Frequently Asked Questions

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About the Event

What is WWF’s Race for Wildlife? 

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The Race for Wildlife is a fun, family-friendly event where you can go the distance for wildlife at your own pace in support of WWF-Canada. Walk, run, wheel or even skip your way to the finish line from September 22-24, 2023 anywhere in Canada. The distance you go is up to you. Join the 5 KM Swift Fox Sprint, 10 KM Tiger Trek, The Great Half Marathon Caribou Migration (21 KM), or choose your own distance from wherever you are, while raising funds to restore and protect vital ecosystems across the country.  


There is no fee to register. Every dollar you raise and every step you take is a step forward for nature and wildlife.  


Learn more about the Race for Wildlife here.

Where and when does WWF’s Race for Wildlife take place?  

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Anyone can participate in the Race for Wildlife in their own neighbourhood, anywhere across Canada. The event takes place between September 22-24, 2023. Complete the entire run in one day or space it out, it’s up to you! 

Is there a cost to sign-up?  

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No, there is no registration fee, but there is a minimum fundraising amount:  


$50 for the 5km Swift Fox Sprint  

$75 for the 10km Tiger Trek  

$100 for The Great Half Marathon Caribou Migration   

$100 to Choose Your Own Distance 


Are pets, strollers and bicycles allowed?  

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Of course! Run, walk, wheel or even skip, it’s entirely up to you. You can  incorporate your dog walks into your distance, walk with a stroller, or bike with a friend. Anything that gets you out in nature and exercising counts!  

How long is the route?  

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There are four different distances to choose from: the 5 KM  Swift Fox Sprint, the 10 KM Tiger Trek, The Great Half Marathon Caribou Migration (21 KM) or choose your own distance.    


How do I sign-up? 

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  1. First, you’ll need to sign up on the website — registration is free, and open to anyone.
  2. Select your course length.
  3. Fill out your personal details
  4. Choose to register as an Individual, Create a Team or Join a Team
  5. Please complete all the steps to ensure you are fully registered. (Account, Your Page, Invite, Merch, Optional Donation)

Once on your Dashboard, you’ll find tools to set up a fundraising web page, send fundraising emails, check your fundraising progress and earn badges! You can also log your kilometers and times and track your race progress. 

Forgot my password? 

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If you forget your password, you can always request a password reset. This can be done by clicking on the login button on the top right corner of the main navigation bar here , and then selecting the Forgot Password? link. After entering the email address you used to sign up, we will send you an email containing step by step instructions on resetting your password. 


I’ve already registered for WWF’s Race for Wildlife. When do I receive a registration confirmation?  

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When you register and complete all steps of the registration process you will get two emails, the second being the confirmation email. 

If you do not complete all steps of the registration process, and receive only your first email with login information, you will need to log in to complete your registration process.   

If you have not received your confirmation email and have checked your junk/spam folder, contact us at or 416-484-7700 with your full name and the email address you used to register, and we can resend your confirmation email. 

How do I register my children? Can children run? 

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Everyone in the family can take part in going the distance for nature! Parents and guardians have the option to add one or more children during the registration process. During the registration process you will have an option to add a child with email an email address (where they manage their own account) or without an email address where you manage their account.

Once you have completed your registration process and are logged in, click on your name in the top right corner to see the dropdown menu. The first heading under the dropdown menu, Switch Accounts, allows you to toggle between your dashboard and the dashboards of any children’s accounts you are managing.  

You can also add another parent/adult and they will be emailed instructions to complete their own registration. 


How do I set up a team?  

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Click on the Sign Up button from the main navigation bar at the top of the page. Choose your course and then enter your personal details. Next choose Create a Team and follow the steps to set up your team page where you will be able to choose a unique team name, set a team fundraising goal and make your team public or by invite only. Complete all the rest of the steps to register.

You do not need to add your team members at the time of registration. You can invite them to join after completing registration and creating your team page, by sharing the Invite others to join your team link from your My Team dashboard.     

f you have already registered and want to create a team, you can do so from your dashboard once logged in. Under the banner photo click on the heading Create a Team besides My Page.

As a team captain, you will be able to toggle between your own personal fundraising dashboard My Page and a team dashboard My Team.   


What are the benefits of signing up as a team? 

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Signing up as a team is great way to connect with your networks, keep each other motivated and work together towards making  a greater collective impact. You will be able to create a Team fundraising page to track your team members' progress, collect team donations and share your story as a group.   


The team works collectively towards a larger team fundraising goal, rather than a course distance. Any donations made to a team member’s individual fundraising page or directly to the team’s fundraising page will count towards the team’s total fundraising goal.    

How do I add a co-captain for my team? 

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If you would like more than one person to have access to the Team page, please  contact us at or 416-484-7700 with the name and email address of the team member(s) you would like to add. 

Can team members choose to run different distances? 

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Yes, team members can select different course distances. If the captain adds them at the time of registration, the course length defaults to the one selected by the team captain, but the team member can change it when they complete their registration.

If you are the captain, you can invite others by sharing the link under the Invite others to join your Team heading, from the My Team dashboard, with the prospective team members. Your team members can use that link to choose their course and register.  

If your team is set to allow anyone to join, you can share the public facing team fundraising page. Potential teammates can use the JOIN US button to register and will be able to select their preferred distance. 

If you accidentally registered for the wrong course, please contact us at or 416-484-7700.  

Fundraising & Donations

What is the minimum fundraising requirement? 

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$50 for the 5km Swift Fox Sprint  

$75 for the 10km Tiger Trek  

$100 for The Great Half Marathon Caribou Migration   

$100 to Choose Your Own Distance  

How do I start fundraising?  

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Fundraising can be fun and easy to do. There’s two simple ways to get started:  

  1. Fundraise online: Login to your personal fundraising dashboard. Update your personal page and share why you are racing for wildlife. Ask for support by sharing the link to your fundraising page on social media or by emailing friends and family. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RaceForWildlife!
  2. Fundraise offline: Download and print the pledge form to share with friends and family and ask for donations. Host a fun event to raise funds like a raffle, garage sale or craft sale.   

Click here for more fundraising tips and support.   

Can I use Facebook’s fundraising platform to raise funds for my race? Fundraising on Facebook/Instagram 

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Facebook or Instagram may prompt you to create a fundraiser. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to connect donations that come through Facebook or Instagram fundraising pages to your personal fundraising page, so it is important to NOT USE these for your fundraising. This includes adding a “Donate” button to your Facebook or Instagram page. Fundraising on social media is still strongly encouraged and should be done so by sharing your fundraising page link from your Dashboard. 

What are the donations for?/Where do donations go? 

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The funds you raise will support Regenerate Canada, WWF-Canada’s 10-year plan to restore at least one million hectares of degraded habitat and steward at least 100 million hectares of ecologically-rich ecosystems. Those ecosystems store carbon and provide essential wildlife habitats, so while you race for wildlife, you’re also supporting our efforts to fight climate change and reverse wildlife loss.  


Conquer your personal goals and be a part of something bigger. Together we can create a future where nature and people thrive.  


For more information, visit 

I have received donations in the form of cash or cheques (in my name). How do I turn them in? 

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Add cash donations to your peronal or team fundraising page by following these steps: 

  1. Login to your Dashboard
  2. Either under My Page select My Donations or under My Team select Team Donations then click on the Add Offline Donation button. 
  3. Enter the donation amount. Please note that any money received for good sold (e.g., bake sale, raffle tickets, etc.) are not tax-deductible. 
  4. If you are entering a donation on someone else’s behalf and they wish to receive a tax receipt, ensure you include their correct name, email and mailing address.
  5. Use your credit card to make the donation. A tax receipt will be issued to your donor if applicable. 

If you prefer to fundraise completely offline, you can use our fundraising pledge form and mail it to WWF-Canada 410 Adelaide St. West, Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5V 1S8.  

I have received donations cheques written out to WWF-Canada. How do I turn them in? 

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Cheques you receive that are written out to WWF-Canada should be mailed it to WWF-Canada 410 Adelaide St. West, Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5V 1S8 with the donor’s full name, email address and mailing address. Please indicate the full name of the individual or team this donation is supporting. 

Tax receipts will be emailed (or mailed out if necessary) 2-3 weeks after the WWF’s Race for Wildlife event. 

Are all donations eligible for a tax receipt? 

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All donations made online through the Race for Wildlife website will automatically be issued and emailed a tax receipt.   


If you are entering a donation on someone else’s behalf, ensure you include their correct name and email so they will receive the tax receipt.  


If you have received funds from an event or bake sale, these are not eligible for a tax receipt.  


For mailed-in donations of $10 or more, tax receipts will be emailed (or mailed out if necessary) 2-3 weeks after the Race for Wildlife event. To help reduce waste, please provide the email address of the donor for the tax receipt to be sent electronically.   

How can I access my tax receipt? 

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If you’ve made an online donation, you will receive an automated email that includes your tax receipt. You can also access your tax receipt at any time by logging in at the top right corner of the main page. Choose Donor Login and enter the same email address you used to donate. An email will be sent to you with a link to download your tax receipt(s).  

If you are still having trouble accessing your receipt, contact us at or (416) 484-7700. 

Race Kits

Do I have to purchase a race kit?  

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No, race kits are an additional optional purchase. They’re a great way to enhance your experience but they are not mandatory.  

How do I purchase a race kit? 

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You can purchase a Race Kit while registering for the event, or you can purchase a Race Kit through the Shop button on the top navigation bar of the event website. 

What’s included in the race kits? 

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  • 1 WWF branded headband 
  • 2 “I panda my planet” bracelets 
  • 1 WWF’s Race for Wildlife runner bib 
  • 1 Sport towel in panda pouch on clip 
  • 2 WWF temporary tattoos 

How much are race kits? 

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$29 per race kit plus an $11 flat shipping fee. 

What is the deadline to order a race kit? 

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Order by September 4th to ensure kit delivery by kit before the start of WWF’s Race for Wildlife (September 22, 2023) 


What are the rewards?

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Rewards details coming soon!

Rewards are available to individuals for confirmed donations made through their personal fundraising page or submitted by cheque/credit card via mail to WWF-Canada.

All donations must be received by Sept 30, 2023, to be included in your total.  One code per person per purchase. 


How do I track my kilometres online?  

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To track your kilometres manually, log into your account and  select My Fitness Activity from your Dashboard. From here, under the Add Activity window, you can add the date, type of activity, and number of kilometres completed. Once you have added your activities, click the save changes button (on the black footer at the bottom of the page). There may be a short delay before the distance  shows up on your page. 


You can also track your kilometers for free by using one of the preferred fitness apps, Fitbit, Strava or Garmin, and uploading your activity to your Dashboard to share your runs on your fundraising page. Find the buttons for each of the apps under Connect your preferred Fitness app either on your Dashboard or under the  My Fitness activity heading. 


NOTE: If you log your activity via an app, it will take 24 hours for your activity to appear on your page. 

Can I start tracking my kilometres before September 22? 

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You are welcome to track your kilometres as you train before the Race for Wildlife race period begins on September 22, 2023. Keep in mind that all training activities logged will be removed before September 22 to ensure fairness over the Race Period of September 22-24.