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Fitness Walk - High Park (9/17/2015)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: High Park (Bloor St & High Park Ave)
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Sep 17 2015  6:15 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Sep 15 2015 9:30:00 PM
Event Duration:1.5 Hour
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Ghanesh
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


1.5 Hour Hilly Fitness Walk in High Park, Bloor West

This event is a very brisk, fitness walk on a mostly paved walking route through the park. We’ll walk (or optional jog/run) for approx. 1.5 hours providing a cardio workout with a focus on hilly ups and downs! Participants will have the option to incorporate some interval exercises (walking forward, backward, sideways, arm exercises, etc) during the event.

We expect to be walking at a pace of about 5.0-6.0 km for the entire event for a 6-8km walk. We are starting and ending at the same location (park entrance at High Park Ave. and Bloor St.).

You may bring 2 equally filled medium sized water bottles (to hold in your arms) and use them as weights for "arm exercises". Or you may bring 2 small, 2 or 3lb arm weights..

Avoid bringing larger, bulkier backpacks or hiking boots as they will infringe your mobility.

This event is rated as a challenging D4 and is therefore not recommended for new/inexperienced members to TOC, and especially those unsure of their fitness abilities. Participants signing up will be screened for suitability and experience.

Despite the long, torturous walk at the end (often referred to as the "walk of death"), this is a really, really fun event....

Unsure if this event is right for you - email me with details of your experience and/or questions.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hydration - Water/Sports drink - this is a must have item!
  • Clothing - light, layered and breathable sportswear
  • Footwear - light sports runners
  • Snack - high caloric energy bars
  • Headlight/flashlight
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Traveling by subway you get off at High Park Subway station on the Bloor line. Go to High Park Avenue and turn right(south). Cross Bloor Street and meet at FRONT of park by the rocks.

  • Traveling by car going east bound on QEW get off at Lakeshore and turn north on Parkside Drive.
  • Traveling west on QEW/Gardiner get of at Dunn ave and Turn north on Parkside Drive.
  • Follow Parkside to Bloor and turn Left(west) to the next set of lights and turn left into the High Park.
  • There is parking just inside the park, find a spot and walk back to entrance.
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  • Notes:
    Photo credit: Ghanesh Das
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    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
    *Note: If there is a high chance of rain this event will be cancelled, as we need dry ground conditions in avoid slippage. You will be contacted by phone and/or email the night before.