Centre for Suicide Prevention’s 5th annual Run for Life will take place from September 18-25, 2022.  Join us on a journey from darkness into light to remember loved ones lost to suicide and raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Register now!

This is a virtual event – participate anywhere, anytime, and in any way: by running, walking, or doing any other physical activity. Stay tuned to Centre for Suicide Prevention’s social channels @cspyyc where we’ll release event videos and share participation.

If you’ve lost someone to suicide, or if you’ve experienced suicidality, you’re not alone. Help is available. Call 1-833-456-4566.

How to participate

  1. Register online for the virtual Run for Life 2022.
  2. Complete any physical activity, anywhere, anytime between Sunday, Sept. 18 and midnight on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Remember to snap a photo once you’ve finished! We recommend starting your activity at sunrise.
  3. Join us on social media @cspyyc and watch for event videos throughout the week (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)!
  4. Upload your photos to social (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter) using #runforlife2022 and tag @cspyyc, or email them to us at [email protected].

Additional ways to participate

  • Commemorate a loved one

If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, send their name and photo to [email protected] so we can commemorate them in an event video which will be posted on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Share a message of hope or commemorate a loved one by adding to the virtual Tree of Hope. All posts will be anonymous. If you want to attach your name, write it in the text box with the rest of your post.

Let people know you’re participating by sharing a photo or message of hope on social media using #runforlife2022 and tagging @cspyyc. Access our social media kit for materials to share or create your own!

  • In-person events

Some communities are hosting in-person Run for Life events – all are welcome!

East Village Riverwalk, Calgary
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
1 – 4:30 pm MT
Join us at the East Village Riverwalk next to the Simmons Building and George C. King Bridge for a 5 km run at the times listed below, or join in at 1 pm for the full 20 km run. At 4 pm, we’ll host a 1 km memorial walk starting from the same place.

1 pm
5 km / start 20 km run

1:45 pm
5 km / continue 20 km run

2:30 pm
5 km / continue 20 km run

3:15 pm
5 km / continue 20 km run

Rundle Park, Edmonton
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
9 – 1 am MT
Join us in Rundle Park, Edmonton for a 5 km commemorative run.

Participation fees

  • Individual: $20
  • Group: 20% discount for groups of 4 or more (registration must be done in a single sitting for discount to apply).
Race kit (optional)
  • $10 per race kit (individual)
  • Limited quantities only
  • Register and purchase your kit by Saturday, Sept. 10 to ensure receipt of your race kit in time for the event.

Register now!

Sponsorship opportunities

Thank you to PrairieSky Royalty for being a Diamond Partner and contributing $5000 and to Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. for contributing $1000 as a Gold Partner. These generous contributions help make Run for Life possible.

Interested in sponsoring Run for Life 2022? Check out our sponsorship package and contact us at [email protected].