The Amazing Pace hits Toronto streets Saturday

    TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Toronto's third annual Amazing Pace event takes
to the streets in and around the High Park area October 25, 2008. The event
brings together hundreds of participants who try to outwit other teams by
solving clues and overcoming checkpoint challenges. All proceeds of the event
benefit people with asthma through The Lung Association's Asthma Action
    The Amazing Pace tests participants both mentally and physically in a
race against the clock. Last year, eager participants gobbled down bug
cookies, climbed a rock wall, solved puzzles and overcame obstacle courses in
order to earn clues to the next checkpoint. Maps and TTC passes are given to
teams to help them race. Who knows what the challenges will be part of The
Amazing Pace this year?
    Similar to the popular television show, this event fires up excitement,
competition and fun - all in support of a great cause. Teams may access the
Internet, cell phones and the general public as information sources and all
team members must complete the Pace together from start to finish.
    "The Amazing Pace is great for co-workers, friends or families - anyone
who enjoys the outdoors and the spirit of competition," says Mark Foris,
regional director of the Great West Life - Resource Centre, provincial
platinum sponsor of the event. "Great West Life staff has been looking forward
to this event since we attended last year. And, as a challenge to other
companies who want to participate: our teams are in it to win this year!"
    Teams of four can still register by visiting or by
calling The Lung Association's Amazing Pace line at 416-864-9911 ext 257.
Registration is $25 and participants must raise a minimum of $100 in pledges.
Teams are encouraged to register online and create their pledge page together

    Date:                 October 25, 2008

    Time:                 8 a.m. registration opens;
                          9:30 a.m. Pace begins
                          1:30 p.m. Winning teams announced

    Starting Location:    Howard Jr. Public School
                          30 Marmaduke St. (Dundas and Roncesvalles)

    Attending:            Hundreds of team participants
                          Debbie Drewett, The Lung Association

    About The Lung Association:

    The Lung Association is one of Canada's oldest voluntary, not-for-profit
health-promotion organizations. The Lung Association is concerned with the
prevention and control of asthma, chronic lung disease caused by smoking and
with air quality and its effect on lung health. The Ontario Lung Association
was incorporated in 1945, and has community offices across the province. Visit
the Ontario Lung Association online at, or call 1-888-344-LUNG
for more information.

                When you can't breathe, nothing else matters.

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Karen Petcoff, The Lung
Association, (416) 864-9911 ext. 238, cellular: (416) 275-6844

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