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Rick Hansen Relay Fast Facts

  • Begins August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, NL and concludes in Vancouver, BC on May 22, 2012.
  • The Rick Hansen Relay recreates the original Man In Motion Cross-Canada Tour, by spanning 12,000 kilometres from coast-to-coast.
  • The Relay will travel through over 600 communities, reaching more than 70% of the Canadian population.
  • 7,000 Difference-Makers will be selected to run approximately 250 metres each and will collectively cover an average of 40 to 80 kilometres per day, making their way across the country, passing the Rick Hansen Medal from one Medal-Bearer to the next

Follow our journey through 600 communities and across 12,000 kilometres. Click here to view our interactive Relay Map.

Relay Map

34 countries, 4 continents, 792 days, 40,000 kilometres, 126 flat tires – covering the circumference of the earth: click here to learn about Rick’s original Man In Motion World Tour.

Celebrating 25 Years

Pass it on. And on. And on... Learn about the Rick Hansen Medal – created by the Royal Canadian Mint – and passed on by 7,000 participants across 12,000 kilometres.

The Relay Medal

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