FAQ

RBC Race for the Kids is a global, family fun run. It started as a single event in 2009 and is now an exciting series of charitable races supporting children and youth-focused causes across the globe. Altogether, the series has raised more than $57 million since its inception.

RBC Race for the Kids Toronto, is a family friendly fundraising event that supports Sunnybrook’s Family Navigation Project (FNP). The FNP program helps youth with mental health issues and their families find the support they need. The program’s primary funding comes from this event.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, races are unable to happen in person this year, so RBC has created this global event to unit participants in our community and all around the globe to raise much needed funds for their charity partners. This year, 36 charities, including Sunnybrook are being supported through the RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids.

The first ever global, virtual family fun run is taking place on the weekend of October 17-18 2020. Join us in the GTA and beyond to celebrate.

RBC Race for the Kids is free to enter. If you would like to support Sunnybrook’s Family Navigation Project, please set up a fundraising page or make a personal donation.

We do not set any minimum fundraising targets, but we’d love you to fundraise or donate. With entry completely free, we hope that participants are able to donate and help youth and their families in need.

A list of RBC’s race charity partners can be found here.

We want RBC Race for the Kids to be as inclusive and accessible as possible, so you can choose your distance! Options include 2.5km, 5km, 10km or you can select your own distance.

Walk, jog, run, ride, wheel or scoot your way round your chosen distance it’s about people coming together virtually on the weekend of October 17-18 to get active and raise funds to support an youth mental health.

There’s no age limit everyone’s welcome! If you are under the age of 16 then you will need a parent or guardian’s consent to sign you up.

Entering is simple and free! Here is how to take part:

  1. Click Register
  2. Choose your Race distance or make up your own
  3. Invite your friends, family and colleagues to join the fun
  4. Make a personal donation or start a fundraising page
  5. Complete your distance on the Race weekend October 17-18 2020
  6. Share your story using #RBCRacefortheKids to let others know you are supporting young people around the world

Unfortunately no because the Global Virtual RBC Race for the Kids is working with a different website platform, past usernames and passwords are not available in 2020.

Once you’ve clicked Register, you can create your team within the registration process, if you're already registered you can still create a team from within your dashboard.

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

Yes! Sign them up and make this a family affair! You will be asked to enter basic information about them in the registration flow but this won’t be publicly displayed; it’s just so we can say how many amazing people took part.

Select ‘Create a team’ in the registration journey and then you can invite friends and family to sign up. As above, any children you enter we’ll just ask the first and last name for and this information won’t be publicly available.

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

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

No, we are keen to make this the greenest family fun run so are not mailing out any clothing or medals.

If you have an RBC Race for the Kids t-shirt from previous years or a Team RBC shirt please wear it when completing your challenge on October 17 or 18. If not then anything blue will do!

You can print and customize your own bib, poster and certificate at home by downloading the templates in your profile section. Get creative and wear your bib with pride over the Race weekend!

RBC Race for the Kids Toronto is an important fundraising event. It supports the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook, a program to help youth with mental health issues and their families find the support they need. The program’s primary funding comes from this event.

FNP is funded exclusively by community donors and the RBC Race for the Kids. We suggest for all participants raise the following: $100 for adult participants aged 18 and above and $40 for youth aged 11-17. There is no fundraising minimum for children 10 and under, but we do encourage child participants to fundraise and suggest $20 as a goal.

Of course, we’ll be so happy if you surpass these suggested minimums! The more raised, the more youth can find the mental health support they need.

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 personalize and update your fundraising page anytime.

Login to your account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and update your fundraising goal.

Of course! The Family Navigation Project needs your help more than ever. If the race weekend isn’t for you and you don’t know a anyone who you can sponsor please y donate directly to the event by clicking Donate.

Yes, you are responsible for collecting your donations. Through your fundraising page your supporters can securely and instantly make a donation to you using a credit card. They can also give you cash or cheques in person, which they can mailed to the address below. Cheques should be made out to “Sunnybrook Foundation” with RBC Race for the Kids Toronto and your full name listed in the memo section so we know who to apply the donation to.

If you are collecting donations in person, please be sure to record each donor's information so that we can send them a tax receipt (for donations of $20 or more).
They can be sent to:
Sunnybrook Foundation
Attn: RBC Race for the Kids
2075 Bayview Avenue, KGW-01
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

When you make a donation online, 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.

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 of the offline donation you’ve received. You will then need to pay in the offline donation via a card payment, if you opt to send cheques or cash directly to Sunnybrook Foundation, please ensure cheques are made payable to “Sunnybrook Foundation” with RBC Race for the Kids Toronto and your full name listed in the memo section so we know who to apply the donation to.

Please be sure to record each donor's information so that we can send them a tax receipt (for donations of $20 or more). They can be sent to:
Sunnybrook Foundation
Attn: RBC Race for the Kids
2075 Bayview Avenue, KGW-01
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

It is up to each donor to opt out if they do not want to be contacted by Sunnybrook during the donation process. We will abide by whatever our donors stipulate.

You can log your distance in two ways:

  1. Link your page to a fitness tracker or app

    We are linked to Fitbit, mapmyfitness and Strava to automatically sync with your fundraising page and add to your kilometre tracker each time you record an activity.

    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 prompts to connect your account.

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

    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.

  2. 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.

Ideally, we’d love all our participants to log their activity over the race weekend and join thousands of other around the world to virtually race together and help to raise vital funds for our global charity partners, logging your activity couldn’t be simpler by connecting to your Strava or Fitbit account or manually entering your activity in order to release your digital finishers certificate and medal from within your dashboard.

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

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

If you haven’t found the answer to your question here and you need to get in touch please email info@rbcraceforthekids.com we strive to respond to all questions within three working days.