Frequently Asked Questions
What is a virtual run?
A Virtual run can be completed on your own from any location you choose, on the day that you choose, at your own pace. You can run, jog, or walk on a road, on a trail, or a treadmill. You can do the run outside or inside.
Is there a specific day/time I need to run?
With the Virtual run you can select any date/time between October 24 – November 14, 2020 to complete your distance.
Entry fee includes
Exclusive Toronto Women’s 8k/5k Running Gloves
Virtual run bib
Virtual run kit with great sponsor offerings
Ability to share and upload your results and pictures
Opportunity to help kids and their families living with cancer
When will I receive my run Kit - gloves, bib and finisher medal?
You will receive your running gloves, finisher medal and bib in the mail between mid October to early November (depending on the date that you registered). Please ensure the address you provided on your registration form is current and accurate as that is the address we will use when we mail you your run kit. To edit your mailing address, please log in to your participant dashboard and update accordingly.
All finishers in the 8k and 5k will receive a finisher medal.
DO I have to upload my results?
No, you don’t have to upload your results at all.
WHAT APP or program do I need to upload my results?
If you wish to upload you results you can use several fitness trackers including: RunKeeper, Strava, Map My Run, Garmin and more! It is really easy to upload your results on our results page on Race Roster. Details on how to upload your results will be emailed to you starting the week of October 19.
What if I don’t have a Fitness Tracker/App and I still want to upload my results?
No problem, you can enter your result based on the honour system.
Are there awards?
No, we don’t have awards in the virtual run.
WHAT IS THE CHARITABLE CAUSE?
Our charitable partner is the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO). Click here for more info.
ARE THERE INCENTIVE PRIZES?
POGO offers tiered level incentive prizes to recognize participants’ fundraising efforts. Click here for more info.
CAN MEN PARTICIPATE ?
Yes, absolutely! Everyone is welcome to participate in the virtual run.
CAN KIDS PARTICIPATE?
Kids aged 6 years and over can participate in the 8k or 5k as long as they are in a safe environment.
ARE THE GlOVES SIZED FOR WOMEN?
The gloves are unisex and are one size fits all.
DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS/ HOW CAN I SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER?
Thank you for wanting to be a part of our volunteer team. However, due to our run being virtual for this year, we do not require volunteers for the October 8k/5k. We hope you will sign up to volunteer in 2021 and help make the day special and memorable to all of our runners.