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Walk for Mental Health – Sunday, May 6 , 2018

  • Join Team Innovative Wellness…and walk for mental wellness on Sunday May 6, 2016

  • I encourage you to  sign up on Monday, November 27th (Cyber Monday) for an additional $5 off ($35 before processing fees and tax).


  • All pledges and donations will be supporting women’s mental health programs at the Grand River Hospital.It will be a beautiful scenic walk or run though  Shade’s Mill Conservation Area (450 Avenue Road, Cambridge, ON, N1R 5S4)8:30 a.m. – 1K Little Steps (12 year old and under)8:45am Team Innovative Wellness Photo8:55 a.m. – Welcome and Warm-up
    9:15 a.m.5K start (see route map below)9:30 a.m. – 10K startDate: May 6, 2018

    Distance: 5K Walk/Run, 10K Run, or 1K (12 & under)

    Location: Shade’s Mill Conservation Area (450 Avenue Road, Cambridge, ON, N1R 5S4)

    I would love for you to join Team Innovative Wellness as a team member.

How to register as a Team Member

  1. Go to Shoppers Love. You. Run for Women website – http://www.runforwomen.ca/
  2. Click 2018 Cities
  3. Select your City 
  4. Under Team Registration click Register Now! (you will now leave the Run for Women site and be directed to the Running Room website)







  1. If you are a member of the Running Room, enter your User Name and Password. If not, click Continue
  2. Confirm or enter your applicant information. Please note:
    1. Email is mandatory to receive registration confirmation
    2. You are encouraged to upload a photo that will display on your fundraising page (your photo can be changed at any time through your fundraising page)
  3. Click Confirm and Continue
  4. Click the ‘Yes’ radio button to answer the question ‘May we display this applicant in the event confirmation list and pledge search results page?’ This will ensure your name can be located for fundraising donations.
  5. Complete the Additional Information. Please note:
    1. Team Section: Choose Team Member,
    2. Select your team name (Innovative Wellness) , and
    3. Enter our password is: suy24ker                                               You can participate in one event (e.g. 5km walk, 5km run or 10K run) and your team members can choose a different event (e.g. 5K walk)
  6. Click Confirm and Continue
  7. Complete the Additional Events Information. Please note:
    1. You have the option of making a donation to the local charity that your team will be supporting during the Love. You. Run for Women event
  8. Review your information on the Personal Information page. If you notice an error, you can edit your personal information when clicking the “edit” button at the top right of the page.
    1. Make note of your Race Kit Pickup date. If you do not remember the date in the future, you can find it on your city page under “Race Kit Pick Up” on the Love. You. Run for Women website.
  9. Review your Billing Information, and then click “Confirm Registration”
  10. Please fill in your payment information on the “Event Registration Checkout” page, and then click “Complete Registration”
  11. A receipt and confirmation will be sent to your e-mail address.

At the bottom of the page, click “Continue to Fundraising” to start your fundraising page.

  • Click on the following link: https://www.events.runningroom.com/applications/?raceId=14359&eventId=42814&vrindex=3

    Inline image 1http://www.runforwomen.ca/files/Waterloo_5K_10K_Course_Map.pdfOnline Registration Closes: 11:59PM Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Race kit pickup notes:

    Each race kit will include an event t-shirt and race bib with chip attached. Your kit can be picked up by someone else with your permission. Please ensure that they have a copy your confirmation email just in case.

    Race kits will not be available after race day.
    Race kits that are not picked up will not be mailed. 

    Pickup dates & locations: 

    • Friday, May 4th
      from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Saturday, May 5th
      from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Waterloo Running Room – View Map
      15 King Street South, Unit #3
      Waterloo, ON N2J 1N9
      Ph: (519) 747-4800
    • Sunday, May 6th (Race Day)
      from 7:00 am – 8:00 am at Shade’s Mill Conservation Area


Back story:

Would you like to join Team Innovative Wellness on Sunday, May 6, 2016 for a walk for Mental Wellness?
Last January, I was and saddened to learn the 2017 Minds in Motion KW Walking Classic was cancelled. For months, I was reaching out to Dave Lewis and Holt of Thresholds to see if there was any possible way to revive the walk with no success. This was an upset especially since my family and I had been involved since its inception nearly a decade earlier.
I had even reached out to Schizophrenia Society of Ontario to run a yogathon fundraiser. However, the money from that event would not stay here in our region, it  would go to the national office. 
One of our team members walked in 2017 Shoppers Walk for Mental Wellness and said it was a good. I did not participate since I was busy helping Leela with her Ballet Dream Fundraising.
A couple weeks ago,  I was contacted by Shoppers about putting together a team for their May 6, 2018 walk.  First I had to do some further investigation to ensure it was a god fit with keeping monies raised here in our community.
 I was happy to learned all the all pledges and donations will stay here in our region and will go to supporting women’s mental health programs at the Grand River Hospital. YA!!! 🙂 
Long story to ask you,   would you like to join Team Innovative Wellness on Sunday May 6th at 8:30am for a walk or run for mental wellness?