Frequently Asked Questions
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1. How do I register for RBC Race for the Kids?
- Click here for a step-by-step guide to walk you through registration and accessing your participant centre.
- Select how you would like to participate: as an Individual, Join a Team or Start a New Team.
- Select your participation type: Adult, Youth, Child, Cheerleader (Spectator).
- Create a login username and password which will then allow you to access your personal or team fundraising page. Please do not navigate away from the registration form until your transaction is complete otherwise the information that you have entered will be lost.
- Once your transaction is complete you will receive a confirmation email.
- We strongly encourage our participants to register online; however if you are having problems with registration, please refer to the Fundraising and Registration Guide. If you require additional assistance, please contact Nancy Burton at 403-955-8893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Do I need to pick up anything before the race?
Yes. All runners/walkers who register to participate in the 1K or 6K need to pick up their race shirt which gives them access to Heritage Park for the entire day.
All Cheerleaders and children under two years of age will need to pick up wristbands for their access to Heritage Park for the entire day.
Anyone attending the event or accompanying a child must register as a Runner/Walker or a Cheerleader
Please note: Heritage Park Annual Passes or other discounted admission vouchers are not valid for this event.
Race Package pickup will be held at Heritage Park in the Railway Centre on:
- Friday, September 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
AHS and RBC employees will have additional times and locations for pickup sent to them by email.
What do I need to bring when picking up my race package:
- Any children under 17 years of age must have a Waiver signed by a parent or guardian on file before a race package will be released. Forms can be found here and emailed to Nancy Burton email@example.com.
- You can nominate someone to pick up your package on your behalf.
3. How can I fundraise for RBC Race for the Kids?
Once you have registered for RBC Race for the Kids you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your very own personal participant page. We recommend that you bookmark your participant page for easy access or click Login at the top of the RBC Race for the Kids homepage and enter your details. Once you log in to your participant center, you can send emails using the built-in templates to ask for donations and thank your donors. You will use the login details that you created during your online registration to log in to your participant page.
4. Are the races timed?
No, so the pressure is off. Just have fun!
5. Can my family/friends watch the race?
Yes! Come cheer on your friends and family along the 6K course! We ask that everyone planning to attend the event and partake in the festivities register as a Cheerleader for the event. This helps to provide us with much-needed information regarding how many people we will be expecting on race day for safety reasons, as well as ensuring there is enough water, fresh fruits and snacks on site. It will also help us to reach our fundraising goal to help Alberta Children's Hospital. Registered Cheerleaders will have free access to Heritage Park, parking and can enjoy the pancake breakfast and celebrations following the race.
6. Can I volunteer for the Run?
Yes! Please call 403-955-8838 or email our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. What if it rains?
RBC Race for the Kids Calgary will take place rain or shine. If the forecast suggests inclement weather, don't forget to pack your rain jacket! The pancake breakfast takes place inside the Celebration Tent, so you will be warm and dry.
8. How do I get to the race? Is there parking?
Heritage Park is conveniently located just 20 minutes from downtown Calgary with ample parking onsite.
Get directions from Google Maps.
Parking is on us! All participants will be given an event promo number for their parking, so you will need to register your vehicle at the pay stations but you will not pay a parking fee.
9. Will there be refreshments on the course?
The 6K course will have a water station at the 2.5K mark and at the finish line. There will also be refreshments within the park under the celebration tents.
10. Can I walk, bring my stroller bike or roller blade?
The 6K event is designed for walkers, runners and strollers. If you require the use of your stroller during the run, we ask that you start at the back of the pack for everyone's safety and enjoyment. Due to safety concerns, we ask you to leave the scooters, bikes, and rollerblades at home.
11. Can I wear my headphones?
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, RBC Race for the Kids encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of both the 6K and 1K. We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line. Runner safety is a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.
12. Can my dog run with me?
Heritage Park does not allow any animals except service dogs inside the park as it is impossible to predict how they will interact with the horses and other livestock. We ask you leave your K9 friends at home - although the pathways are public, most of the day's events take place within Heritage Park, and we wouldn't want you to miss out on all the fun!
13. Are there prizes?
Everyone will receive a medal at the finish line for all their hard work, commitment and support for the mental wellness of children and youth! Other exciting draws and prizing will be announced closer to race day.
14. Will there be medical personnel on site?
Yes. We take everyone's health very seriously and we will have medical professionals on duty. Please contact a race official, course marshal or volunteer if medical assistance is required.
15. Is the event accessible to wheelchair users?
Heritage Park is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of one of the historical houses. It should be noted the park is a mix of gravel roads and boardwalks reflecting the historical time period. Wheelchairs are welcome to participate in the run. The 6K route is paved, and therefore accessible to wheelchair users. Please be aware, there are two small hills along the route.
16. Is there a minimum amount to fundraise?
When you register, an initial fundraising goal of $150 is set. You are able to change your own target for any amount you choose on your fundraising page. We encourage participants to fundraise in new and innovative ways as every dollar will help us reach our goal. We cannot do it without your help.