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Burnaby Run for Families with Children Living in Poverty

Big Jungle Run is a family-friendly run (or walk!) aiming to support families with children living in poverty within BC. Let’s do our part in helping kids who are going hungry in our community, and have some fun while we’re at it!

When: Saturday May 25, 2024
Where (start): Burnaby Lake Rugby Club, Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5B 4X5

Cost: Starting from $39 for 5km or $40 for 10km (prices go up closer to run date)

Route: We will be doing the 5k run – Click Here: 5K Map Route


1:15pm – Check-in + pick up Run Kits + FTLO team photo
1:45pm – 5km & 10km Warm Up
2:00pm – 5km & 10km Starts
4:00pm – Route Closed

Run Kits include:

Personalized Name Bib (Customize by April 28th)

Animal Mask

Wooden Finishers Medal

Finish Clock (no chip timing)


Backpack Buddies is a charitable organization that puts hope back on the table for hungry kids across BC. The ever-increasing cost of rent, household expenses and childcare has created an affordability crisis for families. One in eight families experiences food insecurity. For those that depend on school meal programs to help feed their children, the children often do not eat enough, or don’t eat at all, over weekends. Every Friday, Backpack Buddies delivers bags of food to thousands of BC’s most vulnerable children. They ensure that kids have the meals and snacks they need to last the weekend and beyond. The weekly food deliveries are coordinated in partnership with teachers who advise them on the needs of their students and identify children who will benefit most from receiving a bag of food for the weekend.

Join our team or donate: Click Here – FTLO Volleyball 

Join our team to represent FTLO on this fundraiser run! Even if you can’t make it, consider making a donation to support those in need within our very own community. Let’s work together to help feed children living in poverty, one step at a time!

EVERYONE is welcome, feel free to bring your friends and family along! Just make sure everyone registers to our team for check-in.

You can also send our fundraiser link to friends & family: Click Here

Additional details:
– The total of donations plus base registration fees will be matched by FTLO to be donated to the local charity Backpack Buddies
– Registration fees will increase on May 18th, so highly recommend signing up before then
– Dogs are allowed on leash
– Players can feel free to invite friends/family to join
– Walking is fine too!