2018 Triathlon of Compassion , fundraiser for the Victoria Sexual Assualt Centre. Image of a woman in an orange t-shirt standing by the finish line. Image of a person swimming in a pool. Image of a cyclist on a bike. Vcitoria Sexual Assault Logo and Human Powered Racing logo.

Are you looking for a fun challenge for 2018? Are you passionate about supporting the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre? We are looking for fundraisers to race for survivors in the Triathlon of compassion on June 24th.

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

Why race and fundraise for VSAC?

We believe survivors deserve access to services that support them to find healing after sexual assault. VSAC’s direct client services provided immediate crisis intervention and support, meaningful counselling that set survivors on a path to healing, and critical support through the legal system so they can find justice. We also believe culture change is necessary to end sexualized violence. Our prevention programs provide youth-led consent-based education to the community in an effort to create a cultur eof consent and respect.

Your fundraising efforts help sustain these vital programs and ensure survivors have access to healing and support when they need it the most.

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. 

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