SickKids Running Team

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Fitness for Runners Class Signup

For those of you who would like to sign up online please click on your payment option below. Online payments are secure and you can use major credit cards or your PayPal account.

Sign up for 1 month for $30.
Sign up for 2 months for only $55.
Sign up for 3 months for only $80.

Sign up in person is also available before each class. Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete the registration. In person signup payments can be made by cash or cheque only, credit card payments must be done online.

For more information contact:

Tony Denford, PTS
(647) 882 9755

SickKids Fitness for Runners Classes

SickKids Fitness for Runners classes.

The Fitness for Runners program is a weekly workout session for runners or those who want to become runners. Each weekly one hour session will consist of a warm up, short group run, strength and conditioning workout and stretching session trained by a Certified Personal Trainer.

Combining Strength, conditioning and stretching into your workouts will help prevent injury, increase your resting metabolic rate (which will help you maintain a healthy body weight), make everyday activities easier and make you a healthier individual.

Classes are suitable for those who currently run or those who would like to become runners whatever your distance or pace, all exercises can be adapted according to your current fitness level. Beginner runners will also receive an 'Up and Running' program to follow which will progress you to running a 5K within 10 weeks.

Classes will be held at:
Room 1250 Elm Wing,
Hospital for Sick Children,
555 University Ave,

Classes run every Monday from 5:30 - 6:30pm, starting July 24th.

Cost is $30 per calendar month.
Sign up for 2 months for only $55.
Sign up for 3 months for only $80.

Sign Up Bonus - Sign Up for 3 months and receive the remainder of July for FREE!

For sign up or more information contact:

Tony Denford, PTS
(647) 882 9755

Monday, July 17, 2006

A Run For Liane

Hit The Road...Running is please to announce that we are proud supporters of A Run For Liane.

We encourage all our members, past, present and future to help raise funds for this great cause.

A Run For Liane has raised over $85,000 to support the Childhood Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) at the Hospital for Sick Children through the SickKids Foundation - Liane Forrester Fund.

100% of donations raised through A Run For Liane go to the CCRC, which is dedicated to preventing, fighting and curing cancer in children.

Those of you running in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Weekend events can help support A Run For Liane. Team members who raise over $500 (M & 1/2 M) or $250 (5km) can have their race entry fee refunded or donated to SickKids (some conditions apply).

To register with the Run for Liane team, and/or set up your own online program to start collecting pledges, go to

If you'd prefer to collect pledges in person, download the form here.

For more information, visit or contact them at 416.282.5023 or

Congratulations SickKids Runners

CONGRATULATIONS! to all of the SickKids runners who took part in the Nissan Foundation 5K at the Docks last Friday.

You all worked very hard and I hope you are all very proud of your achievements.

If you want to see the race results click here.

You all seemed to have a great time at the race and the post-race party.

I'd like to thank all of you for taking part in this event and making it such a great success.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Watch out for the Joggler

Don't forget to join your friends at Hit The Road for our next social event at the Nissan Foundation 5K at the Docks on Friday July 14th.

Also keep an eye out for Michal Kapral who is attempting the 5K joggling world record. He has to beat 16:55, a record that has stood for 20 years.

Kit Pick Up - Update

When you pick up your kit, tell them you are in the SickKids Team. It will make it a lot easier to find you.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Nissan Foundation 5K at the Docks - Meeting Spot

Click pictures to enlarge.

We will be meeting on the steps to the Docks by the Main Entrance between 6 and 6:30pm.

Packet Pick up
- Thursday July 13th Sporting Life - 2665 Yonge St, 10am-8:30pm (This will have the best selection of shirt sizes) or
- Friday July 14th at the Docks, 11 Polson St., 4:30-6:60pm

Race Day Schedule
- 4:15-6:15pm Bus shuttles to The Docks from Bremner & York
- 7:00pm 5K Start
- 7:45-8:30pm Band to be confirmed
- 8:15pm-10:15pm Bus shuttles from The Docks to Bremner & York
- 8:30-9:00pm Awards Ceremony
- 9:00-10:00pm Band "Totally Committed"
- 10:15pm Last bus leaves The Docks

However you decide to get there, please arrive early to get parking, find everyone, get your timing chip, check your bag and enjoy the atmosphere. If you have a bag, you can check it for a donation of $2.

For those who want to meet, we will be congregating on the front steps of the Docks close to the main entrance between 6 and 6:30pm. I will be happy to pace those who want to run together but if you want to see how fast you can do it, feel free to test yourself.

It may be nice if everyone wears their SickKids Technical shirts for the race. Feel free to change into your Hit The Road shirt after the race (I could use the advertising!) but whatever you decide to wear, bring something dry for after the race.

The forecast is for a hot one so drink plenty of water and feel free to join me on the Patio after the race!

You can always check out the race web site at

Friday, July 07, 2006

Upcoming local races

Wow, there's a tonne of races coming up in the next few weeks.

July 7th - Whitby - Ultima 5000M Road Race
July 8th - Durham Forest - 5 Peaks Trail Run
July 14th - Downtown - Nissan Foundation 5K
July 16th - Ajax - Arthritis Society 5K and 10K
July 19th - Everywhere - 20 Minute challenge
July 29th - Oshawa - Durham 1/4 marathon

Don't forget to join us on the 14th at the Nissan Foundation 5K for our next social event as well as the SickKids team graduation run.

Also, sign up for the 20 minute challenge for free and receive a free hat!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Nissan Foundation 5K sign up deadline

Online entry for Nissan Foundation 5K at The Docks closes at midnight, Tuesday July 11th!

Come on out and join the team running for SickKids. Online sign up can be found here.

Free SHUTTLE BUSES from Downtown [corner York & Bremner, just South of Union Station] to The Docks [and back!] for Nissan Foundation 5K. Shuttles run 16h30 to 18h15; return 20h15 to 22h15. There’s no excuse to miss the party!

SickKids T-shirts

For those of you who did not receive your SickKids T-shirt, you can collect them from Pam Cooper, Total Health Co-ordinator, room 5317 or extension 1340.

Don't forget to wear them on race day on the 14th.