Annual Fundraising Walks

Annual Fundraising Walks


Walk from Main & Gerrard to Broadview & Gerrard
Everyone welcome to register!


APRIL 21–24, 2020
DAY 1: Toronto to Oakville (about 40 km)
DAY 2: Oakville to Grimsby (about 40 km)
DAY 3: Grimsby to St. Catharines (about 40 km)
DAY 4: St. Catharines to Niagara Falls (about 25 km)
Everyone is welcome to register for all or any number of days.

Walk with us! Every April, friends, families, co-workers, and fitness buffs of all ages join DeSantos Premier Martial Arts students on our annual Walk from Toronto to Niagara Falls in support of the DeSantos Foundation. The Saturday before, we also hold the 5-km Friendship Walk, a 5-km stroll for walkers of all ages starting at our Main & Gerrard location and finishing at our Gerrard & Broadview location.

Whether you join us for one day or for the entire 4-day, 140+ km challenge, it’s an unforgettable experience where personal goals are accomplished and new friendships are forged!

How to Participate


Anyone may register to walk for one day, all four days, or any combination of days. Participants do not have to be students of DeSantos Premier Martial Arts—anyone may join, and we even encourage teams of walkers, so feel free to propose a challenge group with your friends or co-workers. The registration fee includes a t-shirt to commemorate your walk. Register in-person at either of our Toronto locations or online.


There is much to organize along the walk: snacks and hydration, bathroom breaks, sponsors, and our drivers who support our walkers along the route. Call us or sign up online if you’d like to help out.


Funds raised benefit the non-profit DeSantos Foundation in partnership with ADHIKA via CanadaHelps.  Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $25 and over. Each walker is encouraged to raise a minimum amount and when registering online you can even choose the walker you wish to support with a convenient drop-down list. If you are not registering to walk but still wish to contribute, you may donate online.


We offer multiple levels of corporate sponsorship. Contact us at 416-699-5078 to find out how to participate.


Follow the daily route maps and see photos and updates on our Facebook page. If we’re passing through your area, feel free to introduce yourself and give some encouragement to our walkers. Even join us for a drink at the hotel at the end of each day! Many walkers are joined by their family members and friends as we approach the Falls.

The DeSantos Foundation

Community involvement has always been an integral part of our philosophy from the Principles of Black Belt and Student Pledge. We believe in contributing positive, empowering programs and vital resources to those living in our community both locally and globally. The non-profit DeSantos Foundation is a way for DeSantos Premier Martial Arts students and families to give back to our communities. This is a monetary fund that supports socially disadvantaged individuals and families within our communities, both locally and globally, by providing increased resources to help them reach their highest potential.