Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Yes, we want men & boys to participate to support their mothers, friends, sisters and wives. The Run for Women is for everyone!
Yes. You can transfer your registration to someone else. Transfers must be requested by e-mail no later than May 5, 2021. To transfer your registration, please send an email with your registration information.
Yes, you can request a race distance transfer. Distance transfers must be requested by e-mail no later than May 5, 2021. To request a distance transfer, please send an email with your registration information.
Yes, the Run for Women is an all ages event! We ask that children under the age of 13 be accompanied by an adult living in the same household, as the safety of every participant is our highest priority and we encourage everyone to put safety first when planning for the event.

Please note: The 1K Little Steps event is no longer available, but children can still participate in the 5K & 10K routes.
All participants will receive a Technical T-Shirt, Bracelet and our legendary Swag Bag. We do not provide medals or awards for top finishers.
You can sign up online by visiting Registration closes June 25, 2021. Please note: There is no in-person registration this year.
If you deferred your 2020 race entry, we will email you directly in February 2021 with more details on how to manage your registration and sign up for the event.
Tax receipts are not issued for registration fees as CRA rules don't allow for receipts when participants receive a Technical T-Shirt, Bracelet and our legendary Swag Bag.
Yes there are! We will be seeking volunteers to help at Race Kit Pick Up in our Running Room Stores. Volunteer positions will be posted on our website in Spring 2021.

Virtual Event

A virtual walk/run can be completed from anywhere, anytime. You can walk/run your own route, at your own pace, and you can time your walk/run yourself or use an app. Do what you feel comfortable doing. The most important thing is that you are participating to support women’s mental health programs in your community while being active and still practicing social/physical distancing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put restrictions on public gatherings so we are not able to be together in-person for the 2021 Run for Women; but this does not change that as a collective we can still make a difference in the lives of women across the country. Although we can't come together physically, join participants across Canada in celebrating that together, we're unstoppable.

As the pandemic continues to significantly impact the mental health of many women, your support this year is more important than ever. Please continue to support our local charities and help raise funds for women's mental health programs.
Complete your walk/run anytime between July 4 and 11, 2021.
$35 from your registration fee will be directed to your local charity.
Yes! Teams are still available and ENCOURAGED! We need our support networks to achieve what is possible and teams have the added benefit of supporting each other while encouraging participation and fundraising!

You can still register under your team name and keep in contact with your team members on event day. We encourage you to stay connected before and after your walk/run by organizing pre and post-event video chats, sharing photos with each other, and setting up some friendly competition or team goals.
With your registration, you will receive a Technical T-shirt, Bracelet, and our Legendary Swag Bag.
No, you don't need a bib number to participate. You will record your results through a personalized link and will not be asked to enter your bib number. A bib will be available on our website for download closer to event day.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe on event day:
  1. Avoid high traffic routes.
  2. Walk/run close to home in your neighborhood during a quieter time of day.
  3. Adhere to your local social distancing practices while you are out walking/running.
  4. Try to avoid running at night or in the early morning when it is dark.
  5. Wear appropriate clothing.
  6. Be visible and dress for the weather.
  7. Bring water and/or nutrition if you’re planning a longer route. There are no water stations along the way in a virtual race.
  8. Carry a cell phone with you during your virtual race and tell someone the route you’re running in case of an emergency.
  9. Plan out your route in advance and try as best you can to stick to it.
As long as you fully track your walk/run and complete the distance you've registered for no later than July 11, 2021, you are welcome to take breaks or split up your distance over more than one day.
You can share your photos, accomplishments, pre-event training and support for the event with our community online at anytime throughout the year! Please tag us on Instagram @runforwomen and on Facebook @RunforWomenSeries. You can also use the hashtags #runforwomen and #shoppersloveyou
No. As a part of your registration fee, regardless of whether or not you submit your results, you will receive your Technical T-Shirt, Bracelet and Swag Bag.
Everyone, everywhere is welcome to participate. However, please note that Race Kit Pickup is only available at select Canadian Running Room Stores, and home delivery shipping excludes international destinations.
You can either time your walk/run manually, or you can use a running app. More details about timing to come!


To begin fundraising you need to be registered for the race. If you haven't registered yet, start by clicking here.

If you have already registered, sign into your account and set up your Participant Centre. Your account login details are listed on your confirmation email.

Once your Participant Centre is set up, you will be able to send emails to friends and family asking them to support your fundraising efforts.
Yes! This year we have some great fundraising rewards for those who raise $250 or more. Check out the rewards here.
To donate to a charity, click the ‘DONATE’ button on the top right corner of our website. Then click “give directly to the charity” and choose the charity you would like to support.
To donate to a participant's fundraising goal, simply click the 'DONATE' button on the top right corner of our website and then search for the participant by first and last name. Once your donation is finalized, a tax receipt will be immediately issued via email.


If you would like to pick up a race kit for a friend, or multiple people, please be sure to have a copy of each persons confirmation email with you at Race Kit Pickup.
Unfortunately, we are not able to add Home Delivery shipping onto your account once you have finalized your registration. However, you do have two options available:
  1. You have a friend or family member pick up your Race Kit and Swag Bag for you from a Running Room location which is free.
  2. We reimburse your registration (less processing fees) and you re-register for the event, this time selecting and paying for Home Delivery shipping.
To request this option, please email with your registration information. All changes must be requested by e-mail no later than May 5, 2021. After this date, no changes can be made.
Option 1
Race Kits will be available for free in-person pick up at select Running Room locations nationwide. You will select your Running Room pickup location during the registration process.

Option 2
Race Kits can also be mailed to the address submitted on your registration form if you pay the additional direct to home shipping fee of $13.85 + tax during the registration process. Sign up beforeJune 10, 2021 to select Home Delivery and we will aim to get your kit to you by July 9, 2021.

Please note: Home delivery is not available for international destinations.
Race Kit Pickup will be starting on June 29 until July 6, during regular store hours, allowing participants to have their UNSTOPPABLE shirts, UNSTOPPABLE bracelet and Swag Bag in time for the start of the Virtual Run for Women Event (July 4-11).

For stores that have a higher number of participants picking up, we will be offering Race Kit Pickup until July 11.

Note – all Running Room stores are closed on Mondays.

The Running Room location you selected for Race Kit Pickup will be listed on the confirmation email you received when you signed up for the event.

For the full list of Running Stores click here.
Please register before June 10, 2021 and we will aim to get you your Race Kit by July 9 2021. There may be shipping delays due to a high volume of home deliveries, but we will do our best to keep you updated on the timing of the deliveries. If you do not receive your Race Kit before July 9, 2021, we will provide you with a tracking number.
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