The 2020 Toronto Challenge takes place on Sunday, June 14!

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

Registration for the 2020 Toronto Challenge is now open – register today!     Online Registration


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


Online registration is now open! Register today on Running Room website (Race ID=16825)


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.

2020 Course Description – (Pending approval)


University Avenue, south of 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 the 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 East to Charles Street West and then turn into Queens Park southbound lanes.
  • Travel south on Queens Park Crescent West back to University Avenue.
  • Travel south on University Avenue (northbound lanes) to Adelaide Street West.
  • Turn back at Adelaide Street West and travel north on University Avenue (curb lane) to the 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 12th from noon – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Rosedale Running Room, 1087 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2L5

On race-day:

  • Sunday, June 14th 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

Race-day registration 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Pre-registered race kit pick-up (T-shirt & race bib) 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Announcements (Stage) 8:45 a.m
Aerobic Warm-up 9:00 a.m
Participants move to start line on University Avenue 9:15 a.m
5k Run starts 9:30 a.m
5k Walk and 1k walk starts 9:35 a.m.
Award ceremony 10:30 a.m

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

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

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

If you would like to learn more about other volunteer opportunities, please visit: Long-Term Care Home Volunteer

2019 Toronto Challenge Results

5k Run Individual and Team Results

Youngest and Oldest Participants (Pre-registered):

Youngest Oldest
1k walk Evelyn Laguerder , 10 Months Mary Wheeler, 99 years old
5k walk Adam  Alhasan, 1 year IPeggy MacKay, 92 years old
5k run Maya  Lada, 6 years Gary Waller, 85 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 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.

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Gold Sponsors

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Media Sponsors

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