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The RBC Race for the Kids
September 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Increasing in popularity every year, RBC Race for the Kids events have attracted more than 174,000 participants to date, and raised over CAD $40 million for children’s charities around the world
The RBC Race for the Kids is a 5K and 10K all terrain walk/run event in support of youth mental health programs at CHEO. All of the closed courses make their way through beautiful Wesley Clover Parks – an innovative, four-season outdoor recreation and learning hub located in the National Capital Greenbelt that encircles the City of Ottawa.
Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the event of their choice. Routes available are 5K and 10K timed races or the fully accessible 2K Family Fun Run. Each registered participant will receive a t-shirt, a finisher’s medal and enjoy a healthy breakfast, entertainment and activities for people of all ages.
Get Started Today
- Gather a team of people from your workplace and/or family and friends.
- Appoint a team captain and determine a team fundraising goal.
- Team captain to register the team.
- Select Create a Team during the registration process.
- Select your team type Family or Corporate.
- All team members must register and select to join the team.
- Start fundraising as a team and individually.
- Recruit members to join your team.
Join the Corporate Challenge!
Whether you have five or 500 employees, participation in the RBC Race for the Kids is a great way to build team spirit and a sense of camaraderie among employees. Group participation in an event engages your staff and allows everyone to feel a sense of pride and satisfaction for giving back to the community and supporting an important cause. Increase your company’s visibility in the community by forming a corporate team and show others the meaning of corporate social responsibility.
Corporate Challenge Benefits
- Free registration with the commitment of a corporate donation (one registration for every $100 donated)
- Logo recognition on corporate challenge signage on event site
- Opportunity to have your branded tent onsite as your team meeting place
- Recognition in post event advertisements
Get started today!
To obtain your free registration promo codes and for additional details please contact Andrina Rockwell, Corporate Development Officer, CHEO Foundation at 613.738.4856 or email@example.com.
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2K Family Fun Run
The 2K course is a fully accessible route and will lead participants along the packed gravel paths on the grounds of Wesley Clover Parks. Participants can walk or run and even bring strollers.
- Event start time: 9:25 a.m.
- This is NOT a timed event.
- One water station will be located on the course.
The 5K course will lead participants through the entire grounds of Wesley Clover Parks which include wooded trails and grass fields. Participants will run or walk along the wooded trails and may encounter a small stream to leap over and a few slight hills and turns.
- Event start time: 9 a.m.
- This is a timed event.
- Two water stations will be located on the course.
The 10K course will lead participants through the entire grounds of Wesley Clover Parks which include wooded trails and grass fields. As runners make their way along the wooded trails they may encounter a small stream to leap over and a few slight hills and turns. Participants will run the course twice to complete the 10 kilometers.
- Event start time: 8 a.m.
- This is a timed event.
- Three water stations will be located on the course.
Prizes will be awarded to the top five best times in each of the 5K and 10K timed events.
10K Prizes will be awarded at 9:20 a.m., before the start of the 2K Family Fun Run.
5K prizes will be awarded at 10:30 a.m. from the main stage.
Watching the Race
Eager to cheer on your family and friends? We encourage you to do so and there will be lots of activities and entertainment for the whole family in the RBC Family Fun Zone with Bouncy castles, craft tent, face painting and lots more!