The Grouse Grind, Vancouver’s favourite natural stairclimber, opens for the season on Saturday, May 11, 2013 and whether you complete it once or even fifty times this season you can support a great local campaign with each step.
With the opening of the popular 2.9km mountain route comes another year of the Grind for Kids campaign from the BC Children’s Hospital. Here’s how it works:
Grind For Kids is in its fourth year and leverages the enthusiasm of the thousands of people in the Lower Mainland that do the Grouse Grind on a regular basis. People sign up and ask friends, family and co-workers to pledge $1 or more for every Grouse Grind they do between June and October. At the end of the season participants will share their success with the people who have pledged them and request they fulfill their pledges. One time donations are also accepted.
The first step is to sign up online and then start collecting pledges between now and October. With your $20 registration fee, you will get an official Grind Timer from Grouse Mountain Guest Services that tracks your progress real time. Simply swipe the timer at the base of the Grouse Grind before you start and at the top when you finish. You will be able to go to your personal donation page to track your progress at any time, enjoy complimentary bag-check service, and you’ll be entered to win weekly fundraising prizes.