Virtual 5K Event Raises over $16,000 for Youth Mental Health

On their residential streets, in their favourite park or walking path, Team Unbreakable supporters accepted the Virtual 5K challenge and rocked it for the charity!  The June 21, 2020 Father’s Day event 288 runners participated in the Virtual 5k, raising over $16,000 for the Team Unbreakable Run for Youth Mental Health Program.

“The event was everything we had hoped for and more,” said Program Director Nils Blondon.  It’s clear that despite COVID-19, students, parents and supporters still wanted to be involved and responded to the challenge of running a 5K – some of them doing it for the first time.”

Several things helped the event be a success.

“This event lent itself to getting people excited and engaged through social media, so we were aggressively promoting the run on all our channels.  And people responded by sending us lots of great photos capturing their training or their race day highlights, “said Nils.

People were looking for opportunities to stay connected with the program during COVID-19 – some by participating in the run, and many other by raising money through their personal pledge pages.

The TU volunteers were a tremendous support throughout, whether it was marketing, writing, video production or social media, or delivering medals. The Team Unbreakable team came together to make it happen. We also want to thank our two sponsors, the Running Academy and So Young for their support.

Next up for Team Unbreakable are the Online Train the Trainer Seminars in Late August for TU Team Leads. And the 5th Annual Bold and Cold 5k in Toronto, on Saturday, November 28th in Coronation Park. Stay tuned for more details!

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