Fundraising

Your UrbaCity challenge  starts today

  • UrbaCity competitors in the teams of two start their adventure by making a commitment to raise at least $100 for Island Prostate Centre ($50 per person).
  • Competitors in the Corporate Face-Off category commit to raise at least $400.

These amounts can come from team members, companies, friends, enemies, rich uncles, or change found in the couch – just as long as you reach the minimum amount. All teams must have their minimum donation amounts submitted by race day. paddle board banner We’ve got plenty of reasons to raise even more than the minimum: prizes! The more you pledge the better chance of winning higher-value prizes and prize packages. (Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive previews of prizes.)


Pledge Bonuses and Prizes

Team of Two

Raise $100

  • Mandatory minimum pledge amount

Raise $300:

Raise $600:

  • Five minutes off your final race time
  • One Challenge skip token
  • Entry into Tier 1 Prize Draw
  • Entry into Tier 2 Prize Draw

Raise $1000:

  • Ten minutes off your final race time
  • One Challenge skip token
  • Entry into Tier 1 Prize Draw
  • Entry into Tier 2 Prize Draw
  • Entry into Tier 3 Prize Draw

Raise $1500:

  • Ten minutes off your final race time
  • One Challenge skip token
  • Entry into Tier 1 Prize Draw
  • Entry into Tier 2 Prize Draw
  • Entry into Tier 3 Prize Draw
  • Special name recognition in the Hall of Fame

Corporate Face-Off

Raise $400

  • Mandatory minimum pledge amount

Raise $800:

Raise $1200:

  • Five minutes off your final race time
  • One Challenge skip token
  • Entry into Tier 1 Prize Draw
  • Entry into Tier 2 Prize Draw

Raise $1800:

  • Ten minutes off your final race time
  • One Challenge skip token
  • Entry into Tier 1 Prize Draw
  • Entry into Tier 2 Prize Draw
  • Entry into Tier 3 Prize Draw
  • Special name recognition in the Hall of Fame

Get Started

Every pledge dollar you raise goes directly to Island Prostate Centre. Here are some tips to get things rolling:

Know Your Pledge Info

Donors can donate online, but only if they know how. Make sure you share your team name, and share your unique pledging web address.

Plan Ahead

Start now. Create a list of potential donors (friends, businesses and organizations), and their contact details. Set a personal goal for your donations.

Get Social

The more you share your donation request, the better. Facebook, Twitter, blogs and email will help you get the word out – ditto for personal websites, posters and signs.

Any Donation is a Good Donation

If your goal is $100, you could try hard to get two donations of $50. Or, you could get fifty donations of $2. Or, 100 donations of $1. No donation is too small, as long as you meet your goals.

Use your Imagination

Sometimes the best ways to raise donation money are the weirdest. You could promise to shave your head if you hit your donation goal, or sell homemade cooking, or even offer to volunteer to local people or businesses in exchange for donations.

Motivate Your Training

Why not kill two birds with one stone? If you want to win UrbaCity, training is a must. You could ask for donations as inspiration to meet your training milestones: maybe $20 to complete a 5K run, or $1 for every push-up you can do?

Follow Up

Keep track of who gave what, and be sure to always thank your donors.