Marathon of Sport Edmonton

On September 30, 2017 in Edmonton

We Did Something Special on the Playing Field!

The first ever motionball Marathon of Sport Edmonton was a huge success, welcoming 14 Teams of young professionals to St Francis Xavier Sports Centre for a fun-filled day of athletic competition in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

Participants teamed up with local Special Olympics Edmonton athletes and together, they competed in a variety of sports & activities including benchball, football, soccer, iron curtain volleyball, ultimate and more!

Thanks to their incredible support, we set a motionball record for the largest launch event, raising $35,500 net in support of Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

For more information about the event and to learn how you can join us on the field in 2018, see below! Stay tuned for the photos!


Inside Marathon of Sport:
The playing field wasn’t the only place where athletes competed. Each team of 10 participants raised a minimum of $1,000 through pledges. Thanks to their incredible support, we crushed our goal in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

Official 2017 Schedule:
8:30am – Registration
9:30am – Opening Ceremonies
12:30pm- Lunch break presented by Pita Pit
3:00pm – Closing Ceremonies
7:30pm – Marathon of Sport After Party

To sign up as a Team Captain for the 2018 motionball Marathon of Sport Edmonton, click here to connect with the motionball Edmonton Team!

Making your Team:
– Find a Team Captain who will act as the lead on behalf of your team
– Determine whether you will register as a Corporate or Individual team
– Recruit 7-10 participants (minimum of 3 males and 3 females)
– Each participant in required to pay the $50 registration fee
– Collectively fundraise to reach your team goal before the event
– Have FUN and know you are supporting amazing Special Olympics athletes in your local community!

Included in the Team registration, each participant received: an Under Armour t-shirt, motionball hat, Pita Pit lunch, Powerade, a ticket to the Marathon of Sport after-party, fundraising incentives, and most importantly, a chance to play with the proud Special Olympics Alberta athletes who motionball supports!

Sponsorship Opportunities:
For your company, this event is about team engagement, community building and meeting the cause on the ground. It’s also an incredibly rewarding day of fun. Click here to connect with the motionball Edmonton Team and learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2018 motionball Marathon of Sport Edmonton.

motionball was proud to donate 70% of the funds raised from this event to Special Olympics Alberta. This funding is directed to support programs for local athletes in the community. 25% is directed to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation, whose mission is to ensure the long-term financial integrity of the Special Olympics movement in Canada and to fund long term athlete and volunteer growth. The remaining 5% will help grow the #nogoodway Campaign aiming to end the use of the R-word (retard) in everyday conversation. We’re encouraging Canadians to make the choice to eliminate the R-word from their vocabulary and empower them to take #nogoodway to their circles of influence.

motionball’s mandate is to introduce the next generation of volunteers and donors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events. motionball now hosts 20 annual events in 16 cities across Canada. motionball is proud to have donated $7M to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation since our inception in 2002. To learn more about motionball, please click here.

    Marathon of Sport Series presented by:

  • Breakfast Sponsor

  • Breakfast Caterer

  • Venue Sponsor

  • After Party Sponsor

  • Lunch Sponsor

  • Massage Station Sponsor

  • Sports Drink Sponsor

  • Sport Station Sponsor

  • Sport Station Sponsor

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