Batten Hope Virtual Marathon Registration



We are thrilled that you have decided to join us to run, walk or do any type of physical activity to support Batten children all over the world.

To register, simple fill out the appropriate form below.

The first form is for individuals and youth wishing to participate in the Virtual Marathon.

The second form is for schools who would like to do a class or school-wide walk.

Registration: February 1 to March 31, 2018

Do Your Activity & Post Your Photos: April 1st to April 28, 2018


Individual/Youth Registration

Please complete the form below. Once you click ADD TO CART a new PayPal sales page will open in a new window.

If you would like to add more participants, simply return to THIS PAGE and make your additional selections.  They will all be added to your PayPal sales page.

You have the choice as to where your registration fee goes:

Manitoba Laps 4 Life Batten Community:  This money will be donated directly to the 5 Manitoba families affected by Batten Disease to help them cover the costs associated with caring for a terminally ill child.

The Canadian BDSRA: This money will help the Canadian Chapter of the Batten Disease Support & Research Association support all Canadian families affected by Batten Disease in the form of research grants and conference stipends.

The American BDSRA: The American Batten Disease Support & Research Association  is dedicated to funding research for treatments and cures, providing family support services, advancing education, raising awareness, and advocating for legislative action.

If you have any problems, email

Where you’d like your registration fee to be donated:

Once you have registered we will send you your race prize!

Share Your Workout!


Do Your Workout or Activity!

Between April 1st and April 28th, do ANY type of workout! Walk, run, cycle, do gymnastics or dance! Do anything!  Once you’re done, take a sweaty selfie or some type of photo, share it on FB and IG.

Use our Facebook Profile Frame to share your photo or add the caption: “Proud to be a part of the Batten Hope Virtual Marathon” on your picture and in your post!  

Have fun with your photos! Use this opportunity to send special messages to Batten children everywhere.

Click here to join our Facebook Event Page and use a Facebook Profile Frame to share your photo!!

Use these hashtags:



If you are a YOUTH participating, also add #kidshelpingkids

We will share your pictures on our social media sites and also use them in a special presentation at our Manitoba Laps 4 Life Fun Run/Walk that is held in Winnipeg on April 28th.

With your registration you will receive a handcrafted HOPE wrap bracelet!

Win Prizes!

Each week we will make a random draw from the photos shared on FB and IG and give out prizes to people who shared their photos!

Donate Additional Funds to One of the Groups!

All of these groups are very worthy causes. If you would like to donate additional money to any of these groups, simply click the link below.

Click here to donate money to Laps 4 Life.

Click here to donate money to the Canadian BDSRA.

Click here to donate money to the American BDSRA.

School  and Group Registration

We would be thrilled if your class, school or group would like to participate in our Virtual Marathon.

Registration for school/class participation is completely free!

We welcome registrations from classes/schools but would also love to have other groups involved too!

Any type of group is welcome

  • Sports groups
  • Youth groups (church groups, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts etc.)
  • Crossfit
  • Any type of group! Join us!

To participate in the Virtual Marathon fill out the form below. We will email you a link to access a video about Batten Disease and an information sheet to download.

Between April 1st and April 28th do some sort of class activity. Do a walk, dance or something else! Take pictures!  We would love to be able to share pictures of your walk but do understand the importance of protecting the privacy of your children. Only send us photos that you are comfortable with us sharing on social media.

Have fun with your photos! Use this opportunity to send special messages to Batten children everywhere.

All schools & groups that participate will be entered in for a draw for a $100.00 Tim Horton’s gift card!