Chief Mark Saunders has thrown his full support behind this year’s Brave T.O Challenge on September 24 at Morningside Park in Scarborough to benefit lifesaving work.
Inspired by the city’s courageous first-responders, the obstacle course will provide participants with an opportunity to tackle the real-life physical challenges faced by Toronto’s police, paramedics and firefighters during training and on the street.
These include Tire-Carry, Wall-Clear, Tunnel Crawl, Confidence Maze and Hose Carry.
“This is an amazing event that will challenge you like no other,” said Saunders. “I am daring you, whether you are part of a team of first-responders or part of a group of friends and colleagues looking for adventure, to accept the Brave T.O Challenge. This course is being designed by police, fire and paramedic professionals to put your emergency response fitness to the test.”
The Challenge is open to participants of all ages who are encouraged to register as individuals or part of a team.
“You are welcome whether you enter the race to win or just have fun and test yourself,” Saunders pointed out.
Proceeds from the Challenge will go to The Scarborough Hospital Foundation to support innovative patient care and purchase support items.
“There is a good chance that you or someone you know has been cared for at The Scarborough Hospital,” added Saunders.
Groups of more than four and eight will receive discounts and youth from 9-17 will be allowed to race free of cost if they fundraise $100. Adults who raise over $175 will not have to pay an entrance fee.
Visit braveto.ca for more information.