RBC Race for the Kids, September 10-24, 2022
Supporting Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

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Event Specific

What is RBC Race for the Kids?

Since starting as a single Race in New York in 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has grown into a series of 17 events that take place around the world. Altogether, 325,000+ participants have raised more than CAD$74 million for youth charities.

Covid-19 meant the 2020 series was at risk with the majority of events facing cancellation. The need from charities, particularly those focused on youth mental health, was greater than ever before so we adapted and hosted the first global and virtual Race weekend.

The 2021 RBC Race for the Kids campaign welcomed 35 charities, inclusive of all 17 existing Race Locations, 12 repeat 2020 Charities and an additional six net-new locations/charities. Altogether, 2021 saw over 35,000 entrants and raised more than CAD$8.3 million for youth charities across the global footprint.

In 2022 RBC will be offering a hybrid format including virtual and in-person races. Races will be held at different times throughout the year, participants can check out the list of global events to pick their local race.

Where is RBC Race for the Kids taking place?

In 2022 RBC will be offering a hybrid format including virtual and in-person races. 

Visitors simply go to the registration and fundraising platform at www.rbcraceforthekids.com and pick the race in the country and region they will be participating in. Or visit the registration website for a race directly if you have the information, and sign up today!

When is RBC Race for the Kids?

In 2022, the RBC Race for the Kids is taking place throughout the year around the world, both with in-person and virtual races. Regions will nominate their own race date and whether they will be delivering an in-person or virtual race.

You can participate by pledging to walk/run/roll a set distance at your local race. Click here to find a race near you.

How much does it cost to enter RBC Race for the Kids?

In 2022, RBC will be offering a hybrid format including virtual and in-person races. The costing of these elements will differ with each race. Please refer to the races unique page to understand the costs associated with that race.

Do I have to fundraise?

Specific races may include a minimum fundraising total. Please refer to the race page unique to the race you will be running. 

Who are your Race charity partners?

A list of our Race charity partners can be found on our homepage. Participants can fundraise for or donate to any of our Race charity partners, regardless of where they physically live.

How far is RBC Race for the kids?

Each RBC Race for the Kids race will specify the type of race (in-person or virtual) they will be delivering and the distance available to participate within their race.

Do I have to run?

You can walk, run, or roll your way through your Race. RBC Race for the Kids is about thousands of people coming together virtually to support amazing youth-focused causes. If you would prefer to support your race with a donation without participating, each race is set up to accept donations as well. We thank you for your support!

Can children take part?

Yes! You will be asked to enter basic information about your underage participants in the registration process but this won’t be publicly displayed – it’s just so we can capture how many amazing people took part to support their communities. 

How old do I have to be to sign up?

There’s no age limit – everyone is welcome! If you are under the age of 18 you will need a parent or guardian’s consent to sign you up. 

Get Involved

How do I enter?

Entering is simple! Here is how to take part:

  • Choose your Race distance.
  • Invite your friends, family and colleagues to join the fun
  • Make a personal donation or start a fundraising page
  • Share your story using #RBCRacefortheKids to let others know you are supporting young people around the world

How do I enter a team?

You can create your team within the registration process. If you're already registered, you can still create a team from within your personal dashboard.

How do I join a team?

You can join a public team by clicking on the "Join us" button on the teams fundraising page. If the team is set to private you will need to ask the team captain to send you an invite.

Can children take part?

Yes! You will be asked to enter basic information about your underage participants in the registration process but this won’t be publicly displayed – it’s just so we can capture how many amazing people took part to support their communities.

How do I enter my family?

Select ‘Create a team’ in the registration journey and you can invite friends and family to sign up. As mentioned, any underage participants you enter will be asked for their first and last name (this information won’t be publicly available).

How do I invite family and friends to take part?

When you create your own registration and fundraising profile, you’ll have the opportunity to invite family and friends as part of that registration process. If you’re already signed up, you can still invite others from within your personal dashboard.

Please note that all invited adults will need to complete their own registration using the unique link sent directly to their email address

Where do the funds go that I raise?

RBC Race for the Kids, supports several charities around the world. For a full list of these charities please visit rbcraceforthekids.com

Do I have to fundraise to take part in RBC Race for the Kids?

As part of registering to take part, you have a fundraising page created for you but there is no obligation to make a personal donation. To help make it simple, you do have the option to make a one-time donation as part of your registration process.

How do I set up a fundraising page?

It couldn’t be simpler, your fundraising page is set up for you as part of your registration process, and you can always go back into your dashboard and personalise and update your fundraising page anytime.

How do I update my fundraising goal?

Log in to your account and head to your personal dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and easily update your fundraising goal.

Can I make a one-time donation, even if I don’t participate in the event?

Of course! If walking, running, or rolling aren’t for you, you can still make a one-time donation to help support kids and youth in need through our site.

How will I receive a tax receipt?

When you donate through our website, you will be asked for your email address. Once your donation has been successfully processed, your payment confirmation and tax receipt will be emailed to you. Sometimes these emails can get misplaced in your junk folder, so be sure to check there.

What if I lose my tax receipt?

As a donor, you can access your past tax receipts from your account on this site. From the main login tab, just enter the email that you provided when you first made your donation into the 'Donor login' field. You'll be emailed a one time link which will take you to your tax receipts that can be downloaded. If you are a participant, your tax receipts can be found by clicking on ‘my account’ and selecting ‘your history’.

How can I log an offline donation?

You can log any offline donations via your dashboard. Head to your ‘my donations’ tab and click on the add ‘offline donations’ button, and enter the details. You will then need to pay in the offline donation via a card payment. Please note your fundraising total will not include any offline donations if you opt to send funds directly to your chosen charity.

Troubleshooting & Support

How do I log my activity?

You can log your distance in two ways:

  • Link your page to a fitness tracker

We are linked to Fitbit, MapMyFitness, and Garmin which automatically sync with your fundraising page. It adds to your kilometre tracker each time you record an activity – training or Race weekend!

You can use your smartphone to download Fitbit, mapmyfitness or Strava to get started. After creating an account with your preferred app, login to your account and head to the ‘My Fitness Activity’ tab to connect to your fitness app and follow the promptsto connect your account. 

Your distance will be published on your page the following day (please allow up to 24 hours).

Note for Fitbit users – you must ‘start’ an activity and save it as an activity (ie. your daily steps or distance will not be automatically added to your page).

  • Log your distance manually

To log your distance manually, simply login to your online fundraising page and head to the ‘My Fitness Activity’ to record your activity.

Do I have to log my activity?

We’d love all our participants to log their activity and join thousands of others around the world who will race this year. Logging your activity couldn’t be simpler by connecting to your Map my fitness, Garmin or Fitbit account, or manually entering your activity in order to release your digital finishers certificate and medal from within your dashboard.

I can’t remember my password?

Not an issue, hit ‘login’ and click the forgotten your password link and pop enter your email address in that you registered with. An email will be sent to you with a reset link.

How do I reset my Password?

Login to your account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘My account’ and select ‘Reset Password’.

Can I enter more than one Race?

Of course, register for as many as you want if you are wanting to complete multiple races for multiple charity partners. For a full list of charitable races, please head to rbcraceforthekids.com.