Date(s) - Sunday May 28, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Ontario. The Sexual Assault Centre of Brant’s 4th annual fundraising walk/run takes place Sunday, May 28, 2017. A staggering 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience sexual abuse, and SAC Brant supports survivors with a 24-hour crisis and support line, counselling, accompaniment and advocacy, and public education and community events.
Use your voice. Use your feet. Raise awareness.
This year, The SAC Run has been renamed “Lynnsie’s Run” in memory of beloved Centre Sister Lynnsie Feijo, who died suddenly on June 30, 2016. Lynnz was the Centre’s first public educator before serving as president of the board, as well as an avid runner.
We could think of no better way to celebrate Lynnsie’s dedication to creating Healing and Change in Brantford and Brant County.
Choose from a 5km or 10km run or a 1km walk along the beautiful Grand River trail system, collect sponsors to support the work of the Centre, and help raise community awareness around the issue of sexual violence. The participant fee is $30 and is waived if you raise over $100.
- 8:30 am Registration and Check-In
- 9:45 am Welcome & Opening Ceremonies
- 10:00 am 5km/10km Run
- 10:10 am 1km Walk
- 11:30 am Silent Auction & Closing Celebration
All proceeds support survivors of sexual violence through SAC Brant. Register early to ensure your t-shirt size. Pledge forms, pledges, and/or registration fee are due at the event.
There are prizes for the most funds raised by an individual and a team so register and get started now!
Download additional copies of the Lynnsie’s Run pledge sheet 2017 here.
Frequently Asked Questions….
What is Lynnsie’s Run?
Lynnsie’s Run, formerly called The SAC Run, is a 5km/10km charity run or 1km charity walk to raise awareness and funds for the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant. The run is organized entirely by staff and volunteers from SAC Brant.
When and where is the Lynnsie’s Run?
Lynnsie’s Run takes place Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Waterworks Park in Brantford, Ontario (390 Grand River Avenue). Registration/check-in starts at 8:30am. The 5km/10km run starts at 10:00am and the 1km walk starts at 10:10am.
What run options are available?
You can choose from a 5km or 10km trail run or 1km trail run/walk. The course is flat. Children and strollers are welcome. We ask that slower runners/walkers and strollers stay to the right so runners can pass freely.
What if I don’t like to run?
You can walk, run or a combination, or just come out to cheer on your friends! There is also a silent auction and kids craft table, and Taylor the Turtle will make an appearance! Lynnsie’s Run is for people of all ages and ability levels who want to raise awareness and contribute to their community!
Can I ride my bike or inline skates?
For safety reasons bikes, inline skates, scooters, and skateboards are not permitted.
Can I bring my pet to the Run?
For safety reasons, pets are not permitted at the event.
Will there be food and drinks available?
There is a water station on the trail. Refreshments are provided to all participants after the run.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable! All registered participants will receive a SAC Run T-shirts (register early to ensure your size). We love to see lots of purple as it’s the official colour of SAC Brant, and there are prizes for the “Best Dressed!”
How do I register?
Click here to register as soon as possible to ensure your T-shirt size and start fundraising. If you don’t have access to a computer you can fax your registration form or phone the Centre. We will also accept registration forms on the day of the event. Registration fee and pledge money are due at the event, NOT at the time of registration.
How much does it cost?
The registration fee is $30, but this fee is waived if you raise $100 or more. All funds raised support the work of the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant.
Can I register as part of a team?
Yes! Taking part as a team can help you motivate each other run your personal best AND to reach your fundraising goal! To enter as a team, form a group and choose a team name. Team members should register individually and note the team name on their registration forms. Before May 14, 2017 have your Team rep email firstname.lastname@example.org with a final list of team members. Your registration fee is still $30 but if your Team Fundraising Total is more than $100 per person, the entire team’s registration fees will be waived.
How do I submit my Team Fundraising Total?
The Team Fundraising Total is the total amount raised by all members of your team. Your team rep must email the Team Fundraising Total along with scanned copies and/or screenshots of all pledge sheets and CanadaHelps totals to email@example.com before Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5 pm. Your team’s total must be submitted before by the deadline to be eligible for the Team Fundraising prize and waived registration fees.
Do I have to collect the money from people who sponsor me?
Yes. Please bring your pledge money or cheques to the registration/check-in area on run day. Cheques can be made out to “Sexual Assault Centre of Brant.” If your sponsors donate $20 or over, they will receive a tax receipt. You can also collect pledges online through Canada Helps.
Can you accept debit or credit cards?
We can’t accept debit or credit cards on race day, but if you set up your online fundraising page through Canada Helps, your supporters can easily donate online using their credit cards. Bring cash or cheques for the silent auction!
How do I set up my Canada Helps online fundraising page?
Setting up your online fundraising page is SO easy!
- Go to canadahelps.org and click “Sign In”
- Create a new account or sign into your existing account
- Click on “Fundraise” at the top of the page and select “Create a Fundraiser”
- Search “Sexual Assault Centre of Brant” and click “Add Charity”
- Fill in the rest of the fields and upload a featured image if you wish.
- SHARE THE HECK out of those links on social media and email and watch the donations pour in!
- On race day, take or print a screenshot of your total and bring it with you to qualify for the fundraising prize.
Questions? Call the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant at 519-751-1164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org