The Kids' Run for Nature was founded in 2015 by two young environmentalists, Jasmine de Pencier and Jett Jardeleza-Toole, who were "worried about endangered animals and wanted to do something to protect them". The Run supports the conservation of wild species and their habitats across Canada, while getting kids and their families active in local natural communities.
The Kids' Run for Nature was inspired by and continues to be driven by kids, who are passionate and motivated to effect positive change for the environment by being active and healthy.
CAN ADULTS SIGN UP?
The run was designed by kids, for kids, but invites people of all ages to participate. We encourage all family members to sign up and join the fun.
I AM BRINGING MY CHILD; DO I NEED TO SIGN UP TO RUN OR CAN THEY GO ALONE?
Anyone who is running is required to sign up and pay the entry fee.
All runners 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied at the event by an adult.
All runners 6 years of age and under must be accompanied on the course by a registered adult runner.
IS THIS A CLOSED-CIRCUIT RACE?
The race circuit is not closed, but will be well marked. Accompanying adults are responsible for children in their care, and must meet the runners at the finish line if they are not accompanying them on the course.
DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER?
Yes, all participants must sign a waiver. A parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver for participants under the age of majority. Minors being accompanied by a non-legal parent or guardian must provide a hardcopy of the waiver signed by their legal parent or guardian.
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE RUN? CAN I GET A REFUND?
The Kids' Run for Nature is non-refundable.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
The Kids' Run for Nature is a rain or shine event.
WHERE AND WHEN DOES THE KIDS' RUN FOR NATURE TAKE PLACE?
Please see our list of run sites for a Kids' Run for Nature event near you. Runs take place on, or around, the second Sunday of June.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Weather appropriate running attire: comfortable running shoes, hats, sunscreen and/or rain coat. We will have water stations around the run site but it is always a good idea to bring your own well-labeled, reusable water bottle.