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Almost FAST Finch to East Don Parkland Loop 14km (7/31/2017)

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
Passenger drop-off
North West corner of Yonge St + Hendon Ave, in the round structure with people waiting to be picked up or go for a hike!
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jul 31 2017  6:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jul 31 2017 2:00:00 PM
Event Duration:about 2.5 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Arnie
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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:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



PACE: about 6+ km/h

DIFFICULTY: D4 - pace will be quick, no straggling !!

Along a mix of paved, gravel and dirt forest paths.

The fine print

  • Have you wanted to come out on a FAST hike but weren't sure if you could keep up?
  • Well, this "ALMOST FAST" hike might be for you.
  • I will set the pace at a minimum 6 km/h
  • .
  • (FYI - a FAST HIKE would be 6.5 - 14 km/h)
  • Please, if you sign up for this hike, ensure that you can walk about 6 km/h for 14 km.
  • This is an ALMOST FAST HIKE for strong hikers, IT IS NOT A CASUAL STROLL.

This is the route we will take.

  • Start at Finch Subway Station
  • east through the Hydro corridor
  • around the East Don Parkland
  • back to Finch Subway Station

For an interactive Route Map CLICK HERE for route 528550

Required Items to Bring:
  • cell phone + whistle
  • headlamp or flashlight
  • Good footwear
  • Weather appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • first aid kit
  • snacks
  • Water

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Finch Subway Station is on the Yonge- University subway line. It is the terminal station at the very north end on the Yonge subway line.
We will meet at the passenger pick and drop off Kiss 'N Ride which is on the WEST side of Yonge St. NW corner of Yonge St + Hendon Ave
If you see a whole bunch of GO buses and TTC buses you are on the wrong side of Yonge St.

If you are driving, TTC parking is $2 after 3:00 pm.

Enter Finch West Parking Lot from the west side of Yonge Street, just north of Hendon Road; or from the north side of Hendon Road, just west of Yonge Street. Capacity is 1,552 spaces.



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Please arrive before the start time, we will start promptly
This hike will go forth snow, rain or shine

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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!