Yesterday was my third race in four weeks. A 30km at Around the Bay, a 42km being the Paris Marathon, and a 10km down Toronto’s longest street as part of the Canada Running Series Toronto Yonge Street 10km.
For me this race was a whole lot different from when I’ve raced it before, this year I raced as part of the Justice League Runners. A group of local runners united through social media, running, and a need to sweat for social good.
Under the leadership of JP Hernandez, the 15 of us sported our superhero gear and took to the streets of Toronto raising money for Sick Kids Hospital. The morning was incredibly cold. And as you’ll see from my photos, there wasn’t much to my outfit. A frequent comment and questions, was around my pants not showing up for the race. We were fortunate that the sun was out and with a clear sky we kept to the sunny sides of the street during the race.
Our goal for the day was to raise as much money as possible for Sick Kids and bring as many smiles to the faces of children and adults along the race route. I believe we met both of those goals.
While running we met a mom named Sherry whose daughter had recently been at Sick Kids and would be cheering for her at the corner of Yonge and Bloor. We arrived to the daughter the same time as Sherry and took lots of photos, gave lots of high fives, and left with big smiles. Many kids along the way were over the moon to meet Batman and Thor, and many parents along the way gave thanks for our purpose and shared stories of their children’s experiences at Sick Kids.
We finished the race with almost $4000 in donations made, and countless numbers of high fives. Our goal was met.
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Here are some of my favourite photos captured along the way.