Course pour la Compassion is a family-friendly race that is open to all ages. The beauty of a virtual race is that you can walk or run your distance from wherever you are – in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at the cottage, with your dog – it is your race, at your pace! If you are unable to participate in our virtual race kick-off on September 25th, don’t worry! You can complete it anytime before then. All participants will receive a buff*, customizable race bib, and race kit with other items. You will also have access to running coach Mike Gervais, who will provide training plans and tips leading up to the race. Those taking on the 15k Compassion Challenge will receive a New Balance running shirt with their registration (or you can purchase one here!).

No matter what, we invite you to send in a photo of you while doing your race once you’ve crossed the virtual finish line so that we can celebrate your accomplishment!

For Virtual Race FAQs, click here

Training in the summer heat can be challenging! Click here for some tips to help keep you cool.

Are you a large group of 10 or more? Contact to learn about team pricing!

Meet Coach Mike! We are pleased to be partnering with Mike Gervais as an official running coach for the Course pour la Compassion. Mike has been active in the health and fitness field for the past 38 years. He has taught many running clinics ranging from 5k to Marathon distances. To read his bio, click here.

He’ll be offering training tips and programs to get you ready for race day, like this Couch-to-5k program. You can contact him with any specific questions: Mike Gervais: