Last June, while the restrictions to flatten the curve related to COVID-19 were at its highest, Zone4 decided to be creative and work on a project.
The project was simple. The goal was to get people motivated to stay active, stay connected to their sport community and to get involved in a great cause!
The Zone4 team worked on the development side to get a virtual platform to host virtual challenges. Within a few weeks, the platform was ready and the first ever Zone4 challenge was launched. Etienne Richard, the organizer and Zone4 employee, decided to keep it simple so that people from all over Canada and the World could participate. The challenge was to run a “socially distanced” solo 4km course and to enter their times on the Zone4 event page.
To add on to the event, Etienne contacted Protect our Winters, it is a great fondation that shares the same values of the company. Click here to find out more about POW. Participants who decided to donate to POW Canada had the chance to win prizes from Patagonia Banff, Buff Canada, Ski UpHill and Auclair Gloves. We are thanking those supporters who made the virtual challenge even more rad!
“We are really pleased with how the first ever Zone4 virtual challenge went” says Etienne. “More than 70 people from all over Canada and 5 countries participated, and we collected over $800 towards Protect Our Winters!” mentioned Etienne.
Now, different organizers who are users of the Zone4 Timing System and Registration platform, are launching virtual events! In most parts of the country, it is still complicated to organize “in person” sport events.
We are happy to offer the virtual event solution in those challenging times and help people stay motivated and active. It is super important for us!
We keep on following the situation closely and will be ready to send our timing system to events once the COVID-19 situation will get in control. Patience is key and keeping active and positive during those times is making all the difference!
We are wishing a great summer to everyone!
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