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Charity Challenge 2024

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Join our team and help raise money for SCI BC!

Join Team SCI BC for this year’s Charity Challenge and race with us online OR in person!

You have the opportunity to race with Team SCI BC online or join us for the in-person event in Vancouver! Whether you want to train in your neighbourhood or tune in to our online fitness activities, we’re here to help you reach your racing and fundraising goals!

Our Peer Coordinators will be leading their own regional teams, meaning peers from all over BC can join an SCI BC team in their own communities, fundraise together for the cause, and participate in an organized group race or virtual fitness challenge. We’re excited to bring this event across the province and encourage you to join one of our regional peer teams. Contact your local SCI BC Peer Coordinator or Christina Lee (clee@sci-bc.ca) for more information on how to join a peer team!

This will be our 12th year of racing and we are so excited to be back! Sponsor one of our team members today or make a donation to our whole team— your support has an enormous impact! You’re helping people with spinal cord injury adjust, adapt, and thrive. Together we’re transforming lives.

Whichever race you decide to pick, join in on the action to help support SCI BC while having fun and fit!

Will you help us reach our fundraising goal of $75,000?

When?

ONLINE: June 1 – 30
IN-PERSON: June 23

Choose to run, wheel, walk or run 5 km or a half-marathon
Complete your race online June 1 – 30
OR join us for the in-person race event in Vancouver on June 23

Where?

You have two options on where you can race with us this year!

Complete the race in your own neighbourhood (think sidewalks, parks, tracks, and backyards) between June 1 – 30 and upload your time when you’re done. Check with your local Peer Coordinator to see if there’s a team race in your region.

Race in person on June 23 in Vancouver! More location details to come.

Event Details:

  • Sun, Jun 2 | 11 am – 1 pm | Abbotsford | DETAILS
  • Sun, Jun 9 | 11 am – 2 pm | Surrey | DETAILS
  • Sat, Jun 22 | 1 – 3 pm | North Shore | DETAILS
  • Sat, Jun 22 | 1 – 3 pm | Victoria | DETAILS
  • Sat, Jun 22 | 2 – 4 pm | Prince George | DETAILS
  • Sat, Jun 22 | 2 – 3:30 pm | Terrace | DETAILS
  • Sun, Jun 23 | 9:30 – 11:30 am | Vancouver | DETAILS
  • Sun, Jun 23 | 12 – 1 pm | Nanaimo | DETAILS
  • Sun, Jun 23 | 1 – 3 pm | Kelowna | DETAILS

How?

Registration is easy! Contact Christina at clee@sci-bc.ca and we can take it from there! If you can commit to raising at least $100, we’ll cover the registration cost of $50. Visit our team page to meet some of your teammates or show your support.

Prizes

More details to come!

Fundraising Tools

Frequently Asked Questions

The Charity Challenge is an annual charity race and fundraising event, with teams raising money for over 70 local non-profit organizations! Participants can choose to wheel, walk or run 5 km or a half-marathon.

You have the choice to participate online or in-person in Vancouver. Everyone is welcome to join – this includes wheelchair-users, mobility aid users, and able-bodied folks. We would love for you to participate and help us reach our fundraising goal of $75,000! Funds raised go directly to our Peer Program and Information Services to support all British Columbians living with an SCI or related disability.

Anyone! We encourage SCI BC peers to participate, but the race is open to all friends, family and supporters from near and far. Because the race is happening in-person and online – it doesn’t matter where you live!

Registration is easy. Contact Christina at clee@sci-bc.ca and we can take it from there! If you can commit to raising a minimum of $100, we’ll cover your registration cost.

If you are able to commit to raising a minimum of $100 for SCI BC, we will waive your registration fee! Otherwise, the regular registration cost is $50.

Online Racing: You have from June 1 – 30, 2024 to complete your fitness goal (we recommend setting a goal of 5km, 10km, 21km or another type of fitness goal that you can easily track and train towards accomplishing).

In-Person Racing: June 23, 2024. Join us in Vancouver for the event day!

Online Racing: Anywhere! You can complete your distance wherever you want (sidewalks, parks, backyard, living rooms, accessible trails, etc.). Once complete, visit RaceRoster to upload your race time. More instructions will be added soon!

In-Person Racing: Vancouver, BC. More details coming soon!

Fundraising is a very important part of this event. All of your fundraising dollars will go directly towards helping people with SCI or related disabilities adjust, adapt, and thrive. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and it’s crucial that we raise enough money to help keep our programs and events running!

There are lots of other ways to still be involved in this special event. You can donate to the team or sponsor a participant to help them reach their fundraising goal. You can also help us spread the word, chime in on social media, send encouraging messages to racers, or raise funds within your personal network for our organization. Reach out to us if you’d like to get involved but aren’t sure how!

More details to come. Stay tuned!