Virtual sports challenge for mental health — uOttawa Homecoming 2020

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Ready, get set, go! Lace up your running shoes and get ready to walk, run or bike for a good cause!

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Cover 5 or 10 km on foot or on your bike—you choose the speed and route—to raise money for mental health initiatives on campus. All donations will go to the University of Ottawa COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Fund.

How to participate:

Sign up on Eventbrite, then fill out this form to make your donation. A 5 km course means you’re making a minimum of a $5 donation for mental health initiatives, and a 10 km course means a minimum of a $10 donation.

Make sure you also join the event on Strava to share your time and route with the other participants. To join, click on the “I’m in” button on the event page. You’ll need a Strava account (you can create one for free).

Date: Sunday, October 25 at 10 a.m. EST. The event will be open on Strava for 24 hours after the start of the event.

Price: $5 for a 5 km course or $10 for a 10 km course. All proceeds directly fund mental health initiatives on campus. Fill out this form to make your donation.

Level of difficulty: You choose your own course and speed.

Celebrate Homecoming 2020 with us!

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #uOAlumniWeek to share your photos of the race during this virtual event!

If you have questions, comments, or a need for accommodation please contact us as soon as possible at

Photographs, videos, and audio recordings of this event may be produced and may include your recognizable image. By participating in the event, you thereby consent to being photographed, video-taped and audio-taped. You thereby authorize the University to use any of these recordings for its activities and events, as well as for its print and electronic promotional material, including on the Internet via the University website or other social media websites. If you have any questions, please contact:

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