The COVID-19 pandemic has brought lots of changes and adjustments for everyone. We’re working to make sure Steps for Life is ready for anything. Here are the key things you need to know about the 2021 event:
1. WILL STEPS FOR LIFE BE HAPPENING IN 2021?
2. CAN I CHOOSE HOW TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR?
Yes again! Most communities will hold virtual events, and a few are planning virtual combined with traditional in-person walks. Even if there is a traditional walk in your community, you can opt to do your own thing. You’ll see that choice when you register. If there’s no walk near you, just pick a community to support, or register for the national Your Walk Your Way.
3. HOW WILL IN-PERSON WALKS WORK?
Health and safety is our top priority. In-person events will comply with local guidelines for size of gathering and will observe social distancing and mask requirements. No paper will change hands at the walks, so make sure all your fundraising is completed online or cheques mailed to the Threads of Life office.
4. WHAT IF THINGS CHANGE BETWEEN WHEN I REGISTER AND THE WALK DATE?
Local organizers will be monitoring conditions and health guidelines. We will not change from virtual to in-person walks even if restrictions are lifted in a community. If a walk changes from in-person to virtual, we’ll post the information online. The best way to stay up to date on plans is to check in with your community’s Steps for Life page. You can still fundraise as usual -- we know you want to help!
5. IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE? (AND WHAT ABOUT MY T-SHIRT?)
No, there’s no registration fee to participate in Steps for Life. Registration is by donation. Steps for Life is the primary fundraiser for Threads of Life, and we need your help raising funds no matter whether you join an in-person community walk or participate with your family on your own. For participants on teams of 4 or more who register online by April 1, we’ll ship your t-shirts to your team captain.