The Wonder Race is an annual “Amazing Race” style event that brings individuals together to raise funds for children with orthopedic conditions.
In the first five years, the Wonder Race brought together teams of young professionals in a competitive environment, where they would compete strategically against one another in a unique race that would test and challenge their physical abilities, intellectual capacities and general common knowledge.
GOING VIRTUAL 2021
Due to COVID-19, the Wonder Race Committee has made the difficult but conscious decision to host this year's event virtually. The virtual Wonder Race will take place Friday, June 11, to Friday, June 18, 2021 using any smart device through the mobile application MoveSpring.
The 2021 Virtual Wonder Race
A new generation of fundraising leaders have come together to make a compelling difference in the world of healthcare. Seven years ago, they created the Wonder Race. In its first five years, this exciting event has netted over $250,000. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 6th edition of the Wonder Race was put on hold until 2021. This year, we have rebuilt the event to go virtual to allow our community to come together in a safe way. The virtual Wonder Race will taking place from Friday, June 11, to Friday, June 18, 2021 using any smart device through the mobile application MoveSpring. The proceeds of the event will be directed to the Canada Shriners Hospital, impacting the lives of young children all over our country and beyond.
The objective of the Wonder Race is to bring together teams in a competitive environment, where they will strategically compete against one another in a unique virtual race that will test and challenge their physical abilities, intellectual capacities and general common knowledge.
It is an event like no other and anyone’s game.
Participants will compete together in a virtual race, using the MoveSpring mobile application. The virtual track will allow you to explore the city of Montreal while connecting with your team as well as the other participants. As you complete kilometers and move along the track, you will have to accomplish a series of virtual challenges as a team.
By supporting the Wonder Race, you will help Shriners Hospitals for Children–Canada continue to change lives through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Located in Montreal, we are a bilingual, short-term, acute care centre providing elective pediatric orthopedic healthcare and rehabilitation to children from across Canada and around the world.
We will have media coverage and will be featured in English and French newspapers in Montreal. Generous contributions will be highlighted prior and during the weeklong event. Partners may select their level of support by visiting the Wonder Race website at: www.wonderracemtl.ca.
Participants may register their foursomes directly on the Wonder Race website at: www.wonderracemtl.ca. Teams are required to raise a minimum of $1,500. A t-shirt will be mailed to each team member along with a Wonder Kit as a thank you for supporting our event.
For this exceptional year, participants have the opportunity to participate from anywhere in Canada. The event will begin as of 6:00 am on Friday, June 11, 2021 where participants can begin tracking their kilometers. Participants will have until Friday, June 18, 2021 at midnight to complete their kilometers and challenges as a team.
Join us. Join the movement.