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Win an UrbaCity Donation with our Canada 150 Contest!

This year Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, and UrbaCity, with Reed Pope Law Corporation, wants you to join the party. Show us your Canadian pride and you could win a donation to your UrbaCity pledge page! To enter our Canada 150 contest, take a photo or video of yourself with some Canadiana and tweet it, post […]

New UrbaCity Venue at the VCC!

UrbaCity has a new home for race day. On September 24, join us in the heart of downtown Victoria at the Victoria Conference Centre (VCC) in the Upper and Lower Pavilions! This central location is neighboured by the iconic Empress Hotel, bustling Douglas Street, the Royal BC Museum, and is just a stone’s throw from […]

Early Bird Ends Friday!

Attention UrbaCity Early Birds! Friday, March 24 at midnight is your last chance to register for UrbaCity Early Bird rates! As of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, regular pricing will be in effect. Get in early and you will save a bundle: For Fun and Fierce categories, Early Bird registration is $100, saving you $25 on […]

Fun, Fierce or Face-Off

We’re shaking things up at UrbaCity – categorically, that is. New for 2017, we’ve streamlined our categories to help participants pick the race that’s best for them. UrbaCity racers can now choose from Fun, Fierce or the Corporate Face-Off categories. The Fun category is for families and casual racers of all ages and activity levels, […]

Registration Opens January 24

Get those worms! Early Bird registration opens on January 24, 2017 – eight months before race day. We’ll send a reminder in the UrbaCity newsletter when registration is about to open, so be sure to subscribe: * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name

Make a Date for 2017

Update your calendar, because UrbaCity is moving dates. Your downtown Victoria adventure race has been held in June for the past six years. In 2017, the UrbaCity Challenge is making a big change: the race will take over our city centre on Sunday, September 24! Why September? One big reason: September is Prostate Cancer Awareness […]

UrbaCity Presenting Partner Nominated for Philanthropy Award

Dust off your tuxedos, guys.  For their work with UrbaCity, our Presenting Partner MAXIMUS Canada has been nominated for National Philanthropy Day’s Corporate Responsibility Award! The Corporate Responsibility award “recognizes a business with a strong record of exceptional generosity that, through direct financial support, has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to philanthropy and has encouraged and […]

Island Prostate Centre Makes the Most of September

September is prostate cancer awareness month, and Island Prostate Centre has been keeping busy: the UrbaCity charity held a number of public events, including the 15th annual Country Grocer Men’s Health Day. Men’s Health Day is the largest Island Prostate Centre public outreach event of the year, with volunteers on site to provide free screenings […]

Location, Location, Location

Thanks to all our UrbaCity Challenge Station sponsors, contributors, and host locations! We keep our Challenge Station locations a secret ahead of race day – that’s part of the mystery! But now that the race is over, we can officially thank all of these awesome locations and businesses for being part of UrbaCity! Amethyst Dance […]

Are You Up for the UrbaCity Challenge? Show Us How!

Break out the phones and cameras, ‘cause it’s UrbaCity selfie time again! Reed Pope Law Corporation is donating $750 to our Island Prostate Centre charity – and as usual, they are doing it through your pledge pages. In order to qualify for a $50 donation, you’ll need to show us how you’re up for the […]

Behind the Scenes of UrbaCity

When you hear “UrbaCity Challenge,” what comes to mind? Solving Challenge Stations with your teammates? Making a difference to our local Island Prostate Centre? Taking home a trunk full of prizes? The UrbaCity Challenge Planning Committee thinks about those things, too. And much, much (much much much) more. Ever wonder who we are or how […]

UrbaCity Art Wall!

Behold the UrbaCity art wall! In 2015, we asked our racers to high-five our canvas. Now, we’ve got an amazing wall-hanging in our office. Besides a reminder of our fifth anniversary, it’s got a lot of uses: We stare at it during coffee breaks We can high-five people retroactively We have our racers’ fingerprints, in […]

Dare to Share with UrbaCity!

All it takes is a little bit of sharing to jumpstart your UrbaCity fundraising! Long View Systems is donating $1000 to our charity, Island Prostate Centre – and they are doing it through your fundraising pages. To get a $50 donation to your fundraising page, all you need to do is get a friend to […]

Team Profile: IBM

Every once-in-a-while we like to learn more about the folks that race UrbaCity – this month, we’re focusing on IBM. For years, IBM has participated with not one, not two, but three Corporate Face-Off teams. Graham Neate tells us a little about his experience with team IBM Three Foxes One Hound. What was your favourite […]

Making Good for 2016

Did you resolve to make 2016 the year you’d get more active? A little less couch, and a little more community? Less Netflix, more fitness? Unlike many resolutions that may have already come and gone, it’s not too late to make all of the above happen with one simple gesture… register for the UrbaCity Challenge! […]

UrbaCity – with a Ribbon On It

This holiday season, for the first time ever, you can give the gift of The UrbaCity Challenge. Treat someone you care about with an entry to UrbaCity – and run around town with them on Sunday, June 12 to benefit Island Prostate Centre! From now until midnight on December 23, registration is available at early-bird […]

Give the Gift of UrbaCity

This holiday season, give the gift of UrbaCity. Buy someone you love (or like/tolerate) entry into the UrbaCity Challenge – show them you care by spending some time with them in June! The UrbaCity elves are opening up registration early for this limited-time holiday offer. From December 1 to December 24, registration will be available […]

New Name. Same Great Charity.

The Prostate Centre, the longtime focus of UrbaCity fundraising, has a new name and new look as of November 1, 2015. Island Prostate Centre will continue to serve local men and their families, providing counselling, information, and early testing for prostate cancer. The organization still relies on community support and volunteers to make a difference, […]

Where Your Donations Go

In 2015, UrbaCity raised $50,081 dollars for The Prostate Centre – a record high. But where do those dollars go? Gold encrusted latex gloves? 92-inch TVs in the lobby? Not even close. We checked in with The Prostate Centre for a little breakdown on how your donations are put to use. Thanks to your support: […]

Record Breaking UrbaCity!

The fifth annual UrbaCity Challenge shattered all previous records: an all new high in fun and fundraising (and in Fahrenheit)! On a blistering June day, our 216 UrbaCity racers tackled one of the toughest UrbaCity Challenges yet. Twenty-six Challenge Stations dotted Victoria’s downtown, each offering a unique test of brain and brawn. When the racers […]