About the Rally in the Ravine
Generations of North York residents proudly call North York General “my hospital.” From birth to end-of-life and everything in between, NYGH has cared for our entire community for the last 50 years, and we need your help to support it for the next 50!
We invite our community to Rally in the Ravine - a run or walk event in support of North York General Hospital.
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Location: NYGH Campus Detailed route map to come
Rally in the Ravine is the first run or walk for North York General. A community event with something for all ages and fitness levels, Rally in the Ravine is chance for patients (past and present), and supporters throughout North York to come out and join us as we fundraise and celebrate a hospital that means so much!
- 5K Run/Walk (Chip-timed)
- Kids’ Fun Run
- Garden Walk
Anyone can participate in the Rally in the Ravine and EVERYONE can fundraise!
Our goal is to raise $100,000 in pledges for North York General.
Your participation and fundraising will help us celebrate and support the amazing care that North York General provides right here in our own backyard!
Rally in the Ravine Event Day Schedule
7:30 AM - On-Site Registration and Athlete’s Village Opens
8:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies and Warm-up
9:00 AM - 5K Running Start
9:15 AM - 5K Walking Start
9:30 AM - Garden Walk Start
9:45 AM - Kid’s Run Start
Age Limits, Registration and Fees
The 5K Run/Walk is a race the whole family can enjoy! Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian. All participants under the age of 18 on event day must have a guardian sign their waiver.
Pricing is as follows:
5K Run/Walk ($10) Youth 12 and under/Seniors 65+
5K Run/Walk ($25) Adult
Kids’ Fun Run ($10) Youth 12 and under
Garden Walk ($10) For all registrants
Register before June 30th and get 10% off your registration free! Use the promocode: EARLYBIRD
In-line skates, roller-skates, skateboards, bicycles and dogs are not permitted on the course. There is a 1h 30 mins time limit for the event.
About the Garden Walk
The Garden Walk is a comfortably paced walk around the NYGH grounds. The evolution of NYGH’s Orthowalk, an event that raised funds for orthopaedic care at NYGH for nine years, the Garden Walk will support areas of care across our hospital including orthopaedics.
Corrals will be set up to group runners based on the time they expect to complete their distance it is your best estimate. Corralling participants is an important way for us to keep runners safe and ensure a positive experience for everyone. Runners will need to select a corral during the registration process.
5K Expected Finish Time Options:
- Under 20 minutes
- 20-30 minutes
- 30-45 minutes+ (walkers/families with small children and strollers)
Choose the option that you believe is the closest to your anticipated finish time.
*Note: Strollers and/or wagons are allowed for children that are not yet big enough to run/walk in the event. Participants with strollers/wagons are asked to follow marshal instructions for moving over to accommodate runners and/or signal passing on left if running with a running stroller. Children in strollers/wagons for the duration of the run/walk will not be charged an additional registration fee.
Bibs and Race Kit
The 5K run/walk is a chip-timed race. Participants will be given a timing device. The race bib will act as your entry card to access the event. The Garden Walk and Kids Fun Run will not be timed but you will receive a bib in your race kit.
Chips will be activated upon crossing the start line. Race bibs should be pinned, unmodified and fully visible on the front of your shirt throughout the entire race. Participants will receive their race bib with pins at race kit pick up and will not be able to participate without them.
We ask that participants write their full name, emergency contact information and any allergies or health conditions on the back of their race bib as this will assist emergency personnel should it be required.
Race Kit pick up details to come closer to the event.
Need Fundraising Tips? Check out our Fundraising Info Page here!
Have questions about the event? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page here we will continue to add to it as the event gets closer.
About North York General Hospital
North York General cares for over 420,000 patients each year, in one of the most diverse and fastest growing communities in Canada. Our hospital features prominently in the lives of our citizens; a constant companion to generations from birth, to end-of-life, and everything in between.
- Our Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency is one of the busiest in Canada with more than 120,000 visits annually
- Close to 6,000 babies are born at NYGH each yea
- Treating over 22,500 patients annually, NYGH has one of the largest Cancer Care Programs in the GTA and has the lowest wait times in Ontario for cancer surgery
- At any given time, NYGH has more paediatricians on duty than any community hospital in Toronto