Are you ready for confetti? Because Toronto’s pride & remembrance run returns to the Church-Wellesley Village this summer for its first in-person run since 2019.

The fun run takes place on June 25 this year, and it will have drag queens, DJs, rainbows, bubble machines and, of course, confetti.

“As our community emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re thrilled to once again host Canada’s 2SLGBTQ+ community and its allies for a family-friendly athletic event that is held during the final weekend of Toronto’s world-renowned Pride Month,” said Alan Belaiche, founder of the pride & remembrance run. “This year’s run is going to be especially fun – we’re planning more entertainment and activities than ever before.”

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The 5 km run or 3 km walk takes place in the village, and there’s also a virtual race for anyone to join from anywhere in Canada.

Organizers say that this year, they’re prioritizing “inclusivity, community-spirit and fun.”

Registration for this year’s run opens on Friday, April 29 at 11:05 a.m.

“Celebrate Pride by joining the only annual athletic event held during Pride Month. We remember our past to build on our future,” states the event. “Going into our 26th year, the run was founded in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis. We honour both the themes of pride and remembrance. Join us as the community comes together in a display of community spirit, goodwill, volunteerism and sportsmanship.”

Get ready to run with pride!