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    Run for Life

    Raise awareness for suicide prevention and join us in a journey from darkness into light.

    September 16 – 23, 2023

    What is Run for Life?

    Join us on a journey from darkness into light to remember loved ones lost to suicide and raise awareness for suicide prevention. This is a virtual event – participate anywhere, anytime, and in any way: by running, walking, or doing any other physical activity.


    When is it?

    This year’s event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 to Saturday, Sept. 23.


    Register now

    How to participate

    1. Register online for the virtual Run for Life 2023.
    2. Choose where and how; participate anywhere, anytime. Run, walk, hike, bike, yoga, pickleball – any movement that inspires you!
    3. Complete any physical activity, anywhere, anytime between Saturday, Sept. 16 and midnight on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. Remember to snap a photo once you’ve finished!
    4. Join us on social media @cspyyc on Saturday, Sept. 16 for a welcome video and on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 for the Run for Life 2023 commemoration video (FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter).

    Additional ways to participate

    New in 2023: 80,000 steps challenge

    For people who love to track steps… we challenge you to walk 10,000 steps each day of the 8 days of Run for Life (Sept 16-23). You may choose to dedicate your steps to a loved one and/or share your progress on social media using your steps-tracking card available in the Run for Life race kit.

    Commemorate a loved one

    If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide and would like to have them commemorated, send their name and photo to [email protected] by Saturday, Sept. 9 so we can include them in a commemoration video, which will appear on our social media channels @cspyyc on Saturday, September 23.

    Share on social

    Let people know you’re participating by sharing a photo or message of hope on social media using #RunforLife2023. Access our social media kit for materials to share or create your own!

    Calgary pop-up event

    East Village Riverwalk, Calgary
    Saturday, Sept 23, 2023
    12 – 4:30 pm MT

    Join us once again this year on the closing day of Run for Life at the East Village Riverwalk next to the Simmons Building and George C. King Bridge. This is a pop-up gathering spot to connect with other Run for Life participants for walking, running, commemoration and conversation. All are welcome!

    Team Captains and Run for Life supporters will be hosting casual 5km and 10km route meet-up stations, as well as other group activities (bring your dog for a tasty treat and romp around the East Village Dog Park with us, too!).

    At 4 pm, we’ll host a 1 km memorial walk starting from the Run for Life tent in East Village.

    Participation fees

    $20 per person

    Race kit (optional)

    $10 per race kit
    Race kit includes:

    • Race bib
    • Healthy snacks
    • Help cards

    And more!

    Thank you to our Run for Life partners

    Thank you to Pine Cliff Energy, our Platinum Partner, for generously supporting Run for Life 2023 in memory of Chris Lee.

    Thank you to FortisAlberta for supporting Run for Life as a Silver Partner.

    Registration fees and donations for this event between March 1 and August 31 will be matched up to 50% by Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink.

    Thank you to our gift-in-kind sponsors.





    Interested in sponsoring Run for Life 2023? Check out our Sponsorship Package and contact us at [email protected].

    Corporate events

    Contact [email protected] if you’d like to host a Run for Life team-building event at your workplace!

    Register Now

    Raise awareness for suicide prevention and join us in a journey from darkness into light.