2017 NYSC Challenge 5K Run/Walk 1K Fun Walk

Let’s hit the ground running!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be 55+ and retired? For many of us, that future seems far away but not to the people that North York Seniors Centre serves. For them that future is now.

Over 3,000 members and clients access a spectrum of programs and services offered by NYSC. While our services have expanded, NYSC still is a place for seniors to socialize, have a coffee, and stay connected – essentially the same reasons it was started in 1974. NYSC enables over 1,000 seniors to enjoy a healthy, safe and meaningful life in their own homes and in the community.

With that in mind, will you take the challenge to walk or run for seniors in our community this June? It’s time to dig out your sneakers and hit the ground running – help raise funds to make life easier for seniors in our community.

You can do that by participating in any of these three events:


The Toronto Challenge, June 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am, starting at Nathan Phillips Square

The Toronto Challenge is an annual family event that raises money for non-profit organizations that are improving the quality of life for seniors in the community – NYSC included. You have the option to join a timed 5k run, 5k walk or 1k walk through downtown Toronto. Download the 2017 Toronto Challenge Registration Form or click for more info.


NYSC NY Challenge, June 21, 2017 @ 10 am, starting at the Active Living Centre

If you can’t make it at the Toronto Challenge, you have the option of joining a team of walkers and runners on June 21 for either the 1k fun walk, 5k walk or 5k run. Download the 2017 NYSC NY Challenge Registration Form. Rain date: June 28th.


New this year! NYSC Virtual Challenge – walk or run on your own time, where ever you like – as a team or on your own – anytime during June 2017

We’ll bring the challenge to you! You can take the 5k run or walk challenge in whichever part of Canada you are at your own pace and your own time! Download the 2017 NYSC VIRTUAL Challenge Registration Form.


What’s in it for you?

  • A chance to raise funds for seniors
  • $20 registration fee waived if you raise more than $200
  • NYSC swag
  • Toronto Challenge T-shirt (for those participating on June 11 only)
  • Celebration BBQ on July 12
  • Awards & certificates!
  • Fun! Fitness!