Shoppers Drug Mart™
Run for Women


Edworthy Park

Start Time

June 15, 2024 8:00 am

End Time

June 15, 2024 12:00 pm

Calgary Health Foundation is excited to announce that the Shoppers Drug Mart™ Run for Women will be happening again in 2024, either in-person OR virtually, on June 15!

Over the past 11 years, the Run for Women has raised over $1.3M in support of Calgary-based women’s mental health initiatives. Calgary Health Foundation is proud to be the beneficiary of this moving event for the 12th straight year.

A run benefiting two critical women’s health initiatives

The Run for Women, brought to you by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart™ program—an initiative that works with local charities to help advance women’s health and provide women-specific support systems—fundraises for two important Calgary-based health care resources:

  • Calgary Eating Disorder Program, and
  • Women’s Mental Health Clinic


Calgary Eating Disorder Program

Calgary Eating Disorder Program (CEDP) provides specialized services for Albertans as young as 13 years old diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other specified feeding or eating disorders.

Eating disorders have a 5-10% mortality rate, the highest of any mental illness, and suicide and cardiac disease are the leading causes of death among those with anorexia.

Early intervention is vital to lessening the impact of eating disorders. Your participation in the Run for Women will offer those with complex conditions the help they need faster.


Women’s Mental Health Clinic

The Women’s Mental Health Clinic (WMHC) supports women with moderate to severe mental health concerns who are looking to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are up to one year postpartum. Over 600 women access the WMHC annually. 

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

To meet two women whose paths to motherhood were bettered because of access to the clinic, watch Yalda’s story below and read Krystin’s story. 

Shopper’s Drug Mart™ Run for Women: Additional Information 

By registering for the Run for Women, you are joining a national collective of women and their friends, families, and coworkers who are moving in support of better mental health for women.

  • $15 from each registration goes directly to the Calgary Eating Disorders Program and Women’s Mental Health Clinic.
  • Free home delivery of your swag bag. No need for race package pickup! Your legendary swag bag that is part of your registration will be delivered directly to your home.
  • Team Captains are invited to an exclusive virtual March event! Hear local influencers speak and learn how other captains from across Canada have built passionate teams that successfully fundraise for women’s mental health. 


Here are two ways you can join the event and support women’s mental health in Calgary:

1. Become a Run for Women Team Captain

  • Register here, and pick a FUN team name, and start thinking about your team costume!
    • Under ‘Additional Information’ question 4, select ‘Local Charity’ and choose Calgary Health Foundation.
  • Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join your team.

2. Join a Team

  • Search the Run for Women site to find your team, and register!
    • Under ‘Additional Information,’ Question 4, select ‘Local Charity’ and choose Calgary Health Foundation.
  • Share that you’ve joined your team and the event on social media.


What to expect from the Run:

  • This is an event for everyone—runners, non-runners, joggers, walkers, wheelers, women, men, nonbinary individuals, transgendered, seniors, and children.  
  • Every participant will receive a Shoppers Drug Mart® legendary swag bag valued at over $100, including a technical participant t-shirt and a Run for Women UNSTOPPABLE bracelet.

Join us for an event filled with nationwide inspiration that demonstrates your personal support of women’s health—the concerns that affect our moms, sisters, colleagues, daughters, neighbours, and ourselves. 

Visit to register.