Race Report: TYS10K with the Justice League Runners

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.

Now it’s not to late to help us reach $4000. Click HERE to donate now.

Here are some of my favourite photos captured along the way.

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Time To Get Super With The Justice League Runners

The Toronto Yonge Street 10km is one of Toronto’s fastest running races. Taking place down Toronto’s longest street it’s almost all downhill and often results in some epic personal bests. I’ve raced this fun route over the past couple years, but this time am mixing it up and making it an even more SUPER experience.

photo 2(10)This year I have decided to join up with a fundraising run group called the Justice League Runners. Founded by JP Hernandez (aka Batman), the Justice League Runners race in super hero costumes raising money for Sick Kids Hospital. JP was once a recipient of their services and his grandchildren have spent time there as well, so it is a charity close to his heart.

Over the past year, the Justice League Runners have raised thousands of dollars for Sick Kids Hospital, have put countless smiles on the faces of kids and aunts along the race route, have created a ton of awareness for Sick Kids, and for all these reasons I am excited to join them.

photo 1(10)So, on April 19th, along with Batman, Batgirl, and Robin, Green Lantern, Cat Women Wonder Women, Superman, and many more superheroes, I will be racing #TYS10K as “the world’s greatest heroine”,  the one and only Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl!

Now for those who don’t know, Supergirl is Superman’s younger cousin, sent to Earth by her father when their planet is at risk to be slain by Green Kryptonite (yup, her weakness too.).

I would love your support by either sharing this post or taking the few moments to donate. Any support along this SUPER journey for a SUPER cause would be greatly appreciated. Please click HERE to donate to our SUPER team.