R4B Toronto

On October 19, 2014, run (or walk) wild for food and farmers!

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Special recruitment campaign – calling all student runners and walkers!

Are you a runner or a walker?

We’re looking for dedicated volunteers to walk or run for biodiversity on October 19, in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, half marathon or 5 km race.

To support USC Canada’s work with seed-saving farmers in Honduras, please send an email to David Rain at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the details before you register.

  • All R4B-Toronto runners and walkers who commit to raising $100 will be registered at reduced rates.
  • They will also receive a specially-designed Run for Biodiversity t-shirt in appreciation for their fundraising efforts.
  • As a special campaign this year, the first 10 students who sign up will be registered for free!

Where do donations go?

All donations go toward USC Canada’s work with seed-saving farmers in remote regions of the Central American country of Honduras.

Our R4B-Toronto goal is to raise $12,500 to support the biodiverse agricultural and environmental initiatives of our local partner, the Foundation for Participatory Research with Honduran Farmers (FIPAH).

FIPAH works with farmers to organize community-based agricultural research teams, to diversify their seed supply and to develop hardier plant varieties that grow well in their soils.

Why run or walk for biodiversity?

Biodiversity is all about food and farmers. It is Earth’s life-support system and nature’s brilliant insurance policy against disaster. If something fails, having a diversity of options means there is always a backup plan. When you run or walk, you help USC Canada support the farmers who plant the seeds of our very survival.

Thanks for Making a Difference!

Thanks to you, USC Canada is able to support Honduran farmers in growing more food for their families.

Please feel free let others know about this too. We’re hoping this year’s Run will have “legs!”


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