Sporting Life Virtual 10K FAQ
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.
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 2023 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.
You can complete your Sporting Life Virtual 10K any date/time between May 8 – 31, 2022.
Yes! The 2023 Sporting Life Virtual 10K starts on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2023 and you have until May 31 to complete your 10K.
Registration for the Sporting Life Virtual 10K closes on May 31, 2023 or when the cap of 1,000 is reached.
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.
If you registered before April 30, 2023 your run kit will be shipped beginning the week of May 1, 2023 and it is scheduled to arrive by May 14.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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.)
An email with information on how to upload your results will be sent to you the week of May 2, 2022.
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.
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.
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!
The Sporting Life Virtual 10K does not issue official results or age group awards.
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.
More than a thousand children were diagnosed with cancer during the pandemic. For almost 40 years, Campfire Circle offers healing through happiness for thousands of kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illnesses by providing programs that give kids the chance to just be kids—engaging in community, in-hospital, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to them. Relying solely on donors and fundraisers, participating in the Sporting Life 10K ensures Campfire Circles continues to reach more kids and their families, year-round, across Ontario.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
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.
Gather your friends, family and colleagues together for fun, friendship and fundraising for Campfire Circle 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.
- Every team member registers for the Sporting Life 10K individually and joins the team by selecting the team name from the drop down menu on the registration form.
- Team members can choose to register for in person or virtual Sporting Life 10K events.
Children of 8 years and under can participate and should complete their Sporting Life Virtual 10K with an adult.
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.
Yes! Teams are able to have both in-person and virtual team members at the same time.
Yes, there are perks for raising funds for Campfire Circle. You can have your registration fee reimbursed and “Run for Free” if you raise $300 by May 31, 2023*
- 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, 2023.
Additional perks will be announced to all participants in the months leading up to the Sporting Life 10K.
No, Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium merged in 2020, and in January 2022 became Campfire Circle, placing kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illnesses at the heart of what we do, and recognizes the caring community surrounding them.
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!