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Run Toronto

I think a healthy city is sustainable city.

For the past 7 weeks, and for much of the summer, Toronto hosted many running and outdoor festivals, including two marathons (The Scotia Waterfront Marathon and The Toronto Marathon), a full weekend walk (The  Weekend To End  Breast Cancer)  and many other 5 to 10 kilometer races (CIBC Run for the Cure, Oasis Zoo Run, etc).

In total that is over 100 000 participants and that doesn’t include all the other people that decided to go for a run or walk on those days. I think it is just amazing how active this city is overall; just look at how busy our parks and  multi-purpose trails are (Unfortunately my boyfriend had an unfortunate cycling crash on the DVP trail, see his story here).

I recognize that this does cause some congestion for motorists. However, the benefits of physical activity far out weight the detriment related to the inconvenience of the created vehicle congestion.

I applaud the city of Toronto for all their efforts in keeping us active, promoting alternative transportation (including walking and cycling) and all of the participants in the events. This weekend is the United Way CN Tower Climb … who are you climbing for?