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Stay up-to-date on the latest news from the B&O Yorkville Run and Canadian 5K Road Race Championship by checking out the articles below.

UPDATED Race Kit Pick Up!

Posted on : August 27, 2017

We know that some of you couldn't make it to our back to back days of race kit pick up at Yorkville Village, but don't fret!  Details below!
 
Date: September 9th
Where: New Balance Toronto
1510 Yonge Street (at St. Clair) 
Time:  12:00pm - 5pm

2017 Race Kit

Posted on : March 14, 2017

You already know that our race kits have a history of providing unprecedented, high-quality value. This year, as we set record breaking fundraising goals, it seems fitting to up the ante with the race kits too.  The 8th annual B&O Yorkville Run's race kit is our best yet, worth over $200. The kit includes a New Balance Men's T-shirt or Women's Tank, a $100 Gift Card for New Balance apparel, download for professional race photos, personalized bib, timing chip, along with some surprises.

 


Equinox Run Club

Posted on : July 04, 2016

Equinox Run Club
Equinox invites you to join Julian Ho and the Equinox Run Club as we gear up for the 7th Annual Yorkville Run. Equinox Run Club caters to runners of all levels, from beginner to marathoner. We'll improve your stride, cardiovascular endurance, and deliver the physical and inner strength necessary to achieve your personal goals.

  • Every Monday from 7:00PM – 7:45PM, July 18th - September 5th (excluding August 1, civic holiday)
  • Meet at Equinox Yorkville, 55 Avenue Road
  • Hosted by Julian Ho: www.julianho.ca
  • Complimentary run gait analysis with Equinox Personal Trainer 
  • 25% off spa treatment from The Spa at Equinox, for those who complete 3 or more runs 
  • Please let us know if you are interested in the Equinox Run club by providing your email address here. We'll reach out with more details soon.

Equinox Yorkville delivers an unparalleled club experience in a brand new luxurious 33,000 sq. foot space designed to help you enjoy and maximize how you move, energize and rejuvenate. With luxe amenities, our top-rated iPhone app, and innovative training and classes led by your favorite instructors, Equinox Yorkville is your destination for high performance living.

*This offer is open to all registered Runners


2016 Premium Race Kit!

Posted on : May 11, 2016

The B&O Yorkville Run is known for providing amazing, premium Race Kits, and this year is no different!

  • A New Balance Windcheater Jacket, water-resistant, wind-resistant and hooded, in black;

  • A New Balance technical t-shirt in dark heathered grey;

  • A voucher to download free professional race photos;

  • A personalized bib; and

  • A timing chip

This year's Race Kit contains over $140 worth of merchandise


Latest News

Posted on : March 23, 2016

VIP EARLY REGISTRATION

VIP Early Registration is available to all past runners on March 15th at 12:00 PM,  prior to opening registration to the General Public on April 15th.  As you know, the Run always sells out, so make sure you register early to be a part of this premier 5K Run.  REGISTER ON MARCH 15 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

RACE KIT

The B&O Yorkville Run offers a luxury experience and has the reputation for providing our valued participants with an unprecedented, high-quality race kit. This year is no exception. We are very excited to be partnering with New Balance again to provide all participants with the following:

  • A New Balance Windcheater Jacket, water-resistant, wind-resistant and hooded, in black;

  • A New Balance technical t-shirt in dark heathered grey;

  • A voucher to download free professional race photos;

  • A personalized bib; and

  • A timing chip

FUNDRAISING

In 2015 we hit our fundraising goal, raising over $250,000 for our six local charities. We are very proud to be partnering with some fantastic charities that use these funds to benefit crucial programs and initiatives in our community. To find out more about our charities and the amazing services and programs they fund, please click here: Mount Sinai, YWCA Toronto, Prostate Cancer CanadaJesse Ketchum Public School, Victim Services Toronto and Wellspring.  Please consider supporting one of these worthy causes by choosing to fundraise as an individual or team. Find out more.

FUNDRAISING PRIZES

To make it even more fun, every fundraiser who raises more than $500 for any of our causes will be rewarded with a luxurious fundraising prize.  These high-end fundraising prizes include products from Bang & Olufsen, Four Seasons Spa, Apple and Air Canada to name a few. Check out the amazing list of prizes to choose from! Click here

CANADIAN 5K ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

If you’re a competitive runner looking for a bigger challenge, we will be hosting the third annual Canadian 5K Road Race Championship directly before the B&O Yorkville Run on September 11th. If you meet the qualification standards, we encourage you to sign up on April 15th to reserve your spot on the start line with Canada’s best elites, masters and age group athletes.

Click here for more information on the Championship. 
 

Remember to stay in touch by using our hashtag #YorkvilleRun16 and social handle @YorkvilleRun so we can repost, retweet and regram!


2015 Results

Posted on : September 14, 2015

Check out this year's results:

2015 B&O Yorkville Run

2015 Canadian 5K Road Race Championships

Photos 

For a free momento of your run experience, please click here and enter your bib# or last name.

 

 


Fundraising and Race Kit Pickup

Posted on : August 29, 2015

 Fundraising Update 

With only a couple of weeks to go, we need your help to reach our fundraising goal of $250,000 to support 6 amazing local charities.  It only takes a few minutes to send out your request, by logging into the system at http://yorkvillerun.com/login/  The email is already created, all you need to do is fill in the email address field with some of your friends and family! Its quick and easy and goes a long way to support our charities. Mount Sinai, YWCA Toronto, Prostate Cancer CanadaJesse Ketchum Public SchoolVictim Services Toronto and Wellspring

If you haven't signed up for fundraising yet, it's not too late! Even if you help raise $100, or $200, it will go a long way with the cause you fundraise for. To register, visit: http://yorkvillerun.com/login

TOP FUNDRAISERS as of August 28, 2015:

** Friends of Jesse Ketchum and Victim Services do not qualify for first place.

TOP TEAMS

We are 47% of the way to our fundraising goal.  Please take a few minutes, send those emails and help us get there!
 

Fundraising Prizes

 
A reminder that every fundraiser who raises more than $500 for any of our causes will be rewarded with a luxurious fundraising prize.

These high-end fundraising prizes include products from Bang & Olufsen, Four Seasons Spa, Tiffany & Co., Apple and Louis Vuitton, to name a few. For a full list of fundraising prizes, please visit yorkvillerun.com/prizes



 

 

Volunteers Needed!

We have several volunteer positions available on race day! The Run depends on the generous support of committed, enthusiastic, and hard-working volunteers.  If you have friends, family or colleagues that would like to get involved and help support our community and local charities, please contact Lauren at lauren@yorkvillerun.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Race Kit Pickup, sponsored by First Capital

Location: Equinox Club, Yorkville Village (Hazelton Lanes) 87 Avenue Road Click here for a map

When: Friday, September 11th from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
           Saturday, September 12th  from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

                          

 

Race kits will NOT be available for pickup on race day. If you're unable to pickup your race kit on Friday or Saturday, you may have a friend or family member pick it up for you, by providing their name to lauren@yorkvillerun.com

Parking will be available during Race Kit Pickup times, for a maximum of 90 minutes, compliments of First Capital. The parking lot at Yorkville Village (Hazelton Lanes) can be accessed from 87 Avenue Road. Please ensure you bring your parking ticket with you to Race Kit Pickup so it can be validated.
 
Free Coffee Recharge with a complimentary coffee from Whole Foods Market Yorkville! Grab a 16oz Allegro Coffee from our coffee bar and show your race bib at the Customer Service Desk to get it for FREE! This special offer will only be available Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th. (Limit one per person)

We would like to acknowledge a special group of partners who have supported and contributed to the Run and to our local charities. They have played a large role in helping to raise funds and we want to thank them for their generosity.  
 
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Remember to stay in touch by using our hashtag #YorkvilleRun15 and social handle @YorkvilleRun so we can repost, retweet and regram!


Race Kits Announced!

Posted on : August 14, 2015

We are only one month away and are extremely excited to announce the 2015 Race Kit!  We are also opening up the final 100 registration spaces for the Race so this is your last chance to invite family, friends and colleagues to run with you in this fun event!

2015 Race Kit
We have partnered with New Balance to create the perfect running ensemble for each of our registered Runners! These products are the perfect blend of function and fashion, giving you the performance technology you need and the style you want.



Every registered participant will receive $140+ of premium New Balance running gear including:

  • New Balance black performance t-shirt with reflective details
  • New Balance women's long sleeve, purple heather athletic half zip OR men's blue heather long sleeve athletic quarter zip
  • New Balance women's running capris OR men's running shorts
  • A B&O Yorkville Run drawstring backpack
  • An elegant, oversized, one of a kind finishers medal once you cross the finish line

 

Final 100 Registrations Left!
Spread the word and Get 2 Maple Leaf Lounge Guest Passes!
The five runners who invite the most friends and family will each get 2 Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Passes good for Domestic or Transborder departures. Just cc: run@yorkvillerun.com so we can track your invites!


Sample Email:

To: Your Friends and Family
Bcc: run@yorkvillerun.com
Subject: Run or Walk Canada's best 5K with me!
Please join me in running or walking the B&O Yorkville Run, on Sunday, September 13th. It's a premier, boutique, 5K race that unites local runners and local businesses to raise funds for local charities. The run provides a luxurious experience to its 1,000 participants — from its high-end race kit, to its oversized finishers medals and après-run hors d'oeuvres served by white-gloved waiters, courtesy of Yorkville restaurants. 

Everyone who registers gets $140+ of premium New Balance running gear in their race kit!

 
You can register here: https://yorkvillerun.com/the-event/beo-yorkville-run-2015/register/

Equinox Run Club

 
Starting Monday August 17th at 5:00 PM, all registered runners are invited to join Julian Ho and the Equinox Run Club as we gear up for the 6th Annual Yorkville Run. The club is great for anyone from the marathoner to the purist who just enjoys to run. We'll improve your stride, cardiovascular endurance, and deliver the physical and inner strength necessary to achieve your personal goals.
  • Starts August 17th, every Monday through end of September from 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 
  • Meet at the Equinox Yorkville Membership Showroom at 108 Yorkville Avenue 
  • Hosted by Julian Ho: www.julianho.ca

 
When Equinox Yorkville opens this winter, it will deliver an unparalleled club experience in a brand new luxurious 33,000 sq. foot space designed to help you enjoy and maximize how you move, energize and rejuvenate. With luxe amenities, our top-rated iPhone app and challenging and innovative classes led by your favorite instructors, Equinox Yorkville will cultivate a way of life inspired by the pursuit of higher performance.

           

Fundraising Update 

We have reached 35% of our fundraising goal of $250,000. Help make the extra push and ask your friends, family and co-workers to support some incredible causes.  If you haven’t started to fundraise, now is the time to start! Just login here http://yorkvillerun.com/login/ where you can send solicitation emails, customize your fundraising page and send invitations to friends to join your fundraising team.

To find out more about our charities and the amazing services and programs they fund, please click here: Mount Sinai, YWCA TorontoProstate Cancer CanadaJesse Ketchum Public SchoolVictim Services Toronto and Wellspring

Fundraising Prizes

 
A reminder that every fundraiser who raises more than $500 for any of our causes will be rewarded with a luxurious fundraising prize.

These high-end fundraising prizes include products from Bang & Olufsen, Four Seasons Spa, Tiffany & Co., Apple and Louis Vuitton, to name a few. For a full list of fundraising prizes, please visit yorkvillerun.com/prizes

On Race Day, the top fundraiser will also be awarded with Two Economy New York City tickets, thanks to Air Canada.


 

News Update July

Posted on : July 09, 2015

Fundraising Update

Fundraising is off to a great start and we are very proud to be partnering with some fantastic charities that will use funds to benefit crucial programs and initiatives in our community. Thank you to those runners who have chosen to fundraise for one of our beneficiaries.  To date we have raised almost $60,000, a solid start on route to our goal of $250,000.
 

To find out more about our charities and the amazing services and programs they fund, please click here: Mount Sinai, YWCA Toronto, Prostate Cancer CanadaJesse Ketchum Public School, Victim Services Toronto and Wellspring

If you haven’t started to fundraise, now is the time to start! Just login here http://yorkvillerun.com/login/ where you can send solicitation emails, create or join a team, customize your fundraising page and send invitations to friends to join your fundraising team.

To make it even more fun, try fundraising as part of a Team!  From our experience, we know that participants who fundraise as part of a team raise more funds and have a lot of fun along the way!  The top three fundraising teams (consisting of three or more members) will receive a team prize and will be invited to our post-event VIP reception, attended by media, sponsors, local politicians, elite runners, and top individual fundraisers. Stay tuned for more details!

 

Fundraising Prizes

A reminder that every fundraiser who raises more than $500 for any of our causes will be rewarded with a luxurious fundraising prize.  These high-end fundraising prizes include products from Bang & Olufsen, Four Seasons Spa, Tiffany & Co., Apple and Louis Vuitton, to name a few.  For a full list of fundraising prizes, please visit yorkvillerun.com/prizes

                   

Canadian 5K Road Race Championship  

There are still available spots, so if you’re a competitive runner looking for a bigger challenge, we will be hosting the second annual Canadian 5K Road Race Championship directly before the B&O Yorkville Run on September 13th.  If you meet the qualification standards, we encourage you to sign up now to confirm your spot on the start line with Canada’s best elites, masters and age group athletes.  Click here for more information on the Championship. 

Supporting Partners

We are very grateful to have the continued support of our partners, who have shown dedication to the Run and to our local charities involved with the event.  


Mizrahi Developments is a luxury condominium development company based out of Yorkville that enhances the changing streetscapes of Canada with carefully articulated, mid-to-high-rise buildings. It has built a real estate  brand founded on superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, and works to top industry certifications. This is the 3rd year that Mizrahi Developments is supporting the B&O Yorkville Run. For more information, please click www.mizrahidevelopments.com


Lexus Downtown continues to support the B&O Yorkville Run, with strong employee participation and creative fundraising initiatives to support YWCA Toronto. Lexus Downtown is part of Downtown Automotive Group's select group of dealerships. It prides itself on providing a world-class experience to its clients, from its award-winning staff to its stunning showroom and facility. For more information, please click www.lexusdowntown.ca

New Balance Canada is excited to be part of a race that unites runners of all levels including Canada’s most elite.  We are proud to partner with an event that raises money for such great charities and programs that will provide support to the local community. For more information, please click www.newbalance.ca
 

Stay tuned for our next update in July which will announce the items of our very exciting 2015 Race Kit and remember to stay in touch by using our hashtag #YorkvilleRun15 and social handle @YorkvilleRun so we can repost, retweet and regram!

Enjoy your summer!


2015 Latest News

Posted on : March 12, 2015

VIP Early Registration

You may have already registered with your VIP early registration code. For those that have not yet registered, we remind that you have early access before registration opens to the general public on April 15 at 12:00 PM. Last year the race sold out in 18 minutes when it opened to the public, so not to miss the event this year, use your VIP early registration code and register soon.
 

The Luxurious Race Kit

The B&O Yorkville Run is a very unique event which offers the 1000 participants an experience they won’t forget, from high-end race kits and fundraising prizes, to top quality finishers medals and après-run hors d'oeuvres. The 2015 B&O Yorkville Run race kit, valued at over $200, will include:

  • High-end apparel from New Balance;
  • A voucher to download for free professional race photos;
  • A personalized bib; 
  • A timing chip;
  • Exclusive offers from Yorkville establishments.

Supporting Our Community

In its first five years, the B&O Yorkville Run raised over $360,000 to support YWCA Toronto women's shelters, Mount Sinai Hospital, Prostate Cancer Canada and Jesse Ketchum Public School. This year we will also be fundraising for Victim Services Toronto's trauma dog program. We are very proud to be partnering with these great charities that will use the funds to benefit crucial programs in our community. You will have an opportunity to choose which charity you will fundraise for once you've registered for the run.

We will reward you for your fundraising efforts with specially curated, high-end fundraising prizes including products from Bang & Olufsen, Four Seasons Spa, Tiffany & Co., Apple and Louis Vuitton, to name a few.  For a full list of the fundraising prizes, please visit: http://yorkvillerun.com/prizes/

Canadian 5K Road Race Championship

B&O Yorkville Run continues to partner with Athletics Canada and Canadian Masters Athletics to host the Canadian 5K Road Race Championships, which starts prior to the B&O Yorkville Run onSeptember 13th. The Run attracts top elites and masters athletes from all over Canada, who will compete for the national title and prize money. This is an amazing opportunity to cheer on the world’s best and get inspired right before you start your run. Championship registration opens on April 15, 2015.

Megan Brown, a national champion and course record holder of the B&O Yorkville Run, is the coordinator for the Championship event. Having been an elite runner and now a coach to many top age group athletes, Megan is passionate about showcasing the talent of our top elite and masters runners and providing them with the best race experience possible.  Last year's event was the fastest 5km road race in Canada and with the addition of a high school division and an increased field size, this year promises to be even better! 

Staying in Touch

Use the hashtag: #YorkvilleRun15 when sharing and posting and include our social handles (@YorkvilleRun) so we can repost, retweet and regram!
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See you at the Start Line!