Mental health. The only way there is together.

The Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women is a 5K and 10K walk/run in support of local women’s mental health programs in 18 cities across Canada.

Our mission

Women’s mental health is continuously impacted by changes in society. 60% of women aged 18 to 34 and 63% of women aged 35 to 54 said their mental health had worsened over the past two years.1 Our purpose is to support these women by bringing communities together in support of local women’s mental health programs to make communities healthier.

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Team Darcy

Mental health champion and Shoppers Run for Women team captain Ellie Hook is an example of gathering the support of others to foster a positive, healthy mindset during these difficult times. Team Darcy was created by Ellie in honour of her best friend’s daughter who lost her battle with mental health struggles. The Team has raised almost $15,000 for CMHA WW through the Run for Women.

Warning - this is a story of suicide and some may find this triggering


It’s not easy, but it’s easier together.

At the Run for Women, everyone is part of the team. We celebrate everyone’s differences, unique experiences, and ideas by coming together for a feel-good walk/run/roll in support of women’s mental health programs. The Run for Women is a safe space where we can share our journeys and celebrate how far we’ve come. We believe in the power of coming together for mental health.

How do we get there together?

Everyone has a personal goal. For many of us, it’s a state-of-mind which is calmer and less burdened. It’s different for each of us. Yet together we can make the journey a little easier, by showing our support for each other and for our communities. Building our mental health resources has never been more urgent, to get ourselves, our friends and family to a place of balance and comfort.

As nurturers and caregivers women feel responsible for everyone’s well-being, and at times we forget to prioritize ourselves. The help and support of friends and other women who understand can be the best way to help get us to a positive, healthier mindset.

The Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women is where we gather in our local communities and share the joy we feel when we are supported and encouraged. It’s an event that celebrates each of our journeys, as we all lace up for a walk, run or roll with friends and family.

1. Angus Reid Institute, March 2022.

Title Sponsor


National Sponsors

Running Room
New Balance
Orange Theory Fitness