We are very pleased to announce that Mattamy Homes and Urbancorp are co-sponsoring the race this year as ‘Presenting’ sponsors! They have a vested interest in the Downsview area as they are co-building condos and townhomes at the south end of Downsview Park overlooking the orchards and lake. Imagine how cool it would be living there and jumping out the door for a run on the Circuit Path whenever you wanted to!
Changes: As you’ve noticed we have a few other changes this year. We had a good thing going with the half and the airport for the first two years but when things are out of your control you have to make the most of what you have. Due to construction at the Downsview airport and traffic issues in Downsview Park, we have had to drop the half marathon distance from the race.
Our 5k Rocks! On the good side, in 2013 our 5k numbers were up a lot so we’re focusing on that and hope to build it to over 1,000. The Circuit Path is a fabulous running route and can accommodate more than that easily.
New Race Date: We’ve also done pretty well in the past with the timing of the race being in early November, but the cooler weather last year hurt us a bit so we decided to move the race date into warmer weather. So that’s why it’s Saturday, September 13th. You can run our race early Saturday morning and have the rest of the weekend to play or go away.
The Good Stuff: What we haven’t changed are the great things about the race… the pre-race warm-up, good music, fantastic race shirt, excellent race kit goodie bag, cool medal, great food, free parking, kids’ races and face painting!