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World Wildlife Fund Canada's Kids' Run for Nature is a 1 kilometre (km), 3 km and 5 km fun run that gives kids the chance to get active in nature and raise funds for the conservation of wildlife they care deeply about.

The Kids' Run for Nature is a national movement driven by kids and families who are taking action for nature. With more than 30 locations across Canada, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved from coast to coast.

History

The Kids' Run for Nature was founded in 2015 by ten-year old environmentalists, Jasmine de Pencier (left) and Jett Jardeleza-Toole (right).

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!"

Since then, thousands of young runners and their families across Canada have laced up and raised more than $400,000 in support of WWF-Canada’s conservation initiatives.

About World Wildlife Fund Canada

World Wildlife Fund Canada's Kids' Run for Nature is a 1 kilometre (km), 3 km and 5 km fun run that gives kids the chance to get active in nature and raise funds for the conservation of wildlife they care deeply about.

The Kids' Run for Nature is a national movement driven by kids and families who are taking action for nature. With more than 30 locations across Canada, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved from coast to coast.

How to Get Involved

  • Two volunteer community co-ordinators in Pemberton, B.C.

    Host a Run

    With the support of WWF-Canada, Community Co-ordinators help bring the event to life where they live. Their main responsibilities include: Securing the run site, managing event-day logistics, leading a team of volunteers, and championing local sponsor contributions.

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  • A group of Kids’ Run for Nature volunteers

    Volunteer

    Our amazing volunteers make this event possible. Join us to help hundreds of youth achieve their conservation and fitness goals. From registration to course monitor, there is a job for everyone.

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  • Fundraise

    Join the Kids' Run for Nature and raise funds for a healthy and thriving planet.

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How You Are Helping

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    Wildlife

    Global wildlife populations have declined by 60 per cent on average over the past 40 years — and about half of Canada’s populations are also experiencing decline. With your help, WWF-Canada is working to reverse this.

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    Habitat

    In Canada, 84 per cent of habitats with high concentrations of at-risk species are inadequately or not at all protected. Thanks to your help, WWF-Canada is working to conserve ecologically important regions, create a network of protected areas and restore wildlife habitat across the country.

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    Climate

    The climate crisis is putting the future of the planet as we know it at risk. WWF-Canada is working on nature-based climate solutions to reduce the release of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere and increase our adaptation and resilience to the changes that have already begun.