Media Advisory - Hockey Celebrity Doug Gilmour and 74-year-old runner Richard Graves go head-to-head at the Toronto Challenge run

    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - On Sunday, June 10, Mayor David Miller will start
the race that will determine the winner between hockey icon Doug Gilmour and
Richard Graves, a 74-year-old avid runner.
    All eyes will be on the finish line at the 16th annual Toronto Challenge,
presented by, waiting to see who will cross first - Gilmour
or Graves. A friendly rivalry began two years ago when Graves beat out Gilmour
in the 5K run. Last year, Gilmour evened the score, setting
up this year's tiebreaker.
    The Toronto Challenge offers people of all ages a fun way to celebrate
diversity, celebrate seniors and support their community. An aerobics warm-up
will get participants ready for the 1k or 5k walks and the
5k run. Councillor Raymond Cho (Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River), member of
the Homes for the Aged Advisory Committee, will join more than 2,000
participants expected to come out and help raise more than $400,000 for
Toronto Homes for the Aged and over 50 community agencies.

    Date:        Sunday, June 10
    Key times:   Aerobics warm-up: 9 a.m.
                 Race start: 9:30 a.m.
                 Award presentations: 10:30 a.m. (approximately)
    Location:    Metro Hall, 55 John St. and surrounding areas
                 (corner of King and John streets)

    The Toronto Challenge is co-hosted by Toronto Homes for the Aged and For more information, call the Challenge Hotline at
416-392-8911, or visit

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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For further information: Media contact: Cheryl San Juan, Promotion and
Communication Officer, Social Development, Finance and Administration, (416)
392-5349, (416) 528-1800 (cell)

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