Plan to join us for our 6th-annual Innovapost Share the Power of a Wish® Walk/Run!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Ottawa City Hall
8h30 am – 1pm
Race start times:
8:30am – Onsite Registration Opens
9:30 am – Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am – 5 & 10km Walk/Run
10:10 am – 1km Kids Walk/Run
Lunch will be available to all walk/runner participants. Runners and Walkers need to present their Race bib in order to pick up lunch.
Watch our 2013 “Wish Reveal video“
- This race is not officially certified however you can request a “Chip” on your online registration form to have your time tracked.
- Strollers/Wagons are permitted
- Bicycles & Rollerblades are NOT permitted
- No dogs are allowed on the race course, or on the event site. Guide dogs are excepted
What inspired this event and how did it begin?
Innovapost is a proud supporter of Make-a-Wish® Eastern Ontario and of its 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 at the time, 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 a yearly organized walk/run event that supports Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario. To date we have raised over $250,000 and granted over 20 wishes. On April 28, 2013, Innovapost’s ‘Share the Power of a Wish® Walk/Run’ hopes to add to this growing achievement by raising enough money to grant 7+ wishes.
How can I learn more about Make-A-Wish®?
The mission of Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario is a part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world and can be found in over 36 countries on five continents. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America grants the wishes of children in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico through its 65 chapters, while Make-A-Wish Foundation® International serves children outside the United States in over 36 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 250,000 wishes worldwide since inception.
Along with the national office, seven regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need across Canada.
For more information visit Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario’s web site.