Lynnsie’s Run – May 24, 2020 – Cancelled
It is with deep regret that we announce our decision to cancel Lynnsie’s Run 2020, which was scheduled for Sunday, May 24. Lynnsie’s Run is an event that staff, volunteers, and our friends and allies look forward to as a celebration of resilience and a way to connect meaningfully with each other and our community, and we look forward to May 2021 when we will be able to do so again.
Help Create Healing and Change!
#Still Here For You online giving campaign
Unfortunately, the loss of our annual fundraiser couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Centre financially. Following the 2018 provincial election, the newly elected government cancelled a planned funding increase for Ontario’s sexual assault centres, and we looked to Lynnsie’s Run 2020 to close that funding gap.
Since research and experience tell us the rates of gender-based and sexual violence will increase during and after this pandemic, we will need all the resources at our disposal to respond – and you can help. From May to June we will be holding our “Still Here For You” online giving campaign with the goal of raising $15,000.
Here are some of the ways you can contribute:
- Fundraise online for the Centre – click here to create and share your personal online fundraising page
- Contribute financially – click here to donate online or by cheque* mailed to the Centre – every dollar makes a difference
- Make a donation by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (no password required). Want a tax receipt? Please include your full name and mailing address within the etransfer message, or send us an email!
- Share this information with your friends and family and encourage them to support the Centre
- Follow @SAC Brant and @TheSACRun on Facebook and Instagram and share posts using the hashtags #healingandchange and #stillhereforyou
Given the stress and uncertainty that everyone is facing we understand that donating may not be possible at this time, and we are so grateful for any and all efforts. We hope your enthusiasm for Lynnsie’s Run and the work of SAC Brant will shine through this year even though we can’t be together physically.
Finally, if you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, please know that we are still here for you, even if that may look little different at the moment, such as a phone, text, or video connection instead of in person. You can reach our 24-hour crisis and support line at any time by calling 519-751-3471.
Huge love and thanks to you all,
🐢 Your friends and allies at SAC 🐢
*Please make cheques payable to:
Sexual Assault Centre of Brant
211 Brant Avenue, Brantford, ON
Lynnsie’s Run is named for Lynnsie Feijo, the Centre’s first public educator and former board president, an avid runner who was dedicated to creating Healing and Change in Brantford and Brant County.
Registration & Fundraising
When you sign up online, RaceRoster automatically generates an individual fundraising page that you can easily share with your social media and email contacts so they can donate conveniently online!
A registration fee of $35 per person is due at check-in on Run Day, but if you raise more than $100 in donations that fee is waived. The $35 fee covers your participation in the run and official Lynnsie’s Run 2020 t-shirt (while supplies last).
There are awesome prizes for for the most funds raised by an individual and a team so get started now!
Run Day Schedule
- 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
Fundraising Offline? Download Pledge Sheets Here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lynnsie’s Run?
Lynnsie’s 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. The run is named for Lynnsie Feijo, the Centre’s first public educator and former board president, an avid runner who was dedicated to creating Healing and Change in Brantford and Brant County.
What if I don’t like to run?
Lynnsie’s Run is for people of all ages and ability levels who want to raise awareness and contribute to their community. Non-runners can choose to walk all or part of the 5km or 1 km course, cheer on the other participants, and browse the silent auction. For safety reasons bikes, inline skates, scooters, and skateboards are not permitted.
Is Lynnsie’s Run family-friendly?
Yes! Lynnsie’s Run is a family event! The 1km route is a great introduction to trail running for young children, and strollers are welcome on the 5km route. Before and after the run kids can enjoy crafts, face painting, balloon animals, and visiting with special guests like Taylor the Turtle and his friends.
How do I register?
Click the “Register Now” button to sign up through RaceRoster, where you can create or join a team, customize and share your fundraising page, and track your fundraising progress through your RaceRoster profile. You can also phone or fax your registration to the Centre and/or register in person on race day.
How much does it cost?
A participation fee of $35 per person is due at check-in on Run Day, but if you raise more than $100 in donations that fee is waived. The $35 fee covers your participation in the run and official Lynnsie’s Run 2020 t-shirt (while supplies last).
Can I register as part of a team?
Absolutely! When you register, you will be asked if you want to join an existing team or create your own. Your individual fundraising page will link to your Team fundraising page so you can track both your individual total and your team’s progress! You can also join a fundraising team and support SAC Brant even if you can’t come to the Run – just select the “Fundraising Only” option when you register.
Do I have to collect the money from people who sponsor me?
When you sign up, RaceRoster creates a personal fundraising page where people can donate online to you and/or your team. You can also print pledge sheets at sacabrant.ca/events, collect cash or cheques, and bring these to the check-in area on run day. Cheques should be made out to “Sexual Assault Centre of Brant.”
Can I pay with debit or credit cards?
Your supporters can donate via credit card through your online fundraising page. On race day we will accept cash, cheques, and credit cards for in-person registration and silent auction. Debit is not available.
Can I bring my pet to the Run?
For logistical reasons, pets are not permitted at the event. Service animals are of course always welcome.
Will there be food and drinks available?
There are water stations on the 5 km and 10 km routes and refreshments are provided to all participants after the run.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable (but be sure to check the weather)! Registered participants will receive the official Lynnsie’s Run 2020 T-shirt (while supplies last). We love to see lots of purple as it’s the official colour of SAC Brant, and there are prizes for “Best Dressed” and “Team Spirit,” so be creative!