Walk or run for a cause in Edmonton in September

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.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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!

AIDS Walk For Life 2009

Do you know of another fundraising walk or run taking place this month? Let me know!

2 thoughts on “Walk or run for a cause in Edmonton in September

  1. Thanks for sharing this list, Mack! One of the most fantastic things I’ve learned about Edmonton since moving here two years ago is the generosity of spirit and huge hearts of Edmontonians. It’s so wonderful to connect with others and collectively help make a difference!

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