The B&O Yorkville Run has a medal with a feature you’ve likely never seen before.
The race medal for the Toronto-based boutique 5K on Sunday has a medal with a unique lanyard, in the form of an iPhone or Android charger. The race begins and ends in Yorkville, a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, and loops Queen’s Park on a flat and a fast course.
Charles Philibert-Thiboutot shared a photo of the rather innovative medal on Friday. The 2016 Olympian will be on-site in Toronto on Sunday in a commentating capacity. In 2016, the 26-year-old set a new Canadian soil record for the 5K, clocking 14:04.6 to win the national road 5K title.
— Charles P.-T. (@Chuck_PT) September 8, 2017
The B&O Yorkville Run hosts the Canadian 5K Championships at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday before the open 5K gets underway at 9:45 a.m.