Invictus Games Foundation sponsors wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans in RBC GranFondo Whistler 2023

Aug 22, 2023
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Beyond The Games

The Invictus Games Foundation is furthering our mission of inspiring recovery through sport by sponsoring the We Are Invictus category, one of two new categories in the RBC GranFondo Whistler 2023, created this year in celebration of the upcoming Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025.

This is the first time that the RBC GranFondo will welcome wounded, injured and sick service members and veterans in a specific category designed to reduce financial barriers and encourage participation in North America’s largest GranFondo. The RBC GranFondo is offering these categories at a sizeable discount, as follows:

We Are Invictus: This category is for veterans or currently serving Canadian Armed Forces members (or other nations) who have either been competitors at previous Invictus Games, or are members of the We Are Invictus app run by the Invictus Games Foundation for any international military member who has been injured or fallen ill during, or as a consequence of, service. Registration fee: $75 FREE.

Veteran and Current Military: This category is for any person currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces or any former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who successfully underwent basic training and was honourably discharged. Registration fee: $200.

Established following the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, RBC GranFondo Whistler is an award-winning point-to-point cycling event between Vancouver and Whistler, which takes place this year across September 8 and 9, 2023.

The Invictus Games is a biennial adaptive sporting competition that aims to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country. This year, the Invictus Games will take place from September 9 to 16, 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany and will be followed by the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025, which will take place from February 6 to 17, 2025.

The Invictus Games serve as a remarkable platform to utilize the transformative power of sport to inspire recovery and support the rehabilitation journeys of our extraordinary service personnel and veterans. We are delighted that this incredible sporting event has made this opportunity available to the Invictus family to help further our mission to foster greater understanding and respect for the dedicated individuals who serve this country.”

Peter Lawless

CEO of the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025

Neil McKinnon, founder of RBC GranFondo Whistler said, “My father was a proud Canadian Military man, so naturally I am delighted to support the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025, as well as provide new opportunities for our valued service people, veterans and Invictus Alumni. Everyone deserves the right to experience the magic of a GranFondo; celebrating together and riding the Sea to Sky as one.”

Please note, a military ID or a Veteran Service Card must be shown at package pick-up. For the Invictus Alumni category, RBC GranFondo Whistler will also verify the participant’s name through the database of the Invictus Games Foundation’s We Are Invictus platform.

Please note, entries are now closed.

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