Strong Kids Run

YMCA Strong Kids Virtual Run

Thanks for joining us May 30th – May 31st 2020!




*We did our best to ensure all runners were compiled in the totals. If you do not see your time, please contact

Top 3 Participants in each Distance will receive a Strong Kids Run Medal

All Participants will receive a YMCA Towel or Laces


There are no fees for this event and you do not need to pre-register. Donations are welcome. If you are interested in supporting this event and our YMCA with a donation, see below. 

Click here to make a donation to the YMCA of Brandon.
Any amount is welcome. Big or small.


Our Virtual Run and How it Works

  • Open to everyone
  • Run/walk your own course. You can run 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k, or 1k as you would at our Strong Kids Run.
  • You have 2 days to complete your chosen event.
  • The distance must be completed in 1 attempt. Meaning you can’t break down 20 km into 10 km Saturday and 10 km Sunday.
  • Your distance can be measured using Google Maps, a Personal Fitness Tracker like a Fit Bit or Apps such as Map My Run, Just Move, Strava and Run keeper. 
  • You can run a route, your driveway, living room or yard. The main idea is to have fun!
  • Post a photo, video or your route to one of the social media formats below please include your time and distance (see sample pictures below) :
    Instagram:  mention @ymca_strong_kids_run or use the hashtag #ymcastrongkidsVRrun
    Facebook:  use the @ symbol and mention or tag YMCA of Brandon
    Email your picture to
  • Challenge a friend or business and run our Strong Kids Virtual Run

Be safe! Follow social distancing guidelines in your community, be mindful of traffic and wear appropriate gear. 







2021 Strong Kids Run


Please pre-register. Register online or in person at the YMCA. 
*For any registration questions please contact Steven at
or 204-727-5456. 


Event Sponsors

Major sponsors of the event: 

  • Apex Facility Services
  • MNP
  • Canada Run Club

Start Time

8:00 am for all distances except the 1 km Fun Run/Walk which begins at 10:30 am.  

Parking available in the YMCA lot, McDiarmid building lot, Rolling Spokes, and street parking. Please NO PARKING on the RACE ROUTE. 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for this year’s event. We are looking for people to help with:

  • Event Set Up
  • Water Stations
  • Route Marshalling
  • Traffic Control

Please contact Steven at the YMCA if you are able to help out., or 204-727-5456, ext 116


We ask all participants to gather pledges for the event. Pledges are now done online which makes the Pledging Process a lot easier and more secure. Gone are the days of knocking on doors and collecting money. It is now done with the simple click of a button. Please be aware that all money raised will go towards our Strong Kids Campaign.

All participants who raise $50.00 or more will be entered into our Pledge Draw for the opportunity to win some great prizes.

Click here to set up your personal fundraising page and start collecting pledges! 

Strong Kids Run Race Results

For race results please visit and click on the link

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