In-Person Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Protocol And Policy Questions
Is proof of vaccination required in order to participate?

As safety is our number one priority, all eligible participants, staff and volunteers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 at Run Kit Pick-up in order to participate in the in-person event.

What if I cannot provide proof of full vaccination by Race Day

If you cannot provide proof of full vaccination by run day (Sunday, May 8, 2022), you will not be able to participate in the in-person run. We encourage you to join us for the Virtual Run.

What if I cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason?

Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted to participate with a doctor’s note and documentation of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of event day. Please submit your medical exemption request to sportinglife10k@sportinglife.ca

Do I need to wear a mask at the Sporting Life 10K?

Yes, you will be required to wear a mask at Run Kit Pick-Up, at the Pre-Race and Start Area and at the Finish Line and Post-Run Area. You will NOT be required to wear a mask while you are running or walking in the event.

Registration, Swag and Fundraising Questions
What is included in the Entry Fee?

Souvenir running shirt
Finisher medal
Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card* value based on your registration date
Personalized run bib (if you register before Wednesday, April 13)
Opportunity to run down Yonge St. in one of Canada’s largest events
Great post-event celebration
Helping kids and families affected by childhood cancer

Can I get my shirt after the Sporting Life 10K?

No you can not pick up your shirt after event day. We also do not mail out shirts before or after the event for Sporting Life 10K Toronto participants.

Is my t-shirt size guaranteed?

No, unfortunately due to the number of participants we cannot guarantee t-shirt sizes will be exactly as ordered.

Are there finisher medals?

Yes, everyone who crosses the finish line receives a finisher medal.

Can I exchange my shirt size at kit pick up or on event day?

No, you cannot exchange your shirt at kit pick up or on event day. If you wish to change your shirt size, you may do so BEFORE Wednesday, April 13, 2022 in the Participant Dashboard

Where do I find my Registration Confirmation and/or Promotional Gift Card?

To search for your confirmation, please click here. If you do not see your registration confirmation email in your inbox, please check your spam/junk folder. Your email registration confirmation and your promotional gift card were emailed to you in two separate emails.

If you are looking specifically for your promotional gift card, you can log into the Participant Dashboard to retrieve your gift card.

How do I create a team?

Gather your friends, family and colleagues together for fun, friendship and fundraising for CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium)! Getting Started Is Easy!

  • Choose your team name.
  • Nominate a Team Captain.
  • The Team Captain registers for the Sporting Life 10K and creates the team during registration.
  • The Team Captain informs team members that the team has been created.
  • The Team members register for the Sporting Life 10K individually and join the team by selecting the team name from the drop down menu on the registration form.
  • Team members can be registered for the in-person and virtual Sporting Life 10K events.
Why should I fundraise for the Sporting Life 10K?

As a registered charity, CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium) receives no annual funding from government or hospital partners, relying instead on the generosity of volunteers, partners, donors, and fundraisers to fund life-changing programs for kids affected by childhood cancer and their families. This important work can only continue because of the support of fundraisers like #SL10K participants.

When does my Promotional Gift Card expire?

Promotional Gift Card

Your Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card expires based on your registration date.

Please refer to the chart below for specific registration and promotional gift card expiry dates:

Registration DateRegistration Cost and Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card ValueSporting Life Promotional Gift Card Expiry Date
Until January 10, 2022$70+ HST* includes a $35.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a souvenir run shirt, run bib, and a finisher medal. Expires January 31, 2022
Jan. 11 - March, 10, 2022$70+ HST* includes a $30.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a souvenir run shirt, run bib, and a finisher medal. Expires March 31, 2022
March 11 - April 10, 2022$70+ HST* includes a $25.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a souvenir run shirt, run bib, and a finisher medal. Expires April 30, 2022
April 11 - April 24, 2022$70+ HST* includes a $20.00 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a souvenir run shirt, run bib, and a finisher medal.Expires May 31, 2022
Can children participate?

All children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult due to the size of the Sporting Life 10K. Children must be a minimum of 8 years old to participate as a registered participant.

Children under 8 years of age can be a part of the event if they are in a stroller or in a baby jogger. Children in strollers are free, however, as they are not registered participants, they will not receive a: run shirt, bib or finisher medal.

Are walkers allowed?

Yes, walkers are encouraged to participate. All walkers should enter 2:00 hours as your finishing time.

When does registration close?

Registration for the in-person Sporting Life 10K closes on Sunday, May 24, 2022 or when the cap of 15,000 is reached.

Is registration capped?

Yes, the in-person Sporting Life 10K is capped at 15,000 participants in total.

Is there a time limit?

Yes, there is a time limit. All participants have 2 hours to complete the course – approx. a 12:00 min/km pace.

Are wheelchairs allowed?

Yes, athletes requiring the use of a wheelchair are welcome to participate.

Can I run the Sporting Life 10K with a baby jogger/running stroller?

Yes, you can run with a baby jogger/running stroller. Please include your true estimated finishing time when you register

What is the charitable cause?

For 38 years, CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium) has offered healing through happiness for thousands of kids and families affected by childhood cancer. It’s where kids can be kids, and families can be families—engaging in community, in-hospital, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to them. With no government or hospital funding, the Sporting Life 10K makes life-changing experiences possible for 1,700 kids and their families throughout the year, all across Ontario.

Are there camp programs happening now?

Year-round in-hospital and virtual camp programs continue, and overnight camp and has returned with weekend retreats for families, and community programs resuming across Ontario. Kids with cancer and their families need the magic of camp now more than ever after living in deep isolation throughout the pandemic. Every step of the way, our team continues innovating to keep families together and maintain beloved camp traditions!

Did you change charity partners this year?

No, Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium merged in 2020. A journey began soon after to discover a new name that would signal our new future, together. Our new name places kids and families affected by childhood cancer at the heart of what we do, and recognizes the caring community surrounding them. Starting January 2022, we will be called CAMPFIRE CIRCLE. We aren’t changing what we do—we’re just changing our name!

I made a donation to last year’s Sporting Life 10K. When will I get my charitable tax receipt?

If you requested a tax receipt at time of donation you would have received the receipt via email. If you didn’t request a tax receipt or can’t locate your tax receipt, please contact SL10K@campfirecircle.org for support.

Can in-person Sporting Life 10K and virtual participants participate on the same team?

Yes! Teams can have both in-person and virtual team members.

Are there fundraising prizes?

Yes, there are perks for raising funds for CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium). You can have your registration fee reimbursed and “Run for Free” if you raise $300 by May 31, 2022 and are eligible to have your registration fee reimbursed.*

  • In order to qualify, the $300 total cannot include any personal donations made by you to your own personal fundraising page.
  • The registration reimbursement does not include HST or processing fees.
  • All reimbursements will be issued by September 30, 2022.

Additional perks will be announced to all participants in the months leading up to the Sporting Life 10K.

I just entered the Sporting Life 10K and added a donation to CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium). Where’s my charitable tax receipt?

Your tax receipt will be sent via email. It will be sent separate from your event confirmation. If you do not receive your tax receipt via email please contact SL10K@campfirecircle.org for support.

What time does the Sporting Life 10K start?

The Sporting Life 10K starts in waves between 7:30am-9:00am.

Is the Sporting Life 10K 'chip' timed?

Yes, we use the MyLap bibtag timing system provided by Sportstats

What are the wave start times?

They will be based on estimated finishing times and emailed to you 3 weeks prior to Run Day.

What are the elite athlete qualifying standards for the Sporting Life 10K?

To receive an elite athlete entry, our qualifying standards are:

MEN

Open — sub 33:00 minutes

Masters (40 years+) — sub 37:00 minutes

WOMEN

Open — sub 37:00 minutes

Masters (40 years+) — sub 40:00 minutes

Please email a copy of this applicable result, achieved within the past 12 months to: sportinglife10k@sportinglife.ca and we will respond accordingly.

Run Day Details
Are there finisher medals?

Yes, everyone who crosses the finish line receives a finisher medal.

Are walkers allowed?

Yes, walkers are encouraged to participate. All walkers should enter 2:00 hours as your finishing time.

Is there a time limit?

Yes, there is a time limit. All participants have 2 hours to complete the course – approx. a 12:00 min/km pace.

Are wheelchairs allowed?

Yes, athletes requiring the use of a wheelchair are welcome to participate.

Can I run the Sporting Life 10K with a baby jogger/running stroller?

Yes, you can run with a baby jogger/running stroller. Please include your true estimated finishing time when you register

What time does the Sporting Life 10K start?

The Sporting Life 10K starts in waves between 7:30am-9:00am.

What is the route like?

The route is primarily downhill with the final 2km (approx.) being flat.

Are there shuttle buses for the 2022 event?

No, out of an abundance of caution, we will not be providing shuttle buses this year. Please see the Getting to the Start Line and Parking section of the Run Information Page.

What is the course?

The Sporting Life 10K start line is located at 1950 Yonge St at Davisville Ave. This is 1.9K south of the Sporting Life store.

The Sporting Life 10K proceeds south down the iconic Yonge St to Richmond St. The route continues west on Richmond St, to York St, west on Bremner to Rees St and then along to Lakeshore Blvd and then to the finish line.

After crossing the finish line, the fun continues at Coronation Park for the Post-Event Party. It’s a time to celebrate what you have accomplished and the impact you have on the lives of kids and families affected by childhood cancer. Together we will raise $2 million for CAMPFIRE CIRCLE so that kids affected by childhood cancer can just be kids.

What roads are closed, and for how long, on event day?

Due to the size of the event there will be several road closures on Sunday, May 8. Please allow additional travel time to reach your destination especially if you need to get across Yonge St. between Eglinton Ave. and Richmond St. and/or travel on Lakeshore Blvd.

Road closure information is coming April 2022

Can anyone cross the finish line?

No, only registered participants wearing a run bib will be allowed to cross the finish line.

Do you need volunteers? How can I sign up to volunteer?

Yes, we always need volunteers to help us make the event a success. Volunteer opportunities will be posted February 2022.

Is the Sporting Life 10K 'chip' timed?

Yes, we use the MyLap bibtag timing system provided by Sportstats

What are the wave start times?

They will be based on estimated finishing times and emailed to you 3 weeks prior to Run Day.

Can I wear my headphones / iPod during the Sporting Life 10K?

Ideally not. You should enjoy the event atmosphere and environment. If you do wear them, please ensure that the volume is low enough to hear any instructions given to you by our course marshals and that you are aware of others around you.

What are the elite athlete qualifying standards for the Sporting Life 10K?

To receive an elite athlete entry, our qualifying standards are:

MEN

Open — sub 33:00 minutes

Masters (40 years+) — sub 37:00 minutes

WOMEN

Open — sub 37:00 minutes

Masters (40 years+) — sub 40:00 minutes

Please email a copy of this applicable result, achieved within the past 12 months to: sportinglife10k@sportinglife.ca and we will respond accordingly.

What is the Sporting Life 10K distance and is it certified?

The distance of the event is 10K, and will certified by Athletics Canada.

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