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Hill Training at Earl Bales 8 km - 12 km (6/10/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Outside North York Centre Subway Station - West Side of Yonge Street (Beside Starbucks)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 10 2018  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 9 2018 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:about 2.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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:18
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


DISTANCE: 8 km - 12 km

PACE: On the hill, you can choose your pace. To and from the hill we will hike at 5 km/h


Let's climb the ski hills of Earl Bales Park a bunch of times. Maybe 5, 10 or 15 times?

This D3 hike will be between 8 km to 12 km depending how many times you climb the ski hill

It will be along a mix of paved, gravel and dirt paths, and the grass on the ski hill.

If you want to climb the hill only once or twice, then lounge around while others go up and down and up and down..... that`s ok.

If you do the hill once, your hike will be about 8 km.
The 12 km distance is based on my arbitrary guess that I would do the hill 10 times.

We'll start and end at North York Centre subway station, maintaining a moderate pace of 5 km

This will be our route

  • Depart from North York Centre
  • West through York Cemetery
  • South through Burnett Park
  • climb the ski hills of Earl Bales Park a bunch of times
  • then back to North York Centre

For an interactive Route Map CLICK HERE for route 450004

Required Items to Bring:
  • bring your OHIP card
  • whistle
  • cell phone
  • water 2 to 3 L
  • 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
  • sun glass + sunblock + sun hat

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We'll meet outside the Starbucks at North York Centre Subway Station.
The Starbucks is located on the west of Yonge St and on the north side of Mel Lastman Square and across the street from Empress Walk Mall.

For those driving:

There is free street parking in the area west of Beecroft Rd

Or there's a pay parking lot on the North-East corner at Empress/Park Home and Yonge Street, which is three traffic lights north of Sheppard Ave. Then it's just a short walk to the Starbucks, which is located on the south-west side.




This hike will go forth snow, rain or shine

Please arrive before the start time, we will start promptly at the start time

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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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