race Social
- December 3 10:15 a.m. EST - Awards