Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Yes! We want men and boys to participate and support their mothers, friends, sisters, daughters 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 60 days before the first day of the event. To transfer your registration, please send an email to info@runforwomen.ca with your registration information.
Unfortunately, we are not able to issue refunds if the event goes virtual. However, if we cannot host a live event and you decide that you do not want to participate virtually, you can email us at info@runforwomen.ca with your registration information and we can defer your registration to 2023.
Unfortunately, due to the specificities of both registration types, we are not able to transfer you from Virtual registration to In-person registration.
Yes, you can request a race distance transfer. Distance transfers must be requested by e-mail no later than 60 days before the first day of the event. To request a distance transfer, please send an email to info@runforwomen.ca with your registration information.
Yes, the Run for Women is an all ages event! For 5K and 10K events, 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.

For children under 12 we have brought back the 1K Little Steps event! All 1K Little Steps participants received a youth-size Technical Tshirt and 1K Finisher Medal.
All participants will receive a Technical T-Shirt, a Bracelet and our legendary Swag Bag. We do not provide medals or awards for top finishers.
You can sign up online by visiting runforwomen.ca/cities. Registration closes 5 days before each event. Please note: There is no in-person registration this year.
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 the event and at Race Kit Pick Up in our Running Room Stores. Volunteer positions will be posted on our website in Spring 2022.

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.
Dates for 2022 are to be determined.
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 virtual registration, you will receive a Technical T-shirt, Bracelet, our Legendary Swag Bag and FREE Home Delivery of your race kit.
Virtual participation: No, you don't need a bib number to participate. You will have the option to 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.

In-person participation: A bib number will be assigned to you and you will receive a bib with a timing chip in your race kit.
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.
Virtual Participation: As long as you fully track your walk/run and complete the distance you've registered for before the submission deadline (TBD), 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!

Fundraising

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.

RaceKitPickup&HomeDelivery

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 info@runforwomen.ca with your registration information. All changes must be requested by e-mail no later than 60 days prior to the event. After this date, no changes can be made.
 
 
Option 1
In-Store Pickup at your local Running Room store (FREE)

Timing - TBD

CLICK HERE to see the list of Running Room stores offering In-Store Pickup

Option 2
Home Delivery ($13.85 + tax for 5K & 10K, $12.50 + tax for 1K Little Steps)
If you would like to have your Race Kit and Swag bag delivered directly to your door, Home Delivery is available for an additional fee per kit (selected during the registration process).*

*Home Delivery is included in the Virtual 5k/10k $40 Registration fee.

Timing - TBD

Note: there may be shipping delays due to a high volume of home deliveries.

Please note: We do not ship outside of Canada.
When is Race Kit Pickup?
Timing - TBD

For the full list of Running Stores CLICK HERE.
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.
Timing - TBD

Note: there may be shipping delays due to a high volume of home deliveries.
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