Application to become a Relay Rider in 2012
Ready to make a difference in the life of kids living with cancer?
Form a National Relay Team comprised of 2 to 6 riders per team or join as a solo rider. By joining the National Riders at predetermined locations along the route each Relay Rider will cycle an average of 140km per day for two or three consecutive days before "passing the baton" to a team member and returning home and in the process help their team achieve the goal of cycling across the country.
Who should apply
We are searching for individuals willing to take on the responsibility to join us in our battle to beat childhood cancer. Applicants need to be prepared to make the commitment to do the training and fundraising required to be a Sears National Kids Cancer Ride national rider. The registration fee is $350 per relay segment for relay team riders.
Relay Teams split the registration fee and minimum fundraising between the team members. 100% of the dollars you raise will go to fund research at the 17 pediatric facilities in each and every province across Canada. To date we have raised over $4.5 million and look to add over $1.5 million to that total in 2012.
The 2012 Sears National Kids Cancer ride will leave Vancouver on Sept 5 and arrive in Halifax on Sept 21. This yearís event has a new innovative format to give riders of different abilities the opportunity to join us as we again cross the country to spread our message of hope.
As a relay rider, you will have the opportunity to join the ride for as long as you want and the ability to create a team that will help leapfrog you to the next destination.
Join us on our journey:
- Vancouver to Calgary September 5 - 7
- Calgary to Winnipeg September 7 - 9
- Winnipeg to Thunder Bay September 10 - 11
- Thunder Bay to Toronto September 12 - 15
- Toronto to Quebec City September 16 - 18
- Quebec to Halifax September 19 - 21
Once accepted, our team will assist all cyclists by offering a number of support programs around training, nutrition and fundraising.
If you have any questions please contact Michael Smith at:
Here what participants from previous year’s events had to say:
What is really important about this ride is that we are all making a difference, and not just for the 10,000 kids in Canada who have cancer, but for their families, their siblings and all of those that are part of the awful ripple that cancer causes.
Itís so easy to be passionate about what weíre doing. My only wish is that everyone who has supported this ride financially through their donations, could be here to experience what we are doing. We just have to eat this disease! More »
In a nutshell, he said that he and Terry Fox have the same goal Ė to see a cure for cancer. He said that just like Terry, heís doing his part to help out and spread the word and hopes that others will do the same. I have to admit that hearing his words as I was taping, it was hard to keep my composure and I know I didnít hide it well but it was one of those moments that makes a mom proud. More »
Before the Ride
- The Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation will work with you to develop a customized training & nutrition plan to prepare you for your share of the cross-Canada journey.
- We will work with you to develop an integrated fundraising program and community involvement program to ensure you reach your fundraising goals.
- You will be given your own personal webpage and blog, as well as link you to a private on-line forum with the other national team members to help you prepare for the challenge ahead, share your stories with supporters and collect on-line fundraising.
- And National Riders from the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 events will act as personal mentors and coaches to ensure you are ready mentally, emotionally and physically for the journey that lies ahead.
During the Ride
Every aspect of your physical (and mental) well-being will be taken care of 24/7 - nutrition, accommodations, massage, physiotherapy, medical, transportation, etc. You will be part of a supportive and nurturing team whose sole objective is to ensure your comfort and safety, allowing you to focus 100% on the physical challenges of completing the ride and, of course, raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer. Your support team is there to ensure your success and create a memory for a lifetime.
You will kick off each day with an emotional dedication to a family impacted by kids cancer. At lunch you will typically cycle into a community event hosted by one of our amazing sponsors, and will finish the day at a family based community event that celebrates what can be accomplished when like minded individuals join together for a common cause. In all it will leaving a lasting impression that will stay with you the rest of your life. People join because they want to cycle across Canada; what they remember is the impact the event, and the kids they ride for, had on them for the rest of their lives. See what other riders had to say »
After the Ride
- As an ambassador - a leader and role model in the fight against childhood cancer, you can can choose to continue to play a major role in developing Foundation fundraising programs and initiatives within your local community
- You will be part of all of our Sears National Kids Cancer Ride outreach programs and events and may be called upon by media and other organizations to share your experiences.
To be considered as a Relay Rider for the National Ride in 2011, please email to find out more about joining us on this incredible journey!
Not interested in riding but want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of kids living with and beyond cancer? There many ways to be part of this spectacular experience! Click below to learn how you can ride, volunteer or donate. Please give your support and help thousands of brave children get back to being just kids again.
If you have any questions please contact Michael Smith at: