Homeward Walk|Run 2018
Whitemud Park Picnic Site #1
9:00: Registration and race bag pick up
9:30 Opening Remarks
9:45 Warm-up with Super Howie
10:00 10K Run begins
10:10 5K Walk|Run begins
10:30 Post Race BBQ Begins
11:30 Distribution of prizes and medals
Race Package Pick-up
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018
Place: The Running Room - 109 Street
8537 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB
Race packages include: race bib, event day info sheet, commemorative t-shirt and other fantastic swag!
Donations & Fundraising
Every dollar raised by the Homeward Walk-Run will support the programs and services run by our partner agencies to move youth from high-risk situations to positive futures. These initiatives include:
● housing programs
● support services
● arts and creative outlet programs
● education and employment training
● basic needs support
● mental health and harm reduction programs
All money raised is shared equally amongst our four partner agencies, e4c, Edmonton John Howard Society, iHuman, and Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS). Not one dollar of money raised goes towards administrative costs. It is the most powerful way to support the end of youth homelessness in our community.
Although it is not mandatory for participants to fundraise for this event, it is encouraged. We've made it very simple for you to contact your friends and family through our fundraising portal. Please check out the fundraising page to find out how!
Learn to run
Looking to get ready for the 2018 Homeward Walk|Run? There are great run clinics and groups happening all over the city!
Team Edmonton – Edmonton’s LGBTQ2S+ friendly sports and recrecation.
Both the 5km and 10km start at Whitemud Park, Picnic site #1 (12505 Keillor Rd).
For the 5km route, runners will do an out-and-back heading west on the beautiful Fort Edmonton Park Trail returning to Whitemud Park.
The 10km runners will continue on Keillor Road doing an out-and-back heading east then north to University Ave and returning to Whitemud Park. Please note the 10km route includes the hill on Keillor Road.
Limited parking is available in the lots surrounding picnic site #1 and #2. There is also parking available near the Alfred H. Savage Centre. Once the parking lots are full, overflow parking will start up the hill towards Fox Drive. Please note: There are only 150 available spots at the venue.
Because parking is limited, we strongly encourage carpooling, walking/riding to the event or taking public transit.
ETS has an awesome service to help you get there in time! Check it out here.