MAX VO2 Management Inc. is an event management company specializing in the organization and delivery of running races and other endurance sports.
Here is a snapshot of the major races which we handle:
Sporting Life 10k National Race Series The largest run in the Sporting Life 10k Series takes place in Toronto with more than 25,000 participants. This is Canada's second largest single running event. The iconic, downhill route (right through the heart of Toronto) is one of Canada's fastest 10k's anywhere, and combined with the great atmosphere and amazing charitable cause, makes the Sporting Life 10k one of the "bucket list" runs in the country. In 2016, the run raised more than $2.2 million dollars for Camp Oochigeas, a charity that allows children with and affect by cancer to go to camp. Camp Ooch provides fun and meaningful experiences to approximately 1000 kids affected by childhood cancer each year, and at no cost to the families.
The Ottawa Sporting Life 10k takes place on the same day as the Toronto event. More than 2,500 runners and walkers participate in the run along the Rideau Canal, while raising funds for CHEO, Children's Hospitals of Eastern Ontario. Over the past two years, this race has raised over $150,000 for CHEO.
The Calgary Sporting Life 10k, in it's inaugural year in 2017, is dubbed Calgary's fastest 10k. More than 2,500 runners are expected to start the race just west of the city and run the 10k to the finish line at Olympic Plaza, in the heart of downtown Calgary. All net proceeds from this event will be directed to Kids Cancer Care (KCC) in Alberta.
To learn more about the Sporting Life 10k race series please visit the website here.
2XU Toronto Women's Run Series presented by GoodLife Fitness for Women The 2XU Toronto Women's Run Series presented by GoodLife Fitness For Women is one of Canada's largest women's running series. The races create opportunities for women to be healthy and active in an inspiring, fun, and friendly environment. These races are as competitive or recreational as you want them to be. Each year, more than 4,000 women set the pace and run through Sunnybrook Park and the Toronto Park system, in the heart of the city, thus creating one of Toronto's most popular running series. Since its inception, more than 30,000 women and girls have crossed our finish lines. This is the longest running women's race series in the country.
The series consists of three events in the year: May hosts the signature event, the Half Marathon/5k. In August, there is the 10k/5k, and in October, we wrap up the season with the 8k/5k. Our exclusive charitable partner for the series is the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO). More than $315,000 has been raised for POGO since 2009. POGO has created a highly integrated and seamless pediatric cancer system that supports children and families throughout the spectrum of illness, recovery and survivorship. They strive to improve the quality of life for the children and their families who are fighting the battle with cancer.
Learn more about the Toronto Women's Run Series here.
Rebecca Run for SMA The Rebecca Run for SMA is a family friendly event raising money for Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada (FSMAC). Each year the run sees more than 750 participants – from runners, families with children suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy and those who have lost a loved one to the disease – all gather at Fairy Lake in Newmarket for a great day of fun and support.
The run includes something for everyone: a 5k Run/Walk, 3k Run/Walk/Roll and a 1k Kid’s Fun Run.
Since the run began in 2002, more than $2.5 million has been raised for FSMAC, a charity that directs 95% of donations to funding research for a cure.
Visit the website here to learn more about the Rebecca Run for SMA.