Waterfront Marathon

Silent Voice has been selected as one of the official charities of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. What does it mean to you?

You can join our winning team in three different ways. Read on…

As an International marathon and a community-spirited event, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon brings communities together in a day of sweat, determination, and fun to support local charities.

“Silent Voice Runners”, as we proudly call our team, participated in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon for four years in a row, raising $10,000 in 2013, $18,000 in 2014, and a record-breaking 24,000 in 2015, and a $12,000 last year to support the Deaf community, all the while showcasing their community spirit through a common event in the city. Our team is determined to maintaining this momentum and building upon our successes in this year’s run in 2017.

That’s where you come in!

You can…

Here’s our ASL video on Scotiabank Marathon

Our Deaf clients will be participating in the Marathon. If you know of any Deaf child, youth, adults or their family members, please share this video with them.

Interested to join our team: Please reach out to Jo-Anne Bryan, Manager of Deaf Adults Services Program via Skype at managerdasp or at her email address: j.bryan@silentvoice.ca or by TTY service (416) 463-3933

1. JOIN Silent Voice Team as a Runner or a Walker

Yes, you can walk and even stroll with your family. If you enjoy running, nothing stops from beating your personal best in the 5k or Half Marathon or Full Marathon. Every step you take – casually or competitively – will help raise awareness of Silent Voice’ cause

There are special prizes for the best costume. So don that funny costume, or wear Silent Voice T-shirt with pride, or dress up like a professional runner with all those gears — no matter how you participate, we’d love to have you on our team.

Ready to join the winning team? You can either download the manual registration form HERE (Charity Challenge Registration Form 2017) or register online HERE (Marathon Registration)

Questions? Get in touch with Irshad Osman at i.osman@silentvoice.ca or call him at 416-463-1104 x 201

2. SPONSOR an individual runner or the team

The $64,000 dollars our runners raised in the past 4 years came from you. It was your generosity at work for a great cause. In the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, we have many runners and walkers, including Deaf children, youth and adult runners fundraising for Silent Voice! Sponsor them to show that you root for them and want them to beat their previous fundraising records

Click HERE for our team fundraising page.

When you make sponsor a runner with your generous donation, you dollars go beyond the marathon. It has a life of its own. It touches the lives of Deaf adults who come through our doors. It touches the lives of Deaf youth who participate in our events. It touches the lives of Deaf children who enjoy our programs.

…And it goes on to empower individuals and families who you may have never met; but they are grateful for the solidarity you show to our cause to continue. We as an organization rely on the funds raised through the Marathon to keep our services running.

3. VOLUNTEER at our Water Station to cheer the world-class athletes

On the morning of October 22, we need volunteers to come out to our Water Station located at Lakeshore and Coxwell to help us cheer on the world-class marathoners and give them water and gatorade to freshen up!

Here’s some info about the Water Station volunteering:

  • Volunteers are needed at the station from 9am to 2pm
  • The station is located at the Lakeshore and Coxwell
  • There will be snacks to keep you fueled throughout the morning; but feel free to bring your own as well as a water bottle.
  • You will receive a Scotiabank Marathon volunteer T-shirt or you can wear your own costume. Two years ago, we had a volunteer dressed up as the Wonder Woman.
  • If you are a high school student, you will receive Community Service Hours.
  • Remember you will be joining an army of 3,000 volunteers who come from all over Toronto.
  • If you need company, invite friends and family to join you at the Water station.

Questions? Get in touch with Kayleigh Marshall at volunteer@silentvoice.ca or call her at 416-463-1104