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October 5th, 2024

RBC Race for the Kids benefitting the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

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La Course pour les enfants RBC

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

Fundraising
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
On October 5, 2024, at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, at Parc Jean-Drapeau, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

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

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

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

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

This marks the fifth 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 $735,000 for Sainte-Justine last time around. This year, we expect runners of all levels to help us go even farther, both on the tracks of Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and in fundraising for the cause.

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.

Your Ambassador

Crossing the finish line, together

Giancarlo has a unique connection with his uncle Vito, and it’s one that goes beyond a simple blood relationship. On October 26, 2023, Vito donated part of his liver to his nephew, diagnosed with biliary atresia.

The transplant marked an end to the race against time to save Giancarlo, who had been battling the symptoms of this rare disease since birth. This fall, they will cross the finish line together as they take part in the RBC Race for the Kids.

A smiling runner at the start of the race.
NEW MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS, ONE STEP AT A TIME

A worldwide race in support of children

Launched in 2009, the RBC Race for the Kids has raised $93 million to date for various children’s charities around the world. Last year, more than 1,700 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.

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 ton 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 October 5, 2024, 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.