The Santa Claus Parade has brought joy to Toronto for over 100 years. To keep this wonderful tradition alive, we need you to don your running shoes.
Take part in the first annual Holly Jolly Fun Run! It’s just 5k and you’ll run along the same route as the Santa Claus Parade. Thousands will cheer you on as you show your festive spirit!
• Runners must be 10 years or older & accompanied by an adult if younger than 16.
• No strollers or dogs allowed
All proceeds go to the parade! Runners get a toque, mittens and charitable tax receipt.
Any questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only participants who are wearing a race bib will be allowed to participate. Timing will be provided by Chip Time results. Each km will be marked. Please list important medical and contact information on the back of your bib.
Kit pick up times and location to be determined.
Is just West of Bathurst St. on Bloor St. between Euclid Ave. and Palmerston Ave. Water and Gatorade will be available at the start. Race starts at 12:00 noon Sharp!
The best way is to take the subway and exit on the Bloor line at the Bathurst or Christie stations. From Bathurst station, walk west 3 to 4 minutes. From Christie, walk East 3 to 4 minutes. For more information about transit please go to www.ttc.ca
Participants can check their bag at the start. Look for the Budget cube van at the start line. Your bag will be transported to the finish line and waiting for you after the race. Please make sure your bag tag (tear off at bottom of your bib) is attached on the outside of the bag.
THE BAG CHECK TRUCK WILL BE LEAVING AT 11:30 AM SHARP! If your bag is not on the truck by that time it will NOT be transported to the finish line. Please do not pack any valuables.
Is on Bremner Blvd. just West of York St. at Maple Leaf Square. There will be a bag check area as well as food to replenish and warm you up. Volunteers will assist you. We hope you will stay to enjoy the parade. We strongly encourage you to use the TTC.
For further information, please call Running First at: (416) 920-3466
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