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Monday, 21 September 2020


Race for the Kids set to go virtual for this year’s event

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GOSH Charity has announced that the much-loved event RBC Race for the Kids will return as a virtual fun run this Autumn to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Over 10,000 people took part in last year’s fundraising event to run, jog, walk and scoot around the 5km iconic course in London’s Hyde Park. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital needs more support than ever and so this year, the charity is urging even more people to sign up for the first-ever virtual RBC Race for the Kids.  Participants are encouraged to take on their own ‘race’ distance over a weekend of celebration on 17 and 18 October and raise funds for GOSH Charity. The virtual event is open to supporters of all ages and abilities, with participants encouraged to choose somewhere in the local neighbourhood, park or even a garden and ‘race’ your distance, your way.

Be part of something bigger: created by Royal Bank of Canada, the RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids on 17 and 18 October will bring together for the first time tens of thousands of participants to support 36 children’s and youth charities in 16 countries – and by being virtual anyone can take part wherever they are in the world. GOSH Charity is thrilled to be the UK charity beneficiary and is urging supporters to sign up and help raise vital funds for seriously ill children from across the UK who are treated at GOSH.

The money raised will go towards funding the hospital’s most urgent needs, including research into pioneering new treatments, cutting-edge medical equipment, support services for children and their families, such as parent accommodation and the hospital’s Play team, and the essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital.

Louise Parkes, Chief Executive of GOSH Charity, said:

“After the difficult decision to cancel the physical event, we’re delighted that GOSH Charity is part of Royal Bank of Canada’s first-ever virtual global Race for the Kids series. During these challenging times, the hospital needs the support more than ever to help it continue its amazing, life-saving care. All the money raised will make such a huge difference to seriously ill children from across the UK, so we’re calling upon our incredible supporters to sign up, fundraise and celebrate GOSH.”

From 14 September, participants will be able to sign up for free at rbcraceforthekids.com, select their city and associated charity and choose their preferred race distance to complete during the weekend of the 17 and 18 October. The virtual race will have support and integration with most running apps and all participants will receive digital medals and rewards.

Over the last 10 years, Race for the Kids has raised over £6million for GOSH Charity, helping to make a difference to the lives of seriously ill children from across the UK.

For more information and to sign up to take part, please visit: rbcraceforthekids.com

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