Mark your calendars…

The 7th annual Ted’s Run for Literacy (or as the hip say, TRL) is Sunday, September 24, same Bat Place, same Bat Time. Remember, we’re the sleep-in race. We start at 10:00 AM while those other races start at the ungodly hour of 7:00AM!

Enjoy the extra zzz’s, brought to you by the good folks at TRL.




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Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Registration on Race Day is available for the 2 km event only.

No Race Day registration for 5 or 1o km event.

We have a limited number of chipped bibs. Once they are gone, we are sold out.

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Race Day: September 25, 2016

The countdown is on! We sold out in 2015 so we strongly encourage you to register soon.

For more information on how to register click the “Register” tab above.

For information on Race Day click the “Race Day” tab above.

New this year… registration is now available at Stride Ahead.

For all inquiries contact

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“Jo” button campaign


Donations to the “Jo” button campaign have now exceeded $5000.  Proceeds will be presented to Jo’s family on September 25 at Ted’s Run for Literacy.  At Jo’s request proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Brain Tumour Registry (Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.  Donations will be doubled by Brain Canada.

Buttons are available at City Park Runners, Stride Ahead, and at Kenaston Running Room for a $5.00 (minimum) donation. Contact TRL at for more information.


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The Tallest Poppy Run Club – Starting July



The Tallest Poppy Run Club


The Tallest Poppy Run Club is inclusive of all runners of all abilities.  Our target neighbourhoods are Wolseley and West Broadway, but other folks are welcome.  The Tallest Poppy Run Club will be led by Ted’s Run for Literacy board members all of whom are very experienced runners.


A ten-week running program building strength and endurance for participants to comfortably run a 5 km or 10 km distance with confidence and success.  We will run different routes through the neighbourhood always starting and finishing at The Tallest Poppy. We will slowly increase our distance every week. Each session will start with a talk about a different aspect of running including nutrition, injury prevention, benefit to mental health and more.


Thursday evenings in July, August, and September at 6:00 to 7:00.


The Tallest Poppy, 103 Sherbrook in the heart of The Beautiful West End.


We believe running not only promotes physical and mental health, it also builds friendships, confidence, and adds to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood. The Tallest Poppy is at the crossroads of Wolseley and West Broadway, and is a welcoming meeting place for the adjoining neighbourhoods. In other words, a perfect location to bridge the gap and build community.

For more information contact:

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Pop Up Season Is Starting

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2015 TRL Post-Race Survey

We had a blast at this year’s event, and we hope you did too! Please let us know your thoughts in our quick and easy post-race survey! To complete it shouldn’t take more than 2-4 minutes of your time. To those that have already responded via direct email invitation, thank-you so much!

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