Grab your running shoes, jump on your bike, or assemble a team of friends, so you can #DoTheLoop
Happening September 18 to 26, this exciting virtual event is the first ever run/bike/relay to circle the City of Victoria’s unique 25km border. Participants are encouraged to fundraise $25 for 25km – all event proceeds will go directly towards the Threshold Housing Society.
“Threshold Housing Society provides a critical service by offering housing to at-risk youth who are at risk of homelessness. With their unique approach, Threshold offers real long-term solutions and plays a vital role in supporting youth in our community. I encourage everyone who likes to run, bike, or commute by any means, to “Do The Loop” around Victoria. If everyone asks for $25 for 25km, we can really give back to an incredible local organization!” – Laurel Collins, Member of Parliament for Victoria
Registration: Anytime from August 1 and September 25th, 2021 . To register, click here.
Registration cost: $25 (this donation will all go to Threshold Housing Society)
Event dates: Saturday September 18th to Sunday September 26th 2021
Participant Information Package: Download here
The Course Route
Do The Loop provides a variety of opportunities so all members of the community can participate. Participants can do the official 25km route, along the City of Victoria’s scenic border, the 25k Capital Bike-sponsored safe cycling route (great for kids, families or new bikers), or any 25km route of their own creation anywhere in the city, country, or world!
Download the maps here:
There are even more options to make this possible for everyone:
Unlike a traditional race, you can start your loop at any location, and go either direction. Make it your own!
Tracking Your Loop
Please track you loop, so we can share it online! Participants can use their cellphone or smart watch to track their route, using an app such as Strava, Map My Run, Runkeeper or any other program. We will share your #dotheloop and pump your personal mini-fundraising page!
Upload your mapped movement or a selfie on socials and use the #DoTheLoop Or email your loop to firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Threshold Housing? Why Youth?
Threshold Housing Society prevents adult homelessness by providing safe housing, support services, and community to at-risk youth. Currently, Threshold has 43 units of housing and receives an average of 156 youth apply a year. You can help Threshold reach more youth by helping them expand their supportive services.
$25 at Threshold Housing provides a gift card to access nutritious and delicious food or a counselling session for youth aging out of government care, experiencing homelessness, and/or fleeing violence and abuse in the home. Threshold Housing Society helps provide safe homes, support services, and community to at-risk youth.
It’s simple! Ask for $25 for 25km.
All registrants will receive their own mini-donations page on Race Roster platform, which you can use to raise funds for Threshold Housing Society. Once your page is ready, you can share the link with friends, family, or supporters so they can donate to your run/bike/relay. Your mini-donation page can be under your name, or create a fun team name!
Ask your friends, family and circle to donate $25 towards your 25km Do The Loop! You can set a fundraising goal, or raise as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. All contributions have an impact. (People can definitely donate more if they want!)
Also, it’s perfectly ok if you don’t want to fundraise – this isn’t essential. We’d love to have you #dotheloop either way!
Please join us for a big closing celebration, to take place in Redfern Park in South Jubilee on Sunday September 26th from 11AM – 4PM. The event will feature a Red Barn BBQ, live music, bouncy castles and kids art. More information coming soon.
Please reach out if you want to get involved, make a donation, or have questions
We want to thank our team of volunteers for helping make this incredible event possible. We also want to thank a few important sponsors who helped make this event possible.
South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association – Community Sponsor
Capital Bike – Safe Cycle Sponsor
Oak Bay Bicycles – Title Bike Sponsor
Front Runners – Title Run Sponsor
Red Barn Market – Closing Ceremony Sponsor