Race Overview

Join us Saturday, September 17, 2022!

RBC Race for the Kids is celebrating 10 years of making a difference for youth struggling with mental health and addiction challenges. Since the first race over $18-million has been raised in support of Sunnybrook’s Family Navigation Project. Thanks to over 60,000 participants we’ve helped thousands of youth in our community, and their families, find the mental health services they needed.

But there’s still work to be done. By participating in RBC Race for the Kids, you’re helping change — and save — the lives of young people affected by mental illness and addiction. You now have two ways to participate in this annual run/walk for charity, in person or virtually, while raising funds for Sunnybrook's Family Navigation Project. Funded by generous donors like you, this innovative program guides youth and their families to the mental health services they need.

Families need our help more than ever. As many as 1.2 million Canadian youth are struggling with mental illness and 30% of Ontario families are caring for at least one youth with mental illness and/or addiction. Learn more about youth mental health and why your support is so important.

Whichever race you choose, every step you take will be helping youth find the mental health support they need when they need it most.

Choose the race that’s right for you

This year we’re offering two ways to participate, virtually from wherever you are, and in-person at Mel Lastman Square.

This 5K race is designed for every fitness level. Run or walk. The in-person route is also family and dog-friendly.

To participate in person and make a lasting difference on youth in our community, a minimum fundraising of $150 or an average of $150 per person amongst team members, will be required to be raised prior to the event. See FAQ’s for more details.

Registration now closed.

Race Kits

Your race kit consists of a special 10th anniversary race t-shirt and your bib (your access to the race and post-race activities). To qualify for a race kit you must achieve the minimum fundraising amount of $150 for adults or an average of $150 per person amongst team members by September 7, 2022.

Back by popular demand, Race kit pick-up will be available in-person at our select sites. Please note important details about Race Kit Pick-up below.

Advanced Race Kit Pick-Up: September 12 to 14, 2022
Monday, September 12:
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Conference Centre
Mezzanine (MZ) Level North MZ Room 02/03
20 King Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1H3
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 13:
Sunnybrook Estates Coach House
135 Armistice Drive, Toronto, ON M4N 1J8
Time: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14:
Hilton Toronto
Governor General Room
145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2
Time: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Last minute Race Kit-Pick: Saturday, September 17 at Mel Lastman Square (Race day)
You will require your official Race bib to access on-site activities and to participate in the in-person Race. We suggest you pick up your race bib and shirt prior to the event at one of the locations above. There will be limited race kit pick-up on event day from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., however this is not recommended as we cannot guarantee that you will get to the start line on time.

Raise a minimum of $150 for adults by August 31, 2022 to ensure you get your kit mailed for race weekend. Your race kit consists of a special 10th anniversary race t-shirt, race medal and more. All participants that raise the minimum after August 31, 2022 will receive their race kits post-race weekend.

Post-race Festivities

Ten years of supporting youth mental health is a cause for celebration! After completing the in-person race, commemorate your walk or run with other participants. Enjoy snacks, refreshments and live entertainment at Mel Lastman Square, including kids’ activities, photo opportunities with RBC Olympians and much more!