Run for Women


The Calgary Community

Start Time

July 4, 2021 12:00 am

End Time

July 11, 2021 11:59 pm

We are so pleased to announce that the Run for Women will be occurring VIRTUALLY from July 4th-11th. The Run for Women, brought to you by the Shoppers Drug Mart Program supports the Women’s Mental Health Clinic in Calgary.

In just the past three years, over $575,000 has been raised in support of women’s mental health initiatives in our community through the Run for Women.  Calgary Health Foundation is inspired to partner for our 9th year with Shoppers Drug Mart on this uplifting event!

Calgary Health Foundation strives to advance care, wellness, and research for women’s mental health in our community. The Women’s Mental Health Clinic specifically supports women with mental health illness who are considering pregnancy, are pregnant, or are within a year of postpartum.

Nearly one in five women will experience mental health difficulties, such as major depression or anxiety disorders during this reproductive stage of life.

Over 600 women access support from the Women’s Mental Health Clinic annually. To understand how the clinic supportts women and their families, watch Yalda’s story, below, or read Krystin’s story, here!

By simply registering for the Run for Women, you are joining a national collective of women, their friends, families, and coworkers who are breaking down the mental health stigma. $35 from each registration directly supports the Women’s Mental Health Clinic, which is able to see an additional 100 women and their families annually due to this support.

How to get involved in the Run for Women:

  1. Become a Team Captain
  • Register here, and pick a FUN team name! Use code CAPTAIN21 for $5 off your registration
  • Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join your team (5+ people is recommended)
  • Safely distance with your cohort, and run or walk together! Consider creating matching team t-shirts!

2. Join a Team

  • Search the Run for Women site to find your team, and register!
  • Share that you’ve joined your team on social media by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook @calgaryhealthfoundation, and @runforwomen
  • By participating on a team, you are supporting, embracing, and empowering those who struggle with mental illness – you are demonstrating that they are not alone!

What to expect from the Run:

  • All participants receive Shoppers’ legendary Swag Bag valued at over $100, a technical participant t-shirt, and a Run for Women UNSTOPPABLE bracelet.
  • Join us for national Run for Women Day in Canada Live Stream event: Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Details to come).
This is an event for everyone (runners, non runners, walkers, women, men, and children). Join us for a week of inspiration, now nation wide, that demonstrates your personal support to the women we all know – our moms, our sisters, our colleagues, our daughters, our neighbours… and ourselves.
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