Bikila Barefoot Challenge On AUGUST 6, At Varsity Stadium, Toronto

Abel Tesfaye - The Weeknd

The Weeknd - Abel Tesfaye Donated $50,000 to Ethiopic Studies

We are pleased to announce a very generous donation of $50,000 made by the internationally acclaimed award winning artist Abel Tesfaye - The Weeknd for the establishment of Ethiopic Studies at the University of Toronto. The actual cheque presentation will take place during the Bikila Barefoot Challenge event at the Varsity Stadium on Saturday, August 6 starting at 5:00pm. Join us on this historic event in our community.

Bikila Barefoot Challenge and Family Fun Night at Varsity Stadium (U of T), 299 Bloor Street West (Bloor and St. George) August 6, 2016, starts at 5:00pm Sharp. Please fill out Track and Field Pre Registration Form.
Bikila Barefoot Challenge Medals for the winners.
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Remembering Olympic Marathon Hero, Abebe Bikila

Come and join us on the first Bikila Barefoot Challenge

The very first Bikila Barefoot Challenge will be inaugurated on the eve of what would be Abebe Bikila's 84th birthday on August 6, 2016. 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.

Belaineh Densamo

During this inaugural event, a very well known Ethiopian athlete Belaineh Densamo, marathon world Record holder for 10 years will be attending as honorary guest. There will be athletic competitions and live entertainment and much more.

Parking spaces are available. We look forward to see you there!

Athletic competition participants registration form.

Abebe Bikila running barefoot during the 1960 Rome Olympic Marathon.
The Bikila Barefoot Challenge will be held here at the Varsity Stadium, downtown Toronto.

For more information please go to our website.

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