This is typically the time of year when St. Daniel is gearing up to take part in the annual Mudpuppy Chase – a 3K fun run at the University of Waterloo. Over the past 15 years, our students, families and staff have made St. Daniel proud with their incredible participation and donations towards KidsAbility Centre for Child Development. In 2019, we raised an astounding $9744!!!
Like so many things, the Mudpuppy Chase as we know it will not happen this year. However, keeping this tradition alive during difficult times is important! This year’s event will be held VIRTUALLY with participants choosing the time and location for their run. Pick your favourite neighbourhood route and walk or run your 3K, or take your family for a 3K hike through a local park or trail, all while raising funds for KidsAbility!
We recognize that this has been a challenging year in so many ways, and there is no pressure to participate, but any support would be gratefully appreciated.
Here is what you need to know!
Date – Sunday May 2, 2021
Format – Each participant will walk/run individually, adhering to the latest COVID restrictions that are in place, respecting both group size and social distancing rules. You can walk/run at whatever time is most convenient for you on the day of the event.
Location – Choose your own location – your own neighbourhood, local park, hiking trails, or you can walk/run one of the routes we typically use in the David Johnston Research Park.
Distance – Typically our walk/run is 3K. This year, however, each runner gets to choose their own course length. Challenge yourself and see what you can do!
How to register and donate/fundraise – Please use this link and follow the instructions.
General – Race kits will not be provided as they are not required this year. Please take and post as many pictures as you can during your run.
We appreciate all the support our participants have given this event in the past and we are hoping that you will continue your support
this year. You are most welcome to email one of us if you have any questions.
Thank you again and enjoy your walk/run!