2020 Constantine-Yorkville Virtual Run
2020 Constantine-Yorkville
Virtual Run
September 19th, 2020 (or 26th if raining)

An Important Message on COVID-19

Written By
January 16, 2023

GEM was founded on the simple premise that by connecting girls to women for mentorship, these relationships can create lasting social and economic impact. Since 2012, GEM has achieved exactly that, nurturing hundreds of relationships resulting in transformational change for many GEMgirls. The outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic has been particularly hard on all of us as it has disrupted the way by which we connect and build relationships with one another.

Since the onset of the pandemic, GEM has worked hard to ensure the health and safety for all of our staff, mentees, mentors, and volunteers. We are fulfilling our responsibilities to them, our communities, our partners, and our society by effecting the following measures:

  1. GEM staff members are working remotely from the safety of their homes, and are collaborating with each other, and partners by phone, video calls or other digital forums;
  2. We continue to facilitate our mentorship program, but do so through virtually, using technology such as videoconferencing;
  3. We have asked mentors and mentees to restrict their check-ins and meetings to be a telephone call or online video-chats;
  4. All of our live workshops including GEMinars and Enrichment opportunities are held virtually online; and
  5. All GEM meetings or corporate business are conducted through telephone, or online videoconferencing.

We are monitoring the developments of the pandemic and will keep you informed and updated when it is safe to make changes to any of the measures above. Until then, we wish you and yours’ health and wellness in 2021.

Yours Sincerely,

Support #TeamGEM at this year’s Yorkville Virtual Run!

This year, the Yorkville Run will be held virtually from September 13th to September 27th, 2020. Below are the different ways you can participate and support us this year.

1) REGISTER TO Run or Walk with #TEAMGEM

Together, from the safety and comfort of our own neighbourhoods (or anywhere you choose, as long as it abides social distancing rules) we will be RUNNING or WALKING for #TeamGEM on September 19th, 2020 (or on September 26th if it’s raining).

Click here to register

All registered participants will receive a Premium Race Kit and customized Starter's Medal.

To prove your participation, you must do one of the following:

  • Record your run by using our custom Starter's Medal and/or a GPS App such as STRAVA, ASICS RUN KEEPER, or NIKE PLUS and submit your time and a photo of your time to your Race Roster profile.
  • Post a selfie/run photo or video taken during or after your run on Facebook or Instagram and follow @YorkvilleRun and tag ​#TeamGEM, #YorkvilleRun, and #Constantine5K. There are several partner prizes to be won!

We have a roster of GEMgirls who would like to run for #TeamGEM. Donate now to help them register!

3) Donate to a #teamGEM runner

If you can't make it, you can also support a #TEAMGEM runner.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, September 8th
to Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Race Kit Pick-up. Participants will be notified via email where in Yorkville you can pick up your race kit.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Virtual Event Kick-Off. Join the Constantine Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Kick-Off by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Run or walk anytime, anywhere for #TeamGEM!
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
#TeamGEM's back up day should weather prevent the run on the 19th.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
at 5:00 PM
Winners of the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s fundraising prizes will be determined.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Join the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Closing Ceremony by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live. Hear from our partners and share in the run's exciting fundraising achievement! Fundraising prizes will also be rewarded.

Your support at the Constantine-Yorkville Run this year will raise awareness and funds for the GEM program, which directly impacts young women in our communities and gives them the skills and tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for supporting mentorship!

Questions? Contact us at info@girlsementorship.com


Share your participation and support on social media! You can retweet/share GEM’s run postings or use our branded material for the run.

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