2021 Virtual Summer Series

This annual series-style event is comprised of three legs - biking, walking and running - that can be conquered as an individual or as part of a team. Though it's a series-style event, you can choose to register for 1, 2, or all 3 of the event legs. As an organization that promotes inclusion, you are also able to choose the distance goals that suit your fitness and abilities, which will help motivate you during each leg of the event.

There is a $15 registration fee for each leg with the proceeds going towards Special Olympics Alberta. Special Olympics Alberta athletes can register for free!

Bike - From Jul 5th to Jul 26th

Challenge distances include:
  • 25km, 50km, 100km, 250km, 500km, 750km, 1000km

Walk - From Jul 26th to Aug 16th

Challenge distances include (measured in steps):
  • 25km, 50km, 100km, 200km, 300km, 400km

Run - From Aug 16th to Sep 6th

Challenge distances include:
  • 25km, 50km, 100km, 200km, 300km, 400km, 500km

Individuals that participate in all three events will be presented with a 2021 Virtual Summer Series medal.

This three-part series has suggested time frames for each leg of the event and we encourage people to complete the events during the suggested 21 day time frames (bike from July 5th to July 26th, walk from July 26th to August 16th, run from August 16th to September 6th). Because we are an organization of inclusion, distances will continue to be accumulated in our overall totals no matter when they are completed but will register on the progress thermometer once that leg officially starts. The series wraps up on September 6th. 

Register Here
Join the Challenge

Fundraising Incentives:

$150 – 2021 Event T-shirt designed by a Special Olympics Athlete
$500 – A choice of either Slider Shoes or a Running Vest 

$1000 – A choice of either a hooded jacket or packable puffy jacket

The first 100 paid registrants will also receive a $5 Tim's gift card.

Blitz Weekends!

Blitz weekends are the final weekends of each leg of the Virtual Summer Series! During Blitz weekends, you will be entered into a draw for an incentive for every $50 you fundraise! 

1st Blitz 
Date: July 23rd 12:01am - July 25th 11:59pm
Incentive: $100 Sobeys Gift Card
Winner: Sally Zerk
2nd Blitz
Date: August 13th 12:01am - August 15th 11:59pm
Incentive: $100 Tim Horton's Gift Card
Winner: Darby Taylor
3rd Blitz
Date: September 3rd 12:01am - September 5th 11:59pm
Incentive: Yeti Cooler
Winner: Elisabeth Baril
Athlete Design a T-shirt Competition!

Congratulations to the winner of our T-shirt Design contest, Special Olympics Alberta - Grande Prairie athlete, Kevin Petryshyn!
Kevin's art will be featured on our 2021 shirts, so sign up now and raise $150 to make sure you get this limited edition shirt.
Thank you to everyone who submitted, we will be featuring your incredible art on our website throughout the event!