Thank you for attending the 36th annual Backs in Motion. It was a beautiful sunny day with double digit temperatures as our runners and walkers took on the beautiful trails of the East Don Parklands.
Backs in Motion is CMCC’s annual 10km Run and 5km Run/Walk and is accredited by Athletics Ontario. To date we have raised approximately $72,000 in support of CMCC’s work in our eight community-based clinics, strengthening student learning and providing important health resources in neighbourhoods throughout the GTA.
Congratulations to our winners in the overall and age categories! The fastest time in the 10k was Thomas Coughler who finished in 31 minutes. The fastest time in the 5k was Alan Hetherington who finished in 16 minutes. If you would like to access the race results, please visit chiptime.
You can still make a donation to Backs in Motion until the end of May! Please visit our Canada Helps page. to view our individual and team fundraising pages. Read our helpful step-by-step guide if you would like to set-up your own fundraising page. You can join an existing team, build your own team or fundraise as an individual. By helping us fundraise, you will support CMCC’s work in our eight community-based clinics, strengthening student learning and providing important health resources in neighbourhoods throughout the GTA.
Once again this year, our participants had the opportunity to claim some amazing prizes. All of our first place overall and category winners received Apex Running Shoes generously donated by The Orthotic Group. Our overall second and third place winners received generous gift cards donated by The Running Room. Also 3 lucky participants had their race kits stuffed with a $900 prize package donated by the Riddle Room and last but not least RockTape sponsored the prize for our Student Class Challenge.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, suppliers, donors, participants and volunteers! With your support Backs in Motion 2019 was a huge success! Mark your calendars as Backs in Motion 2020 will tentatively take place on April 26!
Photos of the event can be found below.