Ringing in the New Decade: Our Top 12 Moments of 2019
With the days flying off the calendar as we way the new yr (and new decade!) we’re having a look again on our best moments of 2019.
This yr was once a unique one for CRS as we celebrated our 30th version as a company. And since we couldn’t pick out simply ten moments, given the vacation spirit, we determined to move for a “12 Days of Christmas” taste checklist.
We’ll spotlight one second every day till 2020 on our social channels. But when you’ve were given time for some studying right here they’re suddenly:
Moment #1 – Highest fundraising yr EVER
Closing the fundraising until at $$6,840,929, 2019 was once our best fundraising yr but throughout all occasions.
This one additionally is going out to everybody who runs and raises finances for a reason. This has in reality been a neighborhood effort and we’re grateful to run with those that give again to their native communities.
Moment #2 – Both all-comers information damaged at TOwaterfront42Okay
This yr, each the men’s and ladies’s all-comers information had been damaged through Philemon Rono in a time of 2:05:00 and through Magdalyne Masai-Robertson in a time of 2:22:16
These instances had been additionally the quickest marathons run on North American soil in 2019.
Congratulations Philemon and Magz!
Moment #three – Sending each Canadian TOwaterfront42Okay champions to Tokyo 2020
In addition to the honour of web hosting the Canadian Marathon Trials, each men’s and ladies’s Canadian Champions of TOwaterfront42Okay certified for Tokyo2020.
Both Trevor and Dayna reached the qualifying time usual and are headed to Tokyo subsequent yr as section of Team Canada.
Moment #four – Most Guinness World Records damaged at TOwaterfront42Okay this yr
Did you recognize that this yr we had a record-breaking quantity of record-breakers! That’s proper. Officially, 14 Guiness World Records had been damaged at this yr’s @ TOwaterfront42Okay.
Congratulations to all the new GWR list holders in 2019!
Moment #five – New logo/emblem for TOwaterfront42Okay
To assist rejoice the 30th Edition of the Canada Running Series and Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon match we refreshed our glance and created a wholly new social id with the assist of Origin company.
You will have spotted we’re now not the use of the STWM hashtag… that is intentional. As we welcome an increasing number of global runners each and every yr we moved to a tag and id that extra obviously point out what our match is all about!
In 2019 we gave a large welcome to our new id! Welcome, #TOwaterfront42Okay
Moment #6 – The 30th version of CRS
We’re midway there!
Tied to our rebrand, for us, Moment #6 of 2019 was once celebrating our 30th Edition, no longer simplest of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, however of the whole Canada Running Series!
For 30 years now we now have been celebrating the neighborhood of operating in Canada and dealing to get Canadian runners the popularity they deserve.
Athletes of every age and skills were taking part in Canada Running Series occasions for over 30 years now and can proceed to take action for many future years.
Thank you to everybody who has run in our occasions or helped us in any capability over the years.
We’re so glad for the alternative of making your operating desires come true!
Moment #7 – Sharing existence occasions with runners at the lululemon Toronto 10Okay
Yes, we now have occasions rather then TOwaterfront42okay 😉 they’re freakin’ superior, too!
We’ve been lucky to have lululemon as an ideal race spouse at the Toronto 10Okay for the previous few years and this yr, we had been ready to offer the beautiful and maximum inspirational environment the place two runners celebrated a vital existence second…
Some had been fortunate sufficient to witness a PROPOSAL at the step and repeat backdrop after the 10Okay this previous June. Mango Peeler, Toronto artist-athlete, created a shocking mural for the match which was once the best possible environment for this glad couple.
Runners loved a 10Okay race alongside the waterfront with cheer stations each 1K and themed donuts at the finish.
Another one bites the donut (mud).
Moment #eight – Inspirational phrases from Charlie Dark
It was once an honour to have Charlie Dark, world lululemon ambassador and run team founder, sign up for us to percentage some inspirational messages at the lululemon Toronto 10Okay.
Charlie began operating round 2006, when he was once no longer assured sufficient to visit a health club on his personal. He ran in the darkish till his self belief grew. Now it has grown such a lot that he is in a position to commute to occasions and encourage different runners, and empower younger other people, to succeed in their targets.
It is a excitement to understand Charlie and at all times a satisfaction to listen to him talk.
Moment #nine – Charity Challenge spouse wins best fundraising class, nationally
Fountain of Love and Life celebrated their 10-year anniversary as an legit charity spouse of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
They had raised $451,295.32 this yr, successful the best fundraising charity class no longer simplest in Toronto, however nationally throughout 6 Scotiabank Charity Challenges in Canada.
To date, they have got raised a complete of $2,209,935.27
Moment #10 – The male champions of CRS
Let’s take a second to acknowledge all the (M) champions from our eight races throughout Canada this yr.
- Spring Run-Off – High Park, Toronto – Tristan Woodfine *
- 21Okay de Montreal – Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal – Tristan Woodfine
- Toronto 10Okay – Toronto Waterfront – Jean Marie Vianney
- Edmonton 10Okay – Edmonton, AB – Leonard Chesoo
- Vancouver Half-Marathon – Vancouver, BC – Benjamin Preisner
- Eastside 10Okay – Vancouver, BC – Evan Esselink
- ZooRun – Toronto Zoo – Wendimu Adamu
- Toronto Waterfront Marathon – Toronto, ON – Trevor Hofbauer
Thanks for operating with us and for flying thru that completing tape.
*Tristan could also be the general sequence winner of 2019.
Moment #11 – The feminine champions of CRS
An every other second to acknowledge the feminine champions of CRS occasions in 2019.
- Spring Run-Off – High Park, Toronto – Sarah Inglis
- 21Okay de Montreal – Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal – Anne-Marie Comeau
- Toronto 10Okay – Toronto Waterfront – Nyirarukundo Salome
- Edmonton 10Okay – Edmonton, AB – Natasha Wodak
- Vancouver Half-Marathon – Vancouver, BC – Natasha Wodak
- Eastside 10Okay – Vancouver, BC – Malindi Elmore
- ZooRun – Toronto Zoo – Rachel Hannah *
- Toronto Waterfront Marathon – Toronto, ON – Dayna Pidhoresky
Thanks for operating with us and for flying thru that completing tape.
*Rachel could also be the general sequence winner of 2019.
Moment #12 – Most members EVER in 2019!
CRS had the maximum members EVER (throughout all our occasions) in 2019.
With a whopping 69,045 members throughout our sequence of occasions, this one is all on YOU. So, thank you for making this yr of operating in Canada a perfect one <three
That’s considering now, people.
Thanks for all the just right instances this yr. Have a cheerful and secure New Years and we’ll see you in 2020! ❤️