With a blizzard outside, it’s weird to be thinking about springtime already, but for runners, Spring race season is fast approaching. Toronto boasts a huge lineup of Spring events, but one of my favourites is the Toronto Yonge Street 10K, also known as #TYS10K.
This year, I am proud and honoured to represent Canada Running Series as a Digital Champion for this year’s TYS10K. This means you’ll be hearing a lot about this race as I train to crush my 10K PB of 49:59. There will also be a lot of encouragement (aka harassment) for you to sign up too. Being a Digital Champion basically means that I am an ambassador for the race using things like Twitter and Facebook to spread the word. This role combines my two passions in life: running and social media so it is a job I take seriously. But, it’s not a solo gig. In fact, there’s 20 of us, and each one has a unique running story and history. Check out the full list of champions here.
Whether this would be your first or 500th, this 10K race is a great distance for newbie runners and veterans alike. Why? Well, for starters, it’s almost entirely downhill. This race is a huge ego-boost and basically guarantees you a PB. It’s also great timing. If you’re planning to run 5K or 8K in Harry’s Spring Run Off in High Park on April 5, this is a perfect next step. Also, this race has been organized by race director Alan Brookes and Canada Running Series for the last 26 years. They’ve got this thing figured out from start to finish. It’s just a great race day atmosphere and overall well-run event.
There’s been a surplus of goodies around lately, and the urge to curl up with a blanket and watch Christmas specials is stronger than ever, but now that I’ve got my pesky IT band issue under control and a great race on the horizon, my motivation is growing.
I know there’s still 118 days till race day, but why not make an early new year’s resolution and sign up now? Here, I’ll make it easy for you. Click here.