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The Monster Dash – Toronto’s First Hallowe’en Run

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The Monster Dash – Toronto’s First Hallowe’en Run

Toronto, Canada – Monster Dash, ( the newest running property from Good Times Running Inc., proudly announces today that 2012 Boston Marathon winner Wesley Korir will be running “the Dash” with his wife Tarah and their daughter McKayla in Leaside this Sunday.  Wesley and McKayla will lead off the Spooky Mile for kids and then cheer on 10km race favourite, mom Tarah, shortly after.

Monster Dash is a fun, family friendly run /walk event that will take place at dusk in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital. The Hallowe’en themed event will include a Pumpkin Prance for toddlers, a ‘Spooky Mile’ for kids and a 5km and 10km timed walk/run through a truly unique course.  Spectators and parents will be able to enjoy a special Sunday Dinner Meal deal at the hospital.

Runners are encouraged to show up in costume, and will be spookily entertained as they pass though “the Zombie Zone” and “The Cemetary of Dead Races” (among others!) along the course.  Online registration ( closes Midnight, Wednesday October 24th.  In-person registration will take place this Saturday, the 27th and Sunday the 28th at The Salomon Toronto store at the Shops of Don Mills plaza, located at 1090 Don Mills Road, Toronto, from 9:30 am till 9pm Saturday and 11-3 Sunday, then on site at Holland Bloorview Sunday from 4pm if space is still available.

Monster Dash Toronto promises a fun filled evening with music, entertainment, vendors and treats for everyone! Event Sponsors include Porter Airlines, Cobs Bread, Aspen Ridge Home,, Amsterdam Brewery and Panago Pizza.

Good Times Running Inc. is a new company formed in Toronto to provide fun, unique running events across Canada.  Monster Dash Toronto will expand in 2013 to select other Canadian markets and will be Run #2 in addition to the successful 2012 Midnite Run New Year’s Eve in Liberty Village.  Good Times Running…..Miles of Smiles.   The company has also taken over management of the 11th Annual Boston Tea Party, Team Canada Brunch held at the Boston Marathon.  The only Brunch in the world with a web-site, an annual tradition for Canadians running Boston.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (formerly Bloorview Kids Rehab) is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital.  It serves about 7,000 children each year, over 600 inpatient admissions and 58,000 outpatient visits. Holland Bloorview is a world-class teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.   This year it announces a number of fundraising initiatives centred around Hallowe’en, including Change for Kids, the Monster March and Monster Dash.


MEDIA CONTACT:                      

Peter Donato   –
416-707-5944 (Canada)

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