There are dozens of fundraising walks and runs in Edmonton throughout the year, but perhaps the busiest month of all is September. Every weekend this month, Edmontonians will be walking or running to raise funds for a variety of worthy causes.
Powered by ShareEdmonton, here is a list of more than 20 fundraising walks taking place in September:
|Edmonton Gorilla Run||September 8||Victoria Park|
|Walk Now for Autism Speaks||September 9||Rundle Park|
|Run FASD Edmonton||September 9||Emily Murphy Park|
|Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope||September 9||Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park|
|Walk a Mile in Her Shoes||September 11||Churchill Square|
|Climb of Hope Run||September 15||Victoria Park|
|Freedom Relay Edmonton||September 15||Emily Murphy Park|
|Butterflies & Bowties: Thyroid Cancer Run/Walk||September 16||Hermitage Park|
|Life Without Limits Challenge||September 16||Rundle Park|
|ASSIST Walk & Run||September 16||Louise McKinney Riverfront Park|
|A Walk/Run for Child Survival||September 16||Victoria Park|
|Take Back the Night||September 21||Alex Taylor School|
|Open Minds Walk & Run||September 22||Rundle Park|
|Shinerama Fun Run||September 22||TBA|
|Edmonton Heartbeat Run||September 23||Louise McKinney Riverfront Park|
|Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life||September 23||Churchill Square|
|Ride for Diabetes Research||September 28||Churchill Square|
|Light the Night Walk||September 28||Victoria Park|
|Kenya Run for Water||September 29||Emily Murphy Park|
|Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech||September 29||Rundle Park|
|Sight Night Edmonton||September 29||Kinsmen|
|CIBC Run for the Cure||September 30||Churchill Square|
You can always see the latest charitable events at ShareEdmonton in the Causes category. You can download an iCal feed here.
I unfortunately won’t make it to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes this year, but it was lots of fun when I participated last year! It’s always entertaining to see the guys walking in high heels, so head down to support them on September 11.
I have participated in the AIDS Walk a few times, and I am always amazed at how many people take part. If all the events listed above have strong turnouts, there could be a significant amount of money raised this month!
Do you know of another fundraising walk or run taking place this month? Let me know!