The 26th edition of the Carleton Cup, an annual race dedicated to fundraising for the charitable organization Cystic Fibrosis Canada, is taking place this Saturday, January 24th at the largest skating rink in the world, the Rideau Canal, in Ottawa, Canada. Already dubbed as “The Ultimate Canadian Triathlon,” the event aims to join sports with charity in order to help people who suffer from cystic fibrosis (CF) in the region.
The Carleton Cup invites racers to take part in a 3 leg-based triathlon, comprised of skating, running and drinking. Participants will meet at the Aulde Dubliner between 5pm and 7pm on Saturday for sign-in, and will then initiate the first leg of the race at the Rideau Canal.
All racers are invited to skate through a pre-determined distance of the Canal, after which they will receive a “drink ticket,” an official proof from the Carleton Cup to verify that the required distance was skated. Afterwards, the participants will either run or walk back from the Canal to Aulde Dubliner, where they will hand the drink ticket and receive a drink of their choice.
The race will conclude with a gathering of all participants to refresh with drinks. In addition to participating in the race, the racers may also help fundraising to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada themselves. While the required pre-registration, which can be made at the website of the event here, includes a $20 entrance fee, if a participant raises $100 in pledges, the registration is refundable.
A tax receipt will be issued for any contribution over $10, and several prizes will be attributed for pledges raised, including a series of passes donated by the Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club Ottawa. In addition to the Carleton Cup website, more information about the event is provided on its Facebook page, Twitter @carletoncup, and Instagram @carletoncup.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a charitable organization that works with the main purpose of finding a cure, as well as improving treatment for cystic fibrosis, the most common fatal genetic disease to strike children and youngsters in the country. The organization is dedicated to not only support research and investigation, but also the local community of patients and their families.