Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada WALK Of LIFE
Cardiac Health Foundation Of Canada’s WALK OF LIFE 2017
Prevent & Recover from Heart Disease and JOIN us for the 33rd WALK OF LIFE on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre! Take part in any 1KM, 3KM & 5KM WALK; 5KM & 10KM RUN; CHAIR EXERCISES FOR SENIORS and KIDS FUN RUN!
RARE OPPORTUNITY for the kids to interact with members of their favourite TV mascot characters – PAW PATROL, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, LITTLE CHARMERS and HATCHIMALS!!! You can also enjoy FREE parking, t-shirt, snacks & beverages, live entertainment, kids activities/bouncy castles, Ontario Science Centre educational modules, prizes, medals, and BBQ Lunch. Registration is free for kids under 14.
We are pleased to announce our NEW project of establishing the 1st PAEDIATRIC EXERCISE MEDICINE ROOM AND CARDIAC REHAB PROGRAM FOR KIDS AND ADOLESCENTS IN CANADA at The Hospital for Sick Children. Our fundraising efforts are in partnership with SickKids Hospital, Cardiac Kids and Bike2Play. The Cardiac Health Foundation’s mission of ‘Prevention, Education & Cardiovascular Rehabilitation’ will have gone full circle from supporting Dr. Terry Kavanagh’s pioneer work in establishing cardiac rehab for adults across Canada 50 years ago to now working to support kids! The WALK OF LIFE will also continue to support over 25 cardiac rehab programs across Canada and cardiac health-related organizations such as University of Toronto’s Dr. Terry Kavanagh Heart Health Lab; Cardiac Kids; Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance; and Mikey Network.
Help us reach our goal to raise $500,000 and have 2,000 participants!
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Start Date/Time May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am
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This event is great. If you are a walker. No chip timing. Mixing walkers with dogs and strollers and runners on a path that allows 5 people side-by-side means that the runners will end up running beside the path. Runners can be rude, but the walkers clearly did not care to share. As one of the organizers told me, this is more of a walking event.
I loved this race in 2013. I was so excited to do it in 2014 but I was disappointed with the event this year. No pre race pickup (last year done through running room) but the bigger issue was the start line of the 5k and 10k run! Why did it start so far away with no crowd? That ruined the vibe. The route was boring this year (running along a chain link fence out and back?). At $40 registration certainly could have been some water on the course. Also, what a let-down to cross the finish line with nobody there because your family is waiting (in confusion) for you at the party sight. I hate to be critical since I know this is volunteer driven (by awesome volunteers by the way) but please, please go back to format and route of 2013. It was so much better. I love this race but I wouldn't do it again if it followed this format again.
Attended the Walk of Life on in 2013 and 2014. 2013 was not bad, albeit a bit crowded. 2014 was a big disappointment. They moved the 5K and 10K run to a different location, with the start line being more than 10 minutes walk from the walk start line. The volunteers were not informed about two separate locations. Five out of five had no clue. Also, it was super hot and there was no water anywhere on the course, just at the start/finish. The t-shirts are made out of cotton and have the same design as they did the previous year. The medals for kids were also the same as before.
On a positive note, the after-run market had great and inexpensive food.
With so many great events out there, I will not be doing this one again.
Loved that my kids could dance and get exercise without doing the WALK - I danced with them too while my husband ran the 5 KM. Even my elderly dad had fun swinging to the music with his grandaughters. Heart healthy gourmet food trucks and more kids activities were a treat afterwards !
I ran this 5km last year, not a bad little route but the km markers were way off and on the way back we had to navigate past the hordes of walkers....they could easily be started 30 minutes after the runners to avoid this, and, put the finish line at the bottom of the SICK, big hill....and get rid of cotton shirts! Great post-run food thanks to Whole Foods....
Looking forward to the WALK OF LIFE on May 27th ! Such a wonderful event and a great cause !