Race Overview

Starting line

Over the past five years, the RBC Race for the Kids has rallied over 37,000 participants and raised $9.6 million in support of the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook.

But there’s much more to do so we can help even more families. Whether you choose a leisurely 5K, a more challenging 7K or the full-on 15K, you’ll know every step you take will be helping youth with mental illness find the support they need. It’s fun too, with lots of activities awaiting you at the finish line.

Register as an individual or as part of a team with family and friends.  There’s no registration fee but register early. Every year this event sells out.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 (come rain or shine).
Start time: 6:00 a.m.
Finish: approximately 12:00 p.m.


All routes start and finish at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto. See map.

5K, 7K or 15K

Choose the distance that matches your fitness level — and aspirations.

  • 5K Take this race at your own pace. You’re even free to walk it.
  • 7K Designed to give 5k runners the next challenge.
  • 15K Push yourself by trading in your 10K goal for a full-on 15K!

Running Gear: What you’ll receive

As a participant, you’ll receive the following:

  • Chipped race bib
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Karbon performance t-shirt

Post-Race Activities & Events

Celebrate crossing the finishing line with other runners. Enjoy snacks and live entertainment at Mel Lastman Square, kids’ activities, photo opportunities with RBC Olympians and much more!

Your Fundraising Goals

You can help raise funds as an individual, or as a team alongside your family and friends.

Once you register, you’ll have access to your Personal Fundraising Hub — a place where you can customize your personal or team page, send emails to ask friends and family for donations and track your progress.

Every runner is asked to meet the minimum fundraising goal:

  • Child (Under 10): $20 fundraising minimum
  • Youth (11-17): $40 fundraising minimum
  • Adult (18+): $100 fundraising minimum

Why You Should Run

The odds are, you know a young person with an anxiety disorder, a mood disorder, bipolar disorder, depression or an addiction.

As many as 1.2 million young people in Canada are struggling with a mental health issue, but only one in five will get the specialized treatment they need. Any delay in care can have serious implications. Many of these young people and their families simply don’t know where to turn to find the right services and care.

The Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook was specifically created to help them find the mental health care they need as quickly as possible.

When you participate in the RBC Race for the Kids, you support the team of dedicated, knowledgeable navigators that help youth and their families get back on track with their lives.

Your Fundraising Will Be Rewarded in More Ways Than One

There are so many great reasons to join this year’s race. The satisfaction of helping youth find the right mental health care. The elation that awaits you as you cross the finish line. 

Plus, there are plenty of awesome fundraising incentives to keep you energized and motivated before and after the race.  Remember, the more money you raise, the greater your rewards. Take a look.

Top Finisher Prizes

A gift certificate for a pair of New Balance running shoes will be awarded and announced for the top finisher in each age category (based on chip time) for the 5K, 7K, and 15K. But remember — you have to meet the $100 fundraising minimum to be eligible to win!

The following age category prizes will be awarded:


First place male and female will be awarded a prize in the following age categories:
Under 10, 11-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


First place male and female will be awarded a prize in the following age categories:
10-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


First place male and female will be awarded a prize in the following age categories:
10-17, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+