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Terry Fox Virtual Run

Terry Fox Virtual Run
Posted on 10/05/2020

Staff of the Ottawa-Carleton Virtual School (OCV) are planning virtual classroom activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope. You and your child are invited to participate in a voluntary walk/run on Wednesday, October 7th. If your child is going to participate in the voluntary Terry Fox Walk/Run during Asynchronous Learning Time, they must have a parent/guardian present with them. Supervision is required. 

Here are some things families should consider if they want to participate:

  • can the run be done following guidance on social distancing from public health

  • participation is voluntary

  • consider beginning with a warm-up and ending with a cool down 

  • choose an area that is appropriate and you consider safe. It might be better to repeat the same route a few times rather than a longer route ( for example around their block 3 times rather than a longer 1-time route) 

  • do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to the initial use of the route or course.

  • determine that no one is crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised by parent/guardian

  • think about any medical concerns, for example, asthma that may affect participation or raise concerns about physical exercise

  • Bring a water bottle

Note: The choice to participate in fundraising is also voluntary. Should you choose, online fundraising is easy, safe and donors are issued receipts immediately!

School Fundraising Link

Please refer to email from your child's school for voluntary fundraising information.

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