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Join us for the 20th anniversary of the Sporting Life 10K and help us raise over $2 million in 2020 and help send kids affected by childhood cancer to Camp Ooch. The Sporting Life 10k is one of Canada’s easiest and fastest 10 km routes! The course is almost entirely … MORE
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    Samoyed FIRST-TIMER '15

    If you registered at the earliest tier, the race was $45, but includes a $35 gift certificate to Sporting Life shops. There are no conditions on the certificate, except that … MORE

    If you registered at the earliest tier, the race was $45, but includes a $35 gift certificate to Sporting Life shops. There are no conditions on the certificate, except that any unspent amount will not be credited or refunded, so as long as you buy something priced at $35 or more, the race is really only $10.

    The route is the same fast, downhill course as the Toronto Yonge Street 10k (TYS10K), but this production had some differences:
    – there are 27,000 runners, compared to 6,000 for TYS10K
    – very convenient and flexible kit pick up times at their North York store; you could pick up your kit during their open hours which are M-F 9:30 – 9 and Saturday 10-6
    – not enough porta-potties at the start line, but strangely, there was lots and lots of them at the party site (edit: it turns out that there were many porta-potties at the start line, but instead of being grouped together, they were spread out over multiple locations – my suggestion to the RD is to have them grouped together as they were at TYS10K so that runners need not dash from queue to queue in order to assesss which lines are the shortest)
    – there are no pacers (there were pacers for every 3 minutes at TYS10K)
    – there are no live bands (there were 4 bands at TYS10k)
    – post-race food included only water, a banana, and a plain bagel (there was better food and more variety at TYS10K)
    – the kit included only the tech shirt and bib, but I can’t complain since I used my certificate to get $35 worth of running stuff of my own choice
    – many free shuttles to the nearest subway station after the race
    – there were challenges with getting photos because the numbers on the bibs were very small which caused a delay in indexing

    This event is excellent value for a great cause, especially if you register early enough to get the store certificate.

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