Indy Cycling Challenge at Exhibition Place Announced to Support Prostate Cancer Canada

Online Registration Now Open for July 13th Event



TORONTO (January 24, 2017) – Cycling enthusiasts have the opportunity to band together for a great cause while experiencing the Honda Indy Toronto like never before.  Teams composed of four riders each can register now to compete in the Indy Cycling Challenge held on July 13, 2017, on the 2.89km temporary race circuit at Exhibition Place.

The Indy Cycling Challenge is organized to broaden awareness and raise funds for the mission of Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC).  Special guests supporting this inaugural event include official ambassador, Curt Hartnett, a four-time Canadian Olympian winning three Olympic medals and many additional international competitions, and Steve Fleck, an avid cyclist, runner and triathlete plus leading endurance sports race and event announcer, as the emcee of the cycling festivities.
 
“The Honda Indy Toronto is an iconic global motorsports event, and this year it takes on an even greater significance.  We’re joining with Prostate Cancer Canada in the fight against this disease,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto.  “Men and women participating in the Indy Cycling Challenge will fiercely compete on the same track before the INDYCAR and NASCAR drivers do.”
 
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men,” explained PCC President & CEO, Rocco Rossi. “By participating in this unique event, cyclists will not only have an incredible life experience, but will also help improve the lives of one in eight Canadian men and their families.” 
 
The competition will be organized into three separate divisions: Men’s, Women’s and Corporate Challenges. Teams will complete 12 laps totaling 34.68km with each cyclist doing three laps.  The racing route features exceptional views of Princes’ Gates, BMO Field and the Lakeshore. 
 
Cyclists must be at least 19 years of age to register.  Entry fee is $250 per cyclist and each team is required to raise a minimum of $5,000 in donations.  Participants will receive a race jersey, gift bag, access to weekly fundraising prizes, tickets to the Honda Indy Toronto, valet parking and other benefits plus enjoy great food and music.  Corporate partnerships are also available for the Indy Cycling Challenge.
 
For those not interested in cycling, volunteers are needed to be a part of the organization committee.  To enter or for more information, please visit theindychallenge.com.  Entries are limited, so act fast.
 
Fast Facts

Event:                         Indy Cycling Challenge supporting Prostate Cancer Canada
Date:                           Thursday, July 13, 2017
Location:                    Exhibition Place on the Honda Indy Toronto temporary racing circuit
 
Time:                          Registration:  2:00 p.m. EDT
                                    First Race:     4:00 p.m. EDT
 
Length:                      12 laps per team at 2.89km per lap (34.68km total)
 
Cost:                          $250 per cyclist entry fee (4 people per team)
                                    Minumum of $5,000 donation requirement per team. 
 
Benefits:                    Registration includes race entry, team donor challenge page, race jersey, towel, single-day                                             Bronze level tickets to the Honda Indy Toronto, and other benefits.
                                    For every $100 in donations, participant earns a chance to win a new bicycle.
                                    On site bike maintenance will be available if needed.
 
Registration:             Open now at theindychallenge.com
 
 
About Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the most common cancer in men through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness. As one of the largest investors in prostate cancer research in Canada, Prostate Cancer Canada is committed to continuous discovery in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support. For more information please visit prostatecancer.ca or follow us on Twitter @ProstateCancerC or Facebook.


About The Honda Indy Toronto
Honda Indy Toronto takes place on the historic grounds of Exhibition Place in a unique lakefront and downtown setting. As Ontario's largest annual sporting event, the event has become a prestigious meeting place for some of the world’s fastest racecar drivers. Since 1986, the three-day event has entertained millions of fans thanks to world-class entertainment and exhilarating performances from drivers including Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves, as well as Canadian legends Paul Tracy, Greg Moore and James Hinchcliffe. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also owns the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 10-12, 2017) and The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 28-30, 2017). 
 
For more information, visit hondaindy.com, facebook.com/HondaIndyToronto or follow the event on Twitter @HondaIndy.
 
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Steve Bidlack, Manager Marketing and Communications
419-884-4000 Ext. 4623 (office) or sbidlack@greensavoree.com




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