RUNNING FOR YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH
IN A VIRTUAL RACE ACROSS CANADA

Once more in 2021 we're taking our Wild One nationwide in a virtual format only.

Help us raise awareness and funds for our projects in Youth Mental Health. Run with us wherever you are, just the way you enjoy running the most.
Interact with your fellow participants and runners across Canada using the hashtag #WildOneRun. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and share your photos with us.

Register by August 31 to receive your shirt in time for the run!

Register until Tuesday, August 31st 2021 to ensure you receive your event package in the mail in time for the virtual run.

HOW IT WORKS

Here is all you need to know to join our Wild One Virtual Run.

  • Register for your preferred distance
  • Complete your distance any time (or many times) from September 15th- October 15th 2021.
  • You choose the pace, the date and the location
  • You can do the full distance at once or break it into smaller increments over several days
  • Track your time manually, with an app, or with GPS
  • Option to submit you results online through RaceRoster
  • Post your pictures on our Facebook page or share them on Instagram using #WildOneRun

OKANAGAN RUNNERS

If you live in the area we encourage you to complete your distance on the Wild One run course in Wilden. All three distances will be marked from September 15th 2021.

Please note that the Wilden backcountry is private property and that you enter at your own risk. Make sure you have your phone with you in case you get off route or lost. Let others know where you are in case you need help.

Wear appropriate trail run footwear! Be prepared for technical sections, steep ascents and descents as well as some loose footing in Wilden’s backcountry.

JOIN US ACROSS CANADA

If you’re joining us from other parts in Canada we invite you to get outside on your favourite trails. You are not only supporting youth in the Okanagan region. The research projects we are funding will improve the care for young people with mental challenges all over Canada.

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THE CAUSE

All Proceeds go to Youth Mental Health

The Blenk Family Fund was established together with the KGH Foundation to strengthen the network of mental health support and services available to young people and their families in the Okanagan Valley and beyond.

Our goal is to build resilience and heighten awareness. We want to better understand where help is needed. With our work we hope to inspire meaningful, long-term improvements and help more and more young people navigate through troubling times.

RACE SWAG

With your registration you’ll receive a 2021 Wild One shirt – Light and moisture wicking design for the perfect run experience.

During your registration process you’ll be able to select your size and shirt style.

Unisex: Find the sizing chart here.
Ladies Fitted: Find the sizing chart here.
Youth: Find the sizing chart here.

You can also purchase extra shirts while registering on RaceRoster.

If you’d like to purchase a shirt, but not sign up for a distance, please still go through the registration process and select the option ‘Souvenir Shirt purchase ONLY – No race registration’. Extra shirts are $20 each.

To save fabric and overhead costs we are ordering shirts in badges. Register by August 31st 2021 to receive your shirt to wear for your virtual run. For any registration after after Aug. 31st we can’t guarantee that it will make it in time for the event. You’ll receive updates about your shirt via email once you’ve registered.

2021 Wild One Run short mockup
2021 Wild One Run short mockup

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

THREE DISTANCES TO CHOOSE FROM

1K

Includes: 2021 ‘Wild One’ shirt
$25/participant

5K

Includes: 2021 ‘Wild One’ shirt
$35/participant

10K

Includes: 2021 ‘Wild One’ shirt
$35/participant

RUNNING IN WILDEN

Start and finish for the marked courses in Wilden’s backcountry are towards the end of Union Road (North end).

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE WILDEN ROUTES HERE