5K - 15K - 30K
5K Ruck - 10K Ruck - 15K Ruck
First Responders Run & YQR VetRun - June 1 - 30, 2021
The Run Regina First Responders Run is excited to add the YQR VetRun to our race this June.
The First Responders Run was started to honour and pay tribute to first responders in our communities while also raising awareness of the mental health challenges often incurred by those same first responders.
For first responders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a frightening and increasingly common occurrence on the job, and it can be devastating to lives and careers without support. Finding support can be difficult, and is compounded with the fear that stigma still exists in society surrounding mental illness. Evidence shows that first responders are at least twice as likely compared to the general population to suffer PTSD.
The YQR VetRun was created with five goals in mind:
- Awareness of the mental and physical health of Veterans
- Raise funds to support Veterans and Veterans Initiatives
- Increase public awareness of who is a Veteran
- Promote physical activity and healthy living
- Support Veterans year round and not just around Remembrance Day
Bringing these two events together to shine a collective light on the mental health challenges of those who serve just seemed like an opportunity too good to pass up. Help us thank and support our First Responders and Veterans this year.
We are partnering with local charities focused on supporting First Responders and Veterans mental health initiatives and programs. We encourage you, if you are able, to support these worthy causes.
- Saskatchewan Critical Incident Stress Management Network
- OSI-CAN (Canadian Mental Health Association (Saskatchewan Division) Inc.)
We are launching this as a virtual only event at this point due to the uncertain Covid-19 restrictions in June. Distances available include 5K, 15K and 30K run or walk as well as 5K, 10K and 15K ruck. If the current Covid-19 situation changes in the coming weeks we will attempt to move as many participants as possible, who wish to transfer, into an in-person event. Any in-person event will meet all requirements mandated under public health orders from the Government of Saskatchewan.
Race Fees Include:
Locally Designed and Printed Short Sleeve Technical Running Shirt
Locally Designed Unique First Responders Run Medal and/or YQR VetRun Medal
Custom Race Bib
Opportunity to fundraise in support of vital First Responder mental health initiatives
Leaderboard to track Race Results
Digital Finisher Medal(s) for your Race Roster Dashboard
Digital Finisher Certificate
Online Facebook Group to post photos, share stories and celebrate your achievements with fellow participant
All Registration fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable