|Blind Beginnings is excited to be entering a team in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Run on Sunday June 23. We are one of the official participating charities and we have the opportunity to fundraise as part of the event.
We’re looking for Blind Beginnings families and volunteers to join our team and run or walk 5km with us! No previous running experience is required.
Blind Beginnings will host a weekly training run on Sundays starting April 28, up until the run on June 23. We will help find guide runners for any child or youth who is blind or partially sighted who wants to participate, but we welcome parents and siblings to take part as well. We will also help in preparations of figuring out what to wear, how to prepare physically and nutritionally. and what to expect on the day of the run.
If you are interested, and want to learn more about this event, please register for our Run Info Session on Saturday March 30. We will cover all the basics of running, training, footwear, etc!
Where: Fortius Sport Complex (Forum Meeting Room) – 3713 Kensington Ave. Burnaby
When: Saturday, March 30
Time: 10:00 am
We are grateful to Fortius for providing a space for us to meet on March 30, and for the offer of expertise as we prepare to take on this challenge!
Blind Beginnings will cover the cost of registration for the blind or visually impaired child/youth and this will be discussed in the March 30th Info Session as well. If you have someone who might be interested in being your (or your child’s) guide throughout the training and for the run, please feel free to invite them to this session too. We will have a brief orientation on guide running for the sighted guides.
For everyone else in the family (or friends!) wanting to sign up, we have provided discount codes below.
If you would like to attend this info session, please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of all who want to attend, and the ages of any children or youth. Please RSVP no later than Friday March 29.
*You are welcome to choose from the 5KM or Half Marathon options, however, the official Blind Beginnings team will be participating in the 5KM walk/run.
Use our charity code to get 15% off your registration:
15% off the 5K: 19BBS5K
15% off the Half Marathon: 19BBS21K