The Brain Project Walk/Run

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The 2021 Brain Project Walk/Run is where co-workers, families and friends come together to fundraise for a future where every adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment. This event will bring together doctors, scientists, students and friends of Baycrest to challenge each other to walk or run to visit the Brain Project exhibits dispersed around Toronto. This inaugural event is an extension of The Brain Project, a city-wide art exhibit of curated brain sculptures by local and global artists that support Baycrest in the fight to defeat dementia.

Suggested Walk/Run Lengths

5 KM

Start at Baycrest Hospital, see the brains at 2 St. Clair East.

10 KM

Start at Baycrest Hospital, see the brains at 2 St. Clair East and Yorkville Village.

20 km

Start at Baycrest Hospital, see the brains at 2 St. Clair East, Yorkville Village and The Pavilion at Ontario Place.

Registration & Prizing

Registration Fee $50


Performance Running Hat


The Brain Project commemorative lapel pin

Top Fundraising Prize


Hush blanket ($299 value)

Soda Stream ($131.98 value)

Canada Goose scrubs

Suncony Prize Pack

Raffle Challenge for a chance to win a Run Gait Assessment at The Runner’s Academy.

Run a route spelling the word “Brains” and post a photo online with #noblankbrains to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win 1 of 2 run gait assessments ($175 value each) with Kris Sheppard Chiropractor/Clinic Director at The Runner’s Academy.

Raffle Challenge from Saucony Canada

Run to all of the GTA brain locations, snap a photo and post to Instagram using #noblankbrains for a chance to win your choice of Saucony Ride 14 shoes or equivalent shoes from Saucony Canada ($164.95 value).




Serving approximately 1,200 seniors per day, Baycrest is composed of a hospital, long-term care home, residential and community-based programs and outpatient medical clinics. Baycrest’s care programs and services embed education and research into clinical care delivery. As an academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto, we provide an exemplary care experience for aging clients combined with an extensive clinical training program for students and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience.



Baycrest strives to lead the way as a distributor of knowledge in senior care and aging solutions, by providing an exceptional learning experience and expanding our reach and knowledge through innovative education methods. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is helping to shape the future of geriatric care, educating 1,500 students, trainees and other practitioners annually.



Baycrest is home to the world-renowned Rotman Research Institute (RRI), the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), and the Canadian Centre on Neurodegeneration and Aging’s (CCNA) scientific headquarters. Our research and innovation arms collaborate with health care, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners to drive innovation in aging and brain health. To learn more, visit our research/innovation page here.

About Baycrest

Baycrest was founded in 1918 by visionary community members. Through innovative thinking, we are now among the few academic health science organizations in the world dedicated to research, innovation, education and care of older adults.

More than 500,000 Canadians live with dementia, with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. (1) By 2021, the number of seniors is projected to exceed the number of children aged 14 and younger for the first time ever

  • In 2018, approximately one in four Canadians aged 15 and older (or 7.8 million people) provided care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability, or problems related to aging. (2)
  • 1.1 million Canadians are affected directly or indirectly by dementia.
  • $10.4 billion = the annual cost to Canadians of caring for people with dementia; this expense is projected to double by 2031. (1)


  1. Source: Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Numbers in Canada
  2. Source: Statistics Canada, Seniors
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