Since 1996 the Pride and Remembrance Association (the “PRA”) has organized an annual athletic event as part of Toronto’s Pride Week. The purpose of the Pride and Remembrance Run (the “Run”) is twofold: to encourage physical fitness and athleticism in the context of the Pride celebrations; and to raise funds for charitable organizations whose aims and activities benefit the LGBTQ community.
Participants in the Run, an event officially accredited by the Ontario Roadrunners Association, may choose to run five (5) kilometres or walk three (3) kilometres, either as individuals or as members of a team. As well, they are encouraged to raise funds by soliciting pledges. The pledges raised are collected by the PRA and subsequently distributed to beneficiaries chosen by the PRA’s Board of Directors.
The application process consists of two parts:
- the application (which follows);
- the presentation to the board of directors of the PR.
The PRA will review all applications received by the application deadline. The PRA will then invite a short-list of applicants to make a short presentation to the PRA followed by a mandatory question and answer session during the first weeks of December.
At the end of the application process each beneficiary selected will be required to enter into a binding agreement with the PRA setting out the beneficiary organization’s obligations with respect to the PRA.
The request for proposals for the 2016 run is now closed.