Environmental Responsibility

Our Committment

Sustainability is one of our core values:

We’re committed to environmental responsibility. Preserving the natural environment guides the choices we make as a company and honours the connection between healthy people and a healthy planet.

We believe healthy running communities begin with a healthy planet. As a company we are serious about contributing to a positive future for the communities we run through.

Our Goals

In 2022, the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is aiming to to be the first Canadian event to achieve Evergreen Status with the Council for Responsible Sport.

Since 2007, the Council for Responsible Sport have been helping people measure and manage the social and environmental impacts of their events. Events certified by the Council for Responsible Sport are some of the world’s leading examples of responsible sport in action.

The standard implements sustainability objectives in the categories of Planning and Communications, Procurement, Resources Management, Access and Equity, and Community Legacy.

Canada Running Series has previously attained Gold and Silver Status through the Council for Responsible Sport with both the Toronto Waterfront Marathon and the Vancouver Half Marathon.

Charitable Partnerships

In 2022 we’re partnering with Trees for Life and the Trans Canada Trail network to help us give back to our communities and our planet.

Trans Canada Trail

We’ve partnered with the Trans Canada Trail to support the spaces our communities run and train in. Winding its way through every province and territory the Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails, stretching more than 28,000 kilometres. It is a connector of people and communities, a national unity endeavour that brings together Canadians and visitors, enhancing their quality of life and the communities where they live, work and play. Supported by donations, it links over 15,000 rural, urban and Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast.

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Trees for Life

We’ve partnered with Trees for Life to plant trees to help our participants offset the impact of their race participation. Trees for Life is a Canadian charity driven to inspire, enable and mobilize native tree and shrub-planting initiatives in communities across the country. Their mission is to create a healthier, happier Canada and help combat climate change by planting trees where people live, work and play.

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We Want To Hear From You

We know we can always do better. We are here to listen and learn. If you have any feedback on how we can continue to strive towards a more sustainable future, we want to hear from you! You are part of what makes our running community so unique so please, let us know your feedback.