The Run Around Toronto is a 135km run around the perimeter of Toronto, in support of the Red Cross relief efforts for COVID-19. The Red Cross focuses on helping the most vulnerable, which is exactly what we need right now.
Two ultramarathon runners from Toronto: Mark Carey and Claire Heslop. More info below.
May 30th, 2020. Start time to be determined.
All the way around the perimeter of Toronto. See map of the route below.
Please donate to support the Red Cross' efforts to help the most vulnerable. Details below.
All proceeds go to the Canadian Red Cross Society (CRA: 119219814RR0001). The mission of the Red Cross is to improve the lives of vulnerable people. To learn more about the ways the Red Cross is supporting individuals, families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here
The route follows -- as closely as possible -- the perimeter of Toronto. Please see the map below. There are places where the city limits are defined by rivers/creeks and Highway 427, so the route stays as close to those as safely possible -- suggestions on these are welcome.
Mark used Strava to create the route. Here is the route on Strava.
Where do I signup? Given the need to following social distancing guidelines, the Run Around Toronto isn't open for registeration. That aside, if the challenge interests you, please get in touch -- I have some ideas.
How far is 135km? Running 135km is about the same as running three marathons and then doing a 10K.
Will you sleep? No. The goal is to do the entire route in a single effort. We will stop to rest and refuel, and will certainly do some walking as well as running, but we are not planning any naps.
Questions or suggestions?