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Sharp Kicks Off the 2021 Constantine Yorkville Run in Support of Local Charities

Sharp has once again partnered with the 2021 Constantine Yorkville Run to raise more than $515,000 for 34 small, local charities like Black Women in Motion, LGBT Youthline, and East York Meals on Wheels. The race, which allowed runners to participate between September 12 and 26, has fundraised more per participant than any other road race in all of Canada — $3.7M in 11 years.

The 5K run saw nearly 1000 runners and more than 20 elite athletes participated in the event including Alex Bono of Toronto FC and Kwame Awuah of Forge FC.

“Organizing a road race during a pandemic definitely has its challenges, but I’ve approached these obstacles as opportunities to problem solve and grow,” says Kelly Foss, the race director and a runner herself. “I am especially thankful for the fact that, in spite of the pandemic, our runners and local businesses continue to step up in support of our small, local causes.”