It’s time to start training for Capital One Race for Kids™!

Register your team today for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s national fundraising event

TORONTO, ON – Minister John Baird is playing hopscotch between parliamentary sessions. Olympian Hank Palmer is practicing running in flippers. Hamilton Tiger Cats player Dave Stala is juggling footballs.

They and thousands of adult Canadians across the country are training for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s annual fundraising event, Capital One Race for Kids™, to be held in 20 cities on Saturday, June 1.

You can get a sneak peak at some intense training in the Capital One Race for Kids™ 2013 PSA online: http://youtu.be/nsTkKudV4vE.

Capital One Race for Kids™ is an exciting urban adventure race where teams of four complete a series of wild and wacky Checkpoint Challenges in a race to the finish line!

All funds raised by team entries support programming at local Boys and Girls Clubs, improving the lives of thousands of Canadian children and youth who rely on Boys and Girls Clubs programs and services every year.

“We are thrilled Capital One Race for Kids™ is returning again in 2013. Our teams from last year had a fantastic time spending a day with their friends and family participating in a fun community event,” said Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada President and CEO Pam Jolliffe. “We’re looking forward to another successful year!”

"We believe in the great work that the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada do to address the challenges that Canadian children face on a daily basis, whether it's youth violence, substance abuse, poverty or school drop-out rates," said Rob Livingston, President, Capital One Canada. “I’m in training for this year’s Capital One Race for Kids™ and I encourage everyone to get involved in this fun and rewarding community event in support of Boys and Girls Clubs.”

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is also pleased to announce that easyhome Ltd. and WestJet are returning as national sponsors for Capital One Race for Kids™. Staples Canada has signed-up as new sponsor for 2013.

The 2013 Capital One Race for Kids™ will be held on June 1 in 20 cities:

South Coast BC – Vancouver & Environs, Kamloops (BC), Kelowna (BC), Calgary (AB), Airdrie (AB), Cochrane (AB), Ponoka (AB), Wetaskiwin (AB), Winnipeg (MB), Hamilton (ON), Greater Toronto (ON), Kingston (ON), Kawartha Lakes – Lindsay (ON), Oshawa (ON), Niagara (ON), Montréal (QC), Saint John (NB), St. Stephen (NB), Summerside (PE) and Charlottetown (PE).

Registration is open. To enter a team of four and help support Boys and Girls Clubs, visit www.raceforkids.ca

About Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is a leading non-profit organization providing programs that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 200,000 children, youth and their families each year. In 650 locations across Canada, Boys and Girls Clubs offer opportunities, after school and at other critical times when children are not in school, to develop healthy behaviours, academic success, positive relationships and life and leadership skills. Boys and Girls Clubs have been helping young Canadians to discover, develop and achieve their potential for over 110 years. Visit www.bgccan.com and follow us at www.facebook.com/bgccan and www.twitter.com/bgccan.

About Capital One

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Capital One has offered Canadian consumers a range of competitive MasterCard credit cards since 1996, when the company first introduced the Platinum MasterCard in Canada. Capital One Canada is a division of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE: COF). Capital One is committed to investing in youth in our communities through program investment and the skills and dedication of our talented associates.

For media inquiries about Capital One Race for Kids™, please contact:

Travis Parnaby, Senior Communications Specialist, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, T: 905-477-7272 x270, C: 647-832-9757 E: tparnaby@bgccan.com

Laurel Ostfield, Senior Manager, Communications, Capital One Canada, T: (416) 549-2753 E: Laurel.Ostfield@capitalone.com

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