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SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

Tessa Virtue

Five-time Olympic medalist Tessa Virtue and her sport celebrity friends are teaming up with motionball on September 26th to host a virtual Marathon of Sport - a 50 minute event in support of 50,000 Special Olympics athletes across Canada. This initiative will raise important funds needed to keep Special Olympics sport programs alive through these challenging times.

Tessa Virtue

2020 Marathon of Sport
hosted by Tessa Virtue

Five-time Olympic medalist Tessa Virtue is teaming up with motionball on September 26th for the 2020 Marathon of Sport.

Join Tessa and other Canadian sport celebrities for an hour long, action packed, and interactive national broadcast that will engage you with a series of fun sport and fitness challenges. You can follow along from anywhere!

Register for this event as part of a team with friends + family, as a corporate group, or sign up as an individual. Together, we can raise important funds for Special Olympics. Plus, there are incredible prizes up for grabs as you fundraise for the cause!

Celebrity Ambassadors


Registration Options - Free to Join

There are 3 ways to join, see below for the right option for you!

Join or start a standard team

  • Recruit or join a team, and collectively fundraise leading up to the event. The more you raise, the more you’ll be rewarded!
  • Sign up with friends and family, and get fundraising!
  • Meet your Special Olympics athlete teammate (virtually)
  • Join us for the Marathon of Sport broadcast on September 26th!

Join or start a corporate team

  • By entering a corporate team, you and your colleagues will have the additional opportunity to participate in the Corporate Challenge, and get moving in support of motionball.
  • 1. Sign up as a company or register on an existing corporate team
  • 2. Make a pledge to motionball - either a donation from the company, or choose a fundraising goal to reach collectively
  • 3. Choose your company’s physical activity goal
  • 4. Meet your Special Olympics athlete teammate (virtually), start tracking activity, and fundraising.
  • 5. Join us for the Marathon of Sport broadcast on September 26th!

Join as an individual

  • No team? No problem! Just choose an event near you and sign up as an individual. While you won't be paired with a Special Olympics teammate, you will still receive a fundraising link and be eligible to earn fundraising incentives.
  • Tune in to the Marathon of Sport broadcast on September 26th!


We need your help to reach our goal of raising $1 million for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.

The more your raise, the more you get! Check out these great fundraising incentives.

There are so many unique ways to raise money. Sometimes all you have to do is ask! But if you need some inspiration, here are some ideas to get you started!


Join us in supporting Special Olympics Canada Foundation

While COVID-19 has affected us all, Special Olympics athletes are feeling the effects of this global pandemic more than most. Sport programs are suspended, competitions have been cancelled, and many athletes remain stuck indoors, at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general population.

Now more than ever, the role of motionball events in these athlete’s lives is incredibly important. As one of Special Olympics’ largest funding partners in Canada, motionball has donated over $13M to date, and we can't stop now.

motionball supporters are dedicated to ensuring that every local club and program can return stronger than before,
and that no Special Olympics athlete is left behind.

Our National Partners

motionball for Special Olympics is sponsored nationally by