The Event

All proceeds from The Hope Run go directly to Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in their territory – Red Deer (inclusive) to the Alberta/NWT border. The average cost of a wish is $10,000 and the objective of the Hope Run is to grant as many wishes as possible!


Individual registration before August 1st: $50

Individual registration after August 1st: $60

Groups of 5 or more: $45/runner
(Please contact for discount code)

Groups of 10 or more: $40/runner
(Please contact for discount code)

Refund Policy: Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds.


August 25, 2018

Rundle Park, Edmonton, Alberta.
2909 113 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 0P3.

The start line is located near the Family Centre and Paddle Boat Rentals. Parking is available near the start line and in the surrounding areas.

Race Package Pickup

When: Thursday, August 23 5:00pm – 8:00pm and Friday, August 24 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Running Room – 8537 109 Street, Edmonton, T6G 1E4

Race Start Times

It is advised that runners show up 20 minutes prior to race start times in order to sign in.

  1. 9:15AM: Guided Warmup
  2. 9:30AM: 10k Race Start
  3. 10:00AM: 5k Race Start

Happy child carrying friend on back

The Cause

The mission of Make-A-Wish® is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

A wish come true empowers the children to fight harder against their illness, and, for many, a wish granted marks a turning point in their fight against their condition. There is power in a wish – a power that impacts all those involved in the wish granting process. From the wish child recipient, to the volunteer wish grantor and donors, the power of a wish is a magical thing to experience. Each wish is as personal and unique as the child who wishes it.

The goal for the Hope Run is to provide as many children with wishes as we can. We want to help these brave kids with the opportunity to chase their own dreams, but we do need your support! Every donation goes directly to Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta in order to fund as many wishes as possible.

Founding Committee

Thank you to the members of the founding committee for all their dedicated work. This event would not be possible without your enthusiasm, passion and tireless work ethic:

Caitlin Eileen, Cindy Keith, Heather Hornung, Joel Eden, Kaitlyn Skaley, Kim Vanderhelm, Madelaine Fortier, Mark Scragg, Michelle Hoang, Rob Casault, Stef Hope, Tamarra Canu, Taylor Vanderhelm, Alex Hope, Dani Parks, Ian Miller, Jack Undershultz, Josh Westlake, Mallory Allain, Neil Guest, Scott Acheson, Taryn Klymyk, and CJ Stewart.