This event offers a hybrid experience with the option of virtual tickets and in-person attendance. Like previous years, you can pledge kilometers and choose to run, swim, jog, or engage in other activities at your own pace. Alternatively, you can assign your accumulated kilometers to an in-person runner as a challenge. If you happen to be at the Gimli Ice Festival, tickets to participate in the Battle of the Bay are available on March 2nd.
From March 1-3, 2024, Save Your Skin Foundation hosts the 5th A Viking’s Challenge across Canada, fundraising for skin cancer patients. Founded in 2020 by melanoma survivor Chris Isfeld, who, despite late-stage diagnosis and partial paralysis, ran 30km on frozen Lake Winnipeg, raising $20,000. Open to all since 2021, Chris, now facing a new health challenge, continues to display resilience. Join A Viking’s Challenge 2024 to support Chris and fellow melanoma patients. Registrants receive a charitable donation tax receipt.