Welcome to The Crossing Trek 2021!
Please read all of this information before you complete your registration.
Any questions can be directed to email@example.com
It is important to us that The Crossing Trek is accessible to anyone who wishes to undertake it. If the entry fee is a barrier, please contact Trek Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2018, three friends trekked for 20 hours non-stop in the dead of winter to explore the impacts of rapid development on the urban and natural environments of Waterloo Region. The intent was to raise awareness of the risks of exposure for homeless citizens, while raising funds for The Working Centre.
In 2019 and 2020, hundreds of people got involved including trekkers, support crew, community partners, sponsors, local media, and donors. We had collectively fundraised over $97,000 to date, and every dollar has gone to The Working Centre to help build a first-of-its-kind transitional housing and addiction treatment facility serving the most vulnerable members of the community.
In 2021, we are launching our first VIRTUAL trek event. You choose your route and distance. While it won't be the same community vibe as previous years due to Covid-19, the virtual nature of the event allows us to broaden our impact by opening up the event to other communities, and encouraging more people than ever to get involved and walk the walk!
The province of Ontario is currently enforcing stay-at-home orders due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The current stay-at-home order is in place until Feb 9, with the possibility of an extension. "Getting exercise" outside of the home is on the list of permitted activities, and gatherings outdoors are limited to 5 people, maintaining a 6 foot distance. As participants in The Crossing Trek, you MUST obey public health and safety orders.
There are two options for completing your trek:
1. Participants may complete their trek journey on Feb 13, following all public health and safety measures.
2. Participants may wait until the stay-at-home orders are lifted, and complete their trek within two weeks following that. For example, if the stay-at-home orders are lifted Feb 23, participants may complete their trek any time from Feb 23 to March 9.
You can review up-to-date public health and safety orders here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions?gclid=Cj0KCQiA0-6ABhDMARIsAFVdQv-ifPCe8PJYQFRPJdWRI0PYtN6r_bwAQGWwXWDy5lT3NjAdqhjTRZUaAgOrEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Following your completion of your trek, please send an email to email@example.com letting us know you've finished. You are encouraged to send in a photo and your route (if you've tracked it). Every trekker will receive a finisher's patch.
Trekkers are encouraged to fundraise, and there are prizes for the top fundraisers. Every fundraising dollar goes directly to support the amazing programs at The Working Centre. You can set up your personal fundraising page as you complete your registration. Share it with your family, friends, and colleagues!
All trek details can be found at www.WaterlooRegionCrossing.com/trek
Waiver: Participants MUST acknowledge and accept the waiver during the registration process. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NexBLrB1vj3mp4mEHK3Dgu2EfdTpWqH1/view
Safety Instructions and Gear List: Participants MUST read the Safety Instructions and Gear List. Due to the virtual nature of the event, gear will not be inspected prior to or during the event, but it is expected that participants will equip themselves accordingly. Certain items are MANDATORY for safety reasons. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CY8XVTo3miDSGi_zWrqs_joVU9CwYJq3/view?usp=sharing
Rules: Participants MUST read the rules prior to the event, and are expected to follow them during the event. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a3bqvYI0eZGd3QulcnNd0XEh04BzWAQm/view?usp=sharing
Pledge Sheet: If you have donors who do not want to donate online, you can collect cash or cheque pledges using the Pledge Sheet. Please note that it is your responsibility to deliver the pledge sheet along with cash and cheque donations to The Working Centre after the event. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r6FvBTf-eNUE0w82AUE0AP9kRzER8Xyp/view
This is a self-directed VIRTUAL trek. Participants are responsible for arranging their own support. Please ensure you have someone on-call for the duration of your journey who knows where you are going, is able to transport you to/from your route, and can bring you gear, snacks, clothing, etc as needed throughout your trek journey.
Follow @WRCrossingTrek on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on the trek, and feel free to add yourself to the Waterloo Region Crossing Trekkers Facebook group for updates on trek training opportunities, to get to know other trekkers, and to immerse yourself in our wonderful trek community. Join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/345237152705801/
As part of The Crossing Trek you will receive Trekker Updates and the Waterloo Region Crossing newsletters with important event-specific information just for participants. By registering for the trek, you are consenting to receiving trek-related email updates.
Your trek, your way. On February 13, 2021, gear up for the weather and embark on a journey across your community. Create your own route and walk the walk to raise funds and awareness for homeless services in Waterloo Region.
CA$25.00Nov 19 - Feb 28