RACE WITH ME! CANADA Virtual Challenge
COURS AVEC MOI! défi virtuel Canada
Running weekly until June 25, 2021
The challenge is picking up speed!
The RACE WITH ME! Virtual Challenge is rounding the turn and thousands of people from across Canada have taken to the track, the roads and the fields to run a 400m distance to improve their physical and mental health.
Thousands of Canadians from Halifax to Whitehorse are getting back on track, ranging in age from 2 to 82. The challenge has already raised $15,000 for youth mental health charities, such as the Kids Help Phone, through the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation.
All this came from the mind of co-creator Jesse Briscoe. Like so many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 14-year-old from Montreal grew frustrated by the cancellation of his sport clubs and activities due to COVID restrictions. His dad Rob challenged Jesse and his brother Mackenzie to come up with a project – something they could dedicate themselves to and make the world a little better place.
The goal of the RACE WITH ME! Virtual Challenge is the act of completing the challenge itself. More than your time, your fundraising total or your ranking on the leaderboard, getting out there and doing your 400 metres is its own reward.
“That’s the ultimate outcome – that transformation of the physical to improve your mental health,” said Jesse's dad, Rob Briscoe. “You get a sense of accomplishment; you feel better that day and then that carries over for the rest of the week. It gives you something positive to think about and that has an impact on both your mental and physical health.”
RACE WITH ME! announces Olympic Day program June 23rd
June 23rd is International Olympic Day. We will be celebrating with an exclusive webcast at 10am ET on YouTube Live, Facebook Live and Twitter.
Hear from Andre De Grasse, RACE WITH ME! co-creator Jesse Briscoe and other Canadian track stars. Click here to register and please tell your teachers about this fun virtual activity for June 23 at 10am ET.
Your health and safety come first. Please adhere to all local and provincial COVID-19 guidelines when participating in outdoor activities.
RACE WITH ME! SUPPORTERS
To find a running track near you, please visit Run Track Search
Sign up and use the hashtag #RaceWithMeCanada. Participants will post results for running 400m around their local track over an 8 week period.
T-shirts will be sent to the first 1,000 participantsMar 30 - Jul 1
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- Event contact
- Steve Wallace, Race With Me Canada