The 2019 Toronto Challenge takes place Sunday, June 9

Open to all ages and abilities, the Toronto Challenge, presented by, is a 5k chip-timed run, 5k walk or a 1k fun walk to raise awareness and funds for organizations that are improving the quality of life for seniors in your community.

Online registration is now open!

Highlights Video

Registration Fees

Please note that only CASH will be accepted during race-day registration.

Entry Type Fee
Adults (15-64) $20 ($25 on race day)
Children (14 and under) $10
Seniors (65+) $10
Person with disability $10
5k Run Team Challenge (Team of 4) $70
Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) $40


Register online through Running Room.

Register by Mail

Complete the registration form and mail it along with a cheque or money order to:

Toronto Challenge
365 Bloor St. East
15th Floor
Toronto, ON
M4W 3L4

Drop Off

Drop off registration form and fee at select Running Room stores below:

Downtown Yonge – 53 Yonge St.;
Rosedale – 1087 Yonge St.;
TD Centre – 66 Wellington St. W. or
Yonge Street – 2629 Yonge St.


All funds raised goes directly to the organization you are supporting. Money collected and pledge forms should be submitted directly to the agency or home you are sponsoring within a week of the event for a tax receipt.

2019 Course Description


University Avenue at Armoury Street. Travel north on University Avenue.

1k Route

Turn around at Elm St., walk south on University Ave (Northbound side) via sidewalks and University Ave. to just south of Armoury Street – walk east on pathway between Court House to finish line on Nathan Phillips Square.

5k Route

Continue north on University Avenue in the northbound lanes, go north on Queens Park Crescent West, around Queens Park to Queens Park Crescent East to Wellesley Street. Go east on Wellesley Street to Bay Street, travel south on Bay Street to Adelaide Street West. Travel west on Adelaide Street West to University Avenue. Travel north on University Avenue to just south of Armoury Street and go east on pathway between Court House to finish line on Nathan Phillips Square.

Race Kit Pick-up

If you are pre-registered, you can pick up your race-kit

In advance:

  • Friday, June 7th from noon – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 8th from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
  • High Park Running Room, 2100 Bloor Street West, Unit 3

On race-day:

  • Sunday, June 9th from 7:30 – 9:15 a.m.
  • Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

Baggage Check

Free baggage check is available inside Toronto City Hall. All items must be picked up by 11:00 a.m.


The first 200 cars get to park for free at City Hall! Be sure to enter off of Bay Street, enter the ‘Reserved Lot’ and arrive before 9 a.m. Note: Cars will not be able to exit the garage until the race is over, which is approximately 11 a.m.

Once free parking has reached capacity, Green P Parking (fees apply) is available at the same entrance on Bay Street.

Event Schedule

7:30 a.m – 9:00 a.m. – Race-day registrations

7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Pre-registered race kit pick-up (T-shirt & race bib)

8:45 a.m. – Opening Announcements (Stage)

9:00 a.m. – Aerobic Warm-up

9:15 a.m. – Participants move to start line on University Avenue (at Armoury Street)

9:30 a.m. – 5K Run starts

9:35 a.m. – Medical Pharmacies 5K Walk and Cupe Local 79 1K walk starts

10:30 a.m. – Award ceremony

Other Event Highlights

  • Single loop, marshalled paved course – each kilometer marked
  • Commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last)
  • Low-impact aerobic warm-up
  • Free post-race refreshments for participants
  • Post-race awards
  • Face-painting
  • Stilt walker

2018 Toronto Challenge Results

5k Run Individual and Team Results

Youngest and Oldest Participants (Pre-registered):

Youngest Oldest
1k walk Connor Chan, 2 years Evelyn Rabkin, 100 years old
5k walk Aiden Joseph, 1 year Isher Kaur Kairon, 106 years old
5k run Jonathan Tait, 6 years Balbir Kaur Jassal, 83 Years


  • Plaques will be awarded to the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male and Female runners in the 5k run
  • Medals are awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female runners in nine age categories
    • 10 years and younger
    • 11 – 14 years
    • 15 – 19 years
    • 20 – 29 years
    • 30 – 39 years
    • 40 – 49 years
    • 50 – 59 years
    • 60 – 69 years
    • 70 years and older
  • Special awards will be presented to the oldest and youngest participants in the 5k run, the Medical Pharmacies 5k walk and the 1k fun walk
  • All participants will receive a ribbon at the finish line
  • Award presentations will take place on the stage in Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen St. W.) beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. on race day.

Presenting Sponsor logo

Gold Sponsors

Medical Pharmacies Logo  CUPE 79 Logo


Media Sponsors

CTV LogoStar Metroland Corporate LogoZoomer Radio Logo 2015 on Black


Running Room logoGordon Food Service logoHunts Healthcare logo

Danone LogoKellogg's logoEska Logo


Volunteers are essential in making the Toronto Challenge a fun and safe experience for all participants.There are several positions still available – water stations, route marshals, parking, finish line, & award ceremony.

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact me at

If you are interested in learning more about other volunteer opportunities, please visit: Long-Term Care Home Volunteer