RBC Race for the Kids, October 16-17, 2021
Supporting Sur les bancs de l'école

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A step forward to support children with autism and their families

RBC Race for the Kids, Paris helps kids with autism to achieve independent life through school and social inclusion. With multiple distances, this virtual run/walk for charity raises funds for the French charity "Sur les bancs de l'école". Funded entirely by donations, the purpose of this innovative program is to enable children with autism to study, have a job, and live independently. Thanks to this charity, about 200 of them, from 2 to 20 years old, go to school and receive appropriate care, in Paris and around.

Together with thousands of participants across Europe but also the Americas and Asia/Pacific, the RBC Race for the Kids, Paris is part of a collective ambition for providing young people with the support they deserve.

OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT

156

Runners signed up

$11,867

Funds raised

111

Kms covered

Why We Run

Did you know that in France about 40,000 kids and teenagers with autism are deprived from education ? Autism requires special adaptations provided by "Sur les bancs de l'école" programms.
Since 2008, thanks to these innovating programms, about 1000 kids with autism from 2 to 20 years old, go to school and receive appropriate care, in Paris and around.

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A Global, Virtual, Family Fun Run Supporting Youth Charities Around the World

Since 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has grown to an exciting series of 17 charitable Races taking around the world, supporting kids and youth-focused causes. In total, 290,000+ participants have raised more than C$65 million.

In 2020, the series of in-person Races couldn’t happen so we pivoted to a global, virtual RBC Race for the Kids to continue raising much-needed funds for our charity partners. Last year, over 33,000 participants from 120+ countries raised more than C$8.8 million!

Join us and participants from all around the globe to raise awareness and support for our 35 charity partners in 19 countries – and the young people they help during this challenging time.

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Autism is a disability that affects

700,000

people in France.

100,000

are under age 20; 40,000 of whom are deprived from education.


6,000

children born with autism every year: 1 in 100

Our Challenge

The RBC Race for the Kids, Paris brings people together to raise funds in support of kids with autism. For the first time this year, the Challenge will help "Sur les bancs de l'école", the first-of-its-kind and innovative structure in France, provide a comprehensive access to taylor made resources for youth and their families.

Our Challenge this year is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to supporting kids with autism and their families. Together we can help these kids to achieve independent life through school and social inclusion, so no family is forced to struggle alone!

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"Sur les bancs de l'école" innovating programms provide kids with autism :

  • Dedicated trained school assistants who help them during school hours and beyond;
  • Professional care provided by a team of therapists, specialized in autism;
  • A specialized alternative school, offering dedicated education for teenagers with autism.

"Sur les bancs de l'école" programms are 100% donor funded, so they depend on caring people like you to fundraise, knowing your efforts will have a life-changing impact on kids with autism and their families.

By volunteering to collect donations through RBC Race for the Kids, you’re joining a community working together to help these kids to build their future.

Thanks to our generous and committed sponsors