Free The Children

Free The Children

Go the distance and make a difference!

Join FTC at Toronto's waterfront on October 20 and run for a cause.

Free The Children is proud to announce our involvement in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! We're coming together with our staff, partners, supporters and family to go the distance and make a difference.

Free The Children is the world's largest network of children helping children through education. Our goal locally is to free children from the idea that they are powerless to change the world, and internationally to free children from poverty and exploitation. Help us break the cycle of poverty by running with us! Join the Free The Children team by signing up for the race of your choice. Being part of the fun is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Sign up

Register online at and select the Free The Children team. There are three distance options, so there's an opportunity for everyone to get involved!

Marathon (42 km)
Ages: 18+

Half-marathon (21 km)
Ages: 16+

Ages: everyone welcome!

2. Fundraise

Prepare for your race by collecting pledges and raising funds and awareness for our Adopt a Village development model overseas. The first 8 people to register for the full- or half-marathon, and the first 4 people to register for the 5 km, will register at no cost. Sign up as soon as possible to register for free!

Our exciting goal is to raise $20,000 for Education in Kenya. This will support the construction of Free The Children's second All Girls Secondary School, Oleleshwa. Oleleshwa is the tree that grows with leaves despite a drought, the leaves that cushion someone as they sleep. Oleleshwa trees are symbols of perseverance and provider, like education. Help us support young women in Kenya complete their education and break the cycle of poverty!

Together we can empower young people in a lasting, meaningful way.

Get family, friends and co-workers involved by sponsoring you, or even joining you in the race.

3. Run!

The marathon takes place on October 20, 2013, along Toronto's waterfront. The full and half marathon start at 9am on University Avenue north of Queen Street. The 5km run begins at noon at Exhibition Place.

Free The Children supporters will be at the event to cheer on all our runners! For more information, contact Shellbie Wilson; or 416-925-5894 ext.152.


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