THE TOY RUN

Toys are put on this Earth to be played with by a child.

– John Lasseter 

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023 TOY RUN IS CLOSED

STRIDE  TOY RUN DETAILS

Please see details below for the fun run on  Sunday morning, December 3rd, 2023 in Bowring Park at the Upper Duck Pond (near the playground).
This year we will have race bibs for each participant.
Please pick up your bib starting at 8:00am near the start line at the Upper Duck Pond.
Gifts for the VOCM/Salvation Army Happy Tree can be brought to the start line for drop-off.
Please make sure gifts are left unwrapped and do not forget about the older children when purchasing something. There will be a vehicle or two on site to collect gifts.
Routes this year include a 2 km, 5 km and 10 km option.
Please study the routes and know the route that you intend to run. We have asked volunteers to help marshal the courses this year; however, it is not a guarantee that they will be on every corner so it is best for you to be familiar with the route.

PLEASE NOTE:

THIS IS A FUN RUN AND NOT A RACE.

THE STREETS OF ST. JOHN’S WILL NOT BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR THIS EVENT.

MARSHALS WILL BE ON THE ROUTE TO GUIDE AND NOT STOP TRAFFIC FOR RUNNERS.

We encourage you to dress up for this event in your best holiday gear! This is about helping out those less fortunate and having fun while we do it! So show us your holiday spirit, wear green, red, Santa or Elf hats, your best Christmas suit or perhaps a full on costume of the Grinch! 
At the end of this race, you will be presented with a one of a kind, handmade medal crafted by one of our Stride members. This medal is unlike any other that you have in your collection and also makes a great Christmas Tree ornament.
DATE: December 3rd, 2023
WHERE: Bowring Park – Upper Duck Pond (Near the Playground)
WHEN: Registration at 8:00 to 8:30
WARMUP: 8:25
START TIME: 8:30

We hope you are as excited as we are for the 2023 Toy Run! See you on Sunday morning. 🙂

The Routes

10 km Toy Run

– Head out toward Bowring Park Gate entrance
– Turn Left on Waterford Heights North
– Turn Right on Perlin Street
– Turn Right on Brookfield/Waterford Bridge Road
– Continue on Waterford Bridge Road all the way to the Leslie Street Bridge
– Turn Right on the Leslie Street Bridge
– Turn Right on Southside Road
– Turn Right on Bay Bulls Road
– Turn Left on Waterford Bridge Road (Corpus Christi Church is in front of you)
– Head back to the West End Bowring Park parking lot
– Turn Left into the park and back to the Start

5 km Toy Run

– Head out toward West End Bowring Park parking lot
– Turn Right on Waterford Bridge Road
– Continue on Waterford Bridge Road to Waterford Lane
– Turn Right on Waterford Lane
– Turn Right on Southside Road
– Turn Right on Bay Bulls Road
– Turn Left on Waterford Bridge Road (Corpus Christi Church in front of you)
– Back to West End Bowring Park parking lot
– Back into the park to the Start

2 km Toy Run 

– Head out to the Bowring Park West End Parking Lot
– Turn Right on trail
– Veer Right UP trail to the Bowring Park bridge (do not go under bridge)
– Cross on Bridge and stay Left
– At the bottom turn Right and head back up the ‘hill’!
– Turn Left and cross the bridge
– Head back past the pool and playground, back to the start!

Got questions?  Contact our Toy Run Team at toyrun@striderunningnl.ca

Stride Toy Run Medals for 2022