Frequently Asked Questions

Sporting Life Virtual 10K FAQs
What is a virtual run?

A virtual run can be completed on your own from any location you choose, on any day that you choose, at your own pace. You can run, jog, walk or use an assistive device to complete your 10K on a road, on a trail, or a treadmill, at the gym, or on a track.

Why is the Sporting Life 10k a virtual run?

For those who are not able to join us in person at the Sporting Life 10k in Toronto, we are pleased to let you know that in 2022 we will once again offer a virtual event option.

The Sporting Life Virtual 10k enables us to be united even when we can’t all be at the start line together while still raising crucial funds to give kids affected by childhood cancer the chance to just be kids.

Is there a specific day/time I need to complete the Sporting Life Virtual 10K?

You can complete your Sporting Life Virtual 10K any date/time between May 8 – 31, 2022.

Can I still complete my Sporting Life Virtual 10K on Mother’s Day?

Yes! The 2022 Sporting Life Virtual 10K starts on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2022 and you have until May 31 to complete your 10K.

When does registration close?

Registration for the Sporting Life Virtual 10K closes on May 31, 2022 or when the cap of 1,000 is reached.

Is registration capped?

Yes, the Sporting Life Virtual 10K is capped at 1,000 participants in total.

What does my Sporting Life Virtual 10K entry fee include?

Your Sporting Life Virtual 10K entry fee includes a souvenir run shirt, a finisher medal, a $25 Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, a run bib, free domestic ground shipping of your run kit to your mailing address, and the chance to help kids and families affected by childhood cancer.

When does my Sporting Life Virtual 10K run kit ship?

If you registered before April 24, 2022 your run kit will be shipped beginning the week of April 25, 2022 and it is scheduled to arrive by May 8. If you registered after April 24, 2022 your run kit will be sent out to you within two weeks of your registration date.

What if my run kit does not arrive?

Please allow 4-5 weeks for your kit to arrive. If you have not received your kit as per the timelines above, please email us at: sportinglife10k@sportinglife.ca.

Please note, that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines and restrictions in place and it’s impact on Canada Post, there maybe a slight delay in receiving your run kit.

I am not from Canada. Can I still participate?

Absolutely you can participate! There are no geographical boundaries to being part of the Sporting Life Virtual 10K. We encourage everyone, from around the world to join us to raise critical funds for Canadian kids and families affected by childhood cancer. Please note that if you would like to receive a run kit then you must purchase additional shipping at time of registration. (Note: only Canadian charitable tax receipts will be issued.)

How do I upload my results?

An email with information on how to upload your results will be sent to you the week of May 2, 2022.

Do I need to upload my results?

No, you don’t have to upload your results at all. However, if you purchased an iTAB you will need to upload your results to have it sent to you.

What app or program do I need to upload my results?

You actually do not need an app or program to upload your results. All you need to do is upload your 10K time manually using the honour system. If you wish to use a fitness/tracking app, we recommend you download and use Runkeeper as it will automatically upload your results to our results page. It is free to download and is really easy to use.

Without a measured route, how will I know if I’ve actually completed the correct distance?

There are lots of free tools available for smartphones to help participants measure distance. We recommend using RunKeeper as it is integrated with our results platform. Other tracking options include: Strava, Zwift, and Nike+. You can also use a GPS-equipped smartwatch, like a Garmin (or some versions of the Apple Watch) to record running distance. Or, kick it old school, and drive a route using your car’s odometer to measure it before you complete 10K!

Are there official Sporting Life 10K results or age group awards?

The Sporting Life Virtual 10K does not issue official results or age group awards.

Where do I find my Registration Confirmation and/or Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card?

To search for your confirmation, please click here. If you do not see your registration confirmation email in your inbox, please check your spam/junk folder. Your email registration confirmation and your Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card were emailed to you in two separate emails. If you are looking specifically for your Sporting Life Promotional Gift Card, you can log into the Participant Dashboard to retrieve your coupons.

What is the charitable cause?

For 38 years, CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium) has offered healing through happiness for thousands of kids and families affected by childhood cancer.  It’s where kids can be kids, and families can be families-engaging in community, in-hospital, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to them.  With no government or hospital funding, the Sporting Life 10K makes life-changing experiences possible for 1,700 kids and their families throughout the year, all across Ontario.

Why should I fundraise for the Sporting Life Virtual 10K?

As a registered charity, CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium) receives no annual funding from government or hospital partners, relying instead on the generosity of volunteers, partners, donors, and fundraisers to fund life-changing programs for kids affected by childhood cancer and their families. This important work can only continue because of the support of fundraisers like #SL10K participants.

Can I donate without participating? Or donate extra?

Yes! You can donate any amount. All proceeds benefit CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium), providing critical funds to ensure essential camp programs continue at no cost to kids and families affected by childhood cancer.

I made a donation when will I get my charitable tax receipt?

If you requested a tax receipt at time of donation you would have received the receipt via email. If you didn’t request a tax receipt or can’t locate your tax receipt, please contact sl10k@campfirecircle.org for support.

Can I register for the Sporting Life Virtual 10K create or join a team?

Yes! You can register online and join any team or create a new team, just like the regular run. More details can be found in registration.

How do I create a team?

Gather your friends, family and colleagues together for fun, friendship and fundraising for CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium). Getting Started Is Easy!

  • Choose your team name.
  • Nominate a Team Captain.
  • The Team Captain registers for the Sporting Life 10K and creates the team during registration.
  • The Team Captain informs team members that the team has been created.
  • The Team members register for the event individually and join the team by selecting the team name from the drop down menu on the registration form.
  • You can have people participating in the in-person and virtual events on your team
Can children participate?

Children of 8 years and under can participate and should complete their Sporting Life Virtual 10K with an adult.

Are there any cool things I can share on social?

We would love to see your #SL10K Virtual Run! Post on social media and tag @sportinglife and @campoochigeas on Instagram and Camp Ooch on Facebook.

Can in-person and virtual participants participate on the same team?

Yes! Teams are able to have both in-person and virtual team members at the same time.

Are there fundraising prizes?

Yes, there are perks for raising funds for CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium). Have your registration fee reimbursed and “Run for Free” if you raise $300 by May 31, 2022.

  • In order to qualify, the $300 total cannot include any personal donations made by you to your own personal fundraising page.
  • The registration reimbursement does not include HST or processing fees.
  • All reimbursements will be issued by September 30, 2022.

Additional perks will be announced to all participants in the months leading up to the Sporting Life 10K.

Did you change charity partners this year?

No, Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium merged in 2020. A journey began soon after to discover a new name that would signal our new future, together.

Our new name places kids and families affected by childhood cancer at the heart of what we do, and recognizes the caring community surrounding them. Starting January 2022, we will be called CAMPFIRE CIRCLE. We aren’t changing what we do—we’re just changing our name!

Are there Camp programs happening this year?

Year-round in-hospital and virtual camp programs continue, and overnight camp and has returned with weekend retreats for families, and community programs resuming across Ontario. Kids with cancer and their families need the magic of camp now more than ever after living in deep isolation throughout the pandemic. Every step of the way, our team continues innovating to keep families together and maintain beloved camp traditions!

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