- Can I bring my dog?
- Where do proceeds go from the run?
- Where are the Water Stations?
- What about washrooms?
- Is there baggage check available?
- My friends and family want to cheer me on, where are the best places for spectators?
- Where and when do I pick up my lunch as a participant?
- Are there kilometer markers along the course?
- If I hurt myself prior to the event, may I receive a reimbursement?
- May I participate with my baby jogger, stroller, or wagon?
- May I run with my Ipod, Mp3 player, or other personal music player?
- Is this race course certified and is it a timed race?
- What about tax receipts?
- Where to find out information on event day?
- Where can I find parking?
- What inspired this event and how did it begin?
- How can I learn more about Make-A-Wish®?
- Who can I contact to become a sponsor?
- We haven’t answered your question?
For the safety of the participants, please do not bring your pets.
Guide dogs excepted.
Proceeds from the run goes to Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario to grant the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions.
Water stations are located at 2.5km, and 5km markers.
There will be porta-potties available for runners at the start/ finish line, and 5km marker.
Yes, baggage check is available from 8h30 am to 1pm
- Cycling trailers
Personal items must be picked up by 1:00pm
There are a number of great spots to see the run, but remember there are a number of road closures.
Please present yourself with your race number (bib) at the Food Area to pick up your lunch as a participant.
Additional food/beverages are NOT available for purchase for spectators.
There are no reimbursements once a participant is registered.
Yes, we do ask that you situate yourself at the start line towards the back of the group of participant’s for everyone’s safety.
New for 2013, Chip time (optional) is available for participants who register by April 23, 2013 for no additional fee.
Share the Power of a Wish® Walk/Run is not a certified race qualifier for other race events.
Tax receipts are issued for all donations of $20.00 or over by Make a Wish Eastern Ontario. Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive your tax receipt.
Registration and information will be centrally located at City Hall facing Laurier. Visit this area for new registration, race kit pick-up, donations, first aid, lost & found, and general event information. We will have bilingual volunteers to support you.
Parking will be limited in the downtown area. We advise all participants to travel by foot, bicycle, bus, or carpool to the event. There will be bike racks, and places to check your bike trailers, etc. Alternatively, if you decide to drive, plan to arrive early. Parking will be available below City Hall or in a local parking lot. Here is a link to public parking in the area.
This map also shows private pay-per-use parking available in the downtown area close to City Hall.
Innovapost is a proud supporter of Make-a-Wish® Eastern Ontario and of their dedication to bring hope and happiness to children with life-threatening medical conditions. In 2008, a small team of Innovapost employees received a call to action from their CEO, Brendan Timmins. “Create an event that raises money for families and children in need through active participation”.
From this call, Innovapost founded an event that began as a picnic and fun-run with 50 people in 2008, to an organized walk/run in 2011 with 600 people and over $157,000 raised to support Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario. On April 28, 2013, Innovapost’s ‘Share the Power of a Wish ® Walk/Run’ hopes to continue to raise money to grant many wishes.
Make-A-Wish Canada, through its eight regional chapters, grants wishes to create hope and happiness for children with life-threatening illnesses. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International, the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 200,000 children worldwide.
For more information visit Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario’s web site.
If you would like more information on becoming a sponsor of the Innovapost Walk/Run for Wishes, please send us an email via our contact us page or call us at 613-270-6201.