RBC Race for the Kids is back

Join the 5K family fun run in London’s iconic Hyde Park to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

The RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run is returning this year with a new date and exciting venue.

A great day out

The RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run is returning this year with a new date and exciting venue. The eighth annual event will return with a fresh autumn look on Saturday 7 October in London’s iconic Hyde Park. This year is expected to be the biggest yet, helping to raise even more money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, the inclusive fun run will see children, parents and grandparents run, walk, scoot, wheel or jog around the accessible 5k course in support of the world-famous children’s hospital. Participants can join individually or in teams, taking in beautiful views of Hyde Park as they go, and with post-race activities and entertainment, it’s a great day out for all.

Supported by Royal Bank of Canada for the eighth year running, this unique event sees thousands of hospital patients, families, staff and supporters come together to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Last year, 7,500 people joined in, raising just under £1million and this year we hope to raise even more money for seriously ill children.

World-class care

All the money raised will go towards the hospital’s most urgent fundraising needs including pioneering research to find kinder treatments, providing cutting edge equipment and the essential refurbishment of the hospital to provide state-of-the-art facilities to match the hospital’s world-class care.

Tim Johnson, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity said: “RBC Race for the Kids is a very special event and this year we are really looking forward to hosting our inclusive fun run in London’s iconic Hyde Park. I would encourage everyone to take on the challenge and join us on Saturday 7 October to jog, walk or wheel their way around the course. All the money raised will make a vital difference to seriously ill children from across the UK.”

All the money raised will make a vital difference to seriously ill children from across the UK.

Dave Thomas, CEO, RBC Capital Markets, Europe said: “Our longstanding partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital is very important to all of us at RBC and every year employees go to extraordinary lengths to raise money for the vital work the hospital does. We are excited to bring the RBC Race for the Kids to Hyde Park this year and hope the new, bigger venue will mean even more people can take part and raise money for this very special cause.”

To date, Royal Bank of Canada has raised over £2.2 million for GOSH raising vital funds for those in need. The Royal Bank of Canada Neurosciences Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital, which is opening at the end of this year, is a brand-new facility for children with some of the most severe and specialist neurological cases, such as epilepsy or brain tumours.

Sign up to Race for the Kids now and find out more about the event.