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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 […]

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 […]

It’s Our Race – It’s Your Success

UrbaCity 2016 has generated $50,110 for Island Prostate Centre! Thank you to all our racers, supporters, and well-wishers for being there to see it all happen on Sunday, June 12. Nearly 200 racers took on the UrbaCity course, completing amazing Challenge Stations all over downtown Victoria. Right up until the official timer started, cash donations […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]