The Kids' Run for Nature is a 1 km and 5 km fun run that brings local communities and kids together to celebrate nature and raise funds to help protect wild species and their habitats across Canada.
The Kids' Run for Nature was founded in 2015 by ten-year old environmentalists, Jasmine de Pencier and Jett Jardeleza-Toole, who were “worried about endangered animals and wanted to do something to protect them.”
In their own words: “We created the Kids’ Run for Nature because we care about the earth and want to get kids and their families involved in our great natural community. We want to support our environment and all the amazing species it holds while getting our bodies healthy and active! Having FUN RUNS in local parks and green spaces with tons of friends and family is a great way to do it!”
Since then, hundreds of runners and their families have laced up and raised over $25,000 for WWF-Canada’s conservation efforts.
Now in its third year, the Kids' Run for Nature is excited to be growing and coming to a park or green space near you.
Don’t see a run in your area? Our goal is to bring the Kids’ Run for Nature to communities nation-wide. Contact us or visit our volunteer page for more information on how we can work together to bring this event to life in your community.
About WWF-Canada: WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important – from B.C.’s north coast and Lancaster Sound to the St. Lawrence River and Newfoundland’s Grand Banks – to help create a world where nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Learn more at wwf.ca