Try something different this New Year's Eve. Ring in the New Year with a 5K run on the stroke of midnight and then celebrate 2013 with a post race party!
THIRD YEAR! And it is going to be even better! Post Run Party hosted by Danceology, Toronto's Premier Fitness and Dance Studio 100 yards from the Start-Finish Line! PLUS all participants receive a $145 Gift Certificate good for either a dance lesson, zumba class, yoga, etc. Your 2014 running and fitness resolution just became more clear!
Run or walk in the cool King Liberty Village neighbourhood with super views of the Toronto Skyline. Chip timing, $10 Winter Gloves, POST RACE FOOD (not just bananas and bagels, something hot and steamy), on course fireworks, $30 swag bag, stylish and unique finishers' medal. Free glass of bubbly to all finishers to celebrate your race and of course the New Year.
"Great event Peter! We had a ball. The fireworks were a nice touch! Swag, pre/post venue, food, volunteers - all awesome!" 2011 Attendee
2012 Highlights Video
2011 Highlights Video
Unique Finisher Medal
Great Post Race Food
Aroma will be providing the post race food (sandwiches (hot and cold), salads and brownies for dessert). Vegetarians will also have some good options. Here is a sample of their great looking and delicious food.
And much more plus champagne and a well stocked bar......great way to ring in the New Year.....Run, Eat and Drink!
No prize money…this is a charity fun run. But there will be gifts to top 3 male and female finishers, top male and female master, best male and female costumed runners and top fundraiser.
Post Race Party
Party away after the run in hip, cool, Liberty Village. The post race venue is Danceology and there are also many bars and restaraunts within walking distance. Unfortunately no showers are available at Danceology.
No formal dress code - smart, sporty, casual or costume - we will allow all.
And for those with partners who don't run, they can signup just for the party and maybe for those runners without a partner you might meet one at the party!
Run and party ticket includes free drink, finger food, party favours and the chance to win some cool draw prizes. Beer, wine and a limited selection of spirits available for purchase.
"Thankfully, I laid down a "competitive" time with Mr. Coolsaet. LOL. If only I didn't eat that piece of cheesecake for dessert an hour before the race...and the huge plate of tilapia and lobster...and the bruschetta...and the wine and prosecco. Oh well, there's always next year!! Great race, everyone!
" 2011 Attendee
Schedule of Events
Race kit pickup - TBA
7pm - Volunteer and Race Crew Run get to run the course 10pm - Doors open
10pm - Race kit pickup
10pm - Cash registration desk opens
11pm - Costume Contest 12am sharp - 5K run / walk starts 12:15am - Finishers start to come in
1am - Awards
12:15am - 3 am - Party, Party, Party!
Toronto has over 40,000 hotel rooms, so you will have no problems finding one however book early to avoid disappointment. Do not book the Palace Arms hotel which is the closest to Liberty Village, they book rooms by the hour (hint)...
What To Do In Toronto
What's not to do....of course we want everyone to support the local Liberty Village Bars and Restaurants, and if you pick up your Race Kit early, here are some suggestions:
Shopping is plentiful in Toronto, especially the eclectic and off the wall Queen Street West, which is within walking distance. Find something you won't find anywhere else, the Fashion District is at Spadina and Queen.
Liberty Village is full of many options, especially coffee shops, bars, restaurants and full service amenities, for more details visit the Liberty Village Business Improvement Association web-site, www.lvbia.com
The HOT spots include Brazen Head Pub, Williams Landing Bar (new), The Academy of Spherical Arts, Lot 144 Bar, The Liberty, Maro Nightclub, School Restaurant and Bar (excellent Sunday brunch btw) and for the romantically inclined my favourite spot, Cafino which is tucked away in the North-West corner (but closed through the holidays, Rose is on a beach somewhere).
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Pleasure Skating at Nathan Phillips Square and / or Harbourfront Centre (Queen's Quay)