Celebrate the wonder of the monarch migration by running, walking or biking 10km from anywhere in North America! The Monarch Ultra Virtual is an exciting new event to support monarch butterflies through awareness building and physical activity. Participants can run, walk, hike, or bike 10km and be part of a larger movement that helps protect pollinator species and supports conservation work. Donations raised through the Virtual 10km will support Camp Kawartha (more details below). Moving for a cause, conservation action and community spirit are the goals of the Virtual 10km.
OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE 430 PARTICIPANTS:
We'll add up the collective distance of all participants, with a goal of reaching 4,300km in total. This is the distance that monarch butterflies fly during their spring migration from central Mexico to southern Canada. In the spring, monarchs begin their journey back north, starting from the Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, and other sanctuaries in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico. It takes 3-4 generations to reach southern Ontario. We hope this symbolic virtual run will raise awareness about the epic migration of the monarch butterfly, while inviting runners from all across the continent to participate in this exciting adventure along with monarch butterflies!