Team Walk ‘n’ Rollers will be taking part in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge on Sunday, June 23, 2019! We’ve compiled some helpful tips and frequently asked questions below to help you plan for this exciting event!

You can also find more info on the Scotiabank Charity Challenge event info page.

What is the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and Why Should I Participate?

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is an annual 5 km and half-marathon fundraising race, with teams raising money for over 70 local nonprofit organizations! Everyone is welcome on SCI BC’s Walk ‘n’ Rollers team, both wheelchair-users and non. We would love for you to participate and help us reach our goal of $75,000 this year! Funds raised go directly towards operating our Peer Programs and Information Services for all British Columbians with a SCI and related disabilities.

How do I register?

Registration is easy. Contact Terry at tchen@sci-bc.ca and we can take it from there! If you can commit to helping us raise $100, registration is free for Peers and their family and friends. Discount codes for registration are available otherwise.

What Happens on Race Day?

The big day is June 23! The 5 km race will begin at 9:15 am for participants using wheelchairs (Red Corral) and 9:20-9:30 am for those participating on foot, based on estimated finish time.

5 km race participants should arrive before 8:30 am.

Start location: Stanley Park Drive beside Ceperley Field (near Fish House).

Finish location: Stanley Park Drive, across from the Stanley Park Fish House. Here’s a handy map of the route.

 

Parking, Bikes, Shuttles

Stanley Park has very limited parking. If you are driving, you will park near the miniature railway on the other side of the park from the start line. (map) There will be free shuttle buses, including an accessible bus, running from 8 am–11:30 am, from the parking area to the start area. Here’s some more info about event parking and transportation.

If taking transit, participants should get off at Denman and Davie and walk/wheel into the park. If you have no access to a vehicle or transit, we can help arrange a ride with Modo’s accessible van! Contact Micaela at mevans@sci-b.ca for details.

 

Do I Have to Fundraise?

Fundraising is an important part of the big day, as funds raised allow us to continue to run our fun, educational and community-building events year round! Regardless of how much you raise, we hope to have you on our team and with us on the day of the event!

 

I Can’t Race. How Else Can I Contribute?

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, join us to cheer on the team on race day, or hold a bake sale or similar fundraiser to raise funds within your personal network! Reach out to us if you’d like to get involved but aren’t sure how!

 

Does it Cost to Participate?

If you are able to commit to raising a minimum of $100 for SCI BC, email tchen@sci-bc.ca and we will waive your registration fee to join the team! Otherwise, the 5 km race costs between $35 and $55 with prices increasing as time goes on:

Please note, this event is now sold out!! Thanks to everyone who signed up.

 

Can I Bring My Family and Friends?

We would love to have your family and friends join the event! They are welcome to join team Walk ‘n’ Rollers as well, and all who wish to take part in the race need to be registered. If they wish to attend to cheer you on, they are welcome to join us after the race at the SCI BC tent in Charity Village near the finish line.

 

Packet Pickup

You’re in charge of picking up your packet (info can be found in your Race Roster account) but if you’re unable to – let us know! We can work something out 🙂

 

Is There Anything Happening After the Event?

There’s the euphoric feeling of post-race exhaustion, a participatory medal, celebratory cake, and usually a few glasses of champagne. Many people organize to go out for lunch around the beautiful seawall area after. If people need help getting connected with a group, we can connect them with folks at the event!

Don’t forget to stop by the SCI BC tent at Charity Village near the finish line! We’ll take a huge team photo in our fun SCI BC race tees!

Can’t make it out to race day in person? Support SCI BC’s Team Walk ‘n’ Rollers by making a donation!

Check out our awesome team of racers and help one or more meet their fundraising goals! Every donated dollar helps us raise the funds help people living with SCI in your community adjust, adapt and thrive!

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