Online registration is now open!


The 2018 Toronto Challenge takes place on Sunday, June 10

Open to all ages and abilities, the Toronto Challenge, presented by, is a 5 kilometre 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.

Registered participants receive a t-shirt and chance to win prizes awarded during the post-race ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square.

Registration Fees

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

Online Registration

Register online through Running Room.

Register by Mail

Complete the registration form (coming soon) 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 (coming soon) and fee at select Running Room stores below:


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.

2018 Course Map Coming Soon (course description is below)

Start: 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 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.

2017 Toronto Challenge Results

5K Run Results

5K Run Team Results

Youngest & Oldest Participants:

Youngest Oldest
1K walk Tessa Pengelly, 10 months Evelyn Rabkin, 99 years old
5K walk Luke Grosman, 1 year old Isher Kaur Kairon, 105 years old
5K run Camden Noftell, 4 years old Georgina Crossman, 83 years old

Event Highlights

  • Register for different events
    • 5K run
    • Medical Pharmacies 5K walk
    • 1K fun walk
    • Team 5K Run Challenge (Team of 4)
  • Single loop, marshalled paved course – each kilometre marked
  • Opening announcements and warm-up starts at 8:45 a.m.
  • Run and walks start at 9:30 a.m. on University Ave. and Armoury St.
  • Commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last)
  • Low-impact aerobic warm-up from 9 – 9:15 a.m.
  • Free post-race refreshments for participants
  • Free downtown parking
    • The first 300 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.


  • 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 Street West) beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. on race day.

Presenting Sponsor logo

Gold Sponsor

Medical Pharmacies Logo

Media Sponsors

CTV logo

Metroland Media Toronto

Zoomer Radio Logo 2015 on Black



Gordon Food Service logo


Danone Logo


Oasis Logo

Hunts Healthcare logo


Running Room logo


Pizza Pizza Logo


Eska Logo

These organizations need your support. Help make the Toronto Challenge a successful fundraising event for seniors. For involvement as a benefiting agency, please contact: Tyrone Bernardo, City of Toronto, at 416-392-9392 or

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