A virtual run can be completed on your own from any location you choose, on any day that you choose, at your own pace. You can run, jog, walk or use an assistive device to complete your 10K on a road, on a trail, or a treadmill, at the gym, or on a track.
Why does the Sporting Life 10K offer a virtual run?Artur2023-11-01T23:29:46+00:00
Your Sporting Life Virtual 10K entry fee includes a souvenir run shirt, a finisher medal, a $25 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a run bib, free domestic ground shipping of your run kit to your mailing address, and the chance to help kids and families affected by childhood cancer.
When does my Sporting Life Virtual 10K run kit ship?Artur2023-10-24T21:44:22+00:00
Absolutely you can participate! There are no geographical boundaries to being part of the Sporting Life Virtual 10K. We encourage everyone, from around the world to join us to raise critical funds for Canadian kids and families affected by childhood cancer. Please note that if you would like to receive a run kit then you must purchase additional shipping at time of registration. (Note: only Canadian charitable tax receipts will be issued.)
How do I upload my results?Artur2023-11-01T23:32:03+00:00
You actually do not need an app or program to upload your results. All you need to do is upload your 10K time manually using the honour system. If you wish to use a fitness/tracking app, we recommend you download and use Runkeeper as it will automatically upload your results to our results page. It is free to download and is really easy to use.
Without a measured route, how will I know if I’ve actually completed the correct distance?Artur2022-09-21T15:00:58+00:00
There are lots of free tools available for smartphones to help participants measure distance. We recommend using RunKeeper as it is integrated with our results platform. Other tracking options include: Strava, Zwift, and Nike+. You can also use a GPS-equipped smartwatch, like a Garmin (or some versions of the Apple Watch) to record running distance. Or, kick it old school, and drive a route using your car’s odometer to measure it before you complete 10K!
Are there official Sporting Life 10K results or age group awards?Artur2023-11-01T23:22:21+00:00
For 40 years, Campfire Circle offers healing through happiness for thousands of kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illnesses by providing programs that give kids the chance to just be kids—engaging in community, in-hospital, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to them. Relying solely on donors and fundraisers, participating in the Sporting Life 10K ensures Campfire Circle continues to reach more kids and their families, year-round, across Ontario.
Why should I fundraise for the Sporting Life Virtual 10K?Artur2022-09-21T15:06:36+00:00
As a registered charity, CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium) receives no annual funding from government or hospital partners, relying instead on the generosity of volunteers, partners, donors, and fundraisers to fund life-changing programs for kids affected by childhood cancer and their families. This important work can only continue because of the support of fundraisers like #SL10K participants.
Can I donate without participating? Or donate extra?Artur2022-09-21T15:10:02+00:00
Yes! You can donate any amount. All proceeds benefit CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium), providing critical funds to ensure essential camp programs continue at no cost to kids and families affected by childhood cancer.
I made a donation when will I get my charitable tax receipt?Artur2022-09-21T15:12:06+00:00
If you requested a tax receipt at time of donation you would have received the receipt via email. If you didn’t request a tax receipt or can’t locate your tax receipt, please contact email@example.com for support.
Can I register for the Sporting Life Virtual 10K create or join a team?Artur2022-09-21T15:29:37+00:00
No, Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium merged in 2020, and in January 2022 became Campfire Circle, placing kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illnesses at the heart of what we do, and recognizes the caring community surrounding them.
Are there Camp programs happening this year?Artur2022-09-21T18:05:51+00:00
Year-round in-hospital and virtual camp programs continue, and overnight camp and has returned with weekend retreats for families, and community programs resuming across Ontario. Kids with cancer and their families need the magic of camp now more than ever after living in deep isolation throughout the pandemic. Every step of the way, our team continues innovating to keep families together and maintain beloved camp traditions!
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The Sporting Life 10K is an event that encourages individuals to come out in support of Campfire Circle for kids with Cancer.