Inaugural 'Railpath Community Run' on the West Toronto Railpath



What is the Railpath?

The West Toronto Railpath offers residents in west end of Toronto a public space in which to escape from the city. This 2.1 km path is a space used by runners, cyclists and walkers alike, for leisure, commuting and training.

What is the Event?

To celebrate this space, and promote health within our communities on September 30th, 2012 a community run/walk will be held on the West Toronto Railpath. The charitable partner for the event will be The Stop Community Food Centre.

This event has a unique format that differentiates it from other local running events. Instead of a set distance (such as 5km), this is a timed lap-based event. In 45 minutes, participants will complete as many laps of the 2.1 km stretch as possible. This is great to practice your speedwork as a competitive runner, or not be overwhelmed by needing to complete a big distance as a new runner or casual walker. There is something for everyone, and you decide what that is for you! Registration is available online here.

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Also, the Bloor West Villager has a new article on the event:

“The railpath community run is intended to bring the community together in a “wonderful”public space while raising funds for The Stop Community Food Centre.

“The Stop not only serves the entire city, but specifically our area,”said McCormick. “The railpath almost ends at the Stop’s doorstep. What a great proximity. People in the neighbourhood that the railpath runs through rely on The Stop.”

Organized and run by local community volunteers and sponsored by the community, the event is unique in format. The railpath run will be a time trial rather than a set distance. Participants will loop the path as many times as they can within a 45-minute time period.

Registration is $20. For those who register before Sept. 7, they will receive a T-shirt. Participation shoe-tag medals will be awarded. Official chip timing will be provided to participants every one kilometre along the course. Prizes will be award for best times in the competitive wave and both waves will have draw prizes as well.”

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Finally if you would like to learn more about the West Toronto Railpath please see:

Friends of West Toronto Rail Path –