Participants needed for Race for Kids
Airdrie will be one of 14 communities across Canada that will participate in the Capital One Race for Kids, June 2.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada has partnered with Capital One Canada, a financial corporation, and together they have launched the national fundraiser to benefit youth.
The event is expected to become an annual fundraiser and spread to more communities.
The race is open to anyone 18 years of age and older.
It is being coined as an “adult adventure race,” and teams of five will tackle a series of challenges at 10 checkpoints across their community in a race to the finish line.
Events and volunteer coordinator for the local club, Tiffany Glowasky, said she can’t reveal any information about the 10 checkpoints, but they will be designed to challenge the participants either physically or mentally.
“Once they complete each checkpoint, they will receive a token, and then tokens will spell out the location of the final checkpoint where the race concludes,” Glowasky said.
Participants must register in teams of five, and a minimum of $400 must be raised for teams to enter. The individual who raises the most overall will win two tickets to anywhere WestJet flies.
There will also be prizes for those who come in first, second and third in the local races.
Glowasky said they are still looking for participants, as there is room for 50 teams and 12 have signed up so far. Volunteers to run the checkpoints and take registrations on race day are also needed.
“It will be a fun day and will hopefully get our parents involved,” she said.
“It will be a cool chance for them to have a part and an influence in our club.”
The race will take place on June 2 at 3 p.m. at the Ron Ebbesen Arena. For more information, to sign up or to volunteer, go to www.raceforkids.ca