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About The Event

What is the Heart&Stroke Ride Run Walk?

After an amazing inaugural year in 2016, the Ride for Heart is back with a new run and walk. Heart&Stroke Ride Run Walk offers a fun and rewarding way to support heart disease and stroke research. And you get to ride, run or walk to experience St. John’s in a brand-new way.

When is the Heart&Stroke Ride Run Walk?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Where does the event start?

Whether you are riding, running or walking all events start at Bowring Park.

Will the Ride take place if it rains?

Yes! Rain or shine, the riding, running and walking portions of the event take place.

Will riders/runners/walkers all be on the road at the same time?

No, riders and runners/walkers are on different routes and will never cross over at any time.

I want to help, but don’t want to ride, run or walk. What can I do?

Here are a few ways you can be part of the Ride for Heart and help ensure critical research continues.

  • Donate to the Ride.With a general donation, you help ensure we continue the life-saving work that creates more survivors and brings more Canadians home.
  • Sponsor a Participant or Team.You’ll make someone smile while contributing to our critical work.
  • Volunteer.You’ll be an important part of the Ride and help the event run smoothly.

No matter how you choose to get involved, we need and appreciate your help. Thank you!

Registration information

What are the registration fees?

Your registration fee helps offset event costs, including; rest stations with snacks and beverages, route marshals for safety, and other event-day costs and pre-event support. The funds you raise for the Heart&Stroke Ride Run Walk will support the Heart & Stroke Foundation

Until April 30 May 1 - June 1 June 2 - July 13 July 14 - July 16
Individual $40 $50 $60 $160
Group (per person price) $40 $50 $60 $160
Individual Child (17 and under) $10 $15 $20 $20
How do I register?

Register online now! It’s easy:

  • Step 1: Go to our registration page
  • Step 2: Choose your participant type
  • Step 3: Select if you want to ride, run or walk

Then follow the on screen prompts through the registration process by providing your details, checking the box on the waiver, reviewing your info and making a payment (if there is one). You’re done!

You can register online until the event is full, or until 11:59 p.m. on July 15, 2017, whichever comes first.

If you need a hand registering, simply contact us at 709-383-1028 or email ridenl@heartandstroke.ca and we’ll help you out.

Can I register as an individual, group or team?

You can register as an individual, group or Corporate Challenge team.

Individuals are single participants who are excited to raise funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and participate in the Ride for Heart with Heart&Stroke Ride Run Walk.

Groups are 2 or more people who will be raising funds and riding or striding together. So if you’re riding, running or walking with at least 1 other person (such as a friend, co-worker, group or club members) choose the group option when registering.

The Corporate Challenge is a day of team building, morale boosting, profile raising, and lifesaving for businesses that want their employees to have an extra special event day experience. Corporate Challenge teams can be made up of riders, runners and walkers.

Can't I register the day of the event?

Yes you can — as long as it’s not sold out! They could sell out, so secure your spot in advance by registering online. Plus, all participants (18+) have to raise a minimum of $100, so registering in advance gives you lots of time to reach that goal.

I've already registered for the 2017 Heart&Stroke Ride Run Walk. When do I receive a registration confirmation?

Thanks for joining us! You should receive a confirmation email right away to the email address that you provided when registering. There’s a chance it went into your spam folder (or promotions tab if you use Gmail), so be sure to check there. As event day approaches, our team will send you helpful emails from time to time. Keep an eye out for them!

If you haven’t received a confirmation email yet, please use this contact form and let us know.

Will I get a tax receipt for my registration fee?

No, but you will receive a tax receipt for all your donations. Registration fees help offset the costs of putting on this exceptional event so, in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations, they do not qualify for charitable tax receipts.

I would like to ride or stride with my husband/sister/child/friend. Do I have to register everyone separately?

Yes. It’s the only way to secure a place in the event for each participant. Each person simply has to complete a registration form and sign an event waiver. If a participant is less than 18 years old, a parent (or custodian) will have to sign the waiver on the child’s behalf.Download our child waiver hereand send to RIDENL@HEARTANDSTROKE.CA

Thank you so much for encouraging others to join you. It’s going to be an amazing day! Register now.

Is it possible to change a registered Group or Team name?

Yes, your Captain can make this change in their participant centre.

Does my online profile show me who my teammates are?

Simply log in to your fundraising page, and then click on the “my team” link.

Why are Individual and Group registration fees identical?

All adult individual participants will incur the same registration fee. The advantage of joining a group is that you can monitor your team stats together.

I would like my company to have a team. How do I sign up?

Thank you so much! Simply contact the Corporate Challenge Coordinator at CorporateChallengeNL@heartandstroke.ca or 709-383-1026. We’ll happily get your team set up and we’ll be here to support you along the way.

The company I work for has signed up. How do I register as part of their team?

That’s great! You’ll just need to know your team name and your team’s discount code, to ensure you are not charged for joining your team. You can ask your team captain if you aren’t sure.

  • Step 1: Go to our registration page
  • Step 2: Choose “Join a Corporate Challenge Team”
  • Step 3: Select whether to ride, run or walk
  • Step 4: Search for your Team name
  • Step 5: Click on the “Join Team” button
  • Once you do that, you’ll be taken through a few short steps:

    • Select the correct participant type to join a Corporate Challenge Team from the list.
    • Provide your details and enter the discount code to waive the registration fee.
    • Tick the box on the waiver.
    • Review your registration.

Fundraising information

Do I have to fundraise in addition to paying a registration fee? Or does my registration fee count towards my fundraising goal? Why?

Yes, each participant (18+) must raise a minimum of $100 outside of their registration fee to be able to participate. Participants must raise the minimum fundraising amount by event day. Here are great tips on how to reach your fundraising goal.

Keep in mind that if you’d like to be a VIP you must raise at least $1,000. Whatever your goal, you can do it!

How do I fundraise online?

It’s never been easier!

First, log in to your Participant Centre. From there, you can send emails to your friends and family. You’ll find recruitment, donation request and thank you email templates that will link directly back to your personal donation page.

How do I collect offline donations/pledges?

Your supporters can donate using cash, cheques or credit card. Simply download the fundraising form and use it to record your sponsors’ information. Once you’re finished fundraising, you can submit the offline donations/pledges a couple of ways.

By mail:
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
1037 Topsail Road
Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5E9

In person:
Visit the Heart & Stroke Foundation Office at the above address.

During pre-event check-in or at the Ride Run Walk.

Do I need to enter the offline donations I have collected in my online participant centre? How will my fundraising thermometer reflect these funds raised?

You are not able to enter offline donations through your Participant Centre. Please mail your completedfundraising form with cheques if you have them to our Ride Run Walk mailbox at:

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
1037 Topsail Road
Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5E9

Your offline fundraising amounts will appear on your fundraising thermometer within 2 business days of us receiving your funds and fundraising forms. This will ensure that your fundraising totals are as up to date as possible and minimize discrepancies. Alternatively, you may personally deliver your offline funds and fundraising forms at Package Pick-Up. Do not send cash in the mail.

Please note: any offline donations received at Package Pick-Up or event day will not be added to your fundraising thermometer total but will count towards your fundraising total and prizes.

How will you use the money that I raise?

The dollars you raise help fund critical research. See how we put donated dollars to work.

Does each member of a Team need to raise $100? Or is it a combined total?

Each person on your Team needs to raise at least $100. If there are kids (Participants 17 years of age or under) on your team, they don’t have to raise $100 but of course, we’ll be so happy if they do!

Here are some quick tips:

About the ride

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes. Everyone who participates in the ride must wear a helmet, regardless of age or experience. The safety of all participants is of paramount importance to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. We want you to have a spectacular, safe and memorable event. The wearing of bicycle helmets is mandatory. There will be no exceptions.

What are the course conditions for the ride?

The three ride routes are all paved and will be closely monitored by a variety of support teams including RNC. The route will be well signed as well.

About the run/walk

What are the route distances for the run/walk?

You can choose to either participate in a 5km run or a 5km walk.

I’m a past rider and I’m worried about this new run/walk. What will it mean for riders like me?

You won’t be affected at all, as the run/walk and ride routes never cross over.

Can I ride and then walk or run?

You can choose to either ride or run or walk at the Heart&Stroke Ride Run Walk. When you register for the event, you will be asked to choose one of these options.

What is the route of the run/walk?

A route map for the run/walk will be posted when the routes are confirmed

Are there aid stations along the way?

Yes! There will be aid stations along the way and a water station will be available just beyond the finish line.

Will the run/walk be timed?

No, the new run and walk are recreational and family friendly so that every skill and fitness level can comfortably participate.

Is there a course cut-off time?

The routes for riders, runners and walkers will remain open until noon giving participants plenty of time to finish.

What are the course conditions?

The run/walk route is partially paved and partially gravel and will be monitored by route marshals. The routes will be well signed as well.

What about participants in wheelchairs?

A shorter Walk route that is entirely paved is available to participants in wheelchairs.

To register as a participant that requires the use of a wheelchair:

  • Select participant type: Individual, Group or Corporate Challenge
  • Choose "walker" when asked how you'll be participating
  • Select "wheelchair" when prompted to make route selection
Can participants bring strollers?

Participants with an accompanying stroller may register specifically for the 5km walk route only. Please note that the full route is partially gravel and a shorter turn around option will be available that is fully paved.

Is it possible to complete the run or walk as a VIP?

Absolutely, if you choose to become a VIP runner or walker and raise $1,000 or more, you will receive all of the same VIP benefits that a VIP rider does, except you will receive a technical running shirt instead of a cycling jersey.

I am part of a corporate team, what does the run/walk mean to me?

The great thing about the addition of the run/walk is that even more people can get involved in helping to create more survivors. Teams and groups can be made up of riders, runners and walkers. Teams will not be split up by based on how they chose to stay active and support the Foundation. We think this is an opportunity to build a bigger, stronger, more inclusive team event where you can choose how you want to participate.

Will I receive the same fundraising incentives as a runner/walker?

Yes, the same great fundraising incentives are available to you as a rider, runner or walker at the same fundraising levels.

More questions?

We've tried our best to answer any questions you might have, but if we missed something, contact us and we'll help you out.

Please contact us at RIDENL@HEARTANDSTROKE.CA
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