CRS Foundation

CRS Foundation Charity Challenge

Run for our community in the CRS Foundation Charity Challenge

Returning in 2014: Canada Running Series and CRS Foundation are bringing back the highly-popular and successful "Charity Challenge" format to Toronto Yonge Street 10K.

2014 Official Charities

More charities will be added as information becomes available.

To go to a charity's main page, simply click on their logo. There, you can find out more about the charity as well as incentives and instructions for joining their team in the 2014 CRS Foundation Charity Challenge!

Registered charities interested in participating in the CRS Foundation Charity Challenge at the 2014 Toronto Yonge Street 10K should contact CRS Charity Development & Event Coordinator, , for an APPLICATION FORM.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada — Team In Training
NATIONAL CHARITY
Contact tania.wybenga@lls.org or 416-585-6100 ext. 2436
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
LLS Team In Training details
Camp Toronto Triple Threat Bursary Fund
FEATURED CHARITY
Contact torontotriplethreat@gmail.com
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Camp Toronto Triple Threat Bursary Fund
Right To Play
FEATURED CHARITY
Contact apowell@righttoplay.com or 416-203-0190 ext. 321
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Right To Play details
Asperger's Society of Ontario
Contact alexandra@aspergers.ca or 416-651-4037
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Asperger's Society of Ontario details
Canadian Cancer Society
Contact smichna@ontario.cancer.ca or 416-323-7175
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Canadian Cancer Society details
Children's Peace Theatre
Contact lucia@childrenspeacetheatre.org or 416-752-1550
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Children's Peace Theatre
CRS Foundation
Contact cheryl.beeden@gmail.com
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
CRS Foundation details
DESNA Ukrainian Dance Company
Contact hpolischukevents@gmail.com or 416-704-9862
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
DESNA Ukrainian Dance Company details
Durham Down Syndrome Association
Contact hhayhow@gmail.com
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Durham Down Syndrome Association details
Girls on the Run Ontario
Contact hulya@girlsontherun.ca or 416-968-0050 ext. 272
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Girls on the Run Ontario details
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Contact trumble@hsf.on.ca or 416-489-7111 ext. 839
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Heart and Stroke Foundation details
Kids Up Front Foundation Toronto
Contact lindsay@kidsupfronttoronto.com or 416-479-6926
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Kids Up Front Foundation Toronto details
Run Canada Month (supported by Athletics Canada)
Contact cmoulton@uoguelph.ca
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Run Canada Month details
SickKids Foundation
Contact jade.deciccio@sickkidsfoundation.com
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
SickKids Foundation details
Steps Foundation
Contact marc.cordier@stepsfoundation.ca or 416-294-3320
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Steps Foundation details
Sunnybrook
Contact erin.goddard@sunnybrook.ca or 416-480-6100 ext. 6184
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Sunnybrook details
Virgin Unite (Canada)
Contact darin.spurgeon@virginusa.com or 212-497-9086
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Virgin Unite (Canada) details
YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
Contact rafael.torre@ymcagta.org or 647-624-3010
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
YMCA Strong Kids Campaign details
Youth Unlimited GTA — LAUNCH Leadership Program
Contact carl@youthunlimitedgta.com or 416-383-1229 ext. 236
Click on the logo for more info / Register / Fundraise / Donate
Youth Unlimited GTA details

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What is the Charity Challenge?

Introduced 10 years ago at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, the Charity Challenge allows multiple charities to "piggy-back" on our CRS running events at no cost, no risk or "exposure" to them. Furthermore, CRS provides a free, online pledge/fundraising service to participating, approved "Official Charities."

The charities simply have to recruit their runners (who pay an entry fee to the race that goes to CRS to cover costs of staging the event) and focus all their efforts on fundraising. The charities then have access to a high-tech, user-friendly online fundraising resource. The concept allows our sport of running to act as a platform for SO many more charities, and give back to so many different corners of our community. It offers us a much broader choice on who to run or walk for in our favourite events.

In 2013, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon hosted 183 charities who raised over $3.8 million. Since its inception in 2003 the Challenge at STWM has raised over $21 million! (www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/charity.htm)

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CRS Foundation Charity Challenge Awards

Top charity in each category below wins $2,000

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Important rules:

  1. Fundraising totals and awards will be based on standings at 12:00pm on Monday, May 19, 2014.
  2. No charity can win more than one award. In the event that a charity should win in more than one category, they will be awarded the prize for the category in which they have the widest margin of victory; the second place finisher(s) in the affected category/categories will then win the other award(s).

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Featured Charity Status

Being selected as a "Featured Charity" provides a great opportunity to take your campaign to the next level!

Benefits of Being a Featured Charity

Do you want to go the extra distance this year? APPLY TO BE A FEATURED CHARITY!

To become a Featured Charity, you must:

Contact for an application!

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Best Dressed Costume: Be a hero and win $ for an Official Charity

Christine Spingola/CANADA RUNNING SERIES

Make your race more memorable at the Toronto Yonge Street 10K by dressing in costume and winning money for one of the great charities associated with the race! Costumes always catch the eye of spectators, our event photographers and the media so imagine how fun that will be if you're a media star!

Dressing in costume could win you one of the 3 awards for the "Best Dressed" on race day, as well as generating even more publicity for the charity you choose.

CANADA RUNNING SERIES

All costumes will be judged by 3 Celebrity / Media Judges at the Finish Line. To win the costume contest, you must finish the race in your costume. All prize money must go to one of the 2014 Toronto Yonge Street 10K CRS Foundation Charity Challenge Official Charities.

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