After 7 great years, the Toilet Run has been permanently canceled in August 2019.
Connecting Countries would like to deeply thank:
- Paul Trebilcock for envisioning a way to improve sanitation in Kenyan schools through a local run
- Adventure Running Kids (ARK) for incorporating their passion for youth running as a means to draw attention and support for Kenyan student health
- The countless volunteers from ARK, and local schools for setting up and taking down the Toilet Run venue each year
- The many local businesses who offered their support through products for prizes, delicious food and treats for the runners, and financial donations,
- The Moms and Dads who allowed their budding runners to participate in the Toilet Run
- The many youth runners who ran the 1km, 2km, and 3km routes at Churchill Park.
On behalf the students in Nyandarua County West, Kenya and Connecting Countries
By the numbers…
7 . . . years the Toilet Run was held
660 . . . approx. total runners
$27,172.93 . . . total funds raised over 7 years
6 . . . Kenyan primary schools aided
2370 . . . yearly number of Kenyan students receiving benefit
29 . . . new latrine stalls funded
About the Toilet Run
The annual “Kids for Kenya” Toilet Run was an athletic fundraising event organized on our behalf by Hamilton’s Adventure Running Kids (ARK) and Paul Trebilcock.
With the support of many local businesses and families, local youth participated in either a 1km, 2km, or 3km cross-country race within a neighbourhood park. This great event, endorsed by Canadian Olympic Marathon Runner Reid Coolsaet, was in support of our Latrine Building Program.
To learn more about the history of this event, please read Laura Sebben’s wonderful article! The Toilet Run takes place each year on the last Saturday of September.
Registration can be found on the ARK website.
The latest Toilet Run in Churchill Park, Hamilton was on September 29, 2018! It was a huge success with over $4700 raised for our Latrine Building program. Check out some photos from the event below.