This October marks the 10th anniversary of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Race for the Kids in Hyde Park, London. This fun run is a 5K and the day also includes many family friendly activities, including a rock climbing wall and a bubble station.
The RBC Race for the Kids raises money for seriously ill children who are being treated at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Children benefiting from the proceeds have even come to participate in the run, themselves, when their treatment is complete.
This year, the run hopes to raise £1 million for the children at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Some of our favorite faces from film and television have been helping to get the word out about the RBC Race for the Kids this year, and have even participated in the run in years past.
Our own Lucifer, Tom Ellis, is getting the word out about the race. He stated as of June 10, the charity has raised over £5 million over the past 10 years. Let’s see if we can can boost that to over £6 million by October.
The children of Great Ormond Street Hospital received a visit from a true celebrity – Hoover the therapy dog. Even Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The OA) couldn’t pass up the chance for a photo op.
Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) and James Purefoy (The Following) are helping to spread the word through their Twitter platforms.
I had a fab time supporting #RBCRaceForTheKids with @GOSHCharity back in 2010, doesn’t time fly? This year, they’re celebrating 10 years of the event, and kids go free! A 5k fun run & family festival – join the fun: https://t.co/ZL1T5gmJf2
— Jamie Bamber (@ImJamieBamber) June 10, 2019
I had a great time supporting #RBCRaceForTheKids with @GOSHCharity back in 2013, doesn’t time fly? This year, they’re celebrating 10 years of the event, and kids go free! A 5k fun run & family festival – join the fun: https://t.co/U0kDxkrYr4
— James Purefoy (@JamesPurefoy) June 10, 2019
Wondering, what you can do to help raise money and awareness?
If you are in the London area this October, participate in the race, yourself. You can sign up today for the early bird price of £18 and they will mail you a race pack (including your shirt for the day of the race). When you complete the race, you will receive a medal, as well as a goody bag for each child that participates with you. Children 15 and under are free. Sign up for the 10th Anniversary race on Oct 12 here.
Not near London but still want to help? You can donate to the Great Ormond Street Hospital directly on their charity website.