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 […]

A Salute to Loot

In the endorphin-fogged rush after UrbaCity, you may have missed exactly what each team won in prizing. UrbaCity went the extra mile this year to ensure that our top racers and fundraisers were rewarded – and we want you to know it! In addition to the medals and the spectacular Richard Hunt carving for the […]

Fundraising Going Strong

Great job, UrbaCity racers. As of this email, you’ve helped to raise nearly $30,000 for The Prostate Centre – and we still have over a week to go! At this rate, we might just beat last year’s record-breaking UrbaCity donation. We’re offering some incentives to help motivate your fundraising activities. Check out our Fundraising page […]

Pre and Post-Race Fun

On race day, UrbaCity provides you with a snazzy t-shirt: the rest of your outfit is up to you. Why not wear a kooky costume? We’ve had zombies, army girls, ballerinas, and much more. Play dress up and you can come up on stage for the pre-race costume competition! After the race, when you collapse […]

Raven Releasing the Sun

This year, UrbaCity is introducing a new trophy to help recognize winners in the Corporate Off-Category – and this is no bowling trophy. The new Corporate Face-Off trophy, named “Raven Releasing the Sun” is being designed by artist and carver Richard Hunt. Member of Royal Academy of the Arts and recipient of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, […]

Dare to Share and Get $25!

The UrbaCity Challenge is even more fun when you share it with your friends! Thanks to Long View Systems, we’re now offering a $25 fundraising bonus for UrbaCity teams that Dare to Share. If you get a friend to create a team of their own, then both you and your friend will each get a […]

The Great UrbaCity Selfie Challenge

The Great UrbaCity Selfie Challenge is back for more! The game’s the same, but now you’ve got another chance to share your photos. Want to win a $50 donation to your UrbaCity pledge page? Reed Pope Law Corporation has generously donated $750 to The Prostate Centre – and they’re doing it through your pledge pages. […]

UrbaCity in the Community

UrbaCity isn’t until June – so why are people already competing in UrbaCity challenges? UrbaCity preview stations have been set up this past March at our venue sponsor, the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, during Victoria Royals home games. Before the game and during first period break, Royals fans joined UrbaCity volunteers to get a taste of […]

UrbaCity Racer Profile: Nuwida

Team Nuwida was our 2014 top fundraiser in the Brain, Brawn, and Ultra categories, raising $1050 dollars for The Prostate Centre!  We recently picked the brain of team member Stephanie to find the secret sauce to her success. Do you have any tips for racers, to help them get their donation started? Start asking early. […]

Bears and Birds

Like a bear after hibernation, the UrbaCity team is waking up to a new year. With a scratch and a yawn, we’re back to bring adventure to downtown Victoria. But 2015 isn’t just another year for UrbaCity – it’s our fifth anniversary! This year will make five years of amazing challenges, generous fundraising, and finding […]

UrbaCity Has a New Website!

After such a successful UrbaCity Challenge in 2014, we thought the best way to celebrate would be with a shiny new website. Have a look around, and tell us what you think. Besides the fancy look and feel, we also have some new features: A countdown to race day Social media wizziwigs A blog (you’re […]

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