Tri Something New: Join the Triathlon of Compassion!

Are you looking for a fun challenge for 2019? Are you passionate about supporting the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre? This is the year to #TriSometingNew!  Race and fundraise with us for survivors in the Triathlon of Compassion, the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s (VSAC) longest-running and biggest annual fundraising event, on Sunday, June 23th.

When: Sunday, June 23, 2018

Where: Esquimalt Rec Centre

What: 500m Swim | 20k Bike | 5k Run

Register: www.triofcompassion.com

Why race and fundraise for VSAC?

Survivors deserve access to services that support them to find healing after sexual assault.

This year we want to highlight the need for our community’s support to keep our Sexual Assault Clinic open.  The Clinic is a place where recent survivors of sexual assault can get immediate emotional support, medical care, and access to police reporting in the difficult hours and days after a sexual assault has occurred. This incredible program is the only one of its kind in BC and is wholly funded through grants and donations from the community.  

This year we’ve set a goal of raising $35,000 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.

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:

Become a #CompassionateTriathlete and fundraise with us! 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.

Create a Fundraising Page

Having trouble? I’m more than happy to help you set up your fundraising page. 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!

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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