On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, 55 runners competed in the first ever MERIThon, starting at Ontario Place and finishing 70 kilometres later, greeted by some of the best beer in the province.
Two-, four- or six-person teams, in women's, men's and mixed categories.
A mixed team is considered to be at least 50% female (but less than 100%)
$25 per runner, regardless of team size.
100% of proceeds went to Good Foot Delivery. In 2018 that meant a $1,425.00 donation, split between 57 registered entrants.
Nuun very generously provided six hydration stations along the route.
Members of all teams completing the entire 70k course received a hand-painted, wooden, finisher's medal.
1. HAMMER TOES - 04:58:21
Mike Anderson, Lauren Roberts, Kathleen Lawrence, Simon Chiu
MIXED FOUR CHAMPION: 4 x passes to the Famous Canadian Beer Run
2. LONG DISTANCE RELAY-SIONSHIP - 5:12:57
Véronique Demers, Katie Sin, Katie Anderson, Charlie Needham, Vincent Lui, Julian Michetti-Wilson
MIXED SIX CHAMPION: 6 x $25.00 gift cards to BlackToe Running
3. KICK OR GET CHICKED - 5:18:03
Brianna Van Der Mark, Regan Harder, Emily Hass Ryan, Kerri Andreas
WOMEN'S FOUR CHAMPION: 4 x Oiselle hats, Lux gloves, stickers & tattoos
4. BEER FAST - 5:38:26
Kim Brown, Ryan Wehner
5. NOVEMBER PROJECT YYZ - 5:39:58
Matthew Seguin, Ben Wong, Daniel B., Kate McDonnell, Valeska Mengert, Brian Craig
6. HAMILTON HOMBRES - 5:48:05
Eric Ashby, Colin Cyr, Brad Kore
7. BEER HACK - 5:54:40
Kali Budzinski, Andy Saito, Mikkeller Chris, Howard Lau
8. THE SCIENCE PROJECT - 5:58:55
May Lu, Michael Perczyszyn
9. PURSUIT OF HOPPINESS - 6:10:38
Mark St. Louis, Clarie Cram, Mick Bay, Heather Clark, Joel Bender, Yuriy Volanskyy
MEN'S SIX CHAMPION: 6 x $25.00 gift cards to BlackToe Running
10. BREWHERS - 6:32:45
Karolina Tomaszewska, Amy Tacon, Karen Connor, Michelle Holden, Sarah Hurowitz
WOMEN'S SIX CHAMPION: 6 x passes to a Society Of Beer Drinking Ladies "Bevy"
11. PRETTY IN PINK - 6:40:17
Simone Ostrowski, Becky Beairsto, Julie Amoroso, Jennifer Keis, Allegra Sheppard, Joce Sherwood
12. MERIT x BLOCK 3 - 7:07:15
Tej Sandhu, Jay Thompson, Kevin Freer, Amanda Pocha
13. DARKSIDE DUMMY - 7:29:54
MEN'S TWO CHAMPION: Free entry to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, courtesy of Canada Running Series.