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Kids Hit the Ground Running for Wildlife

Thousands of Kids to Hit the Ground Running for Wildlife

Thousands of Kids to Hit the Ground Running for Wildlife

This month and next, kids across Canada will hit the ground running for Kids’ Run for Nature, a series of 1 km, 3 km and 5 km fun runs and fundraising events in support of World Wildlife Fund Canada.

The community event was founded in 2015 by Jasmine de Pencier and Jett Jardeleza-Toole, kids then aged 10 and determined to protect Canada’s nature and wildlife.

Since then, it has grown to include 20 runs from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and raised nearly $100,000 for WWF-Canada’s conservation programs. To date, 2,500 participants have come out in support of the event, and this year it hopes to engage over 2,000 runners and raise an additional $80,000.

Each run is led by a passionate local volunteer co-ordinator or volunteer co-ordinator family. With the support of WWF-Canada, these local conservation champions encourage kids and families in their communities to join the run, fundraise and take a stand for conservation efforts that are protecting our country’s incredible species – from West Coast orcas to narwhals in the Arctic, monarch butterflies in southern Canada and mighty North Atlantic right whales off the East Coast.

Windsor is holding this Canada-wide event for the first time on Saturday, June 23 at Malden Park Visitors Centre, Windsor, Ont.

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