2019 NYSC Challenge

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The NYSC Challenge is an annual walk and run event organized by North York Seniors Centre (NYSC) to raise funds for programs and services that help over 5,000 seniors in the North York area stay active and stay well. This year, participants can also bike, swim, or whatever physical activity they want to join the challenge.

The challenge welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels, from walkers to professional runners, and practically everyone who wants to help and have fun.

If you can't join us

Register for the Challenge

Help us raise even more

Join the challenge and help us raise funds for seniors in your community. There are two challenges to choose from:

1. NY Challenge

Join us on June 27th (Thursday) for either the 1K Fun Walk or 5K Run at the Hendon Park. Meet up is at the Active Living Centre, 10:00 AM at 21 Hendon Avenue (across Finch Station).

2. Virtual Challenge

Be a virtual challenger! You can walk, run, dance, swim, whatever! Choose your physical activity and set your own goal. You can do at one time or on different dates all throughout June.

Did you know that seniors 65+ are one of the fastest-growing populations in our community outnumbering younger ones for the first time in our history? Across Ontario, they are 3 million seniors trying to navigate this phase of life as best as they can. However, they face challenges that together we can help address.

Some of these challenges they shared in an opinion survey conducted by the government Ontario include feeling invisible by almost 50% of participants, being concerned with memory loss (74%), and losing control of their lives as they get older (50%+).

At North York Seniors Centre, we strive to enable our aging population to remain vital, healthy and connected to their community while enhancing the lives of all seniors who need assistance to live safely and independently in their own homes. Join the challenge and help 5,000+ seniors in your community live their best life!

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