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Monday, May 18, 2015.

Register Now Inspirational Steps Event Details Sponsors Past Years

Results
Official Results
Official race results are now available online. Photographs of participants will be emailed over the next few weeks. Thank you for participating and we hope to see you next year!

What is Inspirational Steps?
Inspirational Steps is a run/walk that hopes to challenge individuals to better themselves and bring together the community to celebrate all the things that inspire us.
 
Objectives of the event are:

  • Challenge individuals to run/walk “further or faster that they have ever gone before”
  • Promote exercise & healthy living and build character/discipline in participants
  • Have fun and provide competition for those that want to compete
  • Promote volunteering, develop organizational and leadership skills within the community
  • Unite the community in strength and spirit
  • Celebrate, honour and remember those who have and continue to inspire us to take steps in all aspects of our lives
  • Collect pledges/donations for the children the GGSCF supports (download a pledge sheet) or any other charity of your choice

Fauja Singh when asked why he runs and what he does to train:
“I take one step and then the next, it is that simple and when I get tired I say the Lord’s name and take another step, it is what keeps me alive…”

World’s Oldest Marathoner Fauja Singh started this event in 2013 at the age of 102.

Event Details
Sunday May 17th, 2015
***Finish at Dixie Gurdwara***
    Basic Information

  • The event will take place on Sunday May 17th, 2015 during the Victoria Day long weekend in Toronto.
  • It will be a walk/run challenge for any participants who can choose distances of 5km, 12km, a Half-Marathon (21.1km), a Marathon (42.2km), or any other distance between these limits. Finish times will only be recorded for the four specific distances.
  • The event will be along sidewalks and boulevards (off the vehicle traveled portion of the roadways) following pedestrian rules. This will mean you have to stop at intersections and cross with the traffic lights when it is safe to do so.
  • Participants must be at the start locations at the times specific to their race.
    Participants

  • Participants of all ages are welcome to run. Those under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Only participants who are at least 18 years of age may participate in distances over 21.1km (Half-Marathon).
  • Each participant will be given a race kit, which includes a t-shirt and a bib. Wearing the t-shirt is not required but it makes it easier for volunteers to identify you along the route. Bibs must be worn on the front for identification.
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the race start. Upon completing the race, transportation from Dixie Gurdwara to the start locations will be arranged by the GGSCF.
  • Awards will be given to the fastest runners in each of the four categories as well as all participants. The GGSCF reserves the right to withhold awards from participants on the basis of misbehaviour or unsuitable actions.
    Along the Route

  • Volunteers will be along the route to direct runners and request assistance in case of any emergency. Volunteers will be wearing yellow GGSCF shirts.
  • Water stations will be set up along the route. To do our part in helping the environment, we strongly discourage you from bringing disposable plastic water bottles.
  • Additional food and drinks will also be available at the Gurdwaras along the route.
  • Please encourage those of your friends and family who are unable to participate to come out and cheer you on!
The Route

MARATHON
Start: Scarborough Gurdwara Time: 7:00AM
HALF-MARATHON
Start: Ramgarhia Gurdwara Time: 9:00AM
12K
Start: Rexdale Gurdwara Time: 10:00AM
5K
Start: Malton Gurdwara Time: 10:30AM
FINISH (All Races)
Dixie Gurdwara Time: 11:00AM – 2:00PM

  • Participants are requested to be at the starting locations 10 minutes prior to the times listed above.
  • All participants will be given a race time when they finish at Dixie Gurdwara.
  • Awards will be presented at the finish at Dixie Gurdwara.

 
Race Kit Pick-Up
Your race kit contains your bib, t-shirt and instructions among other things. Race kits will be available for pick-up ONLY on Sunday, May 10th at the following locations and times. Race kits will NOT be distributed on race day or at any other time.

  • 9:00am – 10:30am – Dixie Gurdwara
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Scarborough Gurdwara

Sponsors
Thank You to this year’s generous sponsors for making this event possible!

Gursikh Sabha Canada
Scarborough Gurdwara
Guru Nanak Mission Centre
Peter Robertson Blvd.
Ontario Khalsa Darbar
Dixie Gurdwara
Ramgarhia Sikh Society
Rivalda Road
Sikh Heritage Centre
Mayfield Gurdwara
Sikh Spiritual Centre
Rexdale Gurdwara
Sri Guru Singh Sabha
Malton Gurdwara

Media
This year’s promotional flyer for the event is shown below. For more media-specific information, please contact our media representative.

Past Years
To see the results and details from previous years, please click below:
2013
2014
Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

To confirm your registration, please search for your first and last name below.

First Name:
Last Name:

Friday, January 30, 2015.

Inspirational Steps Event Details Sponsors

Results
View Results
Congratulations to all the participants! Click below to see the results. Participants will receive personal photos within the next few weeks.

What is Inspirational Steps?
Inspirational Steps is a run/walk that hopes to challenge individuals to better themselves and bring together the community to celebrate all the things that inspire us.
 
Objectives of the event are:

  • Challenge individuals to run/walk “further or faster that they have ever gone before”
  • Promote exercise & healthy living and build character/discipline in participants
  • Have fun and provide competition for those that want to compete
  • Promote volunteering, develop organizational and leadership skills within the community
  • Unite the community in strength and spirit
  • Celebrate, honour and remember those who have and continue to inspire us to take steps in all aspects of our lives
  • Collect pledges/donations for the children the GGSCF supports or any other charity of your choice

Fauja Singh when asked why he runs and what he does to train:
“I take one step and then the next, it is that simple and when I get tired I say the Lord’s name and take another step, it is what keeps me alive…”

World’s Oldest Marathoner Fauja Singh will start the event and give awards to participants.

Event Details
Sunday May 18th, 2014
Start at Dixie Gurdwara
    Basic Information

  • The event will take place on Sunday May 18th, 2014 during the Victoria Day long weekend in Toronto.
  • It will be a walk/run challenge for any participants who can choose distances of 5km, 12km, a Half-Marathon (21.1km), a Marathon (42.2km), or any other distance between these limits. Finish times will only be recorded for the four specific distances.
  • The event will be along sidewalks and boulevards (off the vehicle traveled portion of the roadways) following pedestrian rules. This will mean you have to stop at intersections and cross with the traffic lights when it is safe to do so.
  • Participants must be at the start location by 8:00am.
    Participants

  • Participants of all ages are welcome to run. Those under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Only participants who are at least 18 years of age may participate in distances over 21.1km (Half-Marathon).
  • Each participant will be given a race kit, which includes a t-shirt and a bib. Wearing the t-shirt is not required but it makes it easier for volunteers to identify you along the route.
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the race start at Dixie Gurdwara where there is parking available. Upon completing the race, transportation back to Dixie Gurdwara will be arranged by the GGSCF.
  • Awards will be given to the fastest runners in each of the four categories as well as all participants. The GGSCF reserves the right to withhold awards from participants on the basis of misbehaviour or unsuitable actions.
    Along the Route

  • Volunteers will be along the route to direct runners and request assistance in case of any emergency. Volunteers will be wearing yellow GGSCF shirts.
  • Water stations will be set up along the route. To do our part in helping the environment, we strongly discourage you from bringing disposable plastic water bottles.
  • Additional food and drinks will also be available at the Gurdwaras along the route.
  • Please encourage those of your friends and family who are unable to participate to come out and cheer you on!
    The Route
  • Participants will be timed upon arrival at the locations listed below. Closing ceremonies will take place for each event at the Gurdwaras listed. There will be a brief address to the participants along with presentation of the awards.
Start Dixie Gurdwara 7080 Dixie Road, Mississauga ON
5km Finish Malton Gurdwara 7280 Airport Road, Mississauga ON
12km Finish Rexdale Gurdwara 9 Carrier Drive, Toronto ON
16km* North York Gurdwara 2400 Finch Avenue W #3, North York ON
Half-Marathon Finish Finch Ave. & Keele St.**
Marathon Finish Scarborough Gurdwara 905 Middlefield Road, Scarborough ON
*Note that there is no closing ceremony and finish times will not be recorded at this location.
**The Half-Marathon finishes along Finch Avenue, but finishers will be taken to Ramgarhia Gurdwara (140 Rivalda Road, Toronto ON).
     
    Race Kit Pick-Up
    Your race kit contains your bib, t-shirt and instructions among other things. Race kits will be available for pick-up ONLY on Sunday, May 11th at the following locations and times. Race kits will NOT be distributed on race day or at any other time.

  • 9:00am – 9:30am – Dixie Gurdwara
  • 10:00am – 10:15 – Guru Nanak Mission Gurdwara
  • 10:30am – 10:45am – Mayfield Gurdwara
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm – Malton Gurdwara
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm – Rexdale Gurdwara
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm – Ramgarhia Gurdwara
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Scarborough Gurdwara

Please note that these times have been updated.

Sponsors
Thank You to our generous sponsors for making this event possible:

Gursikh Sabha Canada
Scarborough Gurdwara
Guru Nanak Mission Centre
Peter Robertson Blvd.
Ontario Khalsa Darbar
Dixie Gurdwara
Ramgarhia Sikh Society
Rivalda Road
Sikh Heritage Centre
Mayfield Gurdwara
Sikh Spiritual Centre
Rexdale Gurdwara
Sri Guru Singh Sabha
Malton Gurdwara

Media
The promotional flyer for the event is shown below. For more media-specific information, please contact our media representative.
Monday, May 5, 2014.
Registered Participants & Volunteers
To confirm your registration, please search for your name below.
All registrants have now been added to the list.

Name:
Surname:
Monday, May 20, 2013.
Logo Results
Post-Event Feedback
What is Inspirational Steps?
Register Now
Event Details
Sponsors
Media
Participant & Volunteer Info

 

Results

The finish times for all participants are now available here. Photographs will also be uploaded soon.
 

Post Event

It would be much appreciated if you took two minutes to complete our post-event feedback form online. Thank You!
 

What is Inspirational Steps?

Inspirational Steps is a run/walk that hopes to challenge individuals to better themselves and bring together the community to celebrate all the things that inspire us.
 
Objectives of the event are:

  • Challenge individuals to run/walk “further or faster that they have ever gone before”
  • Promote exercise & healthy living and build character/discipline in participants
  • Have fun and provide competition for those that want to compete
  • Promote volunteering, develop organizational and leadership skills within the community
  • Unite the community in strength and spirit
  • Celebrate, honour and remember those who have and continue to inspire us to take steps in all aspects of our lives

Fauja Singh when asked why he runs and what he does to train:
“I take one step and then the next, it is that simple and when I get tired I say the Lords name and take another step, it is what keeps me alive…”

World’s Oldest Marathoner Fauja Singh will start the event and give awards to participants.
 
 

Registration

Registration Deadline has Passed
Registration Deadline was on Monday May 6th, 2013
Thank you to those who registered on time.
We encourage all others to still come out and support the participants along the route.

 

Event Details

Sunday May 19th, 2013
Start at Dixie Gurdwara
    Basic Information

  • The event will take place on Sunday May 19th, 2013 during the Victoria Day long weekend in Toronto.
  • It will be a walk/run challenge for any participants who can choose distances of 5km, 12km, a Half-Marathon (21.1km), a Marathon (42.2km), or any other distance between these limits. Finish times will only be recorded for the four specific distances.
  • The event will be along sidewalks and boulevards (off the vehicle traveled portion of the roadways) following pedestrian rules. This will mean you have to stop at intersections and cross with the traffic lights when it is safe to do so.
  • Participants must be at the start location by 8:00am.
    Participants

  • Participants of all ages are welcome to run. Those under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Only participants who are at least 18 years of age may participate in distances over 21.1km (Half-Marathon).
  • Each participant will be given a race kit, which includes a t-shirt and a bib. Wearing the t-shirt is not required but it makes it easier for volunteers to identify you along the route.
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the race start at Dixie Gurdwara where there is parking available. Upon completing the race, transportation back to Dixie Gurdwara will be arranged by the GGSCF.
  • Awards will be given to the fastest runners in each of the four categories as well as all participants. The GGSCF reserves the right to withhold awards from participants on the basis of misbehaviour or unsuitable actions.
    Along the Route

  • Volunteers will be along the route to direct runners and request assistance in case of any emergency. Volunteers will be wearing yellow GGSCF shirts.
  • Water stations will be set up along the route. To do our part in helping the environment, we strongly discourage you from bringing disposable plastic water bottles.
  • Additional food and drinks will also be available at the Gurdwaras along the route.
  • Please encourage those of your friends and family who are unable to participate to come out and cheer you on!
    The Route

  • Participants will be timed upon arrival at the locations listed below. Closing ceremonies will take place for each event at the Gurdwaras listed. There will be a brief address to the participants along with presentation of the awards.
Start Dixie Gurdwara 7080 Dixie Road, Mississauga ON
5km Finish Malton Gurdwara 7280 Airport Road, Mississauga ON
12km Finish Rexdale Gurdwara 9 Carrier Drive, Toronto ON
16km* North York Gurdwara 2400 Finch Avenue W #3, North York ON
Half-Marathon Finish Finch Ave. & Keele St.**
Marathon Finish Scarborough Gurdwara 905 Middlefield Road, Scarborough ON
*Note that there is no closing ceremony and finish times will not be recorded at this location.
**The Half-Marathon finishes along Finch Avenue, but finishers will be taken to Ramgharia Gurdwara (140 Rivalda Road, Toronto ON).

 
 

Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this event possible:

 
 

Media

The promotional poster for the event is shown below. For more media-specific information, please contact one of our media representatives and see our press release:

Punjabi Media: Sunny Singh
English Media: Le Luong
Press Release

Poster

Globe & Mail Newspaper Article
 
 

Participant & Volunteer Information

Please read the instructions to both participants and volunteers:
Detailed Instructions

Please verify that your name is on our list of registered participants and volunteers:
List of Participants & Volunteersupdated 21:35 on 14 May

Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Please take a few minutes to provide feedback on the Inspirational Steps Event.


Name
Email Address
Phone Number
Distance Covered km (“V” for volunteers, “S” for spectators)

 

Race Participation History First Time Participating in a Race
Have Participated in Races Before
If you have participated in races before, what was the longest distance you have done before this event? km
Will you take part again next year? Yes, as a participant
Yes, as a volunteer
No

 

On a scale of 1 to 5, how much did you enjoy this event?
1 (Not at all) 2 3 4 5 (Very Much)

 
General Comments/Suggestions to Improve the Event



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Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Please Note that the Registration Deadline has Passed. We are no longer accepting registration.
To register online, please fill in the following form. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

Surname*:
First Name*:
Address*:
City*:
Postal Code*:
Age (on race day)*:
Telephone Number*:
Email Address*:
Gender*: Female
Male
T-Shirt Size*: Youth
Small
Medium
Large
X-Large

Please check which applies*: Participant - by submitting this form, I acknowledge that I will give $15 registration fee to the GGSCF even if I fail to participate in the actual event
Volunteer - minimum 16 years of age required
Select the distance you will be running/walking*: 5km
12km
Half-Marathon (21.1km)
Marathon (42.2km)*
I’m a volunteer
*Please note that you must be at least 18 years of age to run distances over 21.1km.

Who inspires you to take part in this event or impacts your life?
Have you taken part in any races before? If so, please list.
Medical History enter “none” if this doesn’t apply*:

You may choose to provide organizers with additional medical information in case of an emergency:

Doctor’s Name:
OHIP Number:
Doctor’s Telephone Number:

Emergency Contact*:
Emergency Number*:
How did you hear about this event?*:

RELEASE, WAIVER, AND INDEMNITY In consideration of the acceptance of my application and the permission to participate as an entrant or competitor in the INSPIRATIONAL STEPS MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 12K AND 5K RUN/WALK Sunday, May 19, 2013. I for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVER AND FOREVER DISCHARGE the Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation (GGSCF), it members and all other associations, sanctioning bodies and sponsoring companies, and elected and appointed officials, successors and assigns, OF AND FROM ALL claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, actions and causes of action, whether in law or equity, in respect of death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property HOWSOEVER CAUSED, arising or to arise by reason of my participation in the said event, whether as a spectator, participant, competitor, volunteer or otherwise, whether prior to, during or subsequent to the event AND NOTWITHSTANDING that same may have contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the aforesaid. I hereby allow the use of any photographs taken of me in the walk/run, by the organizers, for future event promotional purposes. I FURTHER HEREBY UNDERTAKE TO HOLD AND SAFE HARMLESS AND AGREE TO INDEMIFY all of the aforesaid from and against any and all liability incurred by any or all of them arising as a result of, or in any way connected with my participation in the said event. BY SUBMITTING THIS ENTRY, I ACKNOWLEDGE HAVING READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO THE ABOVE WAIVER, RELEASE and INDEMNITY. I WARRANT that I am physically fit to participate in this event.
I am at least 18 years of age and I agree with the above conditions.
I am the Parent/Guardian of the above named participant who is under 18 years of age and I agree with the above conditions.
Name of Parent/Guardian who is giving consent (if applicable):