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Run Apart for Down Syndrome 2021

BC's biggest annual Down syndrome event comes to your neighbourhood. 100% COVID-19 protected!

Run Apart for Down Syndrome presented by Eurorite
A Virtual Event | June 6, 2021

It's been a challenging year, but Chris Nikic is all about overcoming challenges. Last fall, Chris became the world's first Ironman with Down syndrome. He proved there's no challenge that can't be overcome, and no height we can't reach - together.

Now, Chris is here to challenge us to help people with Down syndrome conquer obstacles and achieve their dreams, just like he did, as the special guest Race Ambassador for Run Apart for Down Syndrome presented by Eurorite. Chris is presented by IGNITE Management.

Join Chris, and a virtual crowd of hundreds, on June 6 as we bring BC's biggest annual Down syndrome event to your neighbourhood. Run or walk the distance of your choice, wherever you are, and raise money to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their potential. Because there’s no height we can’t reach, together.

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Virtual Event Details
June 6, 2021 | 9:30 am

The Run

Under normal circumstances, Run Up for Down Syndrome consists of a 5K or 1.5K walk or run through Burnaby Central Park. This year, when we Run Apart for Down Syndrome, participants will run or walk at home. Hike in the woods. Walk around the block. Run around your living room. Put in 30 minutes on the treadmill. Get active, but do it in the safety of your own home or neighbourhood. And then join the fun online! 

The Fun

We may be running apart, but we'll be together in spirit - and online! As you run, share your photos to show us where you're running. Tag @DSRFCanada on Instagram and we'll reshare your post. After the event, vote for your favourite pics - the most creative and fun posts will win some great prizes! The Run Apart for Down Syndrome Photo Contest is sponsored by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Judges' Choice:

Most Creative: 4 Vancouver Canadians tickets PLUS a $50 Kintec gift card
DSRF Spirit: 4 Vancouver Canadians tickets PLUS a $50 Kintec gift card
Best Costume: 4 Vancouver Canadians tickets PLUS a $50 Kintec gift card

People's Choice (Public Vote):

Best Picture: Basket of Goodies PLUS a $50 Kintec gift card

DSRF Student Draw:

$100 Kintec Gift Card

You can also participate in a photo scavenger hunt as you go, with more great prizes at stake. Details to come!

The Funds

All funds raised through Run Apart for Down Syndrome support the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation (DSRF). DSRF empowers individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, disseminating information, and changing attitudes. The funds you raise will go directly towards these efforts, and will make a huge difference in the lives of many families in our community.

When you register as a virtual runner, your personal fundraising page will be activated, making it easy to empower people with Down syndrome to conquer obstacles and achieve their dreams. Please share your page widely and encourage everyone you know to give what they can.

The Rewards

Along with the photo  contest, there will be valuable fundraising prizes for the adults, kids and teams who raise the most money. 

Prizes:

Top Fundraising Team (dollars per person average):
20 Vancouver Canadians tickets PLUS a $50 Visa gift card for snacks

Spirit Award for the Biggest Team:
20 Vancouver Canadians tickets PLUS a $50 Visa gift card for snacks

Individual Fundraising Awards:
All participants who raise $200 or more will be entered into a draw for the grand prize, a one-night stay in a one bedroom condo at Spirit Ridge, with a VIP Wine Tasting at Nk’ Mip Cellars.

Of course, the most important reward will be knowing that you are empowering people with Down syndrome to conquer obstacles and achieve their dreams.

*Please Note: Due to the unique nature of this virtual event and the financial pressures of the COVID-19 crisis, Run t-shirts will not be provided this year. We look forward to bringing them back in 2022.

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