Race Giving

Race: the Salvation Army Santa Shuffle
Funds raised in 2018: $650,000
Funds raised to date: $5.8 million

by Angela Rafuse

In partnership with Running Room, the Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle is an annual event that raises funds for Salvation Army community programs. It features two distances (a 5K Fun Run and a 1K Elf Walk) and plenty of festive spirit. The funds raised go directly to the communities involved to provide food, clothing, shelter and empowerment for vulnerable Canadians. Continue reading “Race Giving”

Race Giving

by Courtney Jolliffe

Race: Kathy’s Run for Pancreatic Cancer
Funds raised in 2018: $50,000.00
Funds raised to date: $800,000.00

Kathy’s Run has become one of the largest runs in Canada dedicated solely to raising funds for pancreatic cancer research. During the last weekend of October, hundreds of racers came out in Calgary and Edmonton wearing their best purple outfits to take on a 5K, 10K or 21K and raise much-needed funds to support life-saving research for the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Continue reading “Race Giving”

Race Giving

by Barry Olson and Robert Thiessen

Race: Multiple Miles for Myeloma
Amount Raised: $990,000

In July, the Multiple Miles for Myeloma event in Edmonton raised more than $100,000 toward Myeloma Research at the University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute. The event was organized by volunteers from the Myeloma Alberta Support Society (MASS) while Running Room staff provided event-day equipment and a website to handle all online registrations and donations. Continue reading “Race Giving”

Canada Army Run

photos and story by Phil Marsh

Once again, Canada’s Capital Region welcomed over 20,000 runners and walkers to the annual Canada Army Run. This year brought unique challenges to the weekend festivities as three tornadoes touched down in the region, causing massive damage and power outages. As Canadians do in times of trouble, folks responded by setting up fundraising pages and donating money, clothes, furniture and food to those affected. Continue reading “Canada Army Run”

Race Giving

Race: SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women
Amount Raised: $2,300,000

Living with mental health challenges is hard, but we can come together to make a difference. The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women has helped thousands of women manage the challenges that come with mental health illnesses like depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-partum depression. In 2018, over $2,300,000 was raised nationally and went to support women’s mental health initiatives at local charities across the country. Continue reading “Race Giving”