Our SCI BC race team will be taking part in the ONLINE Scotiabank Charity Challenge! We’ve compiled some helpful tips and frequently asked questions below to help you plan for this exciting event!
What is the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and Why Should I Participate?
The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is an annual charity race and fundraising event, with teams raising money for over 70 local non-profit organizations!
This year, due to COVID-19, we will be participating in an online race. 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 $90,000! Funds raised go directly to our Peer Program and Information Services to support all British Columbians living with an SCI or related disability.
Who Can Participate?
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 online – it doesn’t matter where you live!
How do I register?
Registration is easy. Contact Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can take it from there! If you can commit to raising a minimum of $100, we’ll cover ALL of your registration costs.
What Does it Cost to Participate?
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 $40.
When is Race Day?
You have from June 2 – July 5 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). Complete your kms gradually during that time period, or join us online on July 5 and knock them all out in one day! There will be a Zoom celebration afterwards to celebrate all of your hard work!
Where Do I Race? How Do I Log My Time?
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!
If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your house due to COVID you can modify your activity however you like. Try a 30-day yoga challenge, 5KM on the hand ergometer, or an online fitness class.
Do I Have to Fundraise?
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!
I Don’t Want to 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, 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!
How do I Get My T-shirt and Medal?
More details to come. Stay tuned!