About 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.

Rally in the Ravine presented by Concord

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

 NYGH Campus and surrounding Betty Sutherland Trail System (Route Map Below)

Participation Options:

Anyone can participate in the Rally in the Ravine and EVERYONE can fundraise!

Pricing is as follows:

Participants Receive:

Registration Details

Participants may register online until Thursday, September 27 at noon.

New participants are welcome to register at the hospital on event day between 7 AM and 8:30 AM.

Rally in the Ravine Event Day Schedule

Route Information

Rally In The Ravine Route


We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities on event day. To sign up for the role that best suits you, visit the volunteer sign-up page HERE. All volunteers will receive a Rally in the Ravine volunteer T-shirt.


FREE for participants - don’t forget to bring your parking voucher, which will be included in your Race Kit. Regular parking will be available for all other attendees in the Main Entrance Visitors’ Parking lot. Additional parking options are available nearby.

TTC Directions

From Downtown: Take LINE 1 (YONGE-UNIVERSITY) north towards FINCH Station to SHEPPARD/YONGE Station. Transfer to LINE 4 (SHEPPARD) east towards DON MILLS Station. Get off at LESLIE Station.

To plan you specific trip, see the TTC Trip Planner.


Rain or shine, the event will be taking place outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the expected weather conditions.

Event-Day Activities

Bring the kids! Bring the crew! There will be lots to do for participants and their supporters during the course of the event. Browse the Athlete’s Village, opening at 7:30 AM, which will include fun activities and giveaways from our amazing sponsors. Kids of all ages can enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting, a temporary tattoo station, musicians, arts & crafts and more in the Kidville Kids Zone. Plus, feel the Rally spirit with music and entertainment all morning long.

Participant Information

Age Limits, Registration and Guidelines

The 5K Run/Walk is a race the whole family can enjoy! Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian. On event day, all participants under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign their waiver.
A reminder to participants that in-line skates, roller-skates, skateboards, bicycles and dogs are not permitted on the course. Participants with strollers, wagons or assisted devices are asked to follow marshal instructions during the race. (Children in strollers/wagons for the duration of the run/walk will not be charged an additional registration fee.) There is a 90-minute 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 — is the Garden Walk, which will support areas of care across our hospital, including orthopaedics.


5K participants will be grouped together, or corralled, based on the time they expect to complete the route (it is your best estimate). Setting up these corrals for our participants is important — it helps us keep runners safe and ensures a positive experience for everyone. Runners will need to select a corral (see options below) during the registration process.

5K Expected Finish Time Options:

Choose the option that you believe is the closest to your anticipated finish time.

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 particpants will receive a bib in their 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.

Racer results, which include your time and pace, will be posted online shortly after the event. Find your personal results here.

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.

Racer results, which include your time and pace, will be posted online shortly after the event. Find your personal results here.

Race Kit Pick-Up

You can pick up your Race Kit at North York General Hospital -- 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON, M2K 1E1 -- in the Nanji Academic Centre, Auditoriums 2 & 3 (located on the ground floor by the Steinberg Family Tower Information Desk) on the following days:



You’re welcome to sign up on Race Day! Registration will open at 7 AM and close at 8:30 AM.

Need Fundraising Tips?
 Check out our Fundraising Info Page!
Have questions about the event? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page. 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.

For more information about supporting the hospital, visit: www.nyghfoundation.ca