VICTORY LAP: A VIRTUAL FUN RUN AROUND NOVA SCOTIA

Join us for our second annual virtual fun run around Nova Scotia! For every age, every fitness level, and every corner of the province. How far can you go?
Let's take a victory lap around the province together.

Participation by donation supports our Future Hall of Famers Education Program.
May 1 - 31, 2021

Last year we completed over three laps of the province (over 7,800 kms!) and raised $2,500 for charity. Let's see what we can achieve together this year!

The Concept

  • A virtual event by the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame that offers participation by donation (pay-what-you-can), with all proceeds going to the Hall of Fame’s Future Hall of Famers Education Program
  • Participants can run/walk/track their steps to complete kms, with the goal of collectively accumulating enough kms to go all the way around Nova Scotia as many times as possible– the ultimate victory lap!
  • The run event will take place for the entire month of May, 2021.
  • Participants can follow along with the virtual milestones, set their own individual goals, and log their own progress
  • This is a great opportunity to stay active and motivated as part of a team of participants while still maintaining safe social distancing. And it’s an opportunity to celebrate Nova Scotia and our great sport history, while helping us continue to offer free education programming across the province.

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How To Sign Up

Joining the Victory Lap is easy! Click on the button below to make your donation through Event Brite. Once you have submitted your information, you will receive an email with:

  • More information on the run
  • A link to our Victory Lap Google Doc, where you will have your own personal tab for tracking your kms (please note that it may take up to 48 hrs after registration for this tab to be available)
  • A link to the Victory Lap Facebook Group, so you can share your successes with others
  • Recommended tracking apps for counting your kms
  • Plus, participants will receive follow up emails with updates on total distance completed in the Victory Lap, milestone celebrations, and invitations to special virtual events for run participants

All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to join. Participants can complete kms by running or walking (or rolling for our participating wheelchair athletes), and kms are logged on the honour system. If you miss the start date, you can still sign up at any time during the three-week run period. Tracking your steps throughout the day and converting to kms for the log is also accepted.

Only a $5 minimum donation is needed to participate, but you can also choose to enter our Victory Lap Raffle with a larger donation. Every $25 you donate gets you one entry in our raffle for a signed Sidney Crosby collectible.

The Route and Milestones

Victory Lap is a virtual route around Nova Scotia that is based on an actual set of walking routes mapped on Google Maps. The total length, and our collective running/walking goal, is 2,485 km. The route begins in downtown Halifax, travels through Truro, around the top of the Bay of Fundy, to Amherst, along the Northumberland Strait, through Antigonish, clockwise around Cape Breton, down the Eastern shore, passing through the Metro area, continuing down the Annapolis Valley and onwards to Yarmouth, then around the South Shore, finishing back in Halifax. Check out the map below, along with a list of milestones to set as your own personal goals!

About the Cause

The Future Hall of Famers Education Program is aimed at inspiring and motivating our youth by sharing stories of our sport heroes, free of charge, year-round. We travel the province far and wide to send positive messages of goal setting, overcoming obstacles, triumph and defeat. After hearing these stories, we hope our youth will believe that anything is possible, even if you come from a small province like Nova Scotia. We are very fortunate to have our sport heroes work with us on this initiative because it’s about more then sport. It’s about the life skills that you need to succeed and the power of positive thinking.

The current program is tailored for grades 4 to 8 but can be catered to meet the needs for different age groups. We have made over 325 curriculum connections in our pre- and post-visit activities that help teachers fit our program into their classroom objectives.

Visit our website for more information on all our education program offerings.

This event has been created with public health and safety in mind. It is designed to allow participation from home, or while practicing physical and social distancing in public spaces. Participants are asked to follow the safety recommendations sent to them upon registration, and to always observe the latest COVID-19 information and restrictions released by local government.

 

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