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Bikila Barefoot Challenge Saturday, July 27, 2019, Varsity Stadium, Toronto

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Athlete Derartu Tulu

The highly decorated and internationally recognized Athlete Derartu Tulu will be attending this event as an Honorary Guest. Derartu is the first African woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal, which she won in the 10,000m event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. She won her second Olympic Gold Medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic. Derartu also won several national and international competitions.

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Focus On Things That Unite Us, Not Divide Us!

Bikila Barefoot Challenge and Family Fun Event at Varsity Stadium (U of T), 299 Bloor Street West (Bloor and St. George) (Map), Saturday, July 27, 2019, starts at 3:00pm. If you are going to participate in the Athletic Competitions, please click below to fill out the Track and Field Registration Form.

The 2019 Bikila Barefoot Challenge Poster.

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Bikila Barefoot Challenge Medals for the winners.

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Come and join us!

The event is jointly organized by the University of Toronto and Bikila Award at the Varsity Stadium, 299 Bloor St. West Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

As part of Bikila Award’s mission of promoting excellence, the aim of this event is to remember the legacy of marathon hero Abebe Bikila annually. All funds raised from this event will go to the establishment of Ethiopian Studies at the University of Toronto and to Bikila Award programs.

During this event, well known Ethiopian Athletes will be attending. Parking spaces are available. We look forward to see you there!

Athletic Competition Participants Registration Form.

Pictures From Previous Event

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

— Marcus Garvey

Abebe Bikila running barefoot during the 1960 Rome Olympic Marathon.
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Thank You to Our Gold Sponsor

Music Sponsored by: Mesobe Entertainment

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE! SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019 AT VARSITY STADIUM, DOWNTOWN TORONTO.

299 Bloor Street West (Bloor and St. George)

For more information please go to our website, call 416-709-5647 or 647-833-5647.

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