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The Charity Challenge

On June 25, 2017, Team Camp Kerry will be participating in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K and we’d love for you to join us. As a team member, you can take on the Charity Challenge to help us raise some serious cash – cash that will be used to provide bereavement supports to a number of children, youth and families from all over the province of British Columbia this year!

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge provides a unique opportunity for runners and walkers just like you to help make a difference. Every year, dozens of charities participate in this event to broaden awareness about their cause and to compete in their fundraising efforts. We are proud to say that over the past five years, our team has rocked the Challenge and qualified in a couple of the prize categories!

The prize categories include:

  • Official Charity with the largest total dollars raised
    • Includes all online and offline verified donations to Fundraising Runners, Fundraising Teams, and the Charity directly.
  • Official Charity with the largest number of fundraisers
    • Charities must have a minimum of 10 fundraising runners registered. Fundraising runners can be registered in any combination of running events. Only donations made directly to the individual are used in the calculation.
  • Official Charity with the largest average dollars raised per fundraiser
    • Charity must have a minimum of 10 fundraising runners registered. The average dollars raised will be calculated based on individual fundraising runner totals only. Donations made to fundraising teams or the charity will not be included in the calculation.
5K Details

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Start: 9:15 a.m.
Start Location: Stanley Park Drive beside Ceperley Field (near Fish House)

Half Marathon Details

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Start: 7:30 a.m.
Start location: East Mall (West of Thunderbird Arena)

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to run?
The great thing about this event is that you don’t have to run! You can walk, wheel or run your way to the finish line.
Can children particpate?

There are no age restrictions for the 5K route. For the Half Marathon, participants 16 and over are permitted. For further details please visit Canada Running Series.

How do I register for the Half Marathon or 5K?

The first step to joining our team in the Charity Challenge is to register for either the Half Marathon or 5K event first. To do this, simply click on the “Register Button” at the top of this page, or click HERE to get started.

During this process you will be asked if you want to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge as a fundraiser or make a donation – select “Yes” and then “Camp Kerry Society” from the drop down menu.

Next, you will need to select the option that states, “Create Scotiabank Charity Challenge Fundraising Account (via Artez)”. This step allows you to create a fundraising page and raise funds for our charity.

Finally, to join our Team, you will need to log back into your fundraising page and select the option to join our team, or click HERE to do so.

I registered for the run, but does that mean I am on the team?

Great, you’ve registered for the run and indicated that you want to raise funds for the Camp Kerry Society!

To join the team and fundraise, you will need to log back into your personal fundraising page and join our team from your account after you have made your payment for registering. If you can’t find the page, no problem, simply click HERE to log back in and select the option to join Team Camp Kerry.

How do I sponsor someone on the team?

Want to show some love and support one of our team members? Simply click on the “Sponsor A Team Member Button” on this page or click HERE. Once you reach the page you can choose to make a general donation to the team or to select the name of the person you’d like to support.

Can I sponsor the team by cheque?

Yes, we are more than happy to accommodate you if you’d prefer to sponsor our team by cheque! Simply make your cheque payable to the Camp Kerry Society and indicate to us what the payment is for in the memo section – i.e. “Sponsoring Jane for the Charity Challenge”.

Cheques can be mailed to:

Camp Kerry Society
145 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L 3W2

Can I volunteer at the event?

Glad you asked! We’re always looking for volunteers, and this is a great opportunity to get involved. We are needed people to take on a number of tasks like representing us in the charity village at our information table, cheering on our team, and assisting with registrations.

If you’d like to get involved please contact our head office and someone will get back to you real soon.