You’d better be well rested, because this marathon of a post is going to cover some of the incredible upcoming athletic events benefiting the CCAC.

I hope you’re ready to get training, Canada! We will be featuring more in-depth information about each of these activities in the coming weeks. In the meantime, visit the event websites to learn more about how you can get involved.

April 18. Montreal, QC. BANQUE SCOTIA 21K ET 5K DE MONTRÉAL. An event with the Canada Running Series. The CCAC is proud to be one of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge’s featured charities. A fun way to start off your spring running at Parc Jean-Drapeau. For registration information, contact Gail Grief: gailg@colorectal-cancer.ca

May 15 – 16. Sherwood Park, AB. SLO PITCH TOURNAMENT OF HOPE AND AWARENESS. The multi-day, 32 team tournament began with a group of friends sharing a promise: to ensure others learn about colorectal cancer before it is to late for treatment. Last year’s event raised an incredible $30,500! This talented team of volunteers invites you to sign up with your team of up to 20 people.

May 15 – 16. Mississauga, ON. MISSISSAUGA MARATHON. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or you’re just starting to get into shape, the Mississauga Marathon has an event for you. Choose from marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km, 2km and student/corporate relay events.  Organized by Landmark Sport Group. Run for your health and to support the CCAC! Register by April 1st for a significant registration fee discount.

May 21 – 23. Halifax, NS.  SCOTIABANK BLUE NOSE INTERNATIONAL RUN. An event with the Canada Running Series. The CCAC is proud to be one of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge’s featured charities. This is a challenging and scenic course with events for marathon, half-marathon, 10km and 5km runners. It’s the biggest annual race weekend in Atlantic Canada! For registration information, contact Gail Grief: gailg@colorectal-cancer.ca

May 30. Calgary, AB. 46th ANNUAL CALGARY MARATHON. The CCAC is proud to be one of the long-running event’s Charity Partners. Sponsor a runner, join our running team or just stop by the Health and Wellness Expo- we need your support at this wonderful event! Contact info@calgarymarathon.com to learn more.

June 12. St. Catherines, ON.   TWENTY VALLEY NIAGARA WINE COUNTRY RUN. Organized by Landmark Sport Group, run or walk through this stunningly beautiful course in the heart of Ontario’s winemaking district. Half marathon, 10km, 4km and relay events. Raise funds for the CCAC and have fun! Celebrate your run (and the fabulous wines you skipped during training!) at the Finish Line Street Party.

June 17. Canmore, AB.   3rd ANNUAL STEWART CREEK GOLF TOURNAMENT. The Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club and CCAC invite your two-person team to register. Enjoy the spectacular view while enjoying exercise and raising colorectal cancer awareness. Last year’s event raised over $100,000 for the CCAC!  Register early and consider becoming a hole sponsor.

June 27. Vancouver, BC.   SCOTIABANK VANCOUVER HALF MARATHON AND 5k. An event with the Canada Running Series. The CCAC is proud to be one of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge’s featured charities. This fun-filled event promises to be the most scenic half-marathon you’ll ever run! For registration information, contact Gail Grief: gailg@colorectal-cancer.ca

June 28. Calgary, AB. TOM BLENKHORN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Pinebrook Golf  honour Tom Blenkhorn with an invitation-only golf tournament. It will be an incredible event and a great reminder of the important work the CCAC hopes to accomplish. More details to come!

August 9. Milton, ON.   CLUBLINK JANE ROGERS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP. A memorial tournament dedicated to Jane Rogers, who lost her life to colorectal cancer in 2007.  Organized by Landmark Sport Group. Help continue Jane’s legacy of giving on while getting active and enjoying world-class golf. Professional and amateur golfers with a handicap of two or less are invited to register by late July. Proceeds benefit the CCAC and the Trillium Health Centre Oncology Clinic.

August, 15. Saint-Sauveur, QC.    RANDONNÉE VICTOR RICHARD BIKE-A-THON. A cross-country biking event in honour of Victor Richard, a man of great charity and joie-de-vivre who succumbed to colon cancer in 2007. This is a truly challenging 135-km event, and riders are urged to maintain a speed of about 25km/hr!  Register soon if you feel that you have the kind of determination Victor Richard would be proud of, or if you would like to sponsor a rider!

September 6. Oakville, ON.   OAKVILLE HALF MARATHON. Organized by Landmark Sport Group, runners of all levels can participate in the race’s half marathon, 10km, and 2km events. Collect pledges to support the CCAC using the site’s personalized fundraising page builder or ‘pound the pavement’ the old fashioned way with printable pledge forms. Register by June 23 for half off your registration fee!

September 8. Muskoka, ON.   6th ANNUAL BIGWIN INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Support the battle against colorectal cancer in truly glamorous style! Become a Silver, Gold or Platinum sponsor and enjoy extra perks on the course. Enjoy world-class golfing in cottage country, live entertainment and scrumptious food while  raising funds for the CCAC.

September 11. Winnipeg, MB.    3rd ANNUAL KICK BUTT FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. Whether you run or walk, power through the 3km or tackle the 5km, Kick Butt is a day of family fun and colorectal cancer awareness. The event’s incredible volunteers don”t let the fun stop there: there’s also a silent auction and a prize for the best butt cover! Sign up by September 4th and get a discounted registration free. Registration is free if you collected over $100 in pledges for the CCAC.

September 26.  Toronto, ON.   SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON.  An event with the Canada Running Series. The CCAC is proud to be one of the Scotiabank Cherity Challenge’s featured charities. It’s a great course for your first run due to its “flat and fast” features and is the site of many runners’ personal bests. For registration information, contact Gail Grief: gailg@colorectal-cancer.ca

If you would like to participate, donate or become a sponsor for one of these events, please contact Gail Grief, Director of development: gailg@colorectal-cancer.ca.