25th Anniversary of the Triathlon of Compassion!

Dust off your running shoes, bike, and swim cap! It’s time to get ready for the 2018 Triathlon of Compassion.

The Triathlon of Compassion is the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s (VSAC) longest-running and biggest annual fundraising event. This year the Triathlon of Compassion is turning 25 and we want you to be a part of the celebration.

When: Sunday, June 24, 2018
Where: Esquimalt Rec Centre
What: 500m Swim | 20k Bike | 5k Run
Register: www.triofcompassion.com

Since the Triathlon of Compassion began, folks like you have fundraised nearly $300,000 for the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre! It’s incredible what our community can do together – thank you!  

 And a shout out to Human Powered Racing, the incredible team who plan the race logistics each year!

Become a Fundraising Champion!

This year we’ve set a goal of raising $30,000 and you can help us get there. Participating in this community event, as a racer and fundraiser is a rewarding experience. Every dollar you raise ensures survivors of sexual assault have access to life-changing services and programs. 

Last year VSAC provided support to over 2000 survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse in Victoria. We provide support through a Clinic; a Sexual Assault Response Team; individual and group counselling; Victim Services, which supports survivors if they choose to navigate the criminal justice system; and valuable youth-led prevention education in our community.

Get started in two easy steps

Step one, register to race:

Seeing the word triathlon can be daunting, but the Triathlon of Compassion really puts the “try” in Triathlon – our focus is on completion, not competition!  It is a shorter distance triathlon (500m swim, 20k bike and 5k run), making it an ideal event for beginners and a great tune-up for experienced athletes!

The event also features race distances for kids, ages 5 years old and up.

The other great part is that you can sign up as a team of three; meaning one swimmer, one biker and one runner! We bet you can find two friends, family members or co-workers to create a team with you.  Teams of two are good to go as well.

Register to Race

Step two, set up your fundraising page:

It only takes a few minutes to set up your fundraising page. From there you can reach out to your friends, family or co-workers to ask them to support you! You can sign up as an individual fundraiser or as a fundraising team.

Click on the links below to create your page:

Create a Fundraising Team Sign Up as an Individual Fundraiser

Having trouble? I’m more than happy create a page for you. Email me at:

Prizes for Fundraising

Also, the more you fundraise, the greater your chances to win some pretty great prizes:

  • Raise $200 and receive a one of a kind Triathlon of Compassion keepsake
  • Raise $300 and you’ll be entered into a draw for a new bicycle, courtesy of Trek Bicycle Store Victoria.
  • Raise $500 and you’ll be entered into a draw for a fabulous get-away prize package
  • There are also gift packages for the top 3 fundraisers and top fundraising team!

We hope to see you in June!

Sign Up for the Triathlon Today!

Can’t join us at the race but want to support VSAC?

Donate Today!

Questions? Please feel free to email or call me:

Carissa Ropponen
Manager of Resource Development and Communications
p: 250-383-5545 ext. 115


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