The Kids’ Run for Nature, hosted by World Wildlife Fund Canada is coming to parks all across Canada and Windsor will be hosting it’s inaugural event next month, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
(Photo above: Children participating in the Kids’ Run For Nature, hosted by World Wildlife Fund Canada. Photo by Kerry Grogan, sourced from http://www.kidsrunfornature.ca)
This event started in 2015 by two 10-year-olds environmentalists, Jasmine de Pencier and Jett Jardeleza-Toole, who were worried about endangered species. In their own words: “We created the Kids’ Run for Nature because we care about the earth and want to get kids and their families involved in our great natural community. We want to support our environment and all the amazing species it holds while getting our bodies healthy and active!”
In 2017, Kids’ Run for Nature became the property of World Wildlife Fund Canada and the run expanded to eight runs in Ontario and Alberta.
This has become a national movement, now taking place in parks across five provinces in Canada, including Windsor’s Malden Park for the first time this year.
Driven by kids and families who are taking action for nature, this run gives kids the chance to join a global community, get active in nature and raise funds for the conservation of wildlife.
All ages and running levels are are welcome to participate. The registration fee is $12.50 per participant and includes a t-shirt. Personal pledge forms are available online when you register.
Organizers are thrilled to bring this important national event to Windsor.
“Environmental concerns, especially concerning wildlife loss leading to extinction has been a big concern for me. After discovering the last northern male rhino has past away, and viewing the sad video on the starving polar bear looking for food, I felt like I needed to do something,” said Samar Nader, community coordinator for WWF-Canada Kids’ Run for Nature.
” A beautiful opportunity came up to host a kids’ run in Windsor to raise funds for wildlife. What better way to bring awareness to these issues than to have our youngest generation involved in making the world a better place.’
This event is a great way to ease into running with your family, support wildlife, or knock another 5km goal off your bucket list.
Grab the kids, some friends and enjoy a family fun day of fitness and advocacy.
For more information please visit the Eyes On Windsor Kids’ Run For Nature event page.