Virtual Half Marathon, 10K and 5K events

 

June 29, 2020 – September 18, 2020

 

Dan Hincks

Dan Hincks

Team Captain

The world looks very different than it did twelve weeks ago. Along with the many changes we’re facing as a community, the 2020 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K has been cancelled. While it’s disappointing that we won’t be getting together this month, it’s the right choice to keep everyone safe and allow the city to focus its resources on fighting COVID-19. 


As a team, we have a few options. I am personally excited about one that allows us to band together a team, challenge ourselves, and still raise money for Camp KerryOn the same day as the original race (June 28, 2020), I want to host a “virtual race” of both a half-marathon and 5K – or whatever distance you wish to challenge yourself with. We will each run on our own, in our own community. The course is up to you. Will you join me? 

For those that want to unite as a team (in spirit), I’ll be holding the virtual race on June 28th at 8am. There is no timing, no finish line freezies, and definitely no high fives… but it’s a way to accomplish a feat bonded as a team during these isolating times. I’ll put together a WhatsApp group for us to cheer each other on, share some positivity and photos of our success.   

 

I know that as this crisis continues and Canadians face grief, loss, anxiety and other mental health challenges, the Camp Kerry community will be more important than ever. This is why I hope you’ll still join me in running and fundraising for those who are grieving. I understand this is a very difficult time for many of you, with individuals and businesses facing unprecedented financial challenges and limitations. If you are in a position to join the team and safely participate, we would love having you on board!

More virtual race information can be found below.

 

Yours in sweat,

The Charity Challenge

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge provides a unique opportunity for people just like you to help make a difference through nearly 100 different charitable organizations each year. If you enjoy being active and want to help a great cause this event might just be for you. Not to mention, you have the option to improve your time because you can  do your race more than once!

On Sunday, June 29 – September 18, 2020, Team Camp Kerry will be participating in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, 10K and 5K virtual events and we’d love for you to join us. As a participant, you have the option to walk, wheel or run your way to the finish line with the flexibility of choosing a date and time that works for you.

As a Camp Kerry Team Member you can customize your own fundraising page so that your friends and family members can sponsor you for the event. Every dollar you raise will be counted in the Charity Challenge and go towards much needed bereavement supports for children, youth and families in addition to our new support programs for First Responders who attend from all across Canada.

How to Join the Team

Sign up to register for the 5K or the Half Marathon and follow the instructions – which you can do by clicking HERE

For more information about the virtual events and to see answers to frequently asked questions click HERE.

What You Receive

  • Virtual bib
  • Saucony souvenir shirt
  • Finishers medal (doubles as a bottle opener)
  • Virtual finishers badge

2020 Saucony Shirt

2020 Virtual Medal

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