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Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way Toronto

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The 11th Annual Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way Toronto was run last night raising over $500,000 for youth and newcomer programs across the city.

Following is a Storify leading up to and including The Rat Race…

Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way Toronto

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012Location: Scotia Plaza, 40 King Street WestTime: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Race Kit pick up: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.Pre-race activities (entertainment, DJ and warm up): 6 p.m.Opening ceremonies: 7 p.m.Race start: 8 p.m.Post-race party and awards ceremony: 8:45 p.m.

Storified by HiMY SYeD · Thu, Jun 14 2012 23:18:29

HiMY SYeD — TORatRace, Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way, Scotia Plaza Toronto Canada June 14 2012himysyed
We’re almost halfway to meeting our Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way goal of $500,000. Keep fundraising! http://on.fb.me/MVf6C1 #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
We’re almost halfway to meeting our Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way goal of $500,000. Keep fundraising! http://on.fb.me/MVf6C1 #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
@sdj102 Thank you for volunteering for the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
The 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is next THURSDAY! Get fundraising & sponsor a runner http://bit.ly/KT6kSF #ToRatRaceGenNext at UWT
The 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is next THURSDAY! Get fundraising & sponsor a runner http://bit.ly/KT6kSF #ToRatRaceUnited Way Toronto
My pleasure! 🙂 “@unitedwayto: @sdj102 Thank you for volunteering for the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! #TORatRace”Stanley de Jong
The 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is THIS THURSDAY! What are you doing to get ready for the day? http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #ToRatRaceGenNext at UWT
The 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is THIS THURSDAY! What are you doing to get ready for the day? http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #ToRatRaceUnited Way Toronto
MT @unitedwayto: 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way THIS THURSDAY! What are you doing to get ready? http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #ToRatRaceNeighbourhood Link
@NeighbourhdLink We hope so too! We’re almost at 60% of our $500,000 fundraising goal for the commnunity! http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #ToRatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Are you fundraising for the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way? Great prizes for collecting $250 or more http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #ToRatRaceGenNext at UWT
Are you fundraising for the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way? Great prizes for collecting $250 or more http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #ToRatRaceUnited Way Toronto
The 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is TOMORROW! Are you getting ready to run for our community? http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #ToRatRaceGenNext at UWT
The 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is TOMORROW! Are you getting ready to run for our community? http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #ToRatRaceUnited Way Toronto
The 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is TOMORROW! Use the hash tag #TORatRace to share your experience with us. http://tiny.cc/9wtqfwGenNext at UWT
The 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is TOMORROW! Use the hash tag #TORatRace to share your experience with us. http://tiny.cc/9wtqfwUnited Way Toronto
@RoRo_Kaching We hope so too! Thanks for taking part in the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Hey, TO young professionals! Join us Thur evening for the @unitedwayto #TORatRace ! There are great activities for runners and non-runners!Tim Poon
Aaaaand, if you wish to donate to United Way Toronto for the #TORatRace , our amazing team is listed here! http://bit.ly/Kn5r6uTim Poon
@timpy Thanks for the RTs! We’ll see you at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way TOMORROW! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
@Recfind_Toronto Thanks for the mention! We’ll see you at the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way TOMORROW! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
@TheBarrelMonkey @socialFreakzoid Thanks! We’ll see you at the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way TONIGHT! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
The 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is TODAY! We’ll see you at the starting line! Share with us using #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Need info on the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way? Visit http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw or tweet questions using #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
Need info on the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way? Visit http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw or tweet questions using #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Setting up the 1st of 3 events w @directionsevent @fusionevents @DJEfsharp @TheRealDJRomeo @ThompsonToronto #toratrace http://pic.twitter.com/uZIeueYwEvolvedEntrtnmnt
MT @natechan88: Anyone else besides James Wang & myself running @unitedwayto Scotiabank Rat Race tonight? http://fb.me/1W8wmzkwD #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Rat race registration in full swing. Lime green may not be my colour…. #TORatRace http://pic.twitter.com/4X5dZa26Kelly Mac
@Brity09 We’ll see you at the starting line! Thanks for participating in the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Good luck to everyone in @unitedwayto Scotiabank Rat Race! #TORatRace Your efforts support the amazing work of our members & many others!CASIP
Will be directing a team of 40 volunteers today at the #TORatRace hope to see some familiar faces!! See you guys at 8!Michael
MT @CASIP_ESN: Good luck to everyone in @unitedwayto Scotiabank Rat Race! #TORatRace Your efforts support amazing work of members & others!United Way Toronto
@unitedwayto can’t wait to start Scotiabank #TORatRace 5h44mins left. Thanks 2every1 who supported this event & 4 building a better TO! #fbJames Wang
MT @JamesWangMusic: can’t wait to start Scotiabank #TORatRace 5h44mins left. Thanks 2every1 who supported building a better TO #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
The @unitedwayto rat race is tonight! I’ll be volunteering along the route and keeping you safe! Thanks all for participating! #TORatRaceStanley de Jong
MT @sdj102: The @unitedwayto rat race is tonight! I’ll be volunteering along the route keeping you safe! Thanks for participating #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Good luck to everyone participating in the 2012 #TORatRace – especially the Zurich team! Can’t wait to see pics from the finish line!Zurich Canada
The United Way Scotiabank #TORatRace 5km course. Race starts at 8pm http://pic.twitter.com/amxILchmJames Wang
@unitedwayto #TORatRace tonight with @Blondie_A @sarahesternMeg Gerovac
We’re getting ready for the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way–are YOU running for our community tonight? Share using #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
We’re getting ready for the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way–are YOU running for our community tonight? Share using #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
On my way DT to support my @TNO25 colleagues running at the 2012 Rat Race marathon for @unitedwayto #TORatRaceLeonardo Zúñiga
@unitedwayto #TOratrace tonight with @MegsGero andd @Blondie_A!! Thanks to everyone for coming out for such a great cause!Sarah Stern
no but sister and her team at Scotia are!@unitedwayto: We’re getting ready for Scotiabank Rat Race for UnitedWay-are YOU running?#TORatRaceadelia marchese
@adelia_marchese That’s great! We’re excited to see all the teams taking part in the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Setting up the social media booth at the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way Toronto. Follow us: @unitedwayto #TORatRaceLinda Brennan
Looking forward to seeing GenNexters run in the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way. Share photos & tweets with us #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
Looking forward to seeing GenNexters run in the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way. Share photos & tweets with us #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
So nice to see all the business people in running gear on Bay St. #TORatRace raising money for @unitedwaytoMitzie Hunter
Excited to have our Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way MC Rudy Blair return to the main podium soon! #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
Excited to have our Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way MC Rudy Blair return to the main podium soon! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Heading to my volunteering shift at the #TORatRace for @unitedwayto – thanks for all the support #Toronto! Way to go runners and walkers!Aneil Gokhale
MT @a_goks: Heading to my volunteering shift @ #TORatRace for @unitedwayto Thanks for all the support #Toronto! Way to go runners & walkers!GenNext at UWT
MT @a_goks: Heading to my volunteering shift @ #TORatRace for @unitedwayto Thanks for all the support #Toronto! Way to go runners & walkers!United Way Toronto
@JenniferKStack Hope you have a great time at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
THANK YOU to the 200-plus volunteers at the Scotia Plaza tonight making the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way possible! #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
THANK YOU to the 200-plus volunteers at the Scotia Plaza tonight making the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way possible! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Photographer ‘Mouse’ spotted at Scotia Plaza ahead of #TORatRace Start… http://twitpic.com/9wgx0eHiMY SYeD
Getting your #TORatRace Game Face on! "Jane-Finch Community & Family Centre" Represent! http://twitpic.com/9wgy7cHiMY SYeD
Top fundraising teams: Scotiabank – Global Wealth Management $56,371; BMO SmartSteps $44,679; & Scotia GRM Bright Futures $44,019 #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
Top fundraising teams: Scotiabank – Global Wealth Management $56,371; BMO SmartSteps $44,679; & Scotia GRM Bright Futures $44,019 #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Team "ScotiaBank AristoCats!" Race Rats better watch out… #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9wgz9gHiMY SYeD
Our TNO fellow’s t-shirt for the 2012 Unied Way #TORatRace Go team go!We wish to all runners a fantastic #marathon! http://pic.twitter.com/IAH2UlqOTNO
Team ScotiaBank Rat No. 1137 sporting home brewed "Giving Really Matters" badge… #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9wh05uHiMY SYeD
Hats off to Team "Enbridge Gas Rats" being well represented in #TORatRace… That’d be Balloon Hats! http://twitpic.com/9wh0tfHiMY SYeD
Team "OMERS Ratheletes!" Very Creative! #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9wh1h3HiMY SYeD
MT @TNO25: Our TNO fellow’s t-shirt for the 2012 United Way Rat Race Go! We wish to all runners a fantastic #TORatRace http://bit.ly/LonKWsUnited Way Toronto
MORE ScotiaBank "AristoCats" …this time with "Cheese"… #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9wh29wHiMY SYeD
We’re kicking off the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! Runners and walkers take to the starting line at 8 pm! #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
We’re kicking off the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! Runners and walkers take to the starting line at 8 pm! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Rudy, Music Reporter from @680News opens #TORatRace 11th year. Over $3.5 Million raised since 2001! http://twitpic.com/9wh2ynHiMY SYeD
Team Nandables (spelling?) all smiles. #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9wh3jvHiMY SYeD
"Empowering Newcomers" + "Inspiring Youth"! #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9wh3wqHiMY SYeD
We’re getting busy at Scotia Plaza! Lots of runners warming up for the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
One hour until 8 p.m. #TORatRace starting time. ScotiaPlaza filling up with Rats, Cheese & Tunes… http://twitpic.com/9wh68uHiMY SYeD
"Team Cheddar" team member ready for #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9wh76qHiMY SYeD
Happy to see so many volunteers here getting ready for the @unitedwayto #TORatRace! http://pic.twitter.com/Ls8hwpB1Stanley de Jong
Just an hour left for the 2012 #TORatRace Runners are getting ready… http://pic.twitter.com/EadEqXOOTNO
There Be Dancing in Scotia Plaza this hour… #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9wh816HiMY SYeD
At the #UnitedWay 2012 #TORatRace supporting my #TNO colleagues running!!! http://instagr.am/p/L30nSnpZpn/Leonardo Zúñiga
Team "St John’s Ambulance Volunteers." Hey, hopefully #TORatRace won’t need these guys tonight! 🙂 http://twitpic.com/9wh979HiMY SYeD
45 minutes til #TORatRace official start. http://twitpic.com/9wh9spHiMY SYeD
Team "GO Transit" ‘only’ has 10 rats this year. Rest are running trains+driving buses 🙂 #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9whalaHiMY SYeD
Team GenNext will be running for our community at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! Good luck! #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
Some of our TNO fellows ready and excited!!! Malini, Kirit & Musa#TORatRace http://pic.twitter.com/yvQSkEl8TNO
Rudy Blair has officially kicked off the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! GOOD LUCK PARTICIPANTS! #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
Rudy Blair has officially kicked off the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! GOOD LUCK PARTICIPANTS! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Participants have raised over $500,000 for our community at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way–a record amount! #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
Participants have raised over $500,000 for our community at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way–a record amount! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Rudy Blair just announced that this year’s #TORatRace for @unitedwayto has raised over $500,000!!! Way to go #Toronto! #ThankYouAneil Gokhale
Thank you for your good wishes @Rabia__Din :)cc: @mssssingh #TORatRace #ThorncliffeParkTNO
Congrats to all #UnitedWayTO 2012 #TORatRace participants & sponsors for raising over 500,000.00TNO
Thanks to all the @unitedwayto #TORatRace participants for raising money! http://pic.twitter.com/cn1srCzsStanley de Jong
The "Jane & Finch Community & Family Centre" team wearing fabulous wigs representing #ACommunityUnited#TORatRace http://pic.twitter.com/nplWucEHTNO
#Humber grad Rudy Blair lends a hand. MT “@unitedwayto: @Rudy680News has officially kicked off the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race #TORatRaceHumber Alumni
Get warmed up at Scotia Plaza with us! It’s almost time to run the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Ever see this many rats warming up for a run? Now you have! #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9whh8cHiMY SYeD
The rats are ready for the @unitedwayto #TORatRace!! 7 mins till the start! #ThankYou #Toronto http://pic.twitter.com/LMbVSk0XAneil Gokhale
Carbs! H2O! #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9whi6pHiMY SYeD
Fiiiiiiiiiive minutes to go!!! Hundreds of Torontonians ready to kick off the 2012 #TORatRaceTNO
Almost time! #TORatRace http://lockerz.com/s/217218663Kim Parnell
Hundreds of Torontonians ready to kick off the #UnitedWay 2012 #TOratRace http://instagr.am/p/L356zVJZse/Leonardo Zúñiga
So many ppl here to support @unitedwayto #TORatRace http://lockerz.com/s/217218991Kim Parnell
Everyone’s at the starting line at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! 3… 2… 1… and they’re off! http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
Everyone’s at the starting line at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! 3… 2… 1… and they’re off! http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Rats ready to run #TORatRace… http://twitpic.com/9whlqpHiMY SYeD
Like walking or running in a Labyrinth, the place you start, is the place you finish… #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9whmb3HiMY SYeD
Good job runners! You can find your run times at http://unitedwaytoronto.com/ratrace tomorrow #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Good job runners! You can find your run times at http://unitedwaytoronto.com/ratrace tomorrow #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
THANK YOU to everyone who participated at 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! Fundraise until July 13 http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #TORatRaceGenNext at UWT
THANK YOU to everyone who participated at 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way! Fundraise until July 13 http://tiny.cc/9wtqfw #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
If #TORatRace is missing a few rats by race’s end, now you know why… http://twitpic.com/9whst5HiMY SYeD
On your marks… Get set… #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9wht7iHiMY SYeD
Top times are in! Fastest runner at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is Darren Weldrick at 16 min, 51 sec! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Top times are in! 2nd fastest runner at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is Darren lee at 17 min, 15 sec! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Top times are in! 3rd fastest runner at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is Paul Huyer 17 min, 54 sec! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Top times are in! 4th fastest runner at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is Connor Niedbala at 18 min, 19 sec! #TORatRaceUnited Way Toronto
Go! #TORatRace… http://twitpic.com/9whu3nHiMY SYeD
Top times are in! 5th fastest runner at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way is Amanda MacLean 18 min, 48 sec! #TORatRace WAY TO GO!United Way Toronto
2012 Men’s 2nd place! #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9whujsHiMY SYeD
2012 Women’s 1st Place finisher! #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9whv0nHiMY SYeD
Home stretch, Yonge Street #TORatRace http://twitpic.com/9whvm6HiMY SYeD
Best costume at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way goes to Martin! #TORatRace http://bit.ly/M3kD7N Great costume!GenNext at UWT
Best costume at the 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way goes to Martin! #TORatRace http://bit.ly/M3kD7N Great costume!United Way Toronto
Looking up #TORatRace finishing times… http://twitpic.com/9why2aHiMY SYeD
Our TNO fellow Musa!!! Good job!!! Congrats to all our team members and all runners!!! End of #TORatRace http://pic.twitter.com/nPetF7IXTNO
Family at #TORatRace Finish Line… http://twitpic.com/9whyjzHiMY SYeD
Best Overall #TORatRace 2012 Team Costume goes to… ScotiaBank "Team AristoCats" ! http://twitpic.com/9wi08pHiMY SYeD
My first official run ever. Thanks everyone for the sponsorships! Finished in 26mins. Want to do a 10k next #TOratrace http://campl.us/j9DERaj Vaidyaraj
Just had a blast running my first 5K at #TORatRace for @unitedwayto. Thx for putting the FUN into FUNdraising!!Vessy Stroumsky
Great night volunteering at the Scotiabank Rat Race with @unitedwayto! So much positive energy! #TORatRaceLara O’Keefe

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