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RBC Race for the Kids





A family-friendly event supporting children around the world. In Quebec, participants will be lacing up to help Sainte-Justine.


Reach out to family, friends and colleagues to help raise the funds essential to providing an unparalleled standard of pediatric health care at Sainte-Justine for families across Quebec.

Where and When

Montreal’s Jean-Drapeau Park, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

8:30 a.m. : Arrival and check-in of runners
8:45 a.m.: Welcome speeches and territorial acknowledgement
9 a.m.: Warm-up
9:15 a.m.: 1 km start
10:15 a.m.: 5 km start
11:30 a.m.: End of race
11:40 a.m.: Closing remarks
1:30 p.m.: End of event

Race options

1 km or 5 km (run, walk and/or strollers).

Registration Fees

There are no fees to sign up, but you will be encouraged to raise donations through your fundraising page.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A square of orange fabric will be given to you at the event. We invite you to wear it as a tribute to the thousands of residential school survivors and their families, and to the children who never returned home.


Thank You for Doing Your Part!

Here’s three ways you can contribute to the RBC Race for the Kids’ success


Sponsor a Participant

Search for the participant’s name. Click on the “Give Now” button located on the participant page.

Sponsor a Team

Search for the team’s name to access their fundraising page. Click on the “Give Now” button located on the team page.

Sponsor the Event

Support our fundraising efforts by making a general donation to the RBC Race for the Kids.






Let’s lace up and go even farther … together!

This marks the fourth year in a row that the RBC Race for the Kids will be supporting the young patients and teams in the Sainte-Justine community. The multifaceted family fun run raised a whopping $545,000 for Sainte-Justine last time around. This year, we expect runners of all levels to help us go even farther, both on the trails of Jean-Drapeau Park and in fundraising for the cause.

RBC employees and their families, posing outside with Nadine Renaud Tinker, president of RBC Quebec, and Cachou, Sainte-Justine’s mascot.


1 km

Perfect for our younger racers and a great way to introduce them to the joys of running. Together, let’s do our part for Sainte-Justine!

5 km

For teens and adults: a nice challenge for those who are new to the experience and a relaxed run for experienced racers! 

Fun for the whole family

Running not your thing? There will be plenty on site for you to enjoy, including a series of family activity stations, inflatables and snacks zones.




A worldwide race in support of children

Launched in 2009, the RBC Race for the Kids has raised $82 million to date for various children’s charities around the world. Last year, more than 1,600 runners laced up for Sainte-Justine to help take patient care and pediatric research to the next level—and make a difference in the lives of families across the province. 

 Une coureuse souriante au départ de la course.


RBC Race for the Kids in pictures


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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be issued a tax receipt for my donation?

A tax receipt will be prepared for any gift and sent to the email address used to make the donation once the event is over.

Do I have to pay registration fees?

Your registration for the RBC Race for the Kids is free. We encourage you to make a donation within your means and to ask those around you to sponsor your fundraiser for the benefit of the cause through your fundraising page. If you make a donation to your own fundraising page (or someone else’s page), you will receive a tax receipt for this amount.

How much do I need to raise to take part in the race?

The suggested target indicated in the fundraising platform is $250, although you can change this amount to suit your personal preferences and personal goals.

Can we raise funds for Sainte-Justine without taking part in the race?

Of course — and thank you! You can sign up here by selecting the virtual option to create a fundraising page and distribute it in your network. It’s a great way to show your support to Sainte-Justine if you can’t attend the event in Montreal on September 30, 2023, but plan to get moving in your local area.

How are donations used?

Donations are directed to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, whose mission is to engage the community and support Sainte-Justine in its pursuit of excellence and its commitment to providing children and mothers-to-be with one of the highest standards of health care in the world, now and in the future. Thank you for helping the families to grow beyond our current limitations in pediatric health, today and tomorrow.
To learn more about the impact of your generosity, click here.