Stay up-to-date on the latest news from the B&O Yorkville Run and Canadian 5K Road Race Championship by checking out the articles below.

Top 5 Donation Top-Off

Posted on : September 05, 2018

Top 5 Donation Top-Off
We're on track to raise more funds this year than ever before. As an added bonus, the B&O Yorkville Run will be rewarding the top 5 individual fundraisers and top 5 team fundraisers with top-off donations! The breakdown for the top-offs are as follows:

First place: $2,200
Second place: $1,100
Third place: $800
Fourth place: $600
Fifth place: $300

You have until Friday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. to get all your donations in to qualify for this incentive. Please note that this top-off can not be used towards fundraising prizes. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Charity Liaison, Tami, at

2018 Race Kit Pick Up!

Posted on : August 26, 2018

Race Kit Pickup Details 

This year's Race Kit Pickup is sponsored by our friends Mizrahi Developments. Here are the details so you can plan ahead:

Location: Mizrahi Developments, The One Sales Gallery (181 Davenport Rd.)
When: Friday, September 7th from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
           Saturday, September 8th from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

Parking Details: Green P parking is available on Hillsboro Ave & Davenport Rd., and street parking on Hazelton Ave. The closest TTC subway station is either Rosedale Station, Bloor-Yonge Station, or Bay Station.

Fundraising Minimums: A friendly reminder that everyone who registered for the B&O Yorkville Run committed to fundraising a minimum of $100 for their selected cause. The fee you paid upon registration is not included in this amount. You will be required to fulfill the $100 fundraising minimum prior to picking up your Race Kit on September 7 and 8. Failing to do so will result in a forfeit of your Race Kit and registration. If you need help getting started on fundraising, please check out our tips on fundraising here or reach out to our Charity Liaison, Tami, at 

Race Kits will NOT be available for pickup on Race Day. If you're unable to pick up your kit on Friday or Saturday, you may have a friend or family member get it for you. Due to the high value of the Race Kit (B&O H5 headphones!), they must bring a copy of your Race Kit email containing your bib #. This email will be sent to you a week before Race Kit pickup, so please keep an eye out for it. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Race Manager, Ainsley, at

Independent Financial $1,000 WEEKEND CHALLENGE

Posted on : August 03, 2018

Receive a $1,000 top-up donation to your charity if you are the #1 weekend fundraiser. The clock starts Friday at noon and ends the following Monday at 11:59 AM. To participate, all you need to do is fundraise! There are 5 weekend challenges and $5,000 in prize money in total. Each weekend when the challenge opens, you can see your rank here:

Terms and Conditions:

There are five independent $1,000 Weekend Challenges. The first one is Aug 3 - 6 , the last one is Aug 31 - Sep 3. The challenges will run every weekend in between, from Friday at 12:00 PM until Monday at 11:59 AM. On Monday afternoon, following each weekend challenge, the winner will be named on our website, and a $1,000 donation will be made to the charity they are fundraising for. This donation will show up on the fundraiser’s personal page, as well as in various places on the B&O Yorkville Run Website, and will count towards their goal and prize redemption. In order to participate, you must be registered for the 2018 B&O Yorkville Run. Funds must be raised through our online platform, under your personal page, to count towards this challenge. Fundraisers can win multiple challenges. If there is a tie for first place the $1,000 prize will be divided evenly across everyone in first place.

Tips on Fundraising!

Posted on : July 09, 2018

Thank YOU for signing up for the 9th Annual B&O Yorkville Run and for choosing to support one of our 21 amazing charities!  

You’ve all committed to a minimum of $100 of fund-raising toward one amazing charity - well done!  

And with that, a few tips on how to start your fundraising campaign: 

  1. Start by logging in to your B&O Yorkville Run account!  This will take you to your personal dashboard 
  2. Want to customize your email template and your thank you?  Simply click “Track Solicitation Emails"
  3. From here, click “Customize Email Templates” on the right side of the page
  4. Here we have put in some information from your selected charity that you can use as is OR you can add to it to make it personal - remember, the more personal, the better people connect to why you’re fundraising for your charity!
  5. While you’re here, configure your thank you email for when people donate to your fundraising goal!  Make it easy for yourself and check off so that it automatically sends a thank you email 15 minutes after receiving a donation!
  6. Don’t forget to save your work ;)
  7. Head back to your dashboard/home and click on “Send Solicitation Emails” - your saved template is there - so start sending to your friends, family, co-workers - if you forget someone on the first round, go back and send another round!
  8. You can also send from your own personal email account by simply copying and pasting your customized message and adding your personal link to your donation page (you can easily find that by searching for yourself here and copying that in to your email).

Should you have any questions with regards to fundraising, please do not hesitate to contact Tami at or if you have specific questions on your charity, please reach out to them (minimum amounts for tax receipts, etc) directly.  
Happy Fundraising!

2018 Race Kits Announced!

Posted on : April 05, 2018

You already know that our race kits have a history of providing unprecedented, high-quality value. This year, as we set record breaking fundraising goals, it seems fitting to up the ante with the race kits too.  The 9th annual B&O Yorkville Run's race kit is our best yet, worth over $300. The kit includes a New Balance Men's or Women's T-shirt, download for professional race photos, personalized bib, timing chip, and every participant will receive a pair of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Earphones (retail price $299)!

Register now if you haven't yet!

Equinox Run Club

Posted on : April 05, 2018


Equinox invites you to join Gordon Milne and the Equinox Run Club as we gear up for the 9th Annual Run!  


The Equinox Run Club caters to runners of all levels, from beginner to marathoner.  We'll improve your stride, cardiovascular endurance, and deliver the physical and inner strength necessary to achieve your personal goals!

  • Every Tuesday from 6pm-6:45pm, June 12th-September 4th
  • Plus 2 weekend long runs!  Dates TBD
  • Meet at Equinox Yorkville, 55 Avenue Road
  • Hosted by Gordon Milne, including hosting an app/group discussion for all runners to have discussions and ask questions!
  • $50 non-Equinox member run club registration fee includes an exclusive Equinox Run Club sweatshirt, post event snacks & access to all runs and Equinox facilities* on days Equinox Run Club meets.

Equinox Yorkville delivers an unparralleled club experience in a new luxurious 33,000 sq. foot space designed to help you enjoy and mazamize how you move, energize and rejuvenate.  With luxe amenities, our top-rated iPhone app, and innovative training classes led by your favourite instructors, Equinox Yorkville is your destination for high performance living.



Registration is $50+HST (non Equinox members)

Equinox members receive free membership to Equinox Run Club (code and link to register will be emailed by the club).  Please contact them directly if you have not received it: 416-961-8400.


*Non members must sign in at Admin desk to use the club facilities (change room, lockers, steam) and abide by all Equinox rules and regulations. 


See you at Equinox Run Club!



2017 Race Kit

Posted on : March 14, 2017

You already know that our race kits have a history of providing unprecedented, high-quality value. This year, as we set record breaking fundraising goals, it seems fitting to up the ante with the race kits too.  The 8th annual B&O Yorkville Run's race kit is our best yet, worth over $200. The kit includes a New Balance Men's T-shirt or Women's Tank, a $100 Gift Card for New Balance apparel, download for professional race photos, personalized bib, timing chip, along with some surprises.


2016 Premium Race Kit!

Posted on : May 11, 2016

The B&O Yorkville Run is known for providing amazing, premium Race Kits, and this year is no different!

  • A New Balance Windcheater Jacket, water-resistant, wind-resistant and hooded, in black;

  • A New Balance technical t-shirt in dark heathered grey;

  • A voucher to download free professional race photos;

  • A personalized bib; and

  • A timing chip

This year's Race Kit contains over $140 worth of merchandise

2015 Results

Posted on : September 14, 2015

Check out this year's results:

2015 B&O Yorkville Run

2015 Canadian 5K Road Race Championships


For a free momento of your run experience, please click here and enter your bib# or last name.



Race Kits Announced!

Posted on : August 14, 2015

We are only one month away and are extremely excited to announce the 2015 Race Kit!  We are also opening up the final 100 registration spaces for the Race so this is your last chance to invite family, friends and colleagues to run with you in this fun event!

2015 Race Kit
We have partnered with New Balance to create the perfect running ensemble for each of our registered Runners! These products are the perfect blend of function and fashion, giving you the performance technology you need and the style you want.

Every registered participant will receive $140+ of premium New Balance running gear including:

  • New Balance black performance t-shirt with reflective details
  • New Balance women's long sleeve, purple heather athletic half zip OR men's blue heather long sleeve athletic quarter zip
  • New Balance women's running capris OR men's running shorts
  • A B&O Yorkville Run drawstring backpack
  • An elegant, oversized, one of a kind finishers medal once you cross the finish line


Final 100 Registrations Left!
Spread the word and Get 2 Maple Leaf Lounge Guest Passes!
The five runners who invite the most friends and family will each get 2 Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Passes good for Domestic or Transborder departures. Just cc: so we can track your invites!

Sample Email:

To: Your Friends and Family
Subject: Run or Walk Canada's best 5K with me!
Please join me in running or walking the B&O Yorkville Run, on Sunday, September 13th. It's a premier, boutique, 5K race that unites local runners and local businesses to raise funds for local charities. The run provides a luxurious experience to its 1,000 participants — from its high-end race kit, to its oversized finishers medals and après-run hors d'oeuvres served by white-gloved waiters, courtesy of Yorkville restaurants. 

Everyone who registers gets $140+ of premium New Balance running gear in their race kit!

You can register here:

Equinox Run Club

Starting Monday August 17th at 5:00 PM, all registered runners are invited to join Julian Ho and the Equinox Run Club as we gear up for the 6th Annual Yorkville Run. The club is great for anyone from the marathoner to the purist who just enjoys to run. We'll improve your stride, cardiovascular endurance, and deliver the physical and inner strength necessary to achieve your personal goals.
  • Starts August 17th, every Monday through end of September from 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 
  • Meet at the Equinox Yorkville Membership Showroom at 108 Yorkville Avenue 
  • Hosted by Julian Ho:

When Equinox Yorkville opens this winter, it will deliver an unparalleled club experience in a brand new luxurious 33,000 sq. foot space designed to help you enjoy and maximize how you move, energize and rejuvenate. With luxe amenities, our top-rated iPhone app and challenging and innovative classes led by your favorite instructors, Equinox Yorkville will cultivate a way of life inspired by the pursuit of higher performance.


Fundraising Update 

We have reached 35% of our fundraising goal of $250,000. Help make the extra push and ask your friends, family and co-workers to support some incredible causes.  If you haven’t started to fundraise, now is the time to start! Just login here where you can send solicitation emails, customize your fundraising page and send invitations to friends to join your fundraising team.

To find out more about our charities and the amazing services and programs they fund, please click here: Mount Sinai, YWCA TorontoProstate Cancer CanadaJesse Ketchum Public SchoolVictim Services Toronto and Wellspring

Fundraising Prizes

A reminder that every fundraiser who raises more than $500 for any of our causes will be rewarded with a luxurious fundraising prize.

These high-end fundraising prizes include products from Bang & Olufsen, Four Seasons Spa, Tiffany & Co., Apple and Louis Vuitton, to name a few. For a full list of fundraising prizes, please visit

On Race Day, the top fundraiser will also be awarded with Two Economy New York City tickets, thanks to Air Canada.