What's the Challenge?

The ChallengeLearn more about how your organization can get involved in the RIDE.

Bundle up your big-hearted business, school, community group or church in the Ride for Refuge!


About the Event

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly fundraiser held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 in support of charities that provide refuge and hope in Canada and around the world.


How do I join?

Click the register button and follow the prompts. Start a new team that is named after the organization you represent, and be sure to select a Challenge Category that best suits you.

Features + Benefits

The RIDE is a unique way for your company or community group to reach the wide audience of a national event while aligning yourself with local charities dedicated to making a difference.

Feature

Details

Benefit

Campaign Page

If your company or community group has 2 or more teams, you will have your own mini-event website page where your brand, message, and campaign results are listed like this

Easy to find, easy to track and fun for building buzz and competition among your teams

Campaign Coaching

From beginning to end, we're here to help you plan, recruit and support your campaign. We provide fast one-on-one support for any team captains you recruit.

Stress-free participation makes it easy for you to do great

Staff Involvement

The RIDE is a fun, family-friendly event that people of all ages and stages can participate in

Your staff, students or volunteers will feel pride flying their colours in this national event while having a great time together.

Local Impact

Money raised in RIDE gets disbursed to the local charity your teams are riding, walking, freestyling and fundraising for in their community

Your teams and participants will know they're making a real difference in the lives of the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited.

How do I register for my own challenge page?

Contact Jen Taylor, our Challenge coordinator with any questions about the program and to get your company set up fast - normally within an hour!


  • Phone: 1-877-743-3413
Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions - we have answers!


Who do I contact about the Challenge?

  • Phone: 1-877-743-3413

Why do we need to recruit multiple teams to get our own page? Why can't we just have one big team?

  • More teams encourage more competition in fundraising, and that's the goal of the event!
  • There is greater accountability with smaller teams
  • Ideally, you'll recruit teams in more than one location
  • It will make your Corporate Challenge Partner page more interesting and increase your campaign buzz

Some of our employees need to work on Saturdays, can they do the event at a different time?

Yes! It feels the best when we can all participate together on our official event day, but since each person or team will be self-organizing their own micro-event, they are free to reschedule for when it's most convenient. The most important thing is that they must ensure that their fundraising is submitted to our offices. See our FAQ for more information.


Our company likes to volunteer or raise awareness - can we still participate in the challenge if we decide not to fundraise?

No - sorry! While we appreciate the thought, the corporate challenge is restricted to teams of fundraisers.


Our company has a matching grant program - do you accept matching grants?

Yes! We sure do. Try to get the ball rolling on any matching grants as early as possible, as sometimes these can take time to process. Matching grant cheques can be forwarded to Ride for Refuge, 260-659 King St. E., Kitchener, ON, N2G 2M4.


Our company would like to sponsor the celebration meal/become a distance sponsor/sponsor in other ways, and ALSO have some teams in the event - can we do that?

We'd love to talk to you more about how you can make a big impact! Contact your local Event Director (you can find this information on your charity page) to talk about becoming a distance/event/goods & services sponsor.


How can I connect with the local charity in our city?

Contact your Event Director - details on your charity page.


Do our two teams need to choose the same charity? Do they need to participate in the same place?

No - your teams can ride, walk, or freestyle anywhere they like from coast to coast, and may fundraise for any RIDE charity they like!


Do all the members of my team have to be people from work or can I have family members and friends on my team?

No. As long as the team captain and the majority of team members are from work, school, or church (your organization), it's fine to have friends and family join in.


Where does the money go? Does it stay local?

The money each of your teams raises will go towards the charity they selected during registration. You can see full details on how our financial model works here.


Does everyone on my team have to pick the same fundraising activity?

No - participants select their distance individually when they sign up, and you can have team members selecting different freestyle activities, all on the same team. It is definitely more fun when you do stuff together, though!

Got questions about the Ride for Refuge?
info@rideforrefuge.org | 1.877.743.3413