2019 Sport Chek Mother's Day Run, Walk and Ride
|Date: ||May 12, 2019|
|Time: || 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
| ||61 Avenue and Macleod Trail|
1 in 8 babies born will need the care of the NICU. Help us give every infant a fighting chance to live the best life possible.
Your support of the Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk and Ride helps to provide the equipment and resources to give them just that.
Some babies come into the world as early as 23 weeks and weigh as little as 500 grams. How can we help them live the healthiest lives possible? The care these babies receive in the first minutes, hours, days and sometimes even months in the NICU can mean life or death and have lifelong impact on their development and future health.
Proceeds from the 2019 Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride will go towards the redevelopment of the Foothills Hospital NICU. This new space will put leading-edge research into action, combine the very best in people, space and technology and ensure that every newborn has access to the specialized care and attention only world-class NICU’s can provide.
All donations make a significant impact in the community, affecting and ameliorating the patient care received by many patients and their families every year.
For example... Kendra and Mark Coates were ecstatic to learn that Kendra was pregnant. At their 9-week ultrasound on their 4th wedding anniversary, they received the shocking news that they were expecting not one, not two, but three babies! From that moment on, they knew it would be a high risk pregnancy not only because they were expecting triplets, but also because Kendra has Type 1 Diabetes. Due to the complexity of the pregnancy, Kendra and Mark knew their children would be born prematurely, and would likely spend time at one of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Calgary. READ MORE
(This is the first year that the Sport Chek Mother's Day Run is part of Run Calgary's Race series.)
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Chinook Centre (61 Avenue and Macleod Trail)
8:40am – Warm Up
8:50am – 5 & 10 KM Wheelchair
8:50am – 5 & 10 KM Handcycle
9:00am – 10 KM Run & 5 KM Run
9:15am – 5 KM Walk
10:45am – Little Legs Race (2-4 years of age)
For more information, including pledge forms, transportation and volunteer opportunities, visit the Mother's Day Run & Walk website.