RBC invites participants to experience the 2021 virtual RBC Race for the Kids

written by BVC September 24, 2021

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is inviting persons in Barbados to register and participate in its global signature fundraiser, RBC Race for the Kids, which will return in a virtual format on October 16-17, 2021.

Registration is free. Fundraising from the event will benefit youth and children’s causes around the globe, with 36 charity partners that participants can elect to support by making a personal donation. The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus is RBC’s local charity partner for the event in Barbados.

“Community engagement is core to the purpose of RBC: helping our clients thrive and communities prosper,” said Rob Johnston, Head of Caribbean Banking. “That is why we are proud to be continuing RBC Race for the Kids in this global virtual format. We are excited to have the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus as one of our charity partners and thank them for their continued dedication to supporting youth through educational access.”

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, participants will enjoy an innovative virtual experience with a new mobile app. After registering, participants can download the app to begin engaging with its many exciting, interactive features, including:

Selecting a pre-determined distance to complete in their local community (with no set routes). Based on their chosen distance, the app will share a series of audio cues during the event to encourage and excite participants towards their personal finish line.

Choosing the most convenient method of recording their activity: through the integrated, in-app tracker or by linking to a wearable fitness device.

Tracking training kilometers/miles, competing against individuals or teams to climb leaderboards, and following their peers’ training activity.

Recording their event performance and sharing their route map/photos within the app event feed – or posting to their personal social media channels.

Unlocking the app’s augmented-reality lens to use face filters and digital medals during and after completing their event – which can also be posted to their personal social media channels.

Participants are encouraged to complete their run, walk, or roll independently or with family members and friends while observing local public health advice and government guidelines.

Prior to 2020, RBC Race for the Kids events took place in 17 physical locations, including: Bahamas, Barbados, Calgary, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jersey, Kuala Lumpur, London, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Seattle, St. Paul, Sydney, Toronto, Trinidad & Tobago, and Vancouver. To date, the series has seen over 290,000 participants who have collectively raised more than $65 million.

To register for the free virtual event or learn more about RBC Race for the Kids and its charity partners, visit: https://www.rbcraceforthekids.com/

About RBC in the Caribbean

With more than 110 years of dedicated service to the region, RBC has a presence in 10 countries and territories, with 38 branches and over 3,000 employees serving nearly one million clients. As one of the Caribbean’s leading diversified financial services companies, RBC provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, corporate and investment banking, insurance and trust and asset management services to a wide range of clients, including individuals, small businesses, general commercial entities, regional and multi-national corporations and governments. www.rbc.com/caribbean

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