Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Help us raise $20,000 so we can continue assisting people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities

On June 25, 2017 the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC invites you to take part in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. It’s our fourth year in the challenge and we need your help to make it our most successful year yet!

Last year our 34 runners, of all ages and physical abilities, raised over $16,000 while taking part in the half marathon and 5 km races. This year we want to assemble of team of 40 runners to raise $20,000.

Up for the challenge? Here’s how:

Register

Register for your event through RaceRoster — the 5K or the Half-Marathon

Don’t forget to use these codes before checkout to save yourself some money on registration fees while supporting the CPABC!

Half-Marathon: 17CPABC21K
5K Race: 17CPABC5K

Make sure you create a fundraising page during registration. If you missed that step, simple click here to create your Scotiabank Charity Challenge fundraising page.

Create your fundraising page

You don’t have to be an athlete to take part. In fact, many of our team members have never run a race before and some have never fundraised before either. All you need is a passion for the CPABC! It’s what unites Team CPABC and carries us all over the finish line!

Can’t run the race? Sponsor Team CPABC!

Feel free to email Ian at events@bccerebralpalsy.com with any questions, comments or concerns with registration or to share some of your best run preparation and fundraising tips!

Past years

June 26th, 2016 marked our third time tackling the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. It was our most successful iteration with 34 runners and over $16,000 raised.

Take a peek at our experience from last year!


On June 28th, 2015 the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC participated in the 2015 Scotiabank Charity Challenge for the second year in a row. The day was spectacular with upwards of 30,000 participants of all ages and physical abilities taking part in either the 21km or 5km races in Vancouver. With 26 runners for our organization and countless supporters we were able to raise $10,008.00! Thanks to their support and effort, 100% of the funds raised will go towards our programs and services which serve the province of British Columbia.

Make sure to check out our photo compilation below from the day of the event. A special thank you to our photographer, Fiona Bevans, for all her help.

 


Dan’s Story

I am running for the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC since I live with the life-long condition and it’s a cause that I believe in.

The CPABC focuses on helping improve the lives of people living with cerebral palsy. We do that by providing adapted dance and yoga programs, helping give individuals the confidence and the tools that they need to succeed in their chosen career path through our Pre-Employment Program and by providing resources to people living with cerebral palsy so they can live a life without limits. For example, we’ve helped some of our members find adapted equipment so that they are able to drive.

I ran in the 2015 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon because I had never participated in a half-marathon before and thought, why not run? It is something I enjoy doing and why not do it to really push your limits.

To train, I ran three to four times a week. Some of those sessions were with the Running Room. Being a runner is a lot like being part of the cerebral palsy (CP) community: you are part of an extended family with your running group. It was good to have people there who were working towards the same goal and there to motivate you to achieve a great time in the race, not just finish it.

Although my cerebral palsy affects the left side of my body, impacting my left hand and leg, that doesn’t affect me from being able to run and to run quick. Last year my time was 2:09, which, for my age category (25-29), was in the lower section of finishers (I placed 130 of 190). But that just means I need to run faster this year to improve my time and train harder! This year, having just turned 30, I enter a new age category so I will have at least one advantage.

In addition to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge I will be running in the Bellingham Bay Half Marathon in late September, so no rest for me as I will be running throughout the summer!


Mehrnoush’s Challenge at CPABC

Mehrnoush

Last year Mehrnoush raised over $300 and walked the 5km route on behalf of the Cerebral Palsy Association for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. “

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