TORONTO, May 7, 2016 /CNW/ - On May 8th, we invite you to cheer on over 25,000 participants that are out to make a difference in the lives of children affected by childhood cancer in this year's Sporting Life 10k, as they run and walk down Yonge St. fundraising over $2.2 million for Camp Oochigeas. This is one of Canada's premier running events with the largest net proceeds going to charity.
NEW for 2016: 7:30am START TIME
Yonge Street will be closed from Lawrence Avenue to Eglinton Avenue from 4:30am until 10:30am. Fort York Blvd* will be closed from Bathurst Street to Lakeshore Blvd from 4:30am until 12:30pm.
- Local access will be available to Fort York Blvd area condominiums.
Road closures will be in effect from 7:15am – approximately 11:30am. The streets will re-open as soon as the last participant passes through each section and the Toronto Police Department deem it safe to re-open the roads.
- Yonge Street between Eglinton Avenue and Richmond Street
- Richmond Street between Yonge Street and Peter Street
- Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond Street and Front Street
- Westbound Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
(Eastbound traffic will be permitted from Spadina Avenue)
- Bathurst Street between Front Street and Lakeshore Boulevard
- Fleet Street from Strachan Avenue to Fort York Boulevard
Vehicles will be allowed to cross at major intersections when deemed safe by police officers on duty. Expect the longest delays between 7:30am-10:00am. If possible, it is best to avoid crossing Yonge Street, during these hours.
For downtown east-west traffic: travelling EASTBOUND please use the Gardiner Expressway to York Street and travelling WESTBOUND, use Jameson Avenue to avoid delays at Lakeshore. Also avoid using the Bathurst, Spadina, York, Rees or Yonge exits if travelling north of Front Street.
Your understanding is much appreciated and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience the run may cause.
SOURCE Sporting Life
Image with caption: "Sporting Life 10k Road Closures (CNW Group/Sporting Life)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160507_C4332_PHOTO_EN_684960.jpg
For further information: Visit www.sportinglife10k.ca for specific area access maps and up to date race information. If you have any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org