2018 RACE INFORMATION:
Mackenzie Health Foundation looks forward to having you at the 13th annual UniversalCare Strides for Stroke 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Race Kit Pick Up:

Thursday, May 3 & Friday, May 4
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mackenzie Health Foundation

955 Major Mackenzie Drive West, 
Suite 303
Vaughan, ON

**NOTE: RACE KIT PICK UP IS NOT LOCATED AT MACKENZIE RICHMOND HILL HOSPITAL - THE FOUNDATION OFFICE IS LOCATED ON THE SOUTH WEST SIDE OF MAJOR MACKENZIE DR AND ILAN RAMON BLVD (JUST WEST OF BATHURST)

Event Location:
  • The 2018 course will again be on the streets of Richmond Hill and Vaughan - running on Major Mackenzie Drive and Bathurst Street.
  • Pre and post event activities will take place at the front of Alexander Mackenzie High School - facing onto Major Mackenzie (300 Major Mackenzie Drive West).
  • Start line will be on Major Mackenzie Drive - just west of Trench street
  • Finish line will be on Trench Street - just North of the hospital.

* Route subject to change | event will take place rain or shine!

Event Day Time Line:
*EVENT TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE*
7:00 a.m. - Registration, pledge drop off, race vendor fair opens and race kit pick up
7:30 a.m. - Opening ceremonies
8:00 a.m. - 5K start (no late starts permitted)
9:00 a.m. - After Race Party: prizes, medals, complimentary food trucks, refreshments/snacks and more!


Past Race Photos and Results
Chip-time results
Free downloadable photos


Fundraising & Pledges:
Online pledging closes on Friday, May 4 at 4 p.m.
All cash/credit card donation forms can be submitted on event day at the registration table starting at 7:00 a.m.

Click here to for a list of fundraising tips, contests & incentives.

Parking:
Please plan to arrive early as there will be traffic delays due to road closures.
Free parking will be available on the North/East side of Trench Street across from Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. Additional parking will open up at Alexander Mackenzie High School. Volunteers will be present to direct you. We encourage all participants to carpool if possible.



Road Closure Information:


Misc. Information:


Bibs/Timing
  • The 5K race will be chip timed by ChipTime results. Participants will be given a race bib with a timing device attached. The race bib will act as your entry card to access the event and post-race party.
  • Chips are imbedded in the bib and 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.
Finisher Medals will be awarded as follows (based on chip-time):
Overall: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
1st & 2nd Place for both male and female the following categories:
  • 12 and under
  • 13 – 19
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • Over 60
Results
Results will be posted back at Alexander Mackenzie High School following the race.

Marshals
The course will be well marked and marshalled at every turn for your safety.

Aid Stations
There will be water available at the start/finish area as well as at the 2.5 km point. Lots of volunteers will cheer and support along the route!


Event Flow:
Registration
The participant’s experience begins when they register for Strides for Stroke. They pay the entry fee and set up their personal fundraising web page on the event site. The new registrant may also form a team.

Fundraising
In the days leading up to the actual event, the participant solicits funds from friends, family, coworkers, and associates. Those donations are received online or through the mail.

Event Check-in
On the day of the event, the Check-in atmosphere is full of energy with music, exhibitors and food.

Run/Walk
Strides for Stroke 5k Run/Walk is a chip-timed race supported by a large group of volunteers providing water and plenty of cheers along the route. Registration includes your race fee, a race chip, entertainment, t-shirt, finisher medals, prizes, complimentary refreshments, on-site massages and much more!

After Party/Kid Zone
The participants will be greeted at the end of the route with music, food, drinks, awards, prizes and other entertainment.


The Committee:

Mackenzie Health Foundation would like to thank the wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to helping us organize this great event since 2006.

Co-Chairs: John Vettese & Patrick Ciccolini
Past Chair: Joseph Gulizia

Lisa Bowen
Walter Conte
Enzo Di Iorio
Magda DiMaria
Anthony Gennaro
Jennifer Haynes
Sara La Gamba
Alex Liao
Joe Marando
Anthony Marmora
Mario Masellis
Franca Morini
Brenda Norwich
Pam Rosano
Mojdeh Toyserkani
Yasmin Visram
Anna Walpole
Councillor David West



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